Perforce Upgrades Helix QAC
April 1, 2021
Software released the latest version of its
static code analysis solution, Helix QAC.
With the latest release, Helix QAC now offers
complete CERT C++ rules coverage. This provides
development teams that work in tightly regulated
and safety-critical industries — including
automotive, aerospace and defense, medical
device, and rail — with greater software
This enhancement is especially critical for the
automotive industry. Helix QAC is considered by
many of the leading automotive parts developers
to be the de facto static code analysis tool for
functional safety and standards compliance —
especially compliance with MISRA® and AUTOSAR
C++14. With complete CERT C++ coverage, Helix
QAC can provide automotive developers with the
peace of mind that their software will be
safeguarded against security vulnerabilities.
"Helix QAC has consistently delivered
comprehensive functional safety and security
compliance for embedded software development
industries, and these improvements have helped
to solidify it as the industry leading Static
Analysis tool for C/C++," said Product Manager
"Now with complete CERT C++ compliance rules
coverage, Helix QAC delivers coverage for not
only breadth, but depth of analysis results for
the most accurate, precise security and issue
addition to complete CERT C++ rules coverage,
the latest release expands compliance coverage
for the following standards:
100% CERT C rules coverage.
100% CERT C POSIX rules coverage.
100% MISRA C:2012 including Amendment 2
98% ISO/IEC TS 17961 (C Secure) coverage.
91% AUTOSAR C++14 coverage.
While Helix QAC is already known for its
in-depth and high-accuracy analysis of C and C++
programming languages, these improvements have
helped solidify static code analysis tool as the
most accurate and precise comprehensive testing
solution for functional safety, standards
compliance, and compliance traceability across
all embedded software development teams that
work in tightly regulated and safety-critical