July 18, 2012 10:17 ET

PRQA Announces ISO 26262 and IEC 61508 Certification for QA-C and QA-C++

ISO 26262 and IEC 61508 Certification

HERSHAM, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - July 18, 2012) - PRQA \ Programming Research, a global leader in static analysis, announces certification of QA-C 8.0 and QA-C++ 3.0 with MISRA Compliance Modules to the IEC 61508 and ratified version of ISO 26262 standards.

QA-C 8.0 with MISRA-C:1998 or MISRA-C:2004 Compliance Modules, and QA-C++ 3.0 with MISRA-C++:2008 Compliance Module have been certified by TÜV SÜD as "fit for purpose" for achieving compliance with ISO 26262:2011 and IEC 61508:2010. This certification dramatically reduces the time and cost of meeting the requirements of these standards during the software development phase. Coupled with the long history of use of QA-C and QA-C++ in software development, these certifications demonstrate that PRQA tools with MISRA are the static analysers of choice for any company developing software that needs to achieve ISO 26262 or IEC 61508 compliance for its products.

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Established in 1985, PRQA is recognised throughout the industry as "the coding standard expert". PRQA pioneered coding standard inspection and now delivers its expertise through industry-leading software inspection and standards enforcement technology, worldwide. PRQA has corporate offices in UK, USA, India, Ireland and Netherlands, complemented by a worldwide distribution network.

PRQA's industry-leading tools, QA-C, QA-C++ and QA-Verify, offer the closest possible examination of C and C++ code. All contain powerful, proprietary parsing engines which deliver high fidelity language analysis and comprehension. They identify problems caused by language usage that is dangerous, overly complex, non-portable, or difficult to maintain. Plus, they include the basic building blocks for coding standard enforcement. Find out more at

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