Why use Cppcheck in safety-critical applications?

Cppcheck is exceptionally well-suited for safety-critical systems, offering a unique blend of speed, accuracy, and real-world validation

  • Its efficiency allows it to be run on individual developers' computers, catching bugs at the earliest stage of development. 
  • Cppcheck is built on the principle of zero false positives. This aspect is vital when safety certifying products, as false positives can lead to unnecessary documentation and verification efforts, delaying the certification process. 
  • All of Cppcheck's checkers are rigorously tested against large open-source projects, ensuring that the issues it identifies are practical and relevant, not just theoretical. 
  • Cppcheck is certified by TÜV SÜD, signifying that it meets stringent safety and quality standards. 

Cppcheck supports the following safety standards

  • MISRA C 2023
  • MISRA C++ 2008
  • Autosar C++ 2014

Cppcheck is used in many industries adhering to stringent safety-related ISO standards such as

  • ISO 62304 (medical devices),
  • IEC 61508 (general safety-related systems),
  • ISO 26262 (automotive), and
  • EN 50128 (railway applications). 
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Cppcheck Premium Safety License is TÜV SÜD-certified!

What is TÜV SÜD?

TÜV stands for “Technischer Überwachungsverein,” which translates to “Technical Inspection Association” in English. TÜV SÜD is committed to protecting people and the environment through comprehensive testing, certification, auditing, and advisory services. The company ensures that new and updated technologies comply with regulations, with a strong focus on automotive innovation and development. Additionally, it acts as a notified body for medical devices in Europe. 

Cppcheck Premium has received TÜV SÜD certification, signifying that it meets high safety and quality standards. TÜV SÜD has evaluated Cppcheck Premium to ensure its reliability and compliance with industry regulations. This certification underscores Cppcheck Premium's commitment to delivering high-quality static code analysis tools, particularly for applications in safety-critical industries.

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