Cantata 8.0 unit and integration testing solution for C & C++ certified for safety critical software development


Cantata 8.0 has been independently certified for use in the development of safety related software by SGS-TÜV Saar GmbH. 

Cantata version 8.0 is now certified as “usable in the development of safety related software” for all main safety standards up to their highest safety integrity levels. SGS-TÜV Saar GmbH are the leading independent third-party certification body for functional safety, accredited by Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle GmbH (DAkkS).

Cantata 8.0 has been certified for the following safety standards:

  • IEC 61508:2010 (general industrial)
  • ISO 26262:2011 (automotive)
  • EN 50128:2011 (railways)
  • IEC 60880:2006 (nuclear power)
  • and IEC 62304:2006 (medical devices)

Cantata product manager Pierre-Henri Stanek, commented “I am pleased to announce the certification of Cantata version 8.0. This is the 7th version of Cantata to be certified and contains some great new features for development of safety critical software.”

Cantata 8.0 automates test maintenance, custom code injection, and makes it easier to test across multiple embedded environments. For more information about the latest features see our guide to What’s New in Cantata 8.0?

QA Systems provides a free tool certification kit containing independent certification for the latest Cantata version 8.0, a detailed Safety Manual, comprehensive standards briefings for the main safety standards, and automated tests demonstrating safe operation of the tool on embedded targets.

Please see our website for more information on Cantata certification kits, or contact

About Cantata
Cantata is a unit and integration software testing tool, enabling developers to verify standard compliant or business critical C/C++ code on embedded target and host native platforms. Cantata is integrated with an extensive set of embedded development toolchains, from cross-compilers to requirements management and continuous integration tools. The Eclipse GUI, tight tool integrations, highly automated C/C++ test cases generation, all make Cantata easy to use.

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