Requirements engineering; embedded software test meets lifecycle management

July 16, 2013 // By Graham Prophet
Vector Software has completed an integration programme with Polarion Software Products, linking Polarion requirements traceability and application lifecycle management data with VectorCAST dynamic software testing solutions for embedded systems and test cases

Polarion Software develops and markets web-based solutions for Requirements Management, Test Management, Quality Assurance (QA), and ALM that provide full traceability and transparency throughout the product lifecycle. Polarion solutions improve the efficiency of product development and help organisations identify and mitigate risks, improve quality, and achieve compliance and quality standards.

Using the VectorCAST Requirements Gateway (VectorCAST/RGW), engineers can import software requirements and associate them with VectorCAST test cases, including pass/fail results. This mapping can then be pushed back to the requirements management tool for complete traceability. Through a simple interface, developers can quickly and easily link requirements to VectorCAST test cases.

The VectorCAST / Polarion integration permits data flow between the Polarion ALM tools and the VectorCAST testing tools. The integration enables organisations to manage their requirement engineering process and to ensure compliance with industry standards such as FDA and IEC 62304 for Medical Devices, DO-178B/C for Avionics, ISO 26262 for Automotive, EN-50128 for Railway transportation and IEC 61508 for Industrial automation.

Vector Software, www.vectorcast.com

Polarion Software, www.polarion.com