Andes licenses SuperTest from ACE for advanced compiler testing and validation

by K C Krishnadas, TechOnline India - February 11, 2012

Compilers are complex products translating applications into machine code and require extensive testing for language conformance, correctness and quality.

Andes Technology Corporation, a Taiwanese vendor of high performance/low power 32 bit processor cores, has selected and licensed the SuperTest compiler test and validation suite from ACE Associated Compiler Experts, the Dutch compiler and system software technology company.

The SuperTest product will be used to enhance testing and validation of Andes ' advanced compilation tools. Compilers are complex products translating applications into machine code and require much testing for language conformance, correctness and quality. With its millions of tests, SuperTest assists both compiler developers to validate their compiler and compiler users to check the provided compilers before use.

"ACE has been testing compilers for more than 30 years and we are pleased to apply their testing infrastructure in the SuperTest product to verify and validate our compilation tools," said Charlie Su, CTO, Andes Technologies.

"Many companies spend a fortune on verification of hardware and minimize their costs on software testing as software can be replaced... the compiler development tools are the key bridges between the software and hardware and need to be verified like hardware, said Marco Roodzant, Vice President of Marketing and Sales of ACE Associated Compiler Experts bv.
 

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