Timing-Architects Embedded Systems has been acquired by Vector Informatik. The Stuttgart-based specialist for automotive embedded electronics will now offer its customers an even more comprehensive portfolio in the field of multi-core real-time systems. The two IT companies have been cooperating for a number of years. Their relationship was strengthened in 2016, when Vector acquired a 49% share in Timing-Architects. This cooperation enabled the companies to optimize the interplay between the TA Tool Suite and MICROSAR, Vector’s multi-core-capable AUTOSAR basic software. In addition, Vector successfully marketed the TA Tool Suite throughout the world.
TA’s team of nearly 40 people will continue to expand the TA Tool Suite and integrate it with Vector tools like DaVinci Configurator Pro and PREEvision. The team will also work on ways to speed up the integration of software in high-performance real-time platforms. Timing-Architects will remain in its location at TechBase Regensburg, which is near the Vector office in Regensburg.
Due to their higher computing power, multi-core processors offer ideal conditions for innovative software applications in vehicles, such as for ADAS systems. However, when applications are running on multiple cores, runtime losses are incurred due to data communication between the cores. For time-critical applications, the challenge is to find an optimal distribution of the application software. With the TA Tool Suite, the network of multi-core ECUs can be analyzed and optimized consistently, resulting in a reliable and efficient system. In the line with the vision of AUTOSAR, now developers will have new degrees of freedom in distributing software functions in real-time multi-core processors.