Vector Software Announces Support for the AdaCore GNAT Pro Compiler for ARM Cortex

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Newest VectorCAST integration strengthens Vector Software’s offering for embedded Ada software development

We are delighted that Vector Software has integrated its industry-leading VectorCAST suite with AdaCore’s GNAT Pro Safety Critical product for ARM.

Vector Software, the leading provider of dynamic software testing solutions for embedded systems, today announced VectorCAST support for AdaCore’s GNAT Pro Safety-Critical product for ARM micro-controllers.

The AdaCore GNAT Pro Safety-Critical application provides a complete Ada development environment, oriented towards systems that have safety-critical or stringent memory constraints requirements.

ARM is a popular low-cost, low power microprocessor that is growing in popularity in industries like aerospace, defense, and transportation.

Vector Software’s VectorCAST embedded software testing platform, is a family of products that automates testing activities across the software development lifecycle and supports C, C++, and Ada. VectorCAST includes a suite of Ada test tools that significantly reduces the time, effort, and cost associated with testing safety-critical software written in Ada.

Support for ARM by AdaCore and VectorCAST allow organizations developing safety-critical applications for ARM in Ada, or a combination of Ada, C, and C++, to have a complete Ada development and automated testing environment. In addition, the VectorCAST platform supports AdaCore’s customized run-time profiles including: ZFP, Cert, and Ravenscar.

“Ada has long been recognized for its strong software engineering benefits including portability, reliability and maintainability,” said Jamie Ayre, Marketing Director at AdaCore. “We are delighted that Vector Software has integrated its industry-leading VectorCAST suite with AdaCore’s GNAT Pro Safety Critical product for ARM.”

“This new integration demonstrates our commitment to providing the Ada development community a complete safety-oriented development toolset on a large range of targets,” said William McCaffrey, Chief Operating Officer at Vector Software. “Customers can now benefit from the richness of the hardware platforms used by the wider market beyond safety-critical systems.”

About Vector Software, Inc.
Vector Software is the world’s leading provider of software testing solutions for safety and business critical embedded applications. Companies worldwide in automotive, aerospace, medical devices, industrial controls, rail, and other business critical sectors, 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 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

About AdaCore
Founded in 1994, AdaCore is the leading provider of commercial software solutions for Ada, a state-of-the-art programming language designed for large, long-lived applications where safety, security, and reliability are critical. AdaCore's flagship product is the open source GNAT Pro development environment, which is based around the GNU GCC technology. GNAT Pro comes with expert on-line support and is available on more platforms than any other Ada technology. AdaCore has an extensive world-wide customer base; see for further information. Ada and GNAT Pro see a growing usage in high-integrity and safety-certified applications, including commercial aircraft avionics, military systems, air traffic management/control, railroad systems, and medical devices, and in security-sensitive domains, such as financial services. The SPARK Pro toolset, available from AdaCore, is especially useful in such contexts. AdaCore has North American headquarters in New York and European headquarters in Paris.

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