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News Article | February 21, 2017
Site: www.marketwired.com

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
Site: www.marketwired.com

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.


PROVIDENCE, R.I., May 30, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vector Software, the world’s leading provider of innovative software solutions for embedded software quality, announced today the initial release of VectorCAST/Coupling. VectorCAST/Coupling provides data and control coupling verification for C and C++ source files. Coupling verification is mandatory for safety-critical avionics software development according to both RTCA DO-178B and DO-178C. The intent of coupling analysis is to prove that the control and data flow between architectural components in the implementation match what was intended by the design, and to prove that these flows have been tested. DO-178B requires applicants to identify couples in the design and to verify that only those couples exist in the implementation. DO-178C additionally requires applicants to verify that the couples have been exercised during requirements-based functional testing. These reports are extremely time-consuming to generate. VectorCAST/Coupling automates the process, providing greater efficiency and faster time to market benefits and generates the Couples Report and Coupling Coverage Report required according to the DO-178C specification. Developed jointly with a global leader in aerospace and defense, VectorCAST/Coupling supports the requirements of DO-178B/C using a combination of static analysis to identify the couples in a code base and run-time verification of the couples during application execution. VectorCAST/Coupling is used in conjunction with an existing VectorCAST/QA or VectorCAST/Cover project. “Historically, development organizations in regulated industries such as avionics, automotive, medical, railway, and industrial controls have performed manual analysis of small portions of their code base to ensure that every invocation of a function has been exercised and that every access to the data has been covered,” said Jeffrey Fortin, head of product management at Vector Software. “VectorCAST/Coupling provides developers with automated solutions for data coupling and control coupling analysis for DO-178.” VectorCAST/Coupling is offered as an add-on in the latest release of the VectorCAST test automation platform. 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.


PROVIDENCE, R.I., May 30, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vector Software, the world’s leading provider of innovative software solutions for embedded software quality, announced today the initial release of VectorCAST/Coupling. VectorCAST/Coupling provides data and control coupling verification for C and C++ source files. Coupling verification is mandatory for safety-critical avionics software development according to both RTCA DO-178B and DO-178C. The intent of coupling analysis is to prove that the control and data flow between architectural components in the implementation match what was intended by the design, and to prove that these flows have been tested. DO-178B requires applicants to identify couples in the design and to verify that only those couples exist in the implementation. DO-178C additionally requires applicants to verify that the couples have been exercised during requirements-based functional testing. These reports are extremely time-consuming to generate. VectorCAST/Coupling automates the process, providing greater efficiency and faster time to market benefits and generates the Couples Report and Coupling Coverage Report required according to the DO-178C specification. Developed jointly with a global leader in aerospace and defense, VectorCAST/Coupling supports the requirements of DO-178B/C using a combination of static analysis to identify the couples in a code base and run-time verification of the couples during application execution. VectorCAST/Coupling is used in conjunction with an existing VectorCAST/QA or VectorCAST/Cover project. “Historically, development organizations in regulated industries such as avionics, automotive, medical, railway, and industrial controls have performed manual analysis of small portions of their code base to ensure that every invocation of a function has been exercised and that every access to the data has been covered,” said Jeffrey Fortin, head of product management at Vector Software. “VectorCAST/Coupling provides developers with automated solutions for data coupling and control coupling analysis for DO-178.” VectorCAST/Coupling is offered as an add-on in the latest release of the VectorCAST test automation platform. 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.


PROVIDENCE, R.I., May 30, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vector Software, the world’s leading provider of innovative software solutions for embedded software quality, announced today the initial release of VectorCAST/Coupling. VectorCAST/Coupling provides data and control coupling verification for C and C++ source files. Coupling verification is mandatory for safety-critical avionics software development according to both RTCA DO-178B and DO-178C. The intent of coupling analysis is to prove that the control and data flow between architectural components in the implementation match what was intended by the design, and to prove that these flows have been tested. DO-178B requires applicants to identify couples in the design and to verify that only those couples exist in the implementation. DO-178C additionally requires applicants to verify that the couples have been exercised during requirements-based functional testing. These reports are extremely time-consuming to generate. VectorCAST/Coupling automates the process, providing greater efficiency and faster time to market benefits and generates the Couples Report and Coupling Coverage Report required according to the DO-178C specification. Developed jointly with a global leader in aerospace and defense, VectorCAST/Coupling supports the requirements of DO-178B/C using a combination of static analysis to identify the couples in a code base and run-time verification of the couples during application execution. VectorCAST/Coupling is used in conjunction with an existing VectorCAST/QA or VectorCAST/Cover project. “Historically, development organizations in regulated industries such as avionics, automotive, medical, railway, and industrial controls have performed manual analysis of small portions of their code base to ensure that every invocation of a function has been exercised and that every access to the data has been covered,” said Jeffrey Fortin, head of product management at Vector Software. “VectorCAST/Coupling provides developers with automated solutions for data coupling and control coupling analysis for DO-178.” VectorCAST/Coupling is offered as an add-on in the latest release of the VectorCAST test automation platform. 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.


PROVIDENCE, R.I., May 30, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vector Software, the world’s leading provider of innovative software solutions for embedded software quality, announced today the initial release of VectorCAST/Coupling. VectorCAST/Coupling provides data and control coupling verification for C and C++ source files. Coupling verification is mandatory for safety-critical avionics software development according to both RTCA DO-178B and DO-178C. The intent of coupling analysis is to prove that the control and data flow between architectural components in the implementation match what was intended by the design, and to prove that these flows have been tested. DO-178B requires applicants to identify couples in the design and to verify that only those couples exist in the implementation. DO-178C additionally requires applicants to verify that the couples have been exercised during requirements-based functional testing. These reports are extremely time-consuming to generate. VectorCAST/Coupling automates the process, providing greater efficiency and faster time to market benefits and generates the Couples Report and Coupling Coverage Report required according to the DO-178C specification. Developed jointly with a global leader in aerospace and defense, VectorCAST/Coupling supports the requirements of DO-178B/C using a combination of static analysis to identify the couples in a code base and run-time verification of the couples during application execution. VectorCAST/Coupling is used in conjunction with an existing VectorCAST/QA or VectorCAST/Cover project. “Historically, development organizations in regulated industries such as avionics, automotive, medical, railway, and industrial controls have performed manual analysis of small portions of their code base to ensure that every invocation of a function has been exercised and that every access to the data has been covered,” said Jeffrey Fortin, head of product management at Vector Software. “VectorCAST/Coupling provides developers with automated solutions for data coupling and control coupling analysis for DO-178.” VectorCAST/Coupling is offered as an add-on in the latest release of the VectorCAST test automation platform. 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.


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.


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