Guidelines for Writing High Integrity Software in C
About this Course
|Course Type||Course Code||Duration|
|Embedded Software||BSEMB1103||1 Day|
Using C for embedded development requires a sound understanding of the programming language being used. This is a one day intensive course that introduces coding guidelines developed specifically for use on embedded projects using the C language. This course covers a set of rules in detail, set in the context of C. The latter part of the course looks at the commercial support for the guidelines.
The guidelines used are the MISRA C:2012 guidelines, developed by the Motor Industry Software Reliability Association (MISRA) for the use of the C language in vehicle based software (www.misra.org.uk). However, these guidelines are applicable to any project using C that has safety requirements or the need to develop high quality code. The MISRA C:2012 guidelines are suitable for projects requiring ISO 26262 compliance and ISO/IEC 61508 SIL3.
Why Attend this Course?
This is a one day course covering the MISRA C:2012 guidelines in detail and their relevance as a coding standard for embedded development using C.
What Makes this Course Stand Apart?
The rationale behind each of the MISRA-C guidelines
The usefulness of each rule in the guidelines
Examples of code that fails the rules
What you will Learn?
To provide an understanding of the essentials of the MISRA-C programming guidelines
To assess the usefulness of the guidelines as a company standard
To give you the confidence to apply these guidelines to your next project
This course is designed for real-time engineers currently, or about to be, programming in C. It is also applicable for project managers and QA personnel (assuming the appropriate background).
Attended Course C for Real-Time Developers, or
A competent C language programmer
Introduction to the MISRA C guidelines
The directives and rules
The C Programming Language
C90 and C99 Key characteristics of C
How the Guidelines apply to:
Types and Operators
C base types
If, if/else, if/else if
Break, continue, goto
Different types of variable storage
Pointers and Arrays
The relationship between pointers and arrays
Structures and Dynamic Memory Management
Dynamic memory management
Structuring software into logical compilation units
The C Pre-Processor
The Standard C Library
Target Specific Types
Signed, unsigned, short and long
Promotion and conversion
Accessing hardware: I/O mapped; memory mapped addressing polling; interrupts and vectored interrupts; interrupt expansion controllers;
Target specific considerations.