Along with Testwell CTC++ we deliver a Tool Qualification Kit which provides the proof that Testwell CTC++
works properly within YOUR specific environment(s).
Our Tool Qualification Kit allows to qualify Testwell CTC++ for highest levels of all safety standards.
In contrast to this, tool certificates are ONLY valid for the EXACT TOOL VERSION which have been certified and ONLY FOR THE EXACT ENVIRONMENT which has been used
for the "certification".
This restriction is menitoned on the tool certificate, but often voluntary or unvoluntary overseen ...
Furthermore, a "tool certificate" can only be used for low ASIL or low SIL levels.
For example, ISO 26262 requests for higher ASIL levels C and D the development in accordance with a safety standard (1d), or a tool validation (1c),
which can be provided with our Tool Qualification Kit.
This reasons show, that a tool certificate is rather useless – except for marketing purposes of the tool vendor ...
For any safety critical development which need higher confidence, a tool validation (not a tool certificate) is needed.
For lower quality requirements, "Testwell CTC++ has increased confidence from usage":
Testwell CTC++ is used for 30+ years by 600+ customers in thousands of projects,
mostly for software projects of highest safety levels according to safety standards like DO178-C, IEC 60880, IEC 61508, IEC 62279/EN 50128, IEC 62304, and ISO 26262.
Increased confidence from usage (i.e. according to 11.4.7 of ISO 26262-8:2018) can be derived from this.
For all this reasons we have not invested time and money in a "tool certificate", which we consider as a pure marketing paper.
We are ready to support you with a tool qualification, which provides real value for our customers.