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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 offers user-friendly tools for the design, simulation, optimization and verification of embedded multi-core realtime systems. It covers the non-functional requirement “timing” across the complete development cycle as a unified solution. The expert mode enables a deep analysis of the timing behavior. Furthermore, TA Tool Suite simplifies the distribution of application software on different cores in multi-core ECUs. This increases the efficiency and reactivity of multi-core and many-core real-time 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.

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Advantages

  • Optimizes single-core software architecture for execution on high-performance multi-core 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 alternatives of ECU system designs at early development stages
  • Shows alternatives for application software integration with regard to real-time and performance properties
  • Visualizes and analyzes target traces for verifying timing properties
  • Imports AUTOSAR and AMALTHEA system descriptions and hardware traces

Options for
TA Tool Suite

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 specification of timing requirements, analysis and optimization of software architecture design as well as verification of the target system behavior.

The base module includes a project explorer and a browser for timing model elements. It enables data import/export and specifications of timing requirements.

Four options extend the base module of TA Tool Suite:

Screenshot option TA.Design

TA.Design

Definition of timing requirements of the application software for complex and highly integrated multi-functional software systems by interactive dynamic visualization.

Screenshot option TA.Simulation

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

TA.Optimization

Optimization tool for the distribution and mapping of application software to operating systems and processor models for embedded multi-core systems.

Screenshot option TA.Inspection

TA.Inspection

Verification of the timing behavior of application software and of the operating system. This enables third-party trace measurements that have already been recorded to be analyzed in terms of response times, utilization, and other metrics.

Special Functions

Several Enhancements Support Individual Project Conditions.

Import/Export Interfaces

TA Tool Suite provides interfaces to the common exchange formats. The options TA.Design, TA.Simulation and TA.Optimization use the system descriptions AUTOSAR and AMALTHEA as data sources. TA.Inspection bases its analysis on trace log measurements from various debugger and profiling providers.

Information Resource File Format
System description AUTOSAR ≥V4.0.3, ASAM MDX, AMALTEA, OSEK OIL, CSV
Trace log measurements
iSYSTEM, Lauterbach, PLS, BTF ≥V1.0, AMALHEA, OT1 ≥V0.2

 

Processor Models

The precision of the options TA.Simulation and TA.Optimization can be extended with the runtime properties and memory behavior of specific processor derivatives. This enables a detailed analysis of processor effects.

Download list of supported processors (PDF)

Models for Operating Systems

Models for operating systems improve the accuracy of the options TA.Simulation and TA.Optimization by replicating the dynamic scheduler behavior of the corresponding operating system implementations.

Currently supported are MICROSAR.OS, Tresos AutoCore and Tresos Safety OS.

Workflow Editor

The Workflow Editor is a graphical solution for the description of automated processes within TA Tool Suite and leads to considerable time saving. For example, it summarizes the information from various system descriptions. This allows previously unused data sources to be accessed easily and conveniently. Routine tasks such as creating timing models, starting simulations, trace verifications and creating reports can thus be easily defined and executed.

A direct interface to DaVinci Configurator Pro is also available.

Case Study

Automatic Timing Simulation and Execution Time Measurement with AUTOSAR

The timing analysis and scheduling simulation of AUTOSAR ECU software is often associated with high modeling effort.

The solution: The TA Workflow is an automation environment within the TA Tool Suite with interfaces to DaVinci Configurator Pro and the winIDEA Profiler from iSYSTEM.

Go to Case Study (PDF)

 

Webinar Recording

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.

Product Descriptions

Fact Sheet:

Short overview of facts (PDF)

Processor Models:

List of Supported Processor Models (PDF)

 

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Training

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