LDRA tool suite to support the new MISRA-C++:2008 standard

Motor Industry Software Reliability Association (MISRA) standards are increasingly being applied to safety-critical software projects outside the automotive industry

Monks Ferry, Wirral, UK – January 25, 2008. LDRA, the leading provider of automated software verification, source code analysis and test tools, has further enhanced the capabilities of the LDRA tool suite to comply with the soon to be released MISRA-C++:2008 standard from the Motor Industry Software Reliability Association (MISRA). The support for MISRA-C++:2008 complements the LDRA tool suites existing enforcement support for the MISRA-C:1998 and MISRA-C:2004, HIS (Herstellerinitiative Software) and GJB (Chinese Military Standard) standards for the C programming language.

MISRA is a collaboration between automotive manufacturers, component suppliers and engineering consultancies which seeks to promote best practice and commonality in the development of safety-related automotive electronic and other embedded systems through the publication of standard guidelines. Since its launch, the success of MISRA-C as a “best practice” solution has not only seen its application spread throughout the worldwide automotive industry but also increasingly adopted for safety-related and safety-critical software development projects and applications in a wide variety of other industries including the rail, aerospace, military and medical sectors.

With the success of the MISRA-C standard, a MISRA-C++ committee was established in 2005 to work towards the creation of standard MISRA guidelines for the C++ programming language. As a long-standing MISRA committee member, LDRA has been closely involved with the development of the new MISRA-C++:2008 standard, facilitating its early support in the LDRA tool suite.

“The C++ language is widely used by organisations in the development of safety-critical software applications,” said Ian Hennell, Operations Director at LDRA. “The LDRA tool suite provides the most comprehensive C++ coding standards enforcement available on the market today and this has now been enhanced to support the imminent launch of MISRA-C++:2008. Already within the scope of the C++ language we have worked with Lockheed Martin in developing the JSF AV C++ standard, as well as enforcing the High-Integrity C++ Coding Standard and the LM Train Control Program (LMTCP) standard.

For more information of how LDRA can assist with MISRA-C++:2008 compliance, please visit www.ldra.com/misracpp.asp. For general information on MISRA, please visit: www.misra.org.uk.

About LDRA

For more than thirty years LDRA has developed and driven the market for software tools used for the automation of code analysis and testing of software applications. The LDRA tool suite is used in the aerospace, space and defense technology industries as well as the nuclear energy and automotive industries. Through the use of the LDRA tool suite companies ensure that their systems are built in accordance to prescribed standards and are durable and reliable in use. The LDRA tool suite is available for a multiplicity of programming languages and supports a wide range of host and target platforms. LDRA is represented world-wide with its head office in the UK and subsidiaries in the USA as well as through an extensive distributor network. For more information on the LDRA tool suite, please visit: www.ldra.com.