Challenges with Embedded Development
Developing embedded systems is challenging.
Many embedded software and hardware development teams have strict compliance requirements. They need to demonstrate compliance with a coding standard in support of a functional safety standard.
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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Helix QAC and Klocwork automatically verify that the code is compliant, and identifies potential defects and vulnerabilities — ensuring that code is high quality, secure, and reliable.
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 and Methodics IPLM together help you manage your increasingly complex codebase, allowing teams to more easily find and reuse IP.
Helix Core manages all of the design data, Cadence libraries, CAD files, simulations, and artifacts are securely in one single source of truth.
Methodics IPLM ensures complete visibility into the state and usage of IP from the moment it enters the system until an SoC is delivered. It also manages the IP bill of materials (BoM) across your organization.
This combined solution makes designing more efficient, predictable, and higher quality, helping you meet time-to-market demands.
That's why 9 of the top 10 embedded systems companies use Helix Core and Methodics IPLM.
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