Monthly Archives: March 2017

Innovation in Ethernet’s Distribution System


A new version of Symatavision is being released and it is considered as a timing analysis solution which is for embedded software’s and it is designed specially by keeping in mind the time-critical ventures.

The CEO of Luxoft said “Symtavision 4.0 has a new analysis option at the functional level as well as updated features for the analysis of Ethernet networks. Both new features will significantly improve timing analysis of automotive control units, networks and distributed systems in general, the vendor promises.”

Moreover, it includes a new visualization capability in its SymTA/S toolset which is for data flow. Which is ideal for a fast running software. Apart from that, it has numerous filters which are designed so the software could work efficiently.

The CEO added “Symtavision 4.0 also includes extensions to the Ethernet network timing analyses in SymTA/S. Buffer occupancy in Ethernet switches can now be undertaken at the buffer level, allowing the validation of switch memory and thereby reducing the risk of dropped frames due to buffer overflows. This is supported in both simulation (system distribution) analysis and worst-case analysis. The addition of end-to-end jitter metrics provide an early hint as to the real-time capability of individual messages and helps to identify potential data losses at the receiver. Worst-case latency analysis has also been extended to cover Ethernet AVB and support is now provided for Autosar 4.2 Ethernet models, including SOME/IP. For CAN networks, a new dashboard is available that provides a quick overview of the status of a network. To support the automated testing of automotive ECUs and networks (CAN, FlexRay, Ethernet), both the SymTA/S TraceAnalyzer tools in Symtavision 4.0 offer the advanced comparison of actual versus target behavior, facilitating fast verification of measurements against the expected behavior from the model.”

So basically it is an outstanding innovation in the field of networking and its design is simply phenomenal.

Fire Test For Communication Cable Is The Need Of The Hour

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There are cable producers who are manufacturing communication cable that does not pass fire and life-safety building codes and yet they label it with all the marketing you need on the proper testified cables.

With the advent of technology, our lifestyle has changed dramatically. We have changed our workplace and living patterns. We are living a much more comfortable life with the technology gadgets but these gadgets which have made of life easy also possess the tendency to take our lives. With our new state of the art buildings equipped with new breathtaking technologies, we are more prone to fatal fire outbreaks. Our buildings are webbed with commination cables which can turn into a fire conductor if proper measures are not taken into consideration by the manufacturers.

The communication cables are tested in the Steiner Tunnel, in which cables are tested by being subjected to fire. A cable earns the plenum rating by passing specific flame-spread and smoke-generation requirements in a Steiner Tunnel. Cables are subjected to a tunnel and fire is then initiated at one end and then technicians measure how far does the fire reach in the cable.

First fire onset is measured by the control cable whose manufacture is known to be proper and safe and then a cable without UL approved holograph label was subjected to fire which burnt rapidly and produced dense smoke. So when you are installing the cables in your building make sure you are using the right UL approved cables which are designed to withstand fire outbreaks.