Automated Testing of Embedded Software

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Summary:

There are no silver bullets for automating embedded system testing to guarantee success. Based on the specific type of embedded system, there are many different ways to succeed or potentially fail. This paper gives an overview of what needs to be done for automated embedded systems testing, the similarities between the GUI testing and the Embedded Systems, and a successful approach used for more than one application.

There are no silver bullets for automating embedded system testing to guarantee success. Based on the specific type of embedded system, there are many different ways to succeed or potentially fail. This paper gives an overview of what needs to be done for automated embedded systems testing, the similarities between the GUI testing and the Embedded Systems, and a successful approach used for more than one application.

The author developed his approach from what he's observed from some of the big guys that are making the automation for embedded systems a turnkey tool. You can use the same kind of approaches for implementing your own system. If you understand this approach, projects will go that much easier and have less risk and probably save you a lot of time and money.

About the author

Jim Kandler's picture Jim Kandler

James Kandler has been involved in software management and quality with several different companies, since 1989. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering, and a Masters degree in Engineering Management. Currently he is Manager of Software Quality Engineering in Corporate Research of Baxter Healthcare Corporation, providing software testing and process consulting and resources to Baxter divisions. This group has been increasingly involved with IT and product validation and has increased 250 percent in the last year. He sits on 2 corporate boards and coordinates software quality outsourcing. He is a member of IEEE and ACM and holds the ASQ STQE certification and the QAI CSTE certifications. He has also presented software quality topics at several international conferences.

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