Automated Software Testing with Wind River VxWorks 7

One of the challenges many projects face is how to quickly and easily test their embedded application on live hardware – either using a simulator or evaluation board (Processor-In-the-Loop: PIL) or using the production hardware (Hardware-In-the-Loop: HIL). PIL and HIL testing are especially important for safety-critical applications, in industries such as avionics, automotive, medical, and railway, where it is often a requirement for certification. Even for projects with less stringent testing requirements, testing in an environment that is as close as possible to the production environment will result in more errors being discovered.