LDRA extends its tool suite to support direct integration with Altera’s Embedded Design Suite (EDS) for Nios II soft core processors. The integration ensures that standards such as DO-178B/C, MISRA and IEC 61508 can be verified and validated directly when using these soft core processors. Using the GNU GCC tool chain and Eclipse IDE to program the Nios II, developers can take advantage of soft core processors previously only available on ASICs with custom chip sets. LDRA leverages the host I/O capability of the GCC tool chain to create unit and system tests that transfer data back into the host processor seamlessly. Within the Eclipse environment, tests can be automated to load and execute, saving time during verification. LDRA TECHNOLOGY INC., Boston, MA. (978) 405-3180.