For safety-critical software, like those dealing with electronic systems in automotive systems, safety protocols mandate that the tools involved in test processes be qualified in order to reach such standards. Qt therefore offers a Tool Qualification Kit for Squish, a comprehensive, procedural approach to validating the tool’s behavior, tailored to the user’s processes, test environment and the safety protocols relevant to the software. Each kit we offer is designed on a case-by-case basis, fully customized to the safety context of your software, and results in a set of documents that can be made available to the appropriate authorities for tool qualification in order to reach a safety-critical standard. Qt offers Tool Qualification Kits for several standards, including:
Qt works with the customer to design a custom Tool Qualification Report which can be delivered as a proof of a successful tool qualification process. This report, based on the client’s concrete use case and the requirements of the standard, is authored in tandem with the customer and Qt, and details the comprehensive, procedural steps in the qualification process. It contains a description of Squish, the security measures a user needs to take in using the tool, and a list of tests a user must perform to ensure that Squish works correctly on their system. Qt then provides each customer with a validator program, which executes these tests against Squish, based on a custom configuration which is guided by the customer’s specific use case. Upon successful validation, the validator will emit a report reviewing the test suite’s pass and failure status.
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The use of the Tool Qualification Kit offers several benefits, those chiefly being: