SOFTWARE TOOLS - TTP-Simulate simulates and tests complex TTP systems in real time -

SOFTWARE TOOLS – TTP-Simulate simulates and tests complex TTP systems in real time

Vienna, Austria – TTP-Simulate from TTTech is a test module that enables the simulation of a complex TTP (time-triggered protocol) system in real-time. The new module allows concurrent engineering and reliable integration of networked systems in large programs, which results in significant cost reduction and shorter development and test cycles.

TTP-Simulate is available in a PCI or a PMC card format, and can be used for hardware-in-the-loop simulation and acceptance testing. An optional LabView interface allows the integration of TTP-Simulate into the LabView testing environment. Interface drivers are provided for different operating systems.

Up to 16 nodes with control applications can be simulated in a high-end PC. One or more TTP-Simulate PCI cards can be plugged into the PCI sockets of a PC. Every card represents a partial TTP system.

TTP is a communication protocol for the design of fault-tolerant, distributed, hard real-time systems with clean definition of key system interfaces. TTP-Simulate enables developers to simulate and verify a complex TTP system without setting it up in real hardware.

The TTP-Simulate PMC card can be integrated into all kinds of standard modules using a PMC adapter.

The PCI version features four embedded Freescale MPC555 PowerPC cores for simulating four TTP nodes. The PMC card features one embedded Freescale MPC5567 PowerPC core. The main interface of the hardware component is given by a Dual-Ported RAM (DPRAM). All messages received are available in the DPRAM.

TTP-Simulate supports LynuxOS, Linux, Windows, and LabView RTOS. An API interface is provided for extracting and processing data in custom software.

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