News Article | February 21, 2017
Strategic Acquision is a major step toward a complete solution for the testing of software-based embedded and connected systems STUTTGART, GERMANY and PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND--(Marketwired - Feb 21, 2017) - Effective January 18, Vector Informatik GmbH, the German-based specialist for the development and test of automotive electronics, has acquired 100% of the US company Vector Software, Inc. Vector Software specializes in automated embedded software testing in multiple industries. Vector Informatik has a long experience in providing system and functional testing solutions for automotive ECUs and distributed embedded systems. This acquisition extends that testing portfolio by adding the embedded software testing platform "VectorCAST," a solution for code-centric software testing. VectorCAST is used extensively in the verification of software with high quality and safety requirements. In addition, the merger will extend Vector Informatik's engagement to industries beyond the automotive market. Customers can rely on Vector as one global provider of a complete and integrated verification and validation solution for embedded systems in Automotive, Avionics, IoT and other industries with safety and validation requirements. The sales and development organization for VectorCAST, consisting of more than 90 people, will remain headquartered in East Greenwich, RI., as a business division of Vector Informatik. The division will be managed by John Paliotta as Managing Director and CTO, and Mats Larsson as Vice President Sales, Marketing & Operations. Paliotta co-founded Vector Software in 1990, Larsson joined Vector Informatik in 2002, and his previous responsibility with the Vector Group was the establishment of Vector Brazil. "Over the last 25 years the Vector Software team has built a great product and a great brand. We could not be more pleased to be joining Vector Informatik, a company that has complementary products, but also a similar engineering-driven and customer-focused culture," says Paliotta. "This acquisition is a major building block of Vector's strategy to offer a comprehensive solution for the automated testing of embedded and connected systems. We already have started working to link and integrate the products of both companies. Our joint teams are highly motivated to add tangible functionality across all Vector testing products over the next years," adds Thomas Riegraf, managing director of Vector Informatik. The financial details of the transaction will remain private. More information at: www.vector.com and www.vectorcast.com You can find this and other press releases on our website at: www.vector.com/press About Vector Group (Revised: February 2017): Vector Informatik is the leading manufacturer of software tools and embedded components for the development of electronic systems and their networking with many different systems from CAN to Automotive Ethernet. Vector has been a partner of automotive manufacturers and suppliers and related industries since 1988. Vector tools and services provide engineers with the decisive advantage to make a challenging and highly complex subject area as simple and manageable as possible. Vector employees work on electronic innovations for the automotive industry every day. Worldwide customers in the automotive, commercial vehicles, aerospace, transportation, and control technology industries rely on the solutions and products of the independent Vector Group for the development of technologies for future mobility. Vector worldwide currently employs more than 1,800 people with sales of EUR 414 million in 2016. With its headquarter in Germany (Stuttgart), Vector has subsidiaries in the USA, Japan, France, Great Britain, Italy, Austria, Sweden, South Korea, India, China, and Brazil. About Vector Software, Inc. Vector Software is the world's leading provider of software testing solutions for safety and business critical embedded applications. Companies worldwide in the automotive, aerospace, medical devices, industrial controls, rail, and other business critical sectors rely on Vector Software's VectorCAST test automation platform. The VectorCAST environment enables software development teams to easily automate complex testing tasks to improve software quality, using Test-Driven Development, Continuous Integration, and Change-Based Testing processes to engineer reliable software for accelerated time-to-market release cycles. Vector Software is headquartered in East Greenwich, Rhode Island USA with offices worldwide, and a world-class team of support and technology partners. To learn more, visit: www.vectorcast.com. Follow Vector Software on Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.
News Article | October 28, 2016
PROVIDENCE, RI--(Marketwired - Oct 25, 2016) - Vector Software, the leading provider of innovative software solutions for embedded software quality, today announced the company has hired Jeffrey Fortin as Head of Product Management. In this role, Mr. Fortin will lead product management, driving business for all VectorCAST product lines into legacy markets as well as emerging market segments. Mr. Fortin comes to Vector Software after serving more than 16 years at Wind River. As Director of Product Management at Wind River, he oversaw product planning and strategy for Wind River's Intelligent Device Platform (IDP), an IoT gateway software product. Previously, as Director of Field Engineering for Wind River, Mr. Fortin led field teams focused on Industrial, Medical, IoT, and Aerospace and Defense (A&D) applications. Prior to Wind River, Mr. Fortin held engineering roles at LynuxWorks and Raytheon. "We are delighted that Jeff has chosen to join Vector Software," said William McCaffrey, Chief Operating Officer at Vector Software. "With the decision to bring Jeff on board, Vector Software is better positioned to align its strengths in embedded software development and testing and better serve its customers." Mr. Fortin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Rhode Island. About Vector Software, Inc. Vector Software is the world's leading provider of software testing solutions for safety and business critical embedded applications. Companies worldwide in the automotive, aerospace, medical devices, industrial controls, rail, and other business critical sectors rely on Vector Software's VectorCAST® test automation platform. The VectorCAST environment enables software development teams to easily automate complex testing tasks to improve software quality, using Test-Driven Development, Continuous Integration, and Change-Based Testing processes to engineer reliable software for accelerated time-to-market release cycles. Vector Software is headquartered in East Greenwich, Rhode Island USA with offices worldwide and a world-class team of support and technology partners. To learn more, visit: www.vectorcast.com. Follow Vector Software on Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.
