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Stack Analyzer: Stack overflow is a thing of the past

 

StackAnalyzer automatically determines the worst-case stack usage of the tasks in your application. It lets you find any stack overflows, or formally prove the absence thereof.

 

 

 

Call graph with stack usage and worst-case path

Tabular and chart summaries of the analysis results

 

 

Features

 

  • Detailed and precise information on user-stack usage and system-stack usage by application tasks.

     

  • Freely selectable entry points for the analysis. You can easily focus on any code parts of particular interest to you.

     

  • Control-flow reconstruction directly from binary code. Potential flaws in the debug information will not confuse StackAnalyzer.

     

  • Fully integrated, feature-rich graphical and textual viewers for control flow, analysis results, source code, assembly code, and configuration files.

     

  • Customizable XML reports for documentation and certification.

     

  • Optional ValueAnalyzer add-on for static analysis of register and memory cells, memory accesses and function calls.

     

  • Seamless integration with other analysis tools from AbsInt (e.g. aiT for worst-case execution time analysis).

     

  • Batch mode for easy integration with other tools, or into automated build processes

 

 

Your benefits

 

  • StackAnalyzer reduces the development effort and helps prevent runtime errors due to stack overflow.

     

  • StackAnalyzer calculates the stack usage automatically. No testing or measuring required. The analysis results are valid for all inputs and any task execution.

     

  • StackAnalyzer directly analyses binary executables, exactly as they are executed in the final system.

     

  • Using StackAnalyzer is essential in meeting current safety standards such as ISO 26262DO-178B/CIEC-61508, and EN-50128, where statically analysing the stack usage is part of the architectural safety requirements.

 

  • Supported targets

    StackAnalyzer is available for a wide and ever-growing array of target processors and compilers.

     

    Seamless integration into your tool-chain

     

    StackAnalyzer supports tight integration with state-of-the-art development tools, including:

    • SCADE Suite, the market-leading embedded-software development environment from Esterel

    • TargetLink, the production-code generation tool from dSPACE

    SymTA/S scheduling analysis tools from Symtavision/Luxoft

    Jenkins, the leading open-source automation server

      RT-Druid, the Eclipse-based development environment from Evidence

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    Symtavision logo
    Jenkins logo

     

     

    • Qualification support

       

      Your usage of StackAnalyzer can be qualified according to ISO 26262, DO-178B/C, and other safety standards. We offer special Qualification Support Kits that simplify and automate the qualification process. These Kits have been successfully used by many customers in their qualification processes, notably in the avionics and automotive industries

       

      Seamless integration into your tool-chain

       

       

      Additionally, we offer QSLCD Reports that document our own development processes, including all verification and quality assurance activities.

       

      Lastly, StackAnalyzer is also available as an integral part of the SCADE development environment, which is DO-178B qualified up to level A for Military and Aerospace Industries, IEC 61508 certified at SIL 3 by TÜV for Heavy Equipment and Energy, and EN 50128 certified at SIL 4 by TÜV for Rail Transportation. Within SCADE, you’ll find the tool under the name Stack Verifier.

       

    Free 30-day trial

    To download a free copy of StackAnalyzer, fill out and sign the Evaluation License Agreement form (PDF) and email or fax it to us.

     

    StackAnalyzer runs under 64-bit Windows and 64-bit Linux. The trial version is technically identical to the full commercial version in every respect, but your license file will expire after 30 days.

    If you need StackAnalyzer for a currently-unsupported processor, compiler or operating system, or have other questions about the free trial, email our customer support.

     

    Who uses StackAnalyzer?

    Airbus France, in the development of safety-critical avionics software for several airplane types, including the A380.

    Daimler, in many automotive software projects, including the powertrain control system of the new Actros truck.

    Honda, in developing the FADEC software of a turbofan engine.

    Vestas, to prevent stack overflow in their wind turbine control software.

    AREVA, for verification of their safety-critical platform for testing, operating and troubleshooting nuclear reactors.

    Continental, to avoid stack overflows in their airbag control systems.

    OHB, in the development of inboard software for satellite platforms for communication and navigation.

    u-blox, to avoid stack overflows at compile time and to increase the reliability of their controlling software.

    MTU Friedrichshafen, to demonstrate the correctness of control software for emergency power generators in power plants.