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S2 launches enhanced STRIDE verification platform

Posted: 26 Oct 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

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S2 Technologies Inc. has launched its STRIDE 2.0 embedded software verification platform, with enhancements to support enterprise-wide deployments. The software platform targets complex embedded multimedia consumer devices and wireless handsets.

Embedded software integration and verification continues to be challenging, time-consuming and inconsistent, often resulting in costly product delays and unpredictable software delivery. STRIDE 2.0 delivers on early and continuous testing and integration of software as a part of integrated hardware/software solutions. By using STRIDE, developers do not have to wait until final integration and testing to identify software issues. Identifying issues early in the development cycle significantly decreases the time and expense of addressing them and performs the essential function of keeping product delivery on time and within budget.

Virtual-platform approach
STRIDE's virtual-platform approach offers developers capabilities to quickly and easily exercise code without writing test code, effectively remove software dependencies, simulate new or missing functionality, capture internal software transactions or events, leverage scripting for automation and apply other new tools to the embedded software verification process.

STRIDE iScript enables developers to automate testing using either powerful scripting languages such as JScript, PERL, Python, and Tcl, or use C code. Tests can be engaged to run sequentially using specific inputs at different times or under different conditions. Scripting also allows test cases to be modified or added without rebuilding and enables easier management of test groups and the testing platform.

STRIDE Studio provides an integrated graphical environment and developer's console for configuring and controlling STRIDE's extensive testing and integration feature set. STRIDE Studio incorporates a comprehensive set of interactive development tools, facilities for test management and reporting, a built-in test recovery framework, and tracing and record-and-playback of application transactions. Developers and development teams can set up and execute testing scenarios by working entirely within the STRIDE Studio environment.

Complex embedded software
These capabilities combine to support process optimizations and best practices in the development of complex embedded software. Engineers can exercise their code during implementation without writing test code, as well as write and validate tests before coding. Dependencies on other developers or parts of the engineering process can be alleviated to enable earlier verification and more parallel development and testing. Further, engineering teams can implement automated regression or continuous integration during the entire development process.

STRIDE 2.0 is immediately available with licenses starting at $8,300. STRIDE 2.0 is RTOS-agnostic and readily supports most commercial embedded operating systems, including Wind River's VxWorks and Express Logic's ThreadX and Linux. For mobile handsets, STRIDE has also been integrated with REX from Qualcomm, Windows Mobile and custom environments. STRIDE 2.0 supports hosts running the Microsoft Windows OS.

- Marty Gold

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