Industry benchmark for in-depth, accurate analysis of industrial-scale C code. QAC is the industry-leading static analysis solution for the C language, providing a comprehensive suite of features to help to enforce a wide range of coding standards, and to find bugs in new and legacy code.


  • C language proprietary parser, integrated with a sophisticated dataflow engine
  • Identifies coding defects at the earlier possible stage in the development cycle
  • Dataflow analysis to catch bugs
  • Improves code reliability, maintainability, portability, re-usability and testability
  • Demonstrate compliance to coding rule sets and coding standards, including MISRA C
  • Very precise diagnostic information (and extensive help text) for developers to identify defects, analyze the root causes and implement fixes
  • Diagnostics, metrics and visualisations to improve the effectiveness of code reviews
  • Automated code inspection provides instant, object, repeatable code audits
  • Minimal false positives, saving time, money and key experienced resources

Technical overview

  • Component-based, plugin architecture
  • Two user interfaces
    • cross-platform graphical user interface with integrated source code editor, 
    • cross-platform command line interface.
  • Full integration with Microsoft Visual Studio and Eclipse, so developers now have all the features of the cross-platform GUI from within their favourite development environment.
  • Cross-platform, cross-interface, multi-language project format and project engine, allowing mixed source code (C and C††) projects
  • Portable project format, allowing project configurations to be easily distributed among development team members.
  • Complete control over all project settings from within one cross-platform user interface.
  • One single installer, providing
    • all user interfaces,
    • out-of-the-box compatibility for all supported compilers,
    • a feature set  that allows easy integration with the vast majority of build automation systems and IDEs,
    • the ability to upload results to the QA Verify Quality Management System

 Supported Platform

  • Windows 7 (32 & 64-bit)
  • Linux RHEL 5 (32 & 64-bit)
  • Solaris 10 (64-bit)

Deployment Options

  • New Cross Platform GUI
  • Command Line
  • Makefile Integration
  • Tightly Integrated with Microsoft Visual Studio™ 2010 and 2012, (2013 available soon)
  • Tightly Integrated with Eclipse™ based IDEs (e.g. CodeWarrior and Wind River Workbench™)
  • Model-Driven Development Environments (e.g. Rhapsody™)
  • Continuous Integration Environments (e.g. Jenkins™)
  • Cross Platform Analysis Project Management

Compliance Modules

MISRA C: 2004
MISRA C :2012
QAC++ MISRA C++:2008

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