LDRA Receives VDC Research Embeddy Award at ESC Silicon Valley



Award honors new tool suite that enhances usability and scalability to speed analysis across larger teams and more complex systems

LDRA, the leader in standards compliance, automated software verification, source code analysis, and test tools, today announced that Version 9.5 of its LDRA tool suite has received the VDC Research Embeddy Award at ESC Silicon Valley. The award was presented during the conference’s ACE Awards ceremony to the company whose product announcement at the show is considered to contribute the most significant news for the embedded systems industry.

LDRA focuses on helping customers in safety- and security-critical markets such as avionics, automotive, rail, medical, and industrial systems where software failure can result in physical harm or death. In these markets, companies rely increasingly on software to provide additional functionality and adaptability, which has expanded code complexity and boosted code size to millions of lines. The increase in complexity and code size, along with demands to rush to market and immature software practices, has led to software failures that have resulted in recalls, litigation, physical harm, and even death.

For more than 40 years, LDRA has specialized in functional safety, helping companies create software that is safe and secure. LDRA tools provide both process and technology that automates the analysis and verification of software, shortening the path to and reducing the cost of certification even under the most rigorous software safety and security standards.

At ESC, LDRA spoke of its long-standing focus on functional safety and security and unique enabling technologies that help silicon and RTOS partners, as well as customers, produce high-assurance applications. LDRA Version 9.5 provides updates that further automate manual processes and provide easy-to-use visibility into the relationships among software artifacts at all stages of the software development life cycle from requirements through verification. Version 9.5 increases scalability, enabling development and verification data to be shared across global organizations. Furthermore, Version 9.5 simplifies the process of addressing the dependency requirements of Linux platform development and verification.

“In the 9.5 release, LDRA further extends performance of the LDRA tool suite by improving Linux support and by introducing a clear ‘Uniview’ function to help users visualize software components and development artifacts,” commented André Girard, VDC Research’s Senior Analyst of IoT & Embedded Technologies. “But since advances in functionality are less valuable if the solution is hard to use, we feel advances to both functionality and usability in this release of the LDRA tool suite are particularly important.”

“Certifying systems requires software quality and verification tools that can address the need for increased scalability, process automation, and improved visibility into the relationships among software artifacts,” said Ian Hennell, LDRA Operations Director. “With Version 9.5, we address all of those needs, helping developers save time and make better, more informed decisions.”

The LDRA tool suite offers verification support across the full development life cycle from certification objectives of standards, such as DO-178C, ISO 26262, IEC 61508, EN 50128, and IEC 62304, to requirements, design, code, and testing, both on the host and the target platforms.

About LDRA


For more than forty years, LDRA has developed and driven the market for software that automates code analysis and software testing for safety-, mission-, security-, and business-critical markets. Working with clients to achieve early error identification and full compliance with industry standards, LDRA traces requirements through static and dynamic analysis to unit testing and verification for a wide variety of hardware and software platforms. Boasting a worldwide presence, LDRA is headquartered in the United Kingdom with subsidiaries in the United States and India coupled with an extensive distributor network. For more information on the LDRA tool suite, please visit www.ldra.com.

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