How will RTaW-Pegase help you design of safe and optimized networks?

  • Support your design choices by evidence — RTaW-Pegase computes performance metrics such as network loads, response times, jitters and buffers usage that make it possible to predict system performances under all scenarios. In addition, RTaW-Pegase offers features to compare different design and configuration options – learn how RTaW-Pegase assists you throughout the entire development cycle.
  • Reduce time-to-market — our unique ZeroConfig-TSN® (ZCT) generative design algorithm cut the development time of TSN networks by a factor 30 and more. Interested to see ZCT at work? Contact the product manager for a demo.
  • Cost-optimize your embedded architectures — RTaW-Pegase enables you to avoid over-provisioning of resources (processors, link speeds, memory in switches, unneeded technologies, etc). In addition, RTaW-Pegase includes design space exploration algorithms to optimize network topologies (e.g., number and location of switches), data streams routing and allocation of the software functions on the stations. Compare the cost-performance trade-offs of candidate designs with the built-in cost models – see this study for an illustration.
  • Design for the future — with our unique Topology Stress Test® (TST) function, you can predict the extent to which your networks will be able to sustain increased traffic. Interested to discover how TST can assist you in designing a future-proof network? Contact the product manager a demo or download this study.
  • Results you can trust — for timing verification, RTaW-Pegase relies on Network Calculus, which is accepted in aeronautics certification. Its core algorithms are fully detailed in refereed scientific publications – check the publications co-authored with our partners and research papers by our team members.
  • Proven in use — leading companies in the automotive, aerospace and industrial domains rely on RTaW-Pegase since 2008 – see the companies that trust us.

Key Features

  • Support automotive, aerospace and industrial switched Ethernet incl. 802.1Q TSN, 802.1Qav/AVB Credit-Based Shaper, 802.1Qbv Time-Aware Shaper, 802.1Qcr Asynchronous Traffic Shaper, 802.1Qbu frame preemption, 802.1CB frame replication, 802.1Qci filtering, 802.1AS-2020 clock synchronisation, SOME/TP (TP), DDS, DoIp, AVTP. Support Time-Triggered Ethernet (incl. SAE AS6802) as well as AFDX (ARINC664) with arbitrary speeds and topologies,

  • Support worst-case analysis and timing-accurate simulation of heterogeneous communication architectures made up of CAN (2.0A, 2.0B, CAN FD, CAN XL and ARINC825), switched Ethernet, AFDX, TTE, FlexRay, LIN and ARINC429 buses interconnected through gateways,

  • Generative Design with ZeroConfig-TSN (ZCT)Ⓒ a “push-button” approach to automate the selection and configuration of TSN networks,

  • Topology Stress Test (TST)Ⓒ design-space exploration algorithm helps designers make early-stage topological and technological choices without full knowledge of communication requirements,

  • The Software-Defined Vehicles (SDV) module allows to describe, simulate and perform worst-case schedulability analysis on software components executing on a multi-core processor, system-level timing chains can be visualized through Gantt charts.

  • Higher-level communication layers, run-time environments and applications can be modelled with user-written Java plug-ins. This allows the simulation of complete embedded systems,

  • Optimized TSN Time-Aware Shaper (IEEE 802.11Qbv) transmission schedules to meet stringent timing constraints,

  • Support Network-on-Chip for Kalray MPPA and STMicroelectronics manycore architectures,
  • Analysis and configuration of task scheduling, Event-Triggered and Time-Triggered scheduling, independent tasks, tasks described as graphs and runnables, verification of system-wide timing chains across tasks, networks and CPUs,
  • Implement the state of the art of Network Calculus to compute upper bounds on communication latencies, frame jitters and buffers utilization (see our research works on Network Calculus here),
  • Offer both worst-case analysis and timing-accurate simulation with a parallelized simulation engine to predict worst-case and typical performances,
  • Support FIFO, priority, AVB credit-based shaper, TSN time-aware shaper, frame preemption, TTEthernet and round-robin frame schedulers,
  • Include optimized priority allocation and routing algorithms, and configuration algorithms for AVB credit-based shaper and TSN time-aware shaper,
  • Support periodic and sporadic message transmission patterns, UDP and TCP transmissions, segmented messages (e.g., video streams and FTP traffic), and complex transmission patterns (e.g., DoIp protocol),
  • Rich graphical edition and visualization environment with communication architecture editor, Gantt diagrams, and comparison of design options,
  • Easy import and export of network configurations and simulation results through Java export plug-ins, CSV, XML, YANG (IETF/IEEE) files and other common formats used in the industry,
  • Maximum pessimism of the computed communication latencies with regard to the true worst-case latencies is limited (typically less than 15%) and is evaluated for each data stream,
  • Include NETAIRBENCH, a benchmark generator to create random yet realistic Ethernet configurations for early stage evaluation or to study how the network will be able to accomodate more load in future evolutions,
  • Very fast – for instance, large AFDX networks in civil airplanes are analysed in less than 10 seconds,

  • Runs on all platforms supporting Java – perpetual or time-limited / floating license or node-locked licensing models,

  • Professional support and custom extensions available. RTaW-Pegase functionalities are also available through the Pegase library for use in your own programs.

