QA Systems’ Cantata Unit and Integration Testing Tool Integrated with Lauterbach TRACE32 Debugger
QA Systems Cantata now supports Lauterbach’s TRACE32 Debugger. This integration will facilitate the full automation of testing practices such as verification, code coverage and traceability for debugging compiled code on embedded applications.
Lauterbach is one of the world’s largest producers of modular microprocessor development tools and embedded debuggers. Cantata’s powerful unit and integration testing capabilities can be used with most compilers and with any embedded architecture supported by Lauterbach’s TRACE32 Debugger. Cantata can be used with all supported TRACE32 features such as JTAG debuggers and instruction set simulators to test embedded systems.
TRACE32 is fully integrated with Cantata’s run process and provides full test result coverage from the target application. Cantata’s Eclipse UI can be used to set coverage levels for instrumenting applications and configure the debugger using Lauterbach’s PRACTICE commands. Cantata enables developers to easily verify standard compliant code on embedded target and host native platforms. It is already integrated with an extensive set of embedded development toolchains, from cross-compilers and IDEs to requirements management and continuous integration tools.
Cantata Product Manager Pierre-Henri Stanek said “We are really pleased to announce this integration which Lauterbach’s TRACE32Debugger. This will provide our customers with powerful debugging techniques which can be used in combination with Cantata’s advanced test capabilities”
Developers working in Cantata with TRACE32 can build and run instrumented code from the Cantata Eclipse IDE, which will be automatically uploaded in TRACE32, and execution traces collected back from the target memory. Coverage results from the source file will be viewable in the Cantata Coverage Viewer, providing users with traceable logic statements and details of met conditions. Tests can also be easily associated with requirements using Cantata’s Trace view.
A video demonstrating this integration and showing coverage of an application, Cantata unit tests and configuration of Cantata for TRACE32, is available here