Real-time system, timing analysis tools upgraded

September 09, 2014 // By Graham Prophet
Symtavision is announcing updated releases of its SymTA/S 3.6 and TraceAnalyzer 3.6 tools, that feature improvements in System Distribution Analysis, multicore Data Consistency Analysis, AUTOSAR 3.x/4.x support and Trace importation.

SymTA/S 3.6 is the next major release of Symtavision's tool suite for system-level timing design and timing verification. It includes significant improvements in System Distribution Analysis performance, memory usage, FlexRay support and analysis of start-up behaviour along with enhanced multicore Data Consistency Analysis, AUTOSAR 3.x/4.x support and trace importation.

System Distribution Analysis performance has been improved; for several relevant customer-use-cases, SymTA/S 3.6 runs up to 20-times faster, or more. Memory usage for analysis runs has also been significantly reduced with 100+ runs now requiring no more memory than that previously required by a single run. A FlexRay System Distribution Analysis preview now facilitates analysis of frame displacement in the dynamic segment, data loss and used/unused slots per cycle. The ability to determine System Distribution Analysis starting behaviour has also been enhanced in SymTA/S 3.6 with explicit modelling of the starting points of elements to facilitate the simulation of start-up behaviour and enable user-defined activation patterns.

Data Consistency Analysis of multicore systems has also been improved in SymTA/S 3.6 with the ability to model explicit call types for variable access, and improved performance for systems with many variables. In addition, the AUTOSAR 3.x/4.x importer has been enhanced with support for ARXML files generated by Vector DaVinci and the extraction of more information from incomplete ARXML files. Trace import in SymTA/S and TraceAnalyzer now works in conjunction with the company’s Lauterbach Trace32 interface and supports more detailed traces such as wait-release behaviour.

Symtavision is showing a preview version of the SymTA/S 3.6 release at a Customer Conference at its location in Braunschweig, Germany on 10th and 11th September 2014.