Cantata version 7.1 now certified for all major software safety standards


Cantata 7.1, unit and integration testing tool for C and C++, has now been certified for use in development of safety related software. 

QA Systems is offering a free Cantata 7.1 tool certification kit to accelerate standards compliance.

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, the leading 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, “QA Systems have demonstrated continuous and significant investment in process development and enforcement. Achieving this level of certification for Cantata proves that the tool is suitable for use when developing standards compliant software.”

“We are pleased to announce the recertification of Cantata at version 7.1, this continues our long tradition of working with SGS-TÜV Saar to provide test tools that ease our customers’ path to certification” said Andreas Sczepansky, CEO of QA Systems. “Certification of Cantata 7.1 builds on our commitment to ensure that Cantata remains independently certified to the highest integrity levels for all of the main safety related software standards”

QA Systems provides a free tool certification kit containing: independent certification for the latest Cantata version 7.1, a detailed Safety Manual, comprehensive standards briefings for the main safety standards, and automated tests demonstrating the safe tool operation on embedded targets.

Please see our website for more information on Cantata certification kits, or contact