Vector Software Expands Support for QNX Neutrino RTOS Certified Plus™

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Latest VectorCAST integration enables rapid engagement in markets where both functional safety and security are required

Vector Software, the world’s leading provider of innovative software solutions for testing safety and mission critical embedded applications, announced today expanded support for the QNX® Neutrino® Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) from QNX Software Systems Limited. This newest integration offers a best-in-class solution for developers of safety and security embedded systems.

The award winning QNX® Neutrino® RTOS is a full-featured, robust operating system that scales down to meet the constrained resource requirements of real-time embedded systems. Microkernel design and modular architecture enables customers to create highly optimized and reliable systems with low total cost of ownership. It offers the embedded industry’s only field-proven clean strategy for migrating from single-core to multi-core processing.

QNX Neutrino RTOS Certified Plus™ combines the benefits of the QNX® Neutrino® RTOS Safe Kernel and the QNX Neutrino RTOS Secure Kernel. The RTOS is certified to IEC 61508 Safety Integrity Level 3 (SIL3) and Common Criteria ISO/IEC 15408 Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL) 4+. Its certification credentials combined with its microkernel architecture, full POSIX-compliant API, and adaptive partitioning technology provide the ideal foundation for any system with functional safety and security requirements.

"The VectorCAST product suite has supported the QNX Neutrino RTOS since 2009. We are delighted to announce our expanded support for QNX”, said William McCaffrey, Chief Operating Officer for Vector Software, "This latest integration helps our customers accelerate time-to-market by streamlining product planning, design, and validation.

About Vector Software, Inc.
Founded in 1989, Vector Software is the world’s leading provider of innovative software testing solutions for safety and mission critical embedded applications. Vector Software’s VectorCAST line of products, automate and manage the complex tasks associated with unit, integration, and system level testing. VectorCAST supports the C, C++, and Ada programming languages. Vector Software also offers support, training and consulting services to its customers worldwide. To learn more, visit Vector Software at

VectorCAST Product Family

  •     VectorCAST/C++
  •     VectorCAST/Ada
  •     VectorCAST/RSP
  •     VectorCAST/Cover
  •     VectorCAST/Manage
  •     VectorCAST/Requirements Gateway
  •     Modified Condition / Decision Coverage (MC/DC) module
  •     DO-178B, FDA, and IEC 61508 / ISO 26262 Qualification Packages


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