INCHRON GmbH offers design and test solutions for real-time critical software in embedded systems. Being an Erlangen University spin-off, INCHRON calls on more than ten years of experience and profound know-how in analyzing and developing real-time critical embedded software. In 2005, INCHRON, a reliable cooperation partner of numerous leading industries and outstanding research institutions, successfully launched their real-time simulator chronSIM on the market. The latest supplement chronVAL allows for the validation to protect against worst case scenarios. The combination of simulation and validation gives best insight into the real-time behavior of interconnected embedded systems.
chronSIM is the central INCHRON tool for design, visualization, quality testing and analysis of embedded systems.
chronSIM allows your engineers to perform the most powerful real-time simulation, analysis and in-depth forecast of your embedded software's dynamic performance.
chronSIM empowers you to design the most suitable soft- and hardware architecture as well as the perfect task mapping onto the processors. You also create the optimal task structure, interrupt service routines scheme and scheduling procedure to maximize data throughput and to comply with all specified response times.
chronSIM uncovers and visualizes hidden dynamic operating sequences using state of the art UML based diagrams (sequence, task, state, stack, processor load, function nesting, etc.)
chronSIM provides you with accurate simulations of the response of your embedded systems to internal and external stimuli through events, analog and digital signals. You can additionally carry out Monte Carlo simulations and stress tests through random variations of the event times.
chronSIM simulates your system without requiring costly hardware. System bottlenecks, stack overflows, real-time errors - you will be able to nip them in the bud.
chronVAL is a real-time analysis tool to analyze, optimize and validate single and distributed embedded systems with regard to worst case scenarios. The integrated design, diagnosis and test tool chronVAL enables designers to analyze the dynamic behavior of embedded systems' software and bus communication including multi processor configurations. Due to state of the art algorithms chronVAL delivers precise, meaningful results very fast. With increasing complexity of systems technology chronVAL has significant time and detail advantages against so far existing tools.
chronVAL Key Features:
Mathematical analysis of the real-time behavior
Verification of application deadlines
Validation of maximum message latencies
Evaluation of system performance
Graphical visualization of results
Abstract modeling of systems at task level
Validation of single and multi processor systems
Modeling of hierarchical scheduling methods
Simple parameterization of complex stimuli
Fast and significant results due to latest algorithms
Integration with real-time simulator chronSIM
Based on mathematical algorithms chronVAL analyses the real-time behavior of the software considering the hardware when stimulated by parameterized event scenarios. The hard- and software system architecture is modeled on an abstract level. By this abstraction it is possible to analyze the dynamics of complex embedded systems.
The integration with the real-time simulator chronSIM provides the methods to catch all critical system situations and evaluate them in the simulator. Without having to change the tool environment, simulation and analysis will offer different views to the real-time dynamics of distributed embedded systems.