Esterel Technologies is a leading provider of critical systems and software development solutions for the aerospace, defense, rail transportation, nuclear, and industrial & automotive domains. System and software engineers use SCADE® solutions to graphically design, verify, and automatically generate critical systems and software applications with high dependability requirements. Esterel Technologies SCADE product solutions easily integrate, allowing for development optimization and increased communication among team members.

Vector Software offers an integration between the VectorCAST™ test solution and the Esterel SCADE Suite® LifeCycle Qualified Testing Environment (QTE). Engineers using the tool chain can integrate model-based application development with the SCADE Suite, and automatically generate the target test environment and supporting test cases using VectorCAST — providing an on-target testing capability which validates that the software execution behaves as expected. Model-based applications developed with the SCADE Suite can now be automatically parsed and tested with VectorCAST, which ensures that the embedded application is running as anticipated on the target. The same tests can automatically be executed on both host and target. Additionally, with the support of VectorCAST’s Change-Based Testing capability, updates to the model can quickly and efficiently be verified without the need to revalidate unmodified components of the model. These features significantly reduce the effort typically used to generate and prove out test cases during both phases of development and final verification on target. In this way, organizations are able to ensure their designs are fully tested to meet tight time-to-market windows, and demanding safety-critical standards.