January 21, 2017 4:58 AM ET


Company Overview of LDRA Ltd

Company Overview

LDRA Ltd. develops standards compliance, automated software verification, source code analysis, and test tools for software applications. It offers LDRA Testbed, a quality control tool that provides source code testing and analysis facilities for the validation and verification of software applications; and TBreq, a solution that helps teams to allocate requirements to team members, map requirements to design and source code, link test cases to requirements, and generate verification reports. The company also provides Embed-X, an embedded application lifecycle management solution; TBrun, a unit testing solution; TBvision that provides transparency into source code for enabling managers, team...


Monks Ferry

Wirral,  CH41 5LH

United Kingdom

Founded in 1975


44 15 1649 9300


44 15 1649 9666

Key Executives for LDRA Ltd

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LDRA Ltd Key Developments

ARM's DS-5 Development Studio Extends Support for Functional Safety with LDRA's MISRA Compliance Tools

ARM announced the integration of MISRA (Motor Industry Software Reliability Association) conformance tools into the ARM®DS-5 Development Studio tool suite. The addition of a MISRA-checking capability to its TÜV-certified ARM Compiler and safety qualification kit makes DS-5 the ideal software development platform for ARM-based products in use in safety-critical markets such as automotive, healthcare and industrial automation. LDRAlite™ for ARM® DS-5 software is supplied by LDRA. The LDRAlite tool will be a key enabler for developers creating functional safety applications with the DS-5 Development Studio as it enables compliance with functional safety standards including ISO 26262 and IEC 61508. These standards, used widely in safety-critical applications in the automotive and industrial markets, recommend the use of the MISRA programming guidelines for C/C++ to improve software product quality, consistency, clarity, and maintainability. To achieve MISRA compliance in these safety-critical markets cost-effectively, the LDRAlite MISRA checker automates the process of analysing code to ensure adherence to the guidelines in the standard, saving time, energy and money compared with traditional manual inspection methods. LDRA’s MISRA conformance tools are TÜV-certified for safety-related software development according to IEC 61508, ISO 26262, IEC 62304, IEC 60880 and EN 50128. LDRAlite supports all current MISRA guidelines, including MISRA-C:1998/2004/2012 and auto-generated code from model-based design flows (MISRA-AC). LDRAlite strengthens the ARM-based functional safety qualification kit by augmenting the DS-5 TUV certified compiler and simplifying the end-product certification process. LDRAlite will be included with DS-5 starting from version 5.24 as a 30-day evaluation and can be converted to a full license through LDRA.

Richland Technologies Implements LDRA Tool Suite to Verify and Certify Extremely Complex Designs with Increasingly Shorter Design Cycles

LDRA announced that Richland Technologies has successfully implemented the LDRA tool suite to verify and certify extremely complex designs with increasingly shorter design cycles. With a more than 40-year track record for delivering automated code testing and software safety analysis products, LDRA’s modular tool suite is used by Richland Technologies to gain early insight into potentially exploitable safety and security vulnerabilities in software source code. Richland Technologies engineers use the LDRA tool suite for static analysis, unit testing, low-level verification, and structural coverage analysis of the embedded software for advanced applications such as vision systems and inertial measurement units used in standby instrument systems. Once the engineers at Richland Technologies selected the LDRA tool suite, they needed to come up to speed quickly to begin verifying designs on extremely tight schedules. They relied on the LDRA support team to help them learn the tools and integrate them with the target embedded systems. At Richland Technologies, designs must adhere to the strict requirements-driven processes mandated by the DO-178C and DO-254 standards for the development of commercial airborne electronic systems. The LDRA tool suite and documentation are well matched to safety-critical design flows and in-house methodologies that help developers to achieve standards certification in much shorter timeframes. Features of particular importance to Richland Technologies include: Well-organized web-page-based output highlighting code coverage and static analysis results achieved during low-level verification, Rapid regression analysis, Structural coverage results, Robust static analysis capability, Extensive unit tests, Easy integration into the DO-178C design flow, Support for remote collaboration on designs with end customers. Shipping and availability: The LDRA tool suite used by Richland Technologies (TBsafe, TBmisra, LDRA Testbed, TBrun and TBsecure) is available now.

LDRA Tools Bring Functional Safety Strengths to Wind River Marketplace

LDRA continued to build on its relationship with Wind River. In addition to the full integration of the LDRA tool suite with Wind River VxWorks 7 real-time operating system (RTOS), LDRA tools and product information are now featured and available for download in the Wind River Marketplace. The integration of the LDRA tool suite with the next-generation Wind River® VxWorks® 7 real-time operating system (RTOS). The LDRA tool suite brings advanced software testing capabilities to the VxWorks platform. LDRA stands as the sole software verification provider capable of delivering object code verification as well as providing the high-assurance data and control coupling analysis mandated by safety- and security-critical standards such as DO-178C, ISO 26262, IEC 61508, EN 50128, and IEC 62304. LDRA provides this level of software analysis across a wide range of architectures, including ARM, PowerPC, MIPS, and Intel.

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