Vector Software Strengthens Partnership with SYSGO AG

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Integrated VectorCAST and PikeOS 3.4 Environment Enables Out-of-the-Box Test Solution

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Now, developers can use VectorCAST to test safety-critical applications using PikeOS 3.4, mixing different levels of criticality on the same platform.

Vector Software, the world’s leading provider of innovative software solutions for testing safety and mission critical embedded applications, announced today that the company has partnered with SYSGO AG to offer the VectorCAST™ software test tool in an integration with the latest version of microkernel based real-time operating system (RTOS) PikeOS™ 3.4. Certified to the highest safety and security standards, this RTOS is used in safety-critical applications such as aircraft, rail, medical instruments, automotive and industrial automation to meet DO-178 B, ISO 26262 and IEC 61508 regulations. Likewise, Vector Software’s VectorCAST solution is deployed worldwide to test automotive, aerospace & defense, business critical, medical, industrial embedded software so that it meets the same rigorous safety-critical standards.

The PikeOS RTOS is widely deployed because it provides a partitioned environment for multiple operating systems with different design goals, safety requirements, or security requirements to coexist in a single machine, while offering IEC 61508, DO-178B, EN 50128, EN 50129 certification — plus it is the only RTOS to achieve a SIL4 certification for SMP usage on multi-core platforms. Known as one of the most trusted RTOS solutions currently deployed for safety-critical applications, SYSGO AG selected the VectorCAST embedded software test solution to integrate with because it enables developers to easily deploy a continuous integration and test environment, while testing directly on the partitioned operating system (OS).

The VectorCAST test tool suite for SYSGO provides a complete, full-featured integration with the PikeOS RTOS. This allows unit and integration test environments to be built using the same RTOS environment that is used in the deployed application, including support for running tests directly on the target OS.

“Vector Software is proud to partner with SYSGO to offer test support for the PikeOS environment,” said William McCaffrey, Vector Software Chief Operating Officer. “This integration underscores our commitment to providing clients with best-in-class tools for validating safety-critical applications.”

“The integration of the VectorCAST test solution into the PikeOS 3.4 environment represents the continuation of a collaboration we’ve had for many years,” said Jacques Brygier, Director Partner Management, SYSGO AG. “Now, developers can use VectorCAST to test safety-critical applications using PikeOS 3.4, mixing different levels of criticality on the same platform.”

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: Follow Vector Software on Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.


SYSGO provides operating system technology, middleware, and software services for the real-time and embedded market. A differentiating capability of SYSGO is the SSV (Safe and Secure Virtualization) product PikeOS, a real-time operating system and hypervisor built upon a small, fast, safe and secure microkernel. It supports the co-existence of independent personalities on a single platform, including ELinOS, SYSGO’s embedded Linux distribution. SYSGO supports international customers with services for embedded Linux, real-time capabilities and certification at the highest levels for safety- and security-critical applications. Markets include Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Railway, Medical, Industrial Automation, Smart Energy and Security. Customers include Airbus, Thales, Continental, Raytheon, Samsung, Rheinmetall, Rockwell-Collins, B. Braun, Miele and Rohde & Schwarz. SYSGO, majority-owned by Thales, has facilities in Germany, France, The Czech Republic, UK and North America, and offers a global distribution and support network, including Europe and the Pacific Rim. For more information, please visit

Further information:
Sina Schaefer
Tel.: +49-6136-9948-0
FAX: +49-6136-9948-10
Email: sina.schaefer(at)sysgo(dot)com

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