Wind River Diab Compiler Achieves Automotive SPICE Level 2 and New Enhancements Speed Development for Safe Vehicle Systems


  • Development process for Wind River Diab Compiler achieves Automotive SPICE Process Capability Level 2 certification.
  • New Wind River Diab Compiler ISO 26262 Qualification Kit guides customers in qualifying Diab Compiler for safety-related projects.
  • Diab Compiler adds support for Renesas RH850 family microcontrollers.

ALAMEDA, Calif. — Nov. 4, 2013 — Wind River®, a world leader in embedded software for intelligent connected systems, announced the release of the latest version of Wind River Diab Compiler and a qualification kit for the ISO 26262 automotive safety standard. Further expanding an already extensive list of supported architectures, Diab Compiler has added support for the Renesas RH850 family of automotive microcontrollers. Continuing the company’s commitment to helping customers deliver high quality results, the development process for Diab Compiler has been certified to Level 2 of the Automotive SPICE® process assessment model.

Diab Compiler is a software tool suite that includes a C/C++ compiler, an assembler, a linker, ANSI C and C++ libraries, and an instruction-set simulator that is OS-agnostic and supports a variety of processor architectures. Diab Compiler technology is widely used in mission-critical applications such as automotive, industrial, and aerospace and defense systems. Tested for quality and performance through millions of test cases, Diab Compiler helps customers meet the requirements of ISO 26262, a functional safety standard for road vehicles.

With its new Wind River Diab Compiler ISO 26262 Qualification Kit, Wind River delivers a model-based environment that helps customers tackle the challenges of ISO 26262 tool classification and qualification. It provides customers with greater guidance in using Diab Compiler in safety-related automotive projects.

The addition of the Renesas RH850 architecture to the Diab Compiler portfolio of automotive microcontroller support provides customers with even greater flexibility and opportunities to use the compiler across a wider range of automotive projects. The Renesas RH850 family of automotive microcontrollers offers high performance balanced with very low power consumption over a wide and scalable range of products.

As part of its ongoing commitment to address the increasingly complex quality requirements of automotive customers, Wind River has updated the development process for Diab Compiler, and this process has been certified to Level 2 of the Automotive SPICE process assessment model. Automotive SPICE is a framework for assessing software development processes for automotive applications. A team from Continental AG, a leading automotive industry supplier, conducted the most recent Automotive SPICE assessment.

"As cars become more sophisticated, taking measures to stay on top of the latest automotive quality and safety requirements is essential," said Achim Hoenow, head of software supplier quality management at Continental Automotive GmbH. "A significant and unique accomplishment among compiler technologies, Wind River Diab Compiler has achieved certification of their product development process to Level 2 of the Automotive SPICE model. We applaud Wind River’s consistent efforts to champion best practices that benefit the auto industry."

"The increasing complexity of automotive electronic systems and adoption of safety standards such as ISO 26262 requires the highest levels of software quality,” said Graham Morphew, director of product management of tools and lifecycle solutions at Wind River. "As the most reliable and mature compiler in the industry, Wind River Diab Compiler remains a proven technology in millions of devices. Whether it is the achievement of Automotive SPICE Level 2 or continuously growing our microcontroller support, Wind River is dedicated to arming customers with the critical elements and guidance to meet the demanding needs of the automotive industry."

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