Specialist in standards compliance, automated software verification, software code analysis, and test tools, LDRA, has announced the addition of training in the ISO 26262:2018 functional safety standard to its growing education portfolio. The new courses complement existing courses in the MISRA language subsets, consultancy services relating to the application of ISO 26262 and SAE J3061, and the LDRA tool suite for Automotive.
LDRA’s global offering of ISO 26262:2018 courses follows the success of similar courses in India. Still under development, the subject matter covered in these LDRA courses could range from a software-specific focus on Part 6 to the full scope of the standard. ISO 26262 recommends the use of the MISRA language subsets, and LDRA’s in-house MISRA expertise will complement that element of the courses. To finalise the details, LDRA is actively seeking feedback on the needs of the automotive safety- and security-critical development community.
LDRA’s support for industry safety standards includes representation on the committee responsible for ISO 26262:2018 with LDRA technical specialist Andrew Banks. LDRA is also represented on learned committees across the world including several DO-178C subgroups, BSI committees, and the secureC, MISRA C, and MISRA C++ language subset committees. Such experience informs the development of tools and the provision of consulting services at LDRA and, more recently, the company’s emergence and growing reputation as a training provider.
Ian Hennell, Operations Director, LDRA, explained the thinking behind the courses: “LDRA has been an established software tool provider for more than 45 years. We have always supported our tools with the provision of related training, and more recently complemented that by sharing our MISRA C:2012 expertise with the development community through our training courses. We look forward to extending these offerings through the addition of ISO 26262:2018 courses.”