Automated On-Target Software Testing with IAR Workbench

One of the challenges many projects face is how to quickly and easily test their embedded application on live hardware. Hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) testing is especially important for safety-critical applications, such as avionics and medical, where it is often a requirement for certification. Even for projects with less stringent testing requirements, testing in the production environment will result in more errors being discovered. This whitepaper will detail what this testing accomplishes, and discuss how automated testing can be performed using the IAR compilers and the IAR Workbench IDE.