QA Systems Announces Latest Update of Cantata 6.2


18 September 2013 – QA Systems, the provider of software quality solutions to safety critical markets, announces the latest update for Cantata – its leading unit and integration testing tool for C/C++ embedded systems.

Update A includes over 30 separate enhancements and fixes, including improvements to the graphical user interface that further increase automation and speed up the software testing process, thus  improving overall ease of use.

Andreas Sczepansky, CEO at QA Systems, comments, “it is unusual for a mid-cycle release to include such major upgrades. These improvements make Cantata even easier to use, and faster to deploy for embedded platforms, whilst retaining the recent certification of Cantata 6.2 by SGS TÜV SAAR. As most of our customers are testing in embedded environments, we wanted users to have them as soon as possible.”

Highlights of Cantata 6.2 update A:

AutoTest for embedded code
The Cantata Baseline Testing feature has been re-named AutoTest, making it clearer to engineers that tests can be automatically generated from source code to achieve 100% coverage. The test generation engine now uses the leading EDG (Edison Design Group) C/C++ parser, enabling Cantata to automatically test a much wider range of embedded target code including support of non-standard language features.

Out of the box embedded target configurations

Cantata is fully integrated with a wide range of commonly used cross-compiler IDEs, including Wind River Workbench, Code Composer Studio, QNX Momentics, Keil ?Vision and many others.  Cantata now extends that range with latest version support of these IDEs, and simplifies tool set up for specific simulators and processors using these IDE integrations. A suite of in-built pre-configured target libraries reduces Cantata deployment within these environments to just a few mouse-clicks.

More information on Cantata 6.2 update A is available at

For further information, please contact:
Matt Davis
Sales Director
QA Systems
Tel: +44 (0)1225 321888