Accelerate MISRA & ISO 26262 Compliance

The automotive industry is ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​increasingly reliant on embedded software.

Millions of lines of code in a single vehicle control everything from braking and engine management to central locking.

With such heavy reliance on safety-critical software, quality becomes paramount. A software failure can lead to recalls, irreparable damage to the brand, and even loss of life.


"Since we began using the QA·C MISRA Compliance Module, the quality and consistency of our first generation code has skyrocketed, and our final products have been virtually error-free.”

Stuart Jobbins, Head of Software Development​​​​​​​
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Over 25 years of MISRA Expertise

PRQA has worked hand-in-hand with the automotive industry for more than 25 years, helping MISRA to write guidelines and coding standards that provide a safe subset of the C and C++ languages for use in safety-critical applications.

In parallel we created a set of MISRA Compliance Modules that integrate with our industry-leading tools, QA·C, QA·C++ and QA·Verify.

Our tools provide an automated mechanism to analyze code and enforce compliance to the MISRA standard. Each compliance module supplements extra MISRA-specific checks to enforce coding rules.

Those checks help you avoid constructs that reduce code reusability and lead to product failures. Also, discover functional safety issues and vulnerabilities that attackers can exploit.

  • Continuously inspect source code for conformance to the MISRA C coding guidelines
  • Automatically track, report and demonstrate MISRA C Compliance
  • Scale to millions of lines of code
  • Reduce bottlenecks caused by manual code review and slow analysis tools and methods
  • Analyze your source code without executing programs

SGS-TÜV Saar Certified

Following an independent audit by SGS-TÜV SAAR, both QA·C and QA·C++ are certified as usable in the development of safety related software for the functional safety standard ISO 26262.


ISO 26262 is an automotive standard that places requirements on the quality of software, for which tools such as QA·C and QA·C++ are ideally positioned to enforce.

With the highest adoption in the industry, and a strong heritage in safety-critical applications, QA·C and QAC++ have been certified as being “fit for purpose” to be used as tools by development teams wishing to achieve ISO 26262.

Free Guide to Achieving ISO 26262 Compliance


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