LDRA has been awarded TÜV SÜD certification. The TÜV SÜD certificate verifies that the LDRA tool suite is qualified to be used in safety-related software development according to IEC 61508 (industrial safety), ISO 26262 (automotive), and EN 50128 (rail) applications.

TÜV SÜD test results showed that the LDRA tool suite fulfills the requirements for support tools according to these international industry standards. The certification gives customers an additional level of assurance that the LDRA tool suite will enable their software to comply with IEC 61508, ISO 26262, and EN 50128.

TÜV SÜD certification—LDRA’s latest achievement in a 40-year commitment to software quality
TÜV SÜD certification marks yet another certification achievement for LDRA. As long ago as 1993, LDRA completed ISO 9000 compliance, adding ISO 9001:2008 compliance more recently. For more than 40 years, LDRA has been directly involved in various safety standards, actively chairing standards committees and providing technical expertise in working committees. LDRA tools drive the software quality market by automating code analysis and testing for safety-, mission-, security-, and business-critical systems that must comply with safety standards and coding rules for a broad range of standards, including EN-12C/DO-178B/C, IEC 61508, ISO 26262, IEC 62304, EN 50128, and MISRA C:2012.

LDRA tools deliver benefits of software compliance
Functional safety standards—IEC 61508, EN 50128, and ISO 26262—take into account the increasing use of tools for software application development and explicitly require the development tools to be qualified. TÜV SÜD Rail GmbH examined the quality and compliance of the software development processes and Functional Safety Management of the LDRA tool suite to the given standards. TÜV SÜD assessed the suitability of the LDRA tool suite and associated user documentation as capable of supporting developers in safety-critical industries to achieve certification.

The TÜV SÜD certification process reviews and confirms:

• Functional safety
     • Tool development lifecycle
     • Quality assurance measures
• Modification, configuration, and release management
• Verification and validation
• Customer support and bug tracking
• Safety information in the product documentation
• Ongoing surveillance in development process and change management
• Certification management using the LDRA Quality Management System