Altium TASKING VX-Toolset Improves TriCore™/AURIX™ based Embedded Systems Development

March 16, 2017

Altium, a Global Leader in Electronic Design Automation, Announces a Major Update for their TASKING VX-Toolset with Version 6.2 to Deliver Best-in-Class Safety and Performance for Embedded Systems.

San Diego, Calif. – March 16, 2017 - Altium announced a major update to its TASKING VX-toolset for TriCore™ with the release of version 6.2, which carries a wide range of improvements and new features to heighten development performance for TriCore™/AURIX™ - first and second generation based applications. The TASKING VX-toolset for TriCore 6.2 is available now with a 14-day trial version on request. Existing customers with a maintenance contract can upgrade to the new release for free.


With Altium’s TASKING toolset and embedded compiler, engineers are fully equipped to optimize their code to deliver the best possible performance and safety in multi-core application designs. The latest TASKING 6.2 release includes several new features and improvements that help embedded systems developers to avoid code vulnerabilities, improve safety verification procedures, and strengthen overall development performance, including:


TriCore: Memory Protection Unit (MPU) Configuration Data Generator

For AURIX derivatives, the linker supports a new feature to generate information to set up the Memory Protection Unit (MPU) for a specific application. This allows for the partitioning of code and data into different safety groups on the MPU while memory access violations can be easily detected using the safety checker analysis, even before the MPU is enabled or any hardware is connected.


MISRA C:2012 Amendment 1 Support

TASKING VX-Toolset for TriCoreversion 6.2 includes support for MISRA C:2012 Amendment 1.  This amendment to MISRA:C2012 lays out additional guidelines to improve the coverage of safety concerns, specifically to provide rules and guidelines which ensure that common programming pitfalls are avoided.



TASKING VX-Toolset for TriCoreversion 6.2 not only comes with the latest features and improvements to enhance safety and performance procedures, but also signifies the first release under Automotive SPICE® (Software Process Improvement and Capability Determination) Level 2 process certification. ASPICE® certification is only awarded to companies that demonstrate the development process quality required to ensure the safety and reliability of modern automotive systems. This achievement is a testament to the top-tier development process that TASKING applies to provide quality, reliable products.   


More details on new features and improvements in the TASKING VX-toolset for TriCore v6.2 are available in the product Release Notes.



TASKING is an Altium brand. TASKING development tools are used by carmakers and the world's largest automotive Tier-1 suppliers to program microcontroller based power train, body control and safety related applications around the globe. More than ten thousand users rely on the TASKING compilers and debuggers to create richer next-generation applications while achieving optimum reliability, security, and performance. TASKING compilers are also part of Altium Designer and installed on hundreds of thousands of developer’s desktops around the globe. In 2012 the TASKING brand celebrated its 35-years anniversary of technology leadership, quality tools and customer support excellence.

About Altium

Altium Limited (ASX: ALU) is a multinational software corporation headquartered in San Diego, California, that focuses on electronics design systems for 3D PCB design and embedded system development. Altium products are found everywhere from world leading electronic design teams to the grassroots electronic design community.


With a unique range of technologies Altium helps organisations and design communities to innovate, collaborate and create connected products while remaining on-time and on-budget. Products provided are Altium Designer®, Altium Vault®, CircuitStudio®, PCBWorks®, CircuitMaker® and the TASKING® range of embedded software compilers.


Founded in 1985, Altium has offices worldwide, with US locations in San Diego and Boston, European locations in Karlsruhe, Amersfoort, Kiev and Zug and Asia-Pacific locations in Shanghai, Tokyo and Sydney. For more information, visit You can also follow and engage with Altium via Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.