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Verification platform supports enterprise-wide deployments

Posted: 01 Nov 2006     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:S2 Technologies  STRIDE 2.0  embedded software verification platform 

S2 Technologies Inc. (S2) has announced the release of the STRIDE 2.0 embedded software verification platform, with enhancements to support enterprise-wide deployments. This announcement represents a major step in revolutionizing the market for software verification for complex embedded multimedia consumer devices and wireless handsets. The STRIDE 2.0 platform provides infrastructure and tools that enable development teams to accelerate continuous integration, testing and verification of embedded software.

STRIDE 2.0 provides the only feasible way to deliver on early and continuous testing and integration of software as a part of integrated hardware/software solutions. By using STRIDE, developers do not have to wait until final integration and testing to identify software issues. Identifying issues early in the development cycle significantly decreases the time and expense of addressing them and performs the essential function of keeping product delivery on time and within budget.

"Companies are adding more software developers and using outsourcing and third-party software to fulfill the need for more embedded software functionality in the devices they build. However, these strategies don't address the eventual requirement of integrating and validating all the resulting software into a high-quality product," noted Stephen Balacco, analyst of the Embedded Software Practice at Venture Development Corporation. "Large-scale software environments will benefit from technology and infrastructure that enable more effective processes and automation for testing and integration."

STRIDE's virtual-platform approach offers developers new capabilities to quickly and easily exercise code without writing test code, effectively remove software dependencies, simulate new or missing functionality, capture internal software transactions or events, leverage scripting for automation and apply other new tools to the embedded software verification process.

STRIDE iScript enables developers to automate testing using either powerful scripting languages such as JScript, PERL, Python, and Tcl, or use C code. Tests can be engaged to run sequentially using specific inputs at different times or under different conditions. Scripting also allows test cases to be modified or added without rebuilding and enables easier management of test groups and the testing platform.

STRIDE Studio provides an integrated graphical environment and developer's console for configuring and controlling STRIDE's extensive testing and integration feature set. STRIDE Studio incorporates a comprehensive set of interactive development tools, facilities for test management and reporting, a built-in test recovery framework, and tracing and record-and-playback of application transactions. Developers and development teams can set up and execute testing scenarios by working entirely within the STRIDE Studio environment.

STRIDE 2.0 is immediately available with licenses starting at Rs.3.84 lakh ($8,300). STRIDE 2.0 is RTOS-agnostic and readily supports most commercial embedded operating systems, including Wind River's VxWorks and Express Logic's ThreadX and Linux.

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