July 08, 2013 08:17 ET

QA-C and QA-C++ Certified by SGS-TUV SAAR to Highest Safety Levels

Certification of tools extended to cover railways, medical devices and nuclear power applications, in addition to automotive and general industrial

HERSHAM, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - July 8, 2013) -

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PRQA | Programming Research, a global leader in static analysis, announces that QA-C 8.0 and QA-C++ 3.0, with MISRA Compliance Modules have been certified by SGS-TÜV SAAR as "usable in the development of safety related software" for the key safety critical standards, IEC 61508, ISO 26262, EN 50128, IEC 60880 and IEC 63204.

"Developers working in the most extreme safety-critical applications need confidence in their tools," said Evgueni Kolossov, PRQA's R&D Director. "Certification provides evidence for them to have this confidence and to meet the stringent requirements of safety standards. We are proud that SGS-TÜV SAAR has helped us with the next step on our path of continuous improvement, building on our earlier IEC 61508 and ISO 26262 certification."

The standards for which QA-C and QA-C++ are now certified are:

ISO 26262 (automotive) up to ASIL level D
IEC 61508 (general industrial) up to SIL 4
EN 50128 (railways) up to SW-SIL 4
IEC 62304 (medical devices) up to Software Safety Class C
IEC 60880 (nuclear power)

In each standard QA-C and QA-C++ are certified for analysing software that will be meeting the highest level of safety.

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Established in 1985, PRQA is recognized throughout the industry as a pioneer in static analysis, championing automated coding standard inspection and defect detection, delivering its expertise through industry-leading software inspection and standards enforcement technology.

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 combined with deep accurate dataflow 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 provide a mechanism for coding standard enforcement.

PRQA has corporate offices in UK, USA, India, Ireland and Netherlands, complemented by a worldwide distribution network. Find out more at

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