Challenges With Embedded Development
Managing the increase in digital assets is essential for efficient embedded systems design and development. This means storing all digital assets — from code and design files to test scripts and artifacts — in a single source of truth.
All this needs to happen under strict compliance guidelines. For quality-critical industries, code needs to comply with coding standards (such as MISRA). And requirements from standards (such as ISO 26262) need to be fulfilled. Proving you’ve complied is important.
Introducing Perforce Tools for Simplifying Embedded Development
Maintaining a Single Source of Truth
Data is continually increasing for embedded developers.
Helix Core helps you manage your growing and complex codebase by maintaining a single source of truth. This means design data, Cadence libraries, CAD files, simulations, and artifacts are securely managed.
But what about your distributed teams? Helix Core unites your global design centers and ensures they’re tightly coupled to the development process. Thanks to high-performing servers and federated architecture, Perforce’s version control platform syncs content at LAN speeds. And, it connects to the larger development pipeline through countless integrations: Cadence, Methodics, MathWorks, Visual Studio, Eclipse, and other popular IDEs.
It’s because of these features — plus Helix Core’s ability to improve traceability, IP reuse, and security — that 8 of the top 10 embedded systems companies version on Perforce.
Versioning Best Practices for Embedded Development
Embedded systems development can be a challenging and complex endeavor. What are leaders like ADTRAN and u-blox doing to streamline embedded development? They are implementing version control best practices to improve global collaboration. Through version control, their workflows are transparent, traceable, and secure. Download our eBook to learn innovative tips for simplifying embedded systems development.
Managing Embedded System Requirements & Embedded Testing
Create 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.
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 traceability from requirements to testing 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.
5 Ways Traceability Improves Embedded Systems Development
Documenting and tracking requirements is critical in embedded systems development. But it’s hard to do if you’re managing requirements manually. Traceability makes it easier. Download this white paper to learn five ways you can use traceability to improve development.
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.
Helix QAC and Klocwork make it easy to comply with C and C++ coding standards. The static code analyzers automatically verifies that the code complies, and it scans your code for potential defects and vulnerabilities. This enables better coding and secure embedded software.
How to Improve Embedded Systems Security
Security is critical in embedded systems development. But how can you trust that both the software and hardware are secure? Download this white paper to learn about common security pitfalls — and how to avoid them. Plus, you'll get tips for developing secure embedded software.
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