TA Tool Suite - Managing the Timing Behavior of AUTOSAR Multi-Core ECUs
TA Tool Suite is used in the phases integration
and verification of the ECU software development process.
TA Tool Suite offers a wide range of user-friendly tools for the design, simulation, optimization and verification of embedded multi-core real-time systems and covers the non-functional requirement “timing” across the complete development cycle. The expert mode enables a deep analysis of the timing behavior. Furthermore, it simplifies and semi-automates the application software distribution in multi-core processor ECUs. Additionally, TA Tool Suite increases the efficiency and reactivity of realtime multi- and many-core systems.
With TA Tool Suite, project managers, system architects, developers and integrators make full use of all the advantages of multi-core technology.
Part of the Vector Product Family
Timing-Architects Embedded Systems GmbH (TA) has been acquired by Vector. TA Tool Suite is part of the Vector product family since 2018. Vector will now offer its customers an even more comprehensive portfolio in the field of multi-core real-time systems.
Optimizes single-core software architecture for execution on high-performance multi- or many-core processor platforms
Increases system understanding by graphical visualization of software dependencies
Evaluates system utilization and enables hardware dimensioning forecasts
Simulates and optimizes different ECU system design alternatives at early development stages
Shows application software integration alternatives with regard to real-time and performance properties
Visualizes and analyzes target traces for verifying timing properties
Imports standard platforms (such as AUTOSAR and AMALTHEA) and hardware target traces
TA Tool Suite Options
Dedicated Software Products for Every Step of the Project Lifecycle
The modular TA Tool Suite provides a dedicated software product for each step of the software project lifecycle. This includes timing requirements specification, software architecture design and analysis, software architecture optimization and target system behavior verification.
The base module includes a project explorer and a timing model element browser. It enables data import/export and timing requirements specifications.
Four different TA options extend this base module by the main functions of timing design, simulation, optimization and verification.
Screenshot option TA.Design
Definition of application software timing requirements for complex and highly integrated multi-functional software systems by dynamic visualization.
Screenshot option TA.Simulation
Model-based simulation of ECU timing behavior and sophisticated graphical and table based evaluations of timing metrics for analyzing system behavior in different levels of detail.
Screenshot option TA.Optimization
Optimization tool for the distribution and mapping of application software to operating system and processor model for embedded multi-core systems.
Screenshot option TA.Inspection
Verification of the application software and timing behavior of the operating system by evaluating 3rd party trace measurements. This includes the analysis of response times, load consumption and further metrics.
Several Enhancements Support Your Individual Project Condition.
TA Tool Suite interconnects with tool-chain specific formats. ECU model and network model interfaces collect the data for the options TA.Design, TA.Simulation and TA.Optimization. Trace log interfaces are used to evaluate measurements of different debugger and profiling tool vendors with the option TA.Inspection.
In order to increase the precision of TA.Simulation and TA.Optimization, it is possible to extend these options with the performance characteristics and memory behavior of specific processor derivates. This enables very detailed analysis of processor effects.
The OS models enhances the precision of TA.Simulation and TA.Optimization by the performance characteristics and scheduler behavior of operating system implementations. MICROSAR.OS, Tresos AutoCore and Tresos Safety OS are currently supported.
The Workflow Editor is a graphical solution for automation of timing model creation and general interaction with the TA Tool Suite and allows you to achieve significant time-savings. It enables the definition of user specific rules for combining various data sources of software application descriptions such as AUTOSAR, MDX, AMALTHEA and CSV. This allows a model that can be further processed for simulation, evaluation and report generation. Additionally, the Workflow Editor provides a direct interface to DaVinci Configurator Pro.
Optimized Distribution of the Multi-Core Application with the TA Tool Suite
This webinar recording shows how to optimize the AUTOSAR application distribution on multi-core systems using the combination of the Vector AUTOSAR solution and the TA Tool Suite. One of the key features of the interaction of Vector’s tool DaVinci Configurator Pro and the TA Tool Suite is the straightforward data exchange. It enables quick and effective creation of the simulation model of the AUTOSAR application and re-import of the optimized configuration in DaVinci Configurator Pro for basic software and RTE generation.
Vector offers numerous seminars and workshops dealing with Vector software tools, Vector standard software components, AUTOSAR and current bus technologies and protocols. Our training team consists of numerous experienced engineers who are pleased to impart their extensive knowledge and experience to others.