Tested for Functional Safety – Customers Are Correct in Putting Their Trust in MXAM
TÜV SÜD has certified the MES Model Examiner® (MXAM) for use in software development in compliance with ISO 26262, IEC 61508, and ISO 25119.
The tool for verifying model guidelines, the MES Model Examiner® (MXAM) by Model Engineering Solutions (MES), has been certified by TÜV SÜD for use in the development of safety-relevant software. MES’s many years of commitment to developing the tool in compliance with the highest standards has paid off for the development team and for MES customers, and the certification will strengthen trust in MXAM. Via an automated process, MXAM checks, repairs, and documents compliance with modeling guidelines in model-based software development of embedded systems.
Functional safety in software development
Functional safety is an essential requirement for developing embedded software in the automotive sector and in automation technology. Particularly in the area of autonomous driving and intelligent, communicating software systems, compliance with high safety requirements is increasingly becoming the focus of software development.
MES knows these requirements from the different application areas of MXAM and the other MES Quality Tools, and complying with high quality standards in their own tool development has been at the core of their approach for many years. MXAM has been the market-leading tool for guideline checks of Simulink®, TargetLink®, and Embedded Coder® models for a number of years. In addition to the MES Model Examiner® - ISO 26262 Qualification Kit for tool qualification according to ISO 26262 within the customer environment, the tool certification from TÜV SÜD is confirmation from an independent party that using the MES Model Examiner® when developing safety-relevant software is a smart choice.
TÜV certification of MXAM
TÜV SÜD has classified MXAM as a T2 Offline Support Tool in accordance with IEC 61508. The certification confirms the successful testing by TÜV for the main application scenarios of guideline analysis and guideline correction. MXAM is now certified for use in the development of safety-relevant software in compliance with ISO 26262, IEC 61508, and ISO 25119. The software can be used in all software development projects with functional safety requirements from ASIL A to D. “For more than ten years, our customers have put their trust in our guideline checker, MXAM, and we hope to be able to build on this. For us, the tool certification by TÜV SÜD is a logical step in our tool development and serves as third-party confirmation of our development team’s excellent work. It is particularly satisfying that we were able to combine agile and safety-related software development in the development process and receive acknowledgment for this via the TÜV SÜD tool certification,” MES CTO, Dr. Hartmut Pohlheim, summarized.
The marketing-leading tool for guideline checks
With the MES Model Examiner (MXAM), MES offers a software tool that carries out automated checks on modeling guideline compliance. Customers have been using the tool for more than ten years to safeguard their software projects in line with various guideline requirements. MXAM offers a selection of different guideline catalogs such as MAAB, MISRA® AC Simulink®/Stateflow®, MISRA® AC TargetLink®, guidelines for Embedded Coder®, dSPACE TargetLink® guidelines, the MES Functional Safety Guidelines, and the MES Guidelines – Collection of Best Practices. The development team has worked on safeguarding the tool for many years. MES customers include most of the OEMs in and suppliers to the automotive sector worldwide, such as Daimler, Renault, Volkswagen, ZF, Continental, and CEVT.
Information about the tool can be found on: www.model-engineers.com/MXAM.html
About MES: Software Quality. In Control.
Founded in 2006 in Berlin (Germany), software company Model Engineering Solutions GmbH (MES) offers solutions for integrated quality assurance of software projects. MES supports its customers in developing model-based software in compliance with industry standards such as IEC 61508, ISO 25119, and ASPICE. The MES Toolchain comprises four complementary tools for all phases of the model-based software development process: the MES Quality Tools. The MES Model Examiner® (MXAM) conducts automated checks to verify compliance with modeling guidelines for MATLAB Simulink®/Stateflow®, Embedded Coder®, TargetLink®, and ASCET models. The MES Test Manager® (MTest) perfectly implements requirements-based unit testing in model-based development. MES M-XRAY®’s fast and precise structure and complexity analysis gives you complete transparency of your Simulink®, Stateflow®, Embedded Coder®, and TargetLink® models. MES Quality Commander® (MQC) evaluates the quality and product-readiness of your software and delivers key decision-making data throughout the product development lifecycle. The MES Quality Tools are optimized for use in MathWorks Embedded Coder® and dSPACE TargetLink® environments. The MES Test Center team supports its customers with testing services from requirements management through setting up test specifications and automated test evaluation to quality monitoring. The MES Academy provides training classes and company-specific consulting services and projects. The consultants offer support in introducing and improving model-based development processes to fulfill standards such as IEC 61508, ISO 26262, and ASPICE. MES clients in the automotive industry include 16 of the 20 largest OEMs worldwide and their suppliers. In addition to this, the number of MES customers in the automation technology field grows continuously. MES is a TargetLink® Strategic Partner of dSPACE GmbH and a MathWorks and ETAS Product Partner. The MES Academy collaborates with SAE International and LHPU.