Vector Software Announces VectorCAST Integration with Xilinx Software Tools

Embedded Software Test Suite Helps Power Robust FPGA Development

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Software development teams can now work within the Xilinx FPGA development environment and fully test their applications, without being dependent on customized solutions.

Providing easy-to-use testing tools that enable developers to work the way they want, with the tools they prefer, is a core goal for our development team.

Providence, RI (PRWEB) February 26, 2014

Vector Software, the world’s leading provider of innovative software solutions for testing safety and mission critical embedded applications, announced today an integration between the VectorCAST™ embedded software test suite and Xilinx® Software Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) applications. This integration represents the only full-featured testing solution capable of providing real-time software unit test coverage for FPGA development. FPGAs are commonly found in consumer, automotive, military, aerospace, industrial, telecommunications and networking applications.

The integration is implemented within the VectorCAST/RSP™ (Runtime Support Package), and leverages the Xilinx Software Development Kit (SDK) to allow engineers to efficiently test applications targeted to the Xilinx Zync™ and MicroBlaze™ platforms. Using VectorCAST, developers can develop VectorCAST test scripts at the application software level, utilizing an automatically generated hardware abstraction layer. Once tests are completed, they can automatically run directly on the FPGA using the Xilinx Microprocessor Debugger (XMD).

As a result of this integration, software development teams can now work within the highly configurable Xilinx FPGA development environment and fully test their applications, without being dependent on customized solutions. Because VectorCAST tools are qualified for use under a variety of safety standards, this results in faster certification times for the client’s applications.

“We’re proud to be able to provide a full-featured testing solution for FPGA application developers”, said John Paliotta, Chief Technology Officer, Vector Software. “Providing easy-to-use testing tools that enable developers to work the way they want, with the tools they prefer, is a core goal for our development team.”

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: http://www.vectorcast.com. Follow Vector Software on Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.


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