AdaCore upgrades software development and verification tools to V18.1 with new features, enhanced performance

TOULOUSE, France. AdaCore, provider of software development and verification tools with headquarters in New York and Paris, is unveiling Version 18.1 of its GNAT Pro, CodePeer, SPARK Pro, and QGen products at ERTS² Congress in Toulouse, France. This latest version enhances the software suite with new tools and capabilities and marks the first release of GNAT Pro in its three product lines: GNAT Pro Assurance, GNAT Pro Enterprise, and GNAT Pro Developer.

Feb 1st, 2018
AdaCore upgrades software development and verification tools to V18.1 with new features, enhanced performance
AdaCore upgrades software development and verification tools to V18.1 with new features, enhanced performance

TOULOUSE, France. AdaCore, provider of software development and verification tools with headquarters in New York and Paris, is unveiling Version 18.1 of its GNAT Pro, CodePeer, SPARK Pro, and QGen products at ERTS² Congress in Toulouse, France. This latest version enhances the software suite with new tools and capabilities and marks the first release of GNAT Pro in its three product lines: GNAT Pro Assurance, GNAT Pro Enterprise, and GNAT Pro Developer.

“Specializing the GNAT Pro offering into three product lines is one of the major new aspects of this release, allowing us to adapt our toolset and services to different user needs,” says AdaCore President Cyrille Comar. “As an example, the GNAT Pro Assurance product line provides specific services for environments where a major tooling upgrade can be very delicate and where tool errata (‘known-problems’) need to be accurately described and actively managed.”

AdaCore has been delivering products and services designed specifically to help developers build safe, secure, reliable, high-integrity software for more than 20 years, officials say. AdaCore’s GNAT Pro, CodePeer, SPARK Pro, and QGen are software development and verification tools of choice for safety-critical, high-security, and mission-critical applications across a growing number of markets, including aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, medical, railway, and the Internet of Things (IoT).

The GNAT Pro Ada development environment provides new tools, improved code efficiency, several new targets and a variety of compiler enhancements with Version 18.1. All GNAT Pro subscriptions now include the SPARK Discovery verification technology, and GNAT Pro Assurance and GNAT Pro Enterprise also supply AdaCore’s GNATstack stack analysis tool.

TheGNAT Pro toolsuitefeatures GPRbuild project tool upgrades, new rules in the GNATcheck coding standard checker, GNATcoverage support for Lauterbach probes, and new options in the GNATtest unit testing framework. The GNAT Programming Studio (GPS) Integrated Development Environment (IDE) boasts performance and user interface improvements, including C/C++ navigation engine enhancements, while GNATbench adds support for Eclipse 4.8 Oxygen and Wind River Workbench 4.12.

CodePeer, the advanced CWE-compatible static analysis tool for Ada, brings improved performance, easier analysis of non-GNAT code, fewer “false positives,” and integration of GNAT warnings into the tool output. An updated tool qualification kit for DO-178C is also available for CodePeer 18.1, with coverage of additional Ada constructs including exceptions, access types, and generic units.

The SPARK Pro formal verification environment, co-developed by AdaCore and its partner Altran, has added contracts to units in the predefined environment and has enhanced the automation of proofs. SPARK Pro 18.1 also allows users to perform interactive proofs in GPS.

QGen, AdaCore’s qualifiable model-based development tool kit which generates SPARK and MISRA C, has been enhanced with a compatibility checker to verify compliance of sample models with the supported safe subset of Simulink®/Stateflow® models. QGen 18.1 also implements several new blocks and supports Simulink®/Stateflow® versions up to 2017b.

Founded in 1994, AdaCore supplies software development and verification tools for mission-critical, safety-critical, and security-critical systems. Over the years, customers have used AdaCore products to field and maintain a wide range of critical applications in domains such as commercial avionics, automotive, railway, space, military systems, air traffic management/control, medical devices, and financial services. AdaCore has an extensive and growing worldwide customer base; see www.adacore.com/customers/for further information.

AdaCore products are open source and come with expert online support provided by the developers themselves. The company has North American headquarters in New York and European headquarters in Paris.


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