GrammaTech Announces Dramatic Improvements to CodeSonar Static-Analysis Engine

CodeSonar analyzing code up to 5 times faster.

Boston, MA, October 31, 2008 --( Embedded Systems Conference–GrammaTech, Inc., a leading provider of source-code analysis tools, today announced that CodeSonar 3.3 Enterprise is dramatically faster than its predecessor. In addition to improved performance, a richer API makes it easier for users to add a wide variety of custom checkers. It is also easier to visualize trends in software quality—management-level reports and custom charting features have been refined.

"Many of our customers are analyzing projects that consist of millions of lines of code. CodeSonar’s deep analysis was taking a while on these large projects. After carefully rearchitecting portions of the analysis engine, the analysis time has been reduced dramatically. For example, analysis time has been reduced by 50 percent to 67 percent on most benchmarks on Windows, Linux, and Solaris. For some customers running on Mac OS X, analysis time has been reduced by 80 percent,” said Mark Zarins, vice president of products at GrammaTech.

CodeSonar is a sophisticated static-analysis tool that performs a whole-program, interprocedural analysis on code and identifies complex programming bugs that can result in system crashes, memory corruption and other serious problems.

CodeSonar has long been the software-analysis tool of choice for companies working on mission-critical applications such as satellites, avionics, industrial controls and medical devices. Increasingly, companies outside the safety-critical space that are looking to significantly improve software reliability and security are adopting CodeSonar. This includes organizations developing software for wireless devices, networking equipment and consumer electronics.

Price & Availability
CodeSonar 3.3 Enterprise beta is currently being used by a number of customers and will be formally released in Q4 2008. CodeSonar 3.3 will have the same pricing as CodeSonar 3.2, which is available today with pricing starting at $4,000 USD for small projects. Licenses for larger projects are priced based on the size of the project. Interested parties are encouraged to visit GrammaTech's booth #418 at the Embedded Systems Conference or request a free trial of CodeSonar by contacting GrammaTech at

About GrammaTech
GrammaTech’s static-analysis tools are used worldwide by startups, Fortune 500 companies, educational institutions, and government agencies. The staff includes ten PhD-level experts in programming languages and program analysis. The company has offices in Ithaca, New York, and San Jose, California. More information about GrammaTech can be found at


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