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In the development of software for embedded systems, where resources are often limited and efficiency is paramount, advanced software tools that analyze performance, manage data dependencies, and optimize processing capabilities can provide significant benefits. Here’s how the emmtrix tools can aid developers in creating more robust and efficient embedded systems:

Performance Analysis on Target Platforms: Embedded systems often operate under strict performance constraints due to limited processing power and memory. emmtrix Performance Estimator (ePE) analyzes the performance of source code on various target platforms and enables developers to understand how their code behaves in different environments. This can help in identifying bottlenecks, optimizing resource allocation, and ensuring that the software can meet real-time operating requirements. By understanding how fast code runs on different hardware, developers can make informed decisions about hardware selection and code design early in the development process.

Managing Data Dependencies in Complex Projects: Embedded systems frequently involve complex interactions between various software components and modules. Tools that analyze data dependencies within these projects can be invaluable. emmtrix Dependency Analyzer (eDA) helps in mapping out the relationships and interactions between different parts of the code, ensuring that changes in one area do not adversely affect others. This is particularly crucial in embedded systems where the integrity and reliability of software operations are critical. By understanding data dependencies, developers can avoid conflicts and ensure smooth integration of components, leading to more stable and reliable systems.

Accelerating Processing Through Parallelism and Accelerators: Modern embedded systems increasingly leverage multi-core processors and specific hardware accelerators like DSPs or vector accelerators to enhance performance and efficiency. emmtrix Parallel Studio (ePS) and emmtrix Code Vectorizer (eCV) help optimize code to utilize these features effectively and can drastically improve processing speeds and system responsiveness. They can semi-automatically identify parts of the code that can benefit from parallel execution or acceleration and optimize them accordingly. This not only speeds up the development process but also enhances the performance of the final product, allowing for more complex and feature-rich applications within the constraints of embedded hardware.

Improved Development Workflow and Reduced Time to Market: By automating and optimizing several aspects of the development process, the emmtrix tools can significantly reduce the time to market for new products. Faster identification of issues, automated suggestions for improvements, and streamlined testing processes ensure that development cycles are shorter and more productive. This efficiency is crucial in industries where being first to market can be a significant competitive advantage.

Cost Efficiency: Using our advanced software tools can lead to better cost management in the development of embedded systems. By optimizing software to make the most efficient use of the hardware, the need for more powerful and expensive hardware solutions can be reduced. Additionally, reducing the time to market and lowering the incidence of bugs and performance issues in deployed systems can lead to substantial cost savings in terms of both development and maintenance.

In the development of software for embedded systems, where resources are often limited and efficiency is paramount, advanced software tools that analyze performance, manage data dependencies, and optimize processing capabilities can provide significant benefits. Here’s how the emmtrix tools can aid developers in creating more robust and efficient embedded systems:

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Example Industrial Sectors

Car on street

Automotive

The automotive industry is rapidly transforming into a software-defined transportation platform. The latest automotive innovations, including intuitive infotainment, self-driving abilities, and electrification, depend less on mechanical ingenuity than on software quality, execution, and integration. The enormous cost of integrating and upgrading the features that consumers increasingly expect, including high-end onboard assistants and advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), is daunting. The development of automotive-software modules frequently occurs in isolation. An OEM’s in-house team may build some; others are purchased from suppliers or come out of strategic partnerships or joint ventures. Once the full set is available, OEMs or their tier-one suppliers try to stitch the modules together into a proprietary platform.

The proliferation of ECUs is enabling many new features in cars, but the sheer number of devices is creating new challenges. In particular, managing all the ECUs has become a complex task. As a solution to this problem, car manufacturers are looking to reduce the number of ECUs in each vehicle through the consolidation of functions into fewer devices.

emmtrix tools can be used to make the complexity manageable with various analyses to identify bottlenecks, optimization potential or make internal dependencies within the systems visible.

  • emmtrix Performance Estimator can be used in the early stages of development to provide timing estimates for the software on the selected target platform. Typical runtime information helps to identify the most efficient implementations, while maximum runtimes can indicate potential timing problems. Additional information can be extracted from AUTOSAR XML descriptions to identify relevant runnables, tasks or software components of the application. Integration into existing CI flows generates direct feedback on changes to the source code or model. To further leverage model-based design, the timing information of C code generated by TargetLink can be propagated back to the original Simulink® modules.
  • emmtrix Dependency Analyzer can be used to analyze the data dependencies in the C source code. Common use cases are the verification of data dependencies as defined in the AUTOSAR models and proof that there are no unwanted connections between input and output signals.
  • emmtrix Parallel Studio can be used to split long-running tasks into multiple ones to make better use of available cores of the hardware. The use of a qualification kit ensures that the parallel program is functionally equivalent to the sequential one and that no additional errors like race conditions or deadlocks were introduced during the parallelization.
  • Use emmtrix Code Vectorizer to make use of vector accelerators like the Infineon AURIX™ TC4x generation. The automated extraction of SIMD instructions enables easy adaptation of existing algorithms for vector-based accelerators.
Air Plane

Avionic

Embedded systems are present in many parts of modern aircraft. They are used in a wide range of applications in this field. Examples of applications where embedded systems are used include satellite systems, navigation, radar, sonar, flight control systems, weather systems, and aircraft management systems. Embedded systems used in this field must meet extremely high safety and reliability standards while operating under real-time constraints.

emmtrix tools assist in analyzing and parallelizing applications to improve performance and enable a workflow that facilitates the validation of parallel applications.

  • emmtrix Parallel Studio can be used to optimize applications to take advantage of the available cores on multicore systems.  The Qualification Kit ensures that the parallel program is functionally equivalent to the sequential one and that no additional errors such as race conditions or deadlocks have been introduced during parallelization.
  • emmtrix Performance Estimator can be used to provide timing information very early in the development. This helps decisions like selecting the most efficient implementation or hardware.
  • emmtrix Dependency Analyzer can be used to analyze the dependencies within the applications to optimize required test coverages after code changes or to verify that the application is free of unwanted connections between input and output ports.
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Telecommunication

Maintaining a high quality of service is crucial in telecommunications. Developers must focus on optimizing performance, minimizing latency, and ensuring reliable communication even in adverse conditions. Telecommunication applications often require real-time communication capabilities. Achieving low-latency communication and real-time data processing can be challenging, especially in large-scale and distributed systems. Supporting a variety of devices and platforms introduces challenges related to cross-platform development. Telecommunication software needs to run seamlessly on diverse devices, operating systems, and form factors.

The tools emmtrix Parallel Studio and emmtrix Performance Estimator can be used to tackle these performance issues and explore the expected behavior on different devices while emmtrix Dependency Analyzer can be used to master the complexity of larger systems.

“Multicore processor software development projects are 4.5 times more expensive, have 25% longer schedules, and require almost 3 times as many software engineers.”

VDC Research, „Next Generation Embedded Hardware Architectures: Driving Onset of Project Delays, Costs Overruns, and Software Development Changes“

 

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