How to Evaluate Embedded Software Test Tools

You Can’t Evaluate a Test Tool by Reading a Data Sheet

All data sheets pretty much look alike. The buzzwords are the same: Industry Leader, Unique Technology, Automated Testing, and Advanced Techniques. It can be mind numbing.

Over the past few years, the embedded software test tool market has become full of different companies that all claim to perform the same functions. Buzzwords such as “automated testing” and “advanced software testing” are commonly used, which make many testing tools look very similar to one another. However it’s important to understand that not all tools have the same functionalities.

This whitepaper will help you better understand and navigate the differences between test tool vendors. In summary this document details:

  • What is software testing
  • What is automated testing
  • The different parts and functions of software testing tools
  • How to properly evaluate testing tools