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Polarsys: Provide Long Term Support and develop the ecosystem of Eclipse tools for Critical Embedded Systems

The Polarsys Industry Working Group addresses specific issues of Industrial Users who create Embedded Software with long life cycles:

  • The software embedded in a spatial mission needs to be supported for more than 25 years in response to the lifetime of the mission.
  • The software embedded in an aircraft flight command system must be "certified" according to safety standards, including the tooling used to produce this software.

Thus, during the whole life-cycle of the product, those Software users need maturity assessment and long lasting support for their tooling. These concerns are also relevant in other safety regulated environments like railway or energy, and also for other domains with long life products like telco.

Polarsys leverages the Eclipse Foundation processes and infrastructure to foster the development of an ecosystem for Model Based System Engineering tools. Polarsys pillars are:

  • Open Innovation
  • Maturity and Quality Assessment
  • Long Term Availability

Polarsys does not only cover Topcased and its components, but also numerous other projects like GeneAuto for qualified code generation, Unisim for simulation, Frama-C for static code analysis or ArCon for validation of models that are part of a full featured tool chain for the development of Embedded Systems.

(We will tell you the story of Polarsys and we will describe how we implement such long term availability and maturity assessment for Eclipse tools.)

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