Cantata 6.2 Now Certified for Leading Safety Standards


Free Certification Kit reduces cost and time of certifying systems

QA Systems, the provider of software quality solutions to safety critical markets, is now offering a free tool certification kit for Cantata – its leading unit and integration testing tool for C/C++ embedded systems.

The tool Certification Kit consists of: independent certification for the latest Cantata versions 6.0-6.2, a detailed Safety Manual, comprehensive standards briefings for the main safety standards, and automated tests demonstrating the correct tool operation on embedded targets.

Cantata has been certified as “usable in development of safety related software”, up to the highest safety integrity levels for all the main safety related standards:

  • IEC 61508:2010 (general industrial),
  • ISO 26262:2011 (automotive),
  • EN 50128:2011 (railways),
  • IEC 60880:2006 (nuclear power)
  • and IEC 62304:2006 (medical devices).

Certification was performed by SGS-TÜV Saar GmbH, an independent third party certification body for functional safety, accredited by Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle GmbH (DAkkS).

Gudrun Neumann, Functional Safety Software Team Leader at SGS-TÜV Saar stated that, “achieving this level of certification requires continuous and significant investment in process development and in enforcing that process. QA Systems has demonstrated the required commitment with Cantata.”

“We are proud to work with SGS TÜV Saar – an unchallenged leading safety certification authority,” said Jürgen Triep, Managing Director of QA Systems. “Demonstrating the suitability of tools for development of safety related software is required by all the main safety standards.  The free Cantata Certification Kit significantly eases their path to standards compliance”

More information on the Certification Kit for Cantata 6.2 is available at

About Cantata
Cantata dynamically proves code with intelligent unit and integration testing, in the most cost effective manner. It provides a complete test development environment built on Eclipse and it integrates easily with developer desktop compilers and embedded target platforms. Cantata has been successfully used by customers worldwide since the 1990s to meet all the international safety related standards, including: ISO 26262, EN 50128, IEC 60880, DO 178B/C and IEC 62304.

About QA Systems
Founded by Andreas Sczepansky in Stuttgart, QA Systems’ fundamental goals are to accelerate and improve software development. Operating on a global scale, QA Systems has over 350 blue-chip customers, spanning a range of industries, including aerospace & defence, automotive, healthcare and railways. The company supplies and supports its own tools, in addition to carefully selected products from strategic business partners, for static or dynamic testing, requirements engineering, architectural analysis and software metrics.