Jones A.V.,Vector Software
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) | Year: 2016
The regression test selection problem—selecting a subset of a test suite given a change—has been studied widely over the past two decades. However, the problem has seen little attention when constrained to high-criticality developments and where a “safe” selection of tests need to be chosen. Further, no practical approaches have been presented for the programming language Ada. In this paper, we introduce an approach to solving the selection problem given a combination of both static and dynamic data for a program and a change-set. We present a change impact analysis for Ada that selects the safe set of tests that need to be re-executed to ensure no regressions. We have implemented the approach in the commercial, unit-testing tool VectorCAST, and validated it on a number of open-source examples. On an example of a fully-functioning Ada implementation of a DNS server (IRONSIDES), the experimental results show a 97% reduction in test-case execution. © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016.
Kirby P.,Vector Software
Computer Physics Communications | Year: 2010
Spheroidal wave functions are important for boundary-value calculations in electromagnetics, acoustics and quantum mechanics. This paper discusses the calculation of radial prolate spheroidal wave functions of the second kind for integral mode numbers and real spheroidal parameter. The calculation of these functions is difficult. The existing methods are variously limited by numerical cancellation, slow convergence, algebraic complexity and restricted scope. The paper proposes a hybrid scheme. It uses an analytical solution to give the initial conditions for a numerical solution of the defining differential equation using the Bulirsch-Stoer method. Multiple-precision arithmetic is used to overcome the problem of numerical cancellation. The Wronskian is used to assess the accuracy of the solution. The results are highly accurate. The scheme should provide a practical approach for many applications. Reference results are presented for validation purposes. © 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Paliotta J.,Vector Software
AUTOTESTCON (Proceedings) | Year: 2015
Competition in the automotive industry is intense, and successful companies must constantly innovate by introducing new technology to differentiate and improve their brands. As a result, today's vehicles have evolved from a mechanical device into an integrated machine with embedded software powering performance in all major systems including: engine control, power train, suspension, braking, and entertainment. Consider a few of these incredible statistics: today's vehicles have more computer processing power than NASA's early spacecraft. An "average modern high end car" has more lines of code than an F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. And finally, many automobiles actually have an addressable IP address. These technological improvements are driving brand success stories, as modern consumers' experiences are shaped more by the software than the hardware. A strong brand can create significant value in the automotive industry as a focus on integrated technology helps to drive brand loyalty and value. According to Interbrand's 15th annual Best Global Brands Report, the collective value of the automotive brands appearing on the Global Brands ranking increased 14.6 percent. Three out of the five "Top Risers" listed were from the automotive sector, making the 15th annual report a record-breaking one for the auto industry. However, statistics also show that more than 50 percent of auto recalls are now due to software bugs, not mechanical issues. With an industry average of 5-10 bugs per thousand lines of code, the errors can pile up fast. As automobiles evolve from mechanical to software devices, automakers must rethink fundamental product development principles, including moving from a sequential, compartmentalized design process to a more agile approach, with higher degrees of collaboration between self-directed, cross-functional teams. This paper will outline why software quality needs to be at the top of the list for automotive OEMs looking to preserve - and elevate - their brand status. For quality to improve, continuous integration and continuous software testing are a necessity. While software testing has traditionally been viewed as a development expense, we will explain that when developed properly, software tests are an asset similar to source code that should provide value over the entire product life cycle. Well-designed tests allow regressions to be caught prior to product release, and lead to a reduction in branch damage and costs associated with product recalls. © 2015 IEEE.
Riley C.P.,Vector Software
Proceedings - 2012 20th International Conference on Electrical Machines, ICEM 2012 | Year: 2012
Negative sequence currents are induced in the rotor of a turbine generator when there is imbalance in the three phase armature currents. By adopting surface impedance boundary conditions to represent the rotor steel, three dimensional finite element methods can be used to determine the effect of barriers to the current flow caused by transverse balancing slits and gaps between slot wedges or dampers, with realistic computational resources. Total loss is largely unaffected by these barriers but loss distribution may be modified by more than 10% from a model where they are ignored. The dampers play a vital role in reducing the total loss. © 2012 IEEE.
Riley C.P.,Vector Software
Sensor Letters | Year: 2013
Magnetic hysteresis can significantly modify the operation of electromechanical devices. A simulation of a dual solenoid, electromagnetic valve during cyclical operation using a finite element method that includes a recently developed model for hysteresis is presented, and compared to a simulation when hysteresis is neglected. The increased time for each stroke is observed and the latching force resulting from magnetic remanence is discussed. The distribution of magnetic energy throughout the finite element model is used to determine the energy lost due to hysteresis in each mechanical cycle. Including hysteresis results in the simulation CPU time increasing by more than a factor of three compared to when it is neglected, but is still sufficiently fast that it can be used as part of the design process. Copyright © 2013 American Scientific Publishers All rights reserved.
Vector Software | Date: 2015-08-04
Vector Software | Date: 2015-08-04