Software unit testing integrated with Xilinx' software tools

February 27, 2014 // By Graham Prophet
The VectorCAST Embedded Software Test Suite is now available to directly assist FPGA development, with an integration between the VectorCAST embedded software test suite and Xilinx tools.

This integration represents the only full-featured testing solution capable of providing real-time software unit test coverage for FPGA development, Vector says. The integration is implemented within the VectorCAST/RSP (Runtime Support Package), and leverages the Xilinx Software Development Kit (SDK) to allow engineers to efficiently test applications targeted to the Xilinx Zync and MicroBlaze platforms. Using VectorCAST, developers can create VectorCAST test scripts at the application software level, using an automatically generated hardware abstraction layer. Once tests are completed, they can automatically run directly on the FPGA using the Xilinx Microprocessor Debugger (XMD). As a result of this integration, software development teams can now work within the highly configurable Xilinx FPGA development environment and fully test their applications, without being dependent on customised solutions. Because VectorCAST tools are qualified for use under a variety of safety standards, this results in faster certification times for the client’s applications.

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