TÜV-SÜD certified MPLAB tools
Microchip announces TÜV-SÜD certification of its MPLAB XC compilers for functional safety. This greatly simplifies the qualification process for its PIC, AVR and SAM microcontrollers and dsPIC digital signal controllers.
The TÜV-SÜD certification makes the qualification process regarding functional safety for Microchip products easier.
The TÜV SÜD certified MPLAB XC functional safety compilers help to meet the verification and validation requirements set out in ISO 26262 for automotive safety, IEC 61508 for industrial applications, IEC 62304 for medical software and IEC60730 for automatic electrical controls. The compilers are delivered with additional documentation for qualification of the integrated development environment MPLAB X and the MPLAB debuggers and programmers.
To ensure high test coverage for embedded software using code coverage tools, extensive hardware modifications, expensive software and considerable effort are often required, as large data sets must be searched for relevant information.
MPLAB Code Coverage avoids this with less than 1% impact on testing time. A patented process allows code to be tested in a single pass without breaking it into blocks. This saves time and avoids searching through large databases. Since certified applications often require code test data, this new code coverage license can further support the certification process.