Mission and safety-critical control systems run on software created in SCADE

ANSYS SCADE Suite is a model-based development environment for critical embedded software. With native integration of the formally defined Scade language, SCADE Suite is the integrated design environment for critical applications including requirements management, model-based design, simulation, verification, qualifiable/certified code generation and interoperability with other development tools and platforms.

Where to use SCADE Suite
SCADE Suite is used to design critical software, such as flight control and engine control systems, landing gear systems, automatic pilots, power and fuel management systems, cockpit displays, rail interlocking systems and signaling, automatic train operation, computer based train control, emergency braking systems, overspeed protection, train vacancy detection, nuclear power plant controls, ADAS, battery management systems, electronic power steering in cars, and many other aerospace, railway, energy, automotive and industrial applications.

Tailored for critical applications
SCADE Suite drastically reduces project certification costs by simplifying critical control application design and automating verification, qualifiable/certified code generation and documentation generation. SCADE Suite KCG Code Generator is qualifiable as a development tool under DO-178B level A or as a DO-330 TQL-1 tool under DO-178C. It is qualified under ISO 26262:2011 at ASIL D and C and certified under IEC 61508 2010 at T3/SIL 3 and EN 50128:2011 at T3/SIL 3/4.

SCADE Suite KCG Certification Kits provide the following materials required by the respective standard guidelines for the certification authorities:

  • Tool qualification plan (TQP)
  • Tool operational requirements (TOR)
  • Tool accomplishment summary (TAS) or safety case (SC)
  • Compliance analysis to certification standards
  • Software installation procedure (SIP)
  • Tool configuration index (TCI)
  • Other standard-specific documents

DO-178B and DO-178C Certification Plans for SCADE Suite applications provide a set of generic plans supporting the certification of applications developed with SCADE Suite at levels A and B.



  • Advanced Model-Based Design

    SCADE Suite provides software data flow and state machine design and simulation capabilities in a fully integrated environment that connects with configuration management, system simulation and real-time testing tools.

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  • Synchronization with Software Architecture Design

    Integration of SCADE Architect and SCADE Suite gives you all the tools you need for the complete software design process, from architecture to detailed design of components.

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  • Model Analysis

    To ensure that the SCADE Suite model is correct with respect to its requirements, you can perform static analysis, check the model against rules, assess safety requirements, and perform timing and stack optimization analyses.

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  • Debugging and Simulation

    SCADE Suite simulation capabilities are based on actual generated code, providing you with a powerful visual debugging environment that enables breakpoints to examine internal variables and output values.

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  • Automatic Code Generation

    SCADE Suite KCG is a C and Ada code generator from Scade models. It has been qualified as a development tool by a multitude of industry certification authorities.

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  • Best-in-class Qualification/Certification Support

    SCADE Suite provides you with a complete environment for high-integrity level embedded applications with a qualifiable/certified code generator, a target compiler verification suite and generic development plans.

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  • Systems Simulation Capabilities

    Systems simulation capabilities with ANSYS Twin Builder help you to build complete virtual systems prototypes of your product by connecting hardware and software in one environment.

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  • Dedicated Solutions for Embedded Automotive Software

    The SCADE Automotive Package encompasses SCADE Architect, SCADE Suite and SCADE LifeCycle to provide AUTOSAR R4.2.2 support, calibration and fixed point support, and qualified code generation.

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  • SCADE Tools Integration

    SCADE Suite easily integrates with tools for systems architecture design, HMI development, and testing and application lifecycle management, providing a complete environment for all embedded software development activities.

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See how our customers are using our software:

Crane Aerospace & Electronics

Crane Aerospace & Electronics

Crane evaluated a number of model-based development environments before choosing SCADE Suite. The company selected SCADE because it is a purpose-built software development tool qualified to meet the standards of DO-178B up to Level A, the highest level of safety for the aerospace industry. View Case Study


Because of the need to continually juggle costs and design requirements, the automotive industry employs AUTOSAR (a development partnership of electronics, semiconductor and software organizations that provides standards to manage growing electronics complexity in this industry) standards and a methodology called model-based development or design (MBD). MBD requires design engineers to use a common design environment that supports model integration and virtual real-time testing of the entire system.

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Meggitt’s Use of Twin Builder for Hardware/Software Cosimulation

Meggitt had to redesign the controller, including software, in a very short period of time. Using a SCADE-Twin Builder co-simulation approach, they were able to hit safety of flight in 7 months, and certify the entire product in just about a year.

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