Vector Software, the world’s leading provider of innovative software solutions for testing safety and mission critical embedded applications, announced today the release of a reduced footprint version of VectorCAST™ C/C++ which supports testing on target processors with limited memory. The optimized VectorCAST test harness can now fit on a variety of 8-bit microprocessors with less than 1k of RAM.

The VectorCAST optimizations shrink program and static memory size, as well as dynamic memory and stack usage. These improvements have been made without any reduction in the industry-leading automation and ease-of-use provided by VectorCAST.

Software is being integrated into new products at an amazing rate, and in many cases these new applications require a low-cost, low-power microcontrollers such as the PIC18. The applications for these smaller devices are not only the traditional embedded devices for medical and automotive applications, but also consumer goods such as appliances, light switches, and lamps. With the latest VectorCAST release, all of these developers have access to best-in-breed testing and code coverage solutions.

“Although many applications are migrating to larger processors with more resources, a significant number of new applications are being built on smaller architectures,” said John Paliotta, Chief Technology Officer, Vector Software. “VectorCAST is perfectly positioned to ensure that as the ‘internet of things’ evolves, application developers will have access to the best possible solution for software testing, and obtain the same level of software quality that their peers in other less constricted markets currently enjoy.”

About Vector Software, Inc.

Vector Software is the world’s leading provider of software testing solutions for safety and business critical embedded applications. Companies worldwide in automotive, aerospace, medical devices, industrial controls, rail, and other business critical sectors rely on Vector Software’s VectorCAST™. By automating and managing the complex tasks associated with unit, integration, and system-level testing, VectorCAST helps organizations accelerate development and ensure the reliability of their embedded software applications. Founded in 1989 by embedded software engineers, Vector Software is headquartered in East Greenwich, Rhode Island USA with offices worldwide and a world-class team of support and technology partners. To learn more, visit: Follow Vector Software on Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.