Accelerating MISRA and ISO 26262 Compliance
The automotive industry has become increasingly reliant on embedded software. Millions of lines of code in a single vehicle control everything from braking and engine management to central locking. With such heavy reliance on safety-critical software, quality becomes paramount. A software failure can lead to recalls, irreparable damage to the brand, and even loss of life.
PRQA has worked hand-in-hand with the automotive industry for more than 25 years, helping MISRA (the Motor Industry Software Reliability Association) to write guidelines and coding standards that provide a safe subset of the C and C++ languages for use in safety-critical applications.
In parallel we have created a set of MISRA Compliance Modules which integrate with our industry-leading tools, QA·C, QA·C++ and QA·Verify, providing an automated mechanism to analyse code – through language analysis and continuous code inspection – and to enforce compliance to the MISRA standard.
ISO 26262 Certified
Another key standard in the automotive industry is ISO 26262, a Functional Safety standard entitled “Road vehicles – Functional safety”, which mandates the use of better development processes, coding standards, and tools that ensure that coding standards are adhered to, as a means to improve software quality.
Following an independent audit by SGS-TÜV SAAR, both QA·C and QA·C++ – when used with our MISRA C Compliance Module and as outlined in the Safety Manual – are certified as “usable in the development of safety related software” for they key safety critical standard: ISO 26262 up to ASIL Level D.
Find out more details on
- achieving ISO 26262 compliance with QA·C and QA·C++
- achieving IEC 61508 compliance with QA·C and QA·C++
MISRA Overview & MISRA C:2012 whitepapers
An introduction to MISRA C:2012
Fact Sheet about MISRA C3: This 1-page document provides a brief summary of the new MISRA C:2012 coding guidelines.
Find out more about our MISRA C3 compliancy module.
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