Vector Software Expands Support for IAR Systems Embedded Workbench

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Latest VectorCAST integration provides enhanced testing support for safety critical software applications

Vector Software, the leading provider of dynamic software test tools for embedded systems, has integrated the VectorCAST tool suite with the newest version of the IAR Systems Embedded Workbench. The VectorCAST integration enables out-of-the-box testing of real-time applications. Using J-Link, VectorCAST users can easily migrate projects developed on IAR’s KickStart Kits to production boards.

This latest VectorCAST integration supports testing software directly on-target or with the instruction set simulator (C-SPY) for Amtel (ARM, AVR), Texas Instruments (MSP430), Renesas (M16C, M32C, 78K), and Silicon Laboratories (8051).

“VectorCAST is the premier dynamic software analysis tool for embedded applications,” commented Mats Ullström, Product Director of IAR Systems. “We are very pleased that our partner, Vector Software, is adding enhanced testing support for IAR Embedded Workbench.”

“Typically our customers are building software applications to support the requirements of the highest level of safety critical development, such as, Railway (CENELEC), Automotive (ISO 26262), Industrial Automation (IEC 61508) or Medical Devices (FDA/IEC 62304),” added William McCaffrey, COO of Vector Software. “Testing these applications requires that the source code under test remains unmodified. VectorCAST supports this testing by using the original unchanged object files during unit and integration test.”

About Vector Software, Inc.
Founded in 1989, Vector Software is the leading provider of automated software testing tools for developers of safety critical embedded applications. Vector Software’s VectorCAST line of products, automate and manage the complex tasks associated with unit, integration, and system level testing. The VectorCAST tools support the C, C++, and Ada programming languages.

Vector Software’s Product Family
VectorCAST/Requirements Gateway
Modified Condition / Decision Coverage (MC/DC) module
DO-178B and FDA Qualification Packages
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About IAR Systems
IAR Systems is the world’s leading supplier of software tools for developing embedded systems applications. The software enables over 14 000 large and small companies to develop premium products based on 8-, 16-, and 32-bit microcontrollers, mainly in the areas of industrial automation, medical devices, consumer electronics, telecommunication and automotive products. IAR Systems has an extensive network of partners and cooperates with the world’s leading semiconductor vendors. IAR Systems Group AB is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm. For more information, please visit


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