Altium toolset speeds software development for TriCore architecture

October 13, 2016 // By Christoph Hammerschmidt
The new release 6.1 of Altium’s TASKING VX-toolset for Infineon’s TriCore microcontrollers contains numerous new features and improvements. In particular, developers of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) benefit from the new features.

The TASKING toolset is an Eclipse-based embedded development toolchain with integrated compiler, multi-core linker, debugger and safety checker for optimizing every bit of Infineon’s microcontroller. Its specialized tools help streamline multi-core application design, allow functional safety verification, and develop fast and efficient embedded code.

The new TASKING TriCore VX-toolset is built specifically to help meet the highest safety standards and increased performance required of today’s multi-core based applications. Its ACT (AURIX Configuration Tool) is said to be streamlined for fast-paced development.

Cross-linking allows the user to mix compiler output from different compiler versions. With release 6.1, the TriCore toolset allows integration of legacy code from older versions while using the benefits from the latest version for other parts of the application at the same time. Such functionality will be of special interest to users of Infineon’s MCAL libraries that are ported and validated with older compiler releases.

Extended C++11 support is aanother addition to customers in the ADAS domain, allowing for simplified reuse of source code, greater productivity, early error detection and proper support of parallel programming.

The TASKING VX-toolset for TriCore 6.1 is available immediately with a 14-day trial version on request. Existing customers with a maintenance contract can upgrade to the new release for free.