Integrated model- and trace-based timing analysis

Integrated model- and trace-based timing analysis

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The launch of SymTA/S 3.0 and TraceAnalyzer 3.0 creates a seamlessly integrated solution delivering full, round-trip support for model- and trace-based timing analysis. Engineers can now rapidly merge controller or network traces into existing SymTA/S models. They can start from traces and then change the system configuration virtually to predict the performance impact of additional tasks or messages, different scheduling strategies or faster hardware.

This integration of model- and trace-based timing analysis enables engineers to quickly iterate their designs as many times as they want, for both new developments and evolutionary extension and optimization of existing systems. Furthermore, SymTA/S 3.0 significantly enhances Distribution Analysis used to determine timing statistics and the probability of deadline violations. This complements Symtavision’s leading Worst-Case Analysis used to determine hard timing bounds. SymTA/S 3.0 now also provides direct CAN-ID support with both hexadecimal and decimal visualization, in addition to assigning priority values for CAN bus configuration.

The Report Generator has been enhanced to provide a Difference Report between two system revisions enabling engineers to undertake “what-if” analysis more easily. Additionally, the AUTOSAR XML import function has been enhanced to support shared variables, and the Communication Overhead Analysis capability has been improved to provide support for multi-core controllers.

TraceAnalyzer 3.0 provides improved external tool integration including support for Vector Informatik’s new FlexRay trace/log file format and CAN multi-channel support for its CANoe ASC trace/log file import interface. A new Report Generator, using the technology common to SymTA/S, has also been added. Many customers have been requesting closer alignment of the two tools in order to provide a more natural fit with their design processes, according to Dr. Marek Jersak, CEO of Symtavision.

He commented: “This is precisely what we have delivered with the launch of SymTA/S 3.0 and TraceAnalyzer 3.0 – comprehensive round-trip support for model- and trace-based timing analysis in a seamless environment with a consistent user interface.” Additionally, the introduction of significant new and improved process integration features as well as timing analysis functionality to both SymTA/S and TraceAnalyzer, are claimed to further enhance engineer productivity.

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