VectorCAST Validated Against the Ada Conformity Assessment Test Suite (ACATS) 3.0

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Vector Software remains committed to the Ada software development community.

Vector Software has always been strongly committed to the Ada market and our continued support demonstrates our commitment to organizations developing safety critical applications in Ada.

Vector Software, the leading provider of software solutions for testing safety critical applications, announced today that its VectorCAST embedded software testing platform has been validated against version 3.0 of the Ada Conformity Assessment Test Suite (ACATS).

ACATS provides the official tests used to check conformity of an Ada implementation with the Ada programming language standard. ACATS 3.0 is the test suite for the current version of Ada as defined by the joint ISO/ANSI standard ISO/IEC 8652:1995/Amd 1:2007.

Vector Software's VectorCAST/Ada is an integrated software test solution that significantly reduces the time, effort, and cost associated with testing Ada software components necessary for validating critical embedded systems.

VectorCAST/Ada parses source code and invokes code generators to automatically create the test code (stubs and drivers) required to construct a complete, executable test harness. Once the test harness is constructed, utilities can be used to build and execute test cases and report static measurements. Test data is maintained separately from the test harness enabling easy automatic regression testing.

Additionally, Vector Software’s code coverage analysis tool VectorCAST/Cover, has been updated to support Ada 2005. VectorCAST/Cover analyzes the completeness of system tests ensuring that applications are not released with untested code. With VectorCAST/Cover developers can gauge the effectiveness of their test efforts by identifying which areas of an application were exercised during a test run.

"Ada has long been recognized as a highly effective language for developing software in safety critical systems. In recent years, Ada development has been experiencing a resurgence in popularity due to the growth of the number of safety critical systems being developed", said William McCaffrey, Chief Operating Officer for Vector Software. "Vector Software has always been strongly committed to the Ada market and our continued support demonstrates our commitment to organizations developing safety critical applications in Ada".

VectorCAST/Ada fully supports Ada83, Ada95, and Ada 2005. Vector Software support for Ada is available to all VectorCAST/Ada customers under standard software maintenance agreement.

Additionally, the VectorCAST platform has integrations to IBM® Rational® Rhapsody®, AdaCore GNAT, Green Hills® AdaMULTI™, Atego™ ObjectAda®Aonix, and DDC-I™ SCORE®.

About Vector Software, Inc.
Vector Software is the world’s leading provider of software testing solutions for safety and mission critical embedded applications. Companies worldwide in automotive, aerospace, medical devices, industrial controls, rail, and other industries, rely on Vector Software’s VectorCAST™. By automating and managing the complex tasks associated with unit, integration, and system level testing, VectorCAST helps organizations accelerate the development and ensure the reliability of their embedded software applications. Founded in 1989 by embedded software engineers, Vector Software is headquartered in East Greenwich, Rhode Island USA; with offices worldwide and a world-class team of support and technology partners. To learn more, visit Vector Software at

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