ACTing Platform for Safe and Reliable Automotive Designs


The new AURIX Configuration Tools (ACT) from Altium allows engineers to develop automotive applications that require high standards of safety, reliability and performance for the AURIX variants within the TriCore microprocessor family. According to the press release, the ACT is developed as part of a major update to the TASKING compiler for TriCore/AURIX, that provides additional features and enhancements for advanced automotive application development

The TASKING VX-toolset for ARM is based on the next-generation Viper C compiler technology framework, that allows developers to take full advantage of the highly-popular ARM architecture. With its Viper technology, the C compiler for ARM is able to generate code with the level of execution speed and code density needed for tomorrow’s automotive, industrial and telematics applications. The C compiler for ARM features up-to-date functionalities such as MISRA C and CERT C code checking, profiling through code instrumentation and run-time error checking capabilities.

Altium ACT 01


In addition to this, the Lite Edition of the TASKING VX-toolset for TriCore includes a one year license that allows the embedded software developers to conveniently explore the benefits of TASKING compiler technology with access to the major features included in the full toolset.

Harm-Andre, TASKING Product Manager, said, “Our partnership with Infineon has allowed us to develop a free toolset that provides the embedded software developers around the world with the complete TASKING TriCore compiler experience with no compromises to features and performance.”

The key features of the AURIX Configuration Tools (ACT), includes:

  • Integrated Pin Mapper. This pin mapper solution saves the developer from the tedious task of managing pin assignments in spreadsheets by making it easy to assign the peripheral module signals to physical pins on the chip.
  • Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) for TriCore. The TASKING RTOS provides a real-time, multi-tasking kernel designed specifically for time-critical embedded applications that require a high degree of modularity and configuration.
  • Software Platform Builder. The Software Platform Builder provides the flexibility needed to build advanced microcontroller applications through the use of a unified graphics editor and code generator which can quickly configure low-level drives, C files, header files and the RTOS.


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