Release of SymTA/S 3.6 delivers up to 20x faster system distribution and worst-case analysis runtime performance

Braunschweig, Germany – Nov 18, 2014.  Symtavision, the global leader in timing analysis solutions for planning, optimizing and verifying embedded real-time systems, has announced the release of SymTA/S 3.6 delivering up to 20x faster system distribution and worst-case analysis runtime performance and reduced memory usage, enhanced multicore data consistency analysis and FlexRay system distribution analysis along with improved AUTOSAR support and Trace importation. At the same time, Symtavision has released TraceAnalyzer 3.6, which includes improved trace import and interoperability with Lauterbach tracing software.

SymTA/S 3.6 delivers runtime speed improvements for system distribution and worst-case analyses of between two and 20 times, and often more, depending on the system complexity. Overall memory usage for analysis runs has also been significantly reduced with 100+ runs also now requiring no more RAM than that required by a single run previously.

Data consistency analysis of multicore systems has been enhanced with an improved capability to explicitly model call types for variable access, added modelling of protected variable accesses such as double buffering and improved performance for systems with many variables. The FlexRay system distribution analysis 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 behavior has also been enhanced with explicit modeling of the starting points of elements to facilitate the simulation of start-up behavior and enable user-defined activation patterns. There is also a new data annotation element enabling any kind of additional information in a model to be stored in a generic way.

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. Additionally, trace import in SymTA/S and TraceAnalyzer now works in conjunction with Symtavision’s new Lauterbach Trace32 interface and supports more detailed traces such as wait-release behavior.

“The release of SymTA/S 3.6 and TraceAnalyzer 3.6 delivers on our commitment to continuous product improvement,” said Dr. Kai Richter, CTO of Symtavision. “The speed improvements of up to 20x to the system distribution and worst-case analyses in version 3.6 of the tools, along with the new and enhanced features we have incorporated, will continue to maintain their position as the market-leading timing analysis solutions for planning, optimizing and verifying ECUs, buses and networked E/E architectures.”

About Symtavision

Symtavision® provides market-leading tools and associated consulting/engineering services for system-level timing design and timing verification – from early-phase estimation to final verification. Symtavision’s tools are used extensively in automotive electronics with support provided for all industry standards as well as a variety of other industry sectors including the automation, multimedia, telecommunications and transportation markets. Symtavision is headquartered in Braunschweig (Germany) with subsidiary offices in Munich (Germany), Cologne (Germany) and Troy (Michigan, USA), and is supported by a global network of distributors. Symtavision is an AUTOSAR development member and also a founding member of the Real-Time Experts Alliance.

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