Challenges With Embedded Development
Developing embedded systems is challenging.
They also need to demonstrate traceability from requirements to source code to tests to bugs to bug resolution.
Plus, hardware and software teams work on increasingly complex codebases and repositories. They need to be able to collaborate effectively — and that requires a single source of truth.
Handling all of this is tricky. Unless you have the right embedded development tools.
Embedded Development Tools From Perforce
Perforce helps you solve complex development challenges. Our solutions help you tackle challenges like:
Ensuring Embedded Code Compliance
Quality is critical in embedded code.
That’s why many embedded developers are required to use a coding standard. Using a coding standard improves product quality.
A common example is MISRA, an embedded C and C++ coding standard. It includes coding rules that developers — particularly in the embedded industry — need to comply with. And using a static code analyzer makes it easy to comply with C and C++ coding standards.
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Managing Embedded System Requirements & Embedded Testing
End-to-end traceability across embedded development.
Traceability across product lifecycles is important, especially when it comes to proving compliance. Tracking and linking all changes, requirements, and tests is key to effective traceability.
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Embedded systems requirements include functional safety requirements. Companies in this industry include automotive, aerospace, and medical devices. Within these companies, there’s no room for error when it comes to functional safety. Lives are at stake.
Embedded testing verifies that these requirements were met. Tracking tests and documenting results is typically required for compliance.
Helix ALM creates end-to-end traceability for you. You’ll easily track requirements, tests, and their results. You’ll know when compliance requirements are met. And the tool will take care of the documentation for compliance for you.
Maintaining a Single Source of Truth
Stop searching. Get everything you need in one place.
Helix Core helps you manage your increasingly complex codebase, allowing teams to more easily find and reuse IP. This is because all of the design data, Cadence libraries, CAD files, simulations, and artifacts are securely managed in one single source of truth.
What about your distributed teams? Helix Core unites global design centers, delivering the latest version of assets at LAN speed. With high-performing servers and federated architecture, it can feel like everyone is in the same room. Plus there are integrations available to connect everyone –– Cadence, Methodics, MathWorks, Visual Studio, Eclipse, and other popular IDEs.
Helix Core’s ability to improve traceability, IP reuse, and security is why 9 of the top 10 embedded systems companies version using Perforce.
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