SymTA/S 3.3 features new timing analysis and design capabilities - Embedded.com

SymTA/S 3.3 features new timing analysis and design capabilities

Symtavision has launched SymTA/S 3.3, a major new version of its system-level tool suite for planning, optimizing and verifying embedded real-time systems. SymTA/S 3.3 features significant new timing analyses including support for FlexRay System Distribution, the new CAN-FD standard, Buffer Fill Level analysis for COM and Gateways, as well as enhanced Gantt chart customization. Major improvements to the design features of SymTA/S 3.3 include a new Customizable Wizard Framework and improved drag-and-drop functionality providing resolution of dependencies. At the same time, Symtavision has announced TraceAnalyzer 3.3, a new version of its powerful solution for visualizing and analyzing timing data from both measurements and simulations which seamlessly integrates with SymTA/S.

With the launch of SymTA/S 3.3, the SymTA/S System Distribution analysis framework is extended with support for FlexRay covering both Static and Dynamic Segments, with the latter supporting cycle multiplexing for FlexRay 2.x frames. With the addition of this capability, users are now able to analyze end-to-end scenarios from sensors to actuators that include communication via FlexRay.

SymTA/S 3.3 also extends the existing CAN timing analysis capability with integrated support for the new CAN-FD standard. To perform CAN-FD analysis only a few scheduling-relevant parameters are required including CAN-FD bus speed, which frame is being sped up and what payload is being transmitted via the frame. Everything else is transparent to users as SymTA/S automatically handles other scheduling items such as the bits that are sped up, the correct CRC size which varies according to the payload, and inserting stuff bits.

Visitors to the Symtavision Embedded World booth (Hall 4, Stand 327) will also be able to preview SymTA/S Ethernet analysis focusing on AVB and IP Ethernet (Layer 3). The model covers entire Ethernet networks including ECUs, switches, ports, messages, PDUs and links. The analysis covers different communication priorities, MTU sizes, scheduling strategies, and transmission rates, as well as automatic end-to-end hop resolution, static routes, traffic classes, broadcast and multicast.

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