Automated Unit and Integration Testing Tool for C/C++
Cantata is an automated unit and integration testing tool for C and C++ languajes, enabling developers to verify standard compliant or business critical code on host native and embedded target platforms.
Cantata helps accelerate compliance with the standard’s dynamic testing requirements by automating:
Cantata is integrated with an extensive set of embedded development toolchains, from compilers and static analysis tools to build and requirements management tools. The ECLIPSE® GUI, tight tool integrations and tests written in the source C/C++ code, all make Cantata easy to use.
HOW CANTATA FITS IN YOUR VERIFICATION PROCESS
QA Systems static analysis and software testing tools support verification in the linear flow of software development below. We recommend applying sequential approach to these verification stages with tools that are designed and targeted for each purpose.
- COMPLY > Use QA-MISRA for fast coding standard compliance at the developer’s desktop first.
- TEST > Use Cantata for automated dynamic execution of the standard compliant software.
- ANALYZE > Use ASTRÉE for proving absence of run-time errors on whole application.
NB: Astrée uses the same configuration as QA-MISRA, so the effort to apply it later to a QA-MISRA project later is low.
Special shared license bundle option
QA-MISRA and CANTATA share the same Sentinel RMS user license technology. This allows customers to obtain a bundled solution for both tools to share the same concurrent user license pool, as well as the tools being integrated together in the Eclipse based IDE.
When QA-MISRA is purchased as a bundle with CANTATA or when an existing CANTATA license is converted to a bundle, there are very attractive combined prices available. Please contact us for more information.
"Module testing early during development is becoming more important due to the increasing complexity of software. In practice Cantata has proved successful and increased C++ unit testing efficiency. Cantata from QA Systems offers an ideal solution for the creation and execution of unit and integration tests, including coverage analysis."
Matthias Schmidt, Test management, Verification and Validation,
Bosch Engineering GmbH
"Through years of experience in unit testing using Cantata for various platforms and languages… we are confident in suggesting Cantata to our clients."
Padmakumar TV, Senior Engineering Specialist,
"No-one pretends that Unit Testing is the most interesting activity in the world, but that's all the more reason why we need tools that are usable and reliable, which yours are."
Software Safety Standards Compliance
International software safety standards require evidence of low level (unit and integration) testing to obtain certification for the device software.
In addition, most standards require that verification tools used are certified / qualified or proven through use. Cantata has been independently certified by SGS-TÜV SAAR GmbH for the main software safety standards. Standard specific Cantata tool certification kits are provided free of charge and contain everything needed out-of-the-box as well as comprehensive guidance to help you achieve certification for your device software. Tool qualification of Cantata is also available where tool certification against a standard is not permitted as the tool must be qualified separately for each project (e.g. for DO-178B/C).
Cantata has been successfully used to comply with the unit and integration testing requirements of:
CERTIFIED / QUALIFIABLE STANDARDS
For further information about each standard please see the links below:
Functional Safety of Electrical/ Electronic/ Programmable Electronic Safety-related Systems
Automotive – SPICE
ISO/IEC 15504 Information technology — Process assessment
Guidelines for Communication, Navigation, Surveillance and Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) Systems Software Integrity Assurance.
Space Engineering: Software
Def Stan 00-55
UK Requirements for Safety Related Software in Defence Equipment
MIL STD 498
US Military-Standard-498 Software Development and Documentation.
NASA Technical Standard: Software Safety Standard
Automated Regression Testing
Automated regression testing with Cantata is supported through use of continuous integration tools such as Jenkins®.
Cantata Wrappers can intercept code calls. This quick demo introduces Wrappers and their use with an embedded target.
Stuck with RTRT?
The RTRT Converter automatically recycles legacy RTRT PTUs into Cantata, retaining all existing test functionality.