German test software vendors combine requirements and embedded tools

February 13, 2013 // By Nick Flaherty
iSYSTEM and Berner & Mattner have integrated their high level requirements and embedded test software test tools to respond to the demands of embedded systems, especially in the automotive industry.

There is a higher demand for software testing particularly at the early stages of the development process, calling for the systematic generation of test cases and their execution on the target hardware, so the two are combining high level requirements support with lower level automated testing.
Up to now, the two partners have covered different stages of the development and test process. iSYSTEM focuses on software development for the implementation/integration of software and hardware, especially software testing at the development engineer’s workplace; Berner & Mattner specializes in systems engineering, development and testing of high-performance electronic and mechanical systems and, in this context, especially consulting,
conceptual design, software and system development, setup and operation of entire test and integration systems.
“The combination of CTE XL Professional and testIDEA facilitates the systematic and rule-based development of the test structures generated in the iSYSTEM test tool environment," said Erol Simsek, CEO of iSYSTEM. "New and modified test cases can thus be generated and transferred back automatically to testIDEA, iSYSTEM’s test execution tool. This saves a lot of time and enhances test coverage substantially,”
“The integration of CTE XL Professional and testIDEA is the perfect basis for combining black box and white box tests," said Dr. Joachim Wegener, Head of Departments at Berner & Mattner. "Many users have been asking for simple test execution techniques for the test cases they have identified, and we satisfy their wish by integrating these two powerful tools. Everyone who establishes test cases carefully and systematically wants to benefit from direct test case execution.”
The classification tree method was developed in the 1990s, followed by the classification tree editor. The editor is context-sensitive and a powerful tool for the systematic specification and implementation of test cases. CTE XL Professional is not related to a specific domain and thus equally suitable for both system development and software engineering.
Applications range from system requirements analysis to automated test case implementation. Higher-quality