TA Tool Suite
Making Full Use of Multi-Core Technology

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.

The 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, the TA Tool Suite enables to increase the efficiency and reactivity of realtime multi- and many-core systems.

With the 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- 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

TA.Design

Definition of application software timing requirements for complex and highly integrated multi-functional software systems by 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 system and processor model for embedded multi-core systems.

Screenshot option TA.Inspection

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.

Special Functions

Several enhancements support your individual project condition.

Import/Export Interfaces

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.

Input File File Format
ECU Model
AUTOSAR ≥V4.0.3, ASAM MDX, AMALTEA, OSEK OIL, OT1 ≥V0.2, CSV
Network Model
 
FIBEX
Trace Log
iSYSTEM, Lauterbach, PLS, BTF ≥V1.0, AMALHEA, OT1 ≥V0.2
 

 

 

Processor Models

In order to increase the precision of the options TA.Simulation and TA.Optimization, it is possible to extend them with the performance characteristics and memory behavior of specific processor derivates. This enables very detailed analysis of processor effects. The following microcontrollers are supported.

Please contact Vector for supported microcontrollers.

Operating System Models

The OS models enhances the precision of the options TA.Simulation and TA.Optimization by the performance characteristics and scheduler behavior of operating system implementations. The following operating systems are supported.

Please contact Vector if your operating system is not listed.

Vendor
Operating System
Vector
Elektrobit
Tresos AutoCore OS, Tresos Safety OS

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.

Trainings, Workshops and Knowledge

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.

Contact

Technical Sales Embedded Software and AUTOSAR

Technical Sales Embedded Software and AUTOSAR

Holderäckerstr. 36
70499 Stuttgart
Germany

Phone: +49 711 80670 400
Fax: +49 711 80670 425
E-Mail: embedded@vector.com