Case Studies

One important way to validate the method developed within ALL-TIMES is to perform case studies together with industrial partners on selected problems. In this way, valuable feedback from early users can be conveyed back to the developers, and end-user awareness can be raised early to solutions in the area of timing analysis.

The ALL-TIMES methods and tool chains have been tested on industrial systems from the automotive domain, which is an important target domain for timing analysis. The usefulness of the tool chains has been evaluated for two different scenarios: an "early stage" design scenario, where timing analysis is used for design space exploration and time budgeting, and a "late stage" scenario where timing analysis is used to verify the timing properties of the final system. The evaluation shows that considerable gains can be obtained in the design process by using the tool chains that have been enabled by the work in ALL-TIMES.