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embedded software testingStatic analysis, unit testing, and specific safety-critical compliance initiatives (DO-178C, ISO 26262, MISRA 2012, FDA, etc.) topped the list of Parasoft's most-requested embedded testing resources of 2013.

  1. Getting Down to Business: Leveraging the Right Static Analysis [ARTICLE] - There are different implementations of static analysis that serve different purposes in the development process. The proper implementation of the right technologies is the difference between wasting time and money and reaching new software development heights. 
  2. Automated Defect Prevention for Embedded Software Quality [PAPER] - This paper from VDC Research discusses the challenges organizations face and provides insight on embedded software practices that can help achieve predictable outcomes and safe functionality. 
  3. Parasoft Wins "Embeddy" Award for Embedded Testing Platform [NEWS] - Parasoft Embedded Testing platform wins the Embeddy software award at DESIGN East. 

  4. Achieving DO-178C Compliance [PAPER] - This paper explaines how to achieve DO-178C compliance by automating policies that specifically address the guideline. 

  5. Developing DO-178B/C Compliant Software for Airborne Systems [PAPER]This paper covers software development testing guidance outlined in DO-178B/C, including, DO-178B/C background, differences between DO-178B and DO-178C, why policy-driven development testing is central to DO-178B/C compliance, and how Parsoft C/C++test helps achieve DO-178B/C compliance. 

  6. ISO 26262 Software Compliance: Achieving Functional Safety in the Automotive Industry [PAPER] - Read this paper to learn about ISO 26262, its goals, and how to facilitate the software quality tasks for achieving ISO 26262 software compliance.  

  7. Achieving MISRA C:2012 Compliance with a Development Testing Platform [PAPER] This paper covers changes in MISRA C:2012, such as directives and decidablity, and provides strategies for configuring your development testing tools to meet the challenges they present.
  8. Top 3 Mistakes w/ Static Analysis for Embedded & Safety-Critical Development [ARTICLE]Learn the top 3 reasons why static analysis initiatives don’t deliver real value in embedded and safety-critical development environments—and get tips for avoiding these common pitfalls.
  9. Static Analysis at Samsung [CASE STUDY] - To deliver more and more complex functionality in less time than ever before, Samsung turned to static analysis. Learn how they accelerated development while maintaining stringent quality standards. 

  10. Introducing C/C++test For Embedded Development [VIDEO]Learn how Parasoft C/C++test reduces the risks of safety-critical and embedded development by automating static analysis, peer code review, unit/component testing, traceability, coverage, and runtime error detection—on the host, simulator, or target.
  11. The Case for Policy-Driven Development: Embedded Systems [PAPER] - Learn how policy-driven development can help businesses in the embedded systems space overcome the shortcomings of traditional software development. 
  12. Medical Device Software Validation & Compliance [CASE STUDY] - Inomed wanted to streamline the risk management processes they established for IEC 62304 medical device software certification. Learn how they increased efficiency through automation—and also achieved full requirements traceability.

  13. Integrating Error-Detection Techniques to Find More Bugs in Embedded C Software [ARTICLE] - Demonstrates how automated techniques such as pattern-based static code analysis, runtime memory monitoring, unit testing, and flow analysis can be used together to find bugs in a sample embedded C application.

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More Stories By Cynthia Dunlop

Cynthia Dunlop, Lead Content Strategist/Writer at Tricentis, writes about software testing and the SDLC—specializing in continuous testing, functional/API testing, DevOps, Agile, and service virtualization. She has written articles for publications including SD Times, Stickyminds, InfoQ, ComputerWorld, IEEE Computer, and Dr. Dobb's Journal. She also co-authored and ghostwritten several books on software development and testing for Wiley and Wiley-IEEE Press. Dunlop holds a BA from UCLA and an MA from Washington State University.