Vector Software, the world’s leading provider of software solutions for robust embedded software quality, announced today that VectorCAST™ is now integrated with Wind River® Simics®. Using the integration, developers can rapidly test complex designs, in parallel on hundreds of simulated target boards, which dramatically reduces cycle times for complete testing.
Simics is a full system simulator helping companies increase their productivity by transforming software development processes to be faster and more efficient. When used in combination with VectorCAST, developers can create a Massively Parallel testing infrastructure that ensures testing is completed in minutes rather than days.
“Our customers are increasingly seeking ways to transform their development process through agile and continuous practices. Wind River Simics allows customers to do this by finding ways to accelerate and innovate their processes while keeping control of their costs,” said Michel Genard, Vice President and General Manager, System Simulation, Wind River. “By integrating with tools like those from Vector, Simics can drive increased automation and grow collaboration and efficiencies by delivering infinite access to virtual targets to all team members, reducing Capex while optimizing Opex.”
The VectorCAST integration with Simics sits on top of a Continuous Integration server, such as Jenkins, controlling the test dispatch to a pool of Simics targets. By adopting this integrated approach using Simics, teams can overcome a variety of testing challenges arising from increased test complexities or limited hardware. This provides a single point of control for testing, allowing engineers to quickly and easily test an entire device. The integrated toolchain is of particular value to engineers working with complex or safety-critical applications with long life-cycles.
“The combination of VectorCAST with Simics provides an incredibly powerful test automation environment”, said John Paliotta, Chief Technology Officer, Vector Software. “The Massively Parallel test capability vastly accelerates time-to-market and ensures that high quality applications are deployed for even the most demanding applications.”
VectorCAST and Simics enable tests to be easily run by every developer on every source change, resulting in a seamless solution for deploying high quality hardware and software applications.