New Altium TASKING VX-Toolset v6.3 Improves Performance and Reliability of TriCore™/AURIX™ based Applications

May 23, 2019

Altium, a Global Leader in Electronic Design Automation, Announces a Major Update for Their TASKING VX-Toolset with v6.3.

Amersfoort, Netherlands - May 23, 2019  — Altium announces the release of the new TASKING VX-Toolset for TriCoreTM/AURIXTM with the release of version 6.3. This version provides a wide range of improvements and new features focused on the reliability and performance of an application on one side and an extended support for the AUTOSAR Adaptive Platform on the other side. The new version is available now with a trial version on request. Existing customers with a maintenance contract can upgrade to the new release for free.


The TASKING VX-Toolset for TriCore v6.3 release, which is a 64-bit application, includes several new features and improvements including:


Position Independent Podules (PIM)

Support for Position Independent Code and Data (PIC/PID) has been added to allow for partial updates of applications using register-relative addressing, providing huge benefits to the process of system updates once the application is in use, e.g. through fast over the air updates.


Extended support of C11 and C++14 language extensions and libraries

The changes for C11 now include full support for C11 Atomic Types to allow for more reliable implementation of multi-core applications, while C++14 is now fully supported as per ISO C++ with adaptive Autosar implementations as the use case.


Run-Time Stack Overflow detection

Besides an improved per core stack estimate during build time, the compiler now supports runtime monitoring of the stack to trigger either a default or custom overflow event handler to improve reliability of applications


Besides the enhancements in the TASKING VX-Toolset for TriCore™ v6.3, it is important to mention that it has been developed according to Automotive SPICE® (Software Process Improvement and Capability Determination) Level 2. This provides the most cost efficient way to certify applications for ASIL B, and a straightforward support up to ASIL D.


More details on new features and improvements in the TASKING VX-toolset for TriCore™ v6.3 are available in the product page.




TASKING is an Altium brand. TASKING development tools are used by carmakers and the world's largest automotive Tier-1 suppliers to develop embedded microcontroller based power train, body control and ADAS related applications around the globe for both traditional vehicles as well as electrical vehicles. These customers including those from adjacent industries rely on the TASKING development tools to create richer next-generation applications while achieving optimum reliability, security, and performance.