LDRA Partners with Jama Software to Close the Verification Workflow Gap for Embedded Systems

LDRA tool suite integration with Jama Connect provides end-to-end
bidirectional traceability of requirements across the development
lifecycle

WIRRAL, England–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/ARMEmbedded?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#ARMEmbeddedlt;/agt;–LDRA,
software quality experts in the areas of functional safety, security,
and standards compliance, has partnered with Jama Software to deliver a
test validation and verification lifecycle solution for safety- and
security-critical applications in the embedded software market. The LDRA
tool suite integrates with Jama
Connect
enabling developers to bidirectionally trace the
relationships between the various stages of application development.
Such transparency across the development lifecycle ensures faster
development, improved code quality, and stronger risk mitigation.

For applications to be safe and secure, development teams must follow
strict processes that ensure all aspects of development are fully
traced, tested, and documented and comply with industry safety and
security standards such as DO-178B/C for aerospace, ISO 26262 for
automotive, IEC 61508 for industrial controls, and IEC 62304 for medical
devices. To accomplish this, developers must map application
requirements to software written, and that code must be tested to ensure
that it does what it is expected to do, that all existing code maps to a
given requirement, and that all interrelationships are bidirectionally
traceable.

By integrating the LDRA tool suite with Jama Connect, LDRA closes the
software verification gap by showing the relationships among application
requirements, code, software verification, and documentation. LDRA
automates software analysis and application verification to ensure
software quality, while Jama Software provides a product development
platform with broader visibility into product definition and design,
including build and test phases. The Jama Connect management framework
exposes the relationships and dependencies among projects, teams,
activities, and results. Developers can quickly trace requirements,
source code, test cases, and test execution results to gain insight into
testing progress, code quality, stability of the system, and validation
on the host and target platforms.

Thanks to this integration, developers can analyze the application by
exporting Jama Connect project artifacts or item types into LDRA’s
TBmanager to identify any feedback loops on software design,
certification needs, testing, or code defects. The item types are
typically Jama Connect multilevel requirements and test cases, which can
be kept synchronized no matter which development lifecycle methodology
has been adopted, enabling teams to work with the most current records.
Also, progress and evidence reports can be automatically generated at
any time. This comprehensive integration greatly increases efficiency in
software testing and reduces costs of producing high-quality software
including software that must go through qualification or certification.

“LDRA and Jama Software have been focused on giving developers the tools
they need to build safe and secure systems for many years,” said Ian
Hennell, Operations Director, LDRA. “Our visibility into code quality
and compliance coupled with Jama’s focus on requirements and process
enables us to help developers work smarter and faster as they create
safe and secure code. Companies using our combined solution can verify
regulatory compliance while reducing the cost of testing—no small feat
as compliance costs spiral for many.”

“Integrating with the LDRA tool suite just made sense given our
complementary focus,” said Scott Rogers, VP Business Development, Jama
Software. “Software complexity, particularly in the automotive industry,
has created unprecedented application risks for OEMs and their
suppliers. Partnering with LDRA ensures that we can provide our clients
with an end-to-end safety and security compliance solution that will
reduce development time, improve software quality, and mitigate risk.”

For more information: www.ldra.com/jama.

About LDRA

For more than 40 years, LDRA has developed and driven the market for
software that automates code analysis and software testing for safety-,
mission-, security-, and business-critical markets. Working with clients
to achieve early error identification and full compliance with industry
standards, LDRA traces requirements through static and dynamic analysis
to unit testing and verification for a wide variety of hardware and
software platforms. Boasting a worldwide presence, LDRA is headquartered
in the United Kingdom with subsidiaries in the United States, Germany,
and India coupled with an extensive distributor network. For more
information on the LDRA tool suite, please visit www.ldra.com.

Contacts

Please send reader inquiries to:
Mark James
Email: mark.james@ldra.com

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