XMOS has released the XMOS Timing Analyzer (XTA) that accelerates the design of embedded applications using its family of XCore processor arrays.
According to David May, chief technology officer of XMOS, together with the deterministic nature of XMOS XCore processors, XTA makes it simple to develop software that meets timing deadlines – every time it executes. XTA is part of the XMOS Development Tools 10.4 release.
Based on static code analysis, he said XTA guarantees timing of real-time system functions such as control and DSP algorithms. Using XCore processors, functions traditionally implemented in hardware, such as I/O interfaces, can be implemented entirely in software and timed.