Altium has announced the release of a major update to its TASKING compiler for TriCore/AURIX microcontrollers which power advanced automotive applications. This release supports the next generation of Infineon TriCore technologies and enables engineers to begin development on advanced automotive applications before the AURIX family line is released publicly.
"OEM's and Tier-1 automotive providers require the highest standards in code reliability and safety without any compromises to performance," said Franz Maidl, managing director of global TASKING business. "This update provides engineers all over the world the capabilities they need to design sophisticated automotive applications without any sacrifice to quality."
Recent advances in complex automotive systems including power train, power steering, chassis, and transmission control have called for new, advanced functionality within the tools that embedded software developers rely upon. To meet these needs, Altium worked with OEM's and Tier-1 automotive providers to develop tools and enhancements to satisfy the engineering needs of future automotive applications.
These new features and enhancements include an integrity check tool, AURIX configuration tool, enhanced pin mapper tool for AURIX microcontrollers and a fully integrated development environment.
In addition to these features, a number of enhancements and fixes have been released to optimise the TriCore/AURIX compiler. Programming for advanced microcontrollers has also been simplified and developers can now configure low level drivers, C files and header files as well as the RTOS through the graphical editor and code generator directly from the TASKING software platform.
With these features and enhancements, Altium claims developers should be able to significantly decrease development time and costs while also generating the safest and most reliable code needed to meet the strict quality requirements from Tier-1 automotive providers.