News and events

  • 2023/09: “What are the relevant differences between Asynchronous (ATS) and Credit Based (CBS) Shaper?” will be presented at the next TSN/A conference on September 27-28 in Ludwigsburg (Germany). This is a joint work with Ethernovia.
  • 2023/06: RTaW-Pegase V4.5 features the support of the Data Distribution Service (DDS) middleware and automates the mapping of DDS-defined QoS to TSN mechanisms. Interested? Contact us for a demo. RTaW and RTI have partnered to provide DDS & TSN solutions for mission-critical systems.

  • 2023/03: “Ethernet TSN in Aerospace Systems: Experimental Assessment of the QoS Mechanisms” was presented at the Aerospace Tech Week that took place on March 29-30 in Munich.

  • 2023/03: Joint work with Renault and R. Bosch entitled “Strategies for End-to-End Timing Guarantees in a Centralized Software Defined Vehicle Architecture Combining CAN With TSN Backbone” presented at the Automotive Ethernet Congress on March 21-23, 2023 in Munich. Download presentation slides.
  • 2023/03: Joint work with Volvo Cars presented at the Automotive Ethernet Congress on March 22-23, 2023 in Munich. We discuss the need, challenges and solutions to ensure timing predictability in next generation E/E architectures. Download presentation slides.
  • 2022/07: Pegase offers an export of the network parameters in YANG, a format which is gaining wide acceptance for the configuration of TSN devices. RTaW, in partnership with customers, has developed freely usable open-source YANG modelsThis presentation at the July 2022 plenary meeting of IEEE 802.1 TSN TG explores the use of a single YANG file including all network parameters.

  • 2022/06: Joint work with Volvo Cars presented at the Automotive Ethernet Congress on June 1-2, 2022 in Munich. This study, entitled “Signal-Oriented ECUs in a Centralized Service-Oriented Architecture: Scalability of the Layered Software Architecture”  showcases use-cases of the new Software-Defined Vehicle module. Download presentation slides.

  • 2021/11: System-level modeling with the new Software-Defined Vehicles (SDV) module that allows describing, simulating, visualizing (Gantt charts) and performing worst-case schedulability analysis on software components running on multi-core processors. Contact the product manager for detailed specifications and a demo. See a short video on SdV in Pegase.

  • 2021/10: “Do we really need TSN in Next-Generation Helicopters? Insights from a Case-Study”, is a joint study with Airbus Helicopters presented at the 40th Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC 2021), San Antonio, Texas, October 3-7, 2021. Download paperDownload presentation slides.
  • 2021/07: the Network-Calculus corner: algorithmic complexity improvements, formal verification of (min,+) computation correctness in RTaW-Pegase and new worst-case analyses for AVB/CBS and Network-on-Chips co-authored with our partner Onera.
  • 2021/04: RTaW staff is editor of a TSN standard (IEEE P802.1Qcw) and secretary of the aerospace profile standard (IEEE P802.DP). RTaW also participates in the activities of the automotive profile.
  • 2021/02: “QoS-Predictable SOA on TSN: Insights from a Case-Study” is a joint study with Renault on their SOA architecture named FACE presented at Automotive Ethernet Congress 2021. Pegase is used to automate the mapping of SOME/IP messages to TSN QoS mechanisms to meet the individual service requirements in terms of timing, and the system’s requirements in terms of memory usage.

  • 2020/09: Joint works with BMW Group (E/E architecture design automation – Download presentation slides here) and NXP semiconductors (reliability using IEEE802.1CB – Download presentation slides here) presented at the 2020 IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Ethernet & IP @ Automotive Technology Day, Munich, September 14-18, 2020.
  • 2020/02: Joint work with Volvo Cars on how to cost- and safety-optimize Ethernet-based communication architectures presented at the Automotive Ethernet Congress, 12-13 February 2020@Westin Grand Munich. Download presentation slides here. This study was conducted with Topology Optimizer (TOP) design assistant, a function of RTaW-Pegase TSN Generative Design module, demoed on our booth.

  • 2019/10: We had a booth at the TSN/A Conference 2019, 08-09 October 2019@Maritim Hotel Bad Homburg. This year’s highlight is the Topology-Stress-Test design assistant for early-stage design choices and the support of IEEE802.1CB for increased safety by frame replication.
  • 2019/09: “Early-stage Topological and Technological Choices for TSN-based Communication Architectures” is a joint study with Renault Group presented at the 2019 IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Ethernet & IP @ Automotive Technology Day, Detroit, Mi, September 23-25, 2019. The presentation first introduces Renault Group’s FACE high-performance Service-Oriented-Architecture. RTaW’s Topology-Stress-Test approach is applied to quantify and maximize the number of Some/Ip services supported by the FACE E/E architecture. Download presentation slides here.

  • 2019/04: CertiCAN is an academic tool produced using the Coq proof assistant for the formal certification of CAN analysis results developed at Verimag lab. in Grenoble, France. It has been used to prove the correctness of the results produced by the CAN analyzer of RTaW-Pegase – download the paper published at IEEE RTAS. A first time ever and it shows that proving result correctness is realistic in an industrial context.
  • 2019/03: Topology Stress Test (TST)Ⓒ is a new design space exploration feature that enables designers to make early-stage topological and technological choices (speed, protocols, hardware) without full knowledge of communication requirements – Available with RTaW-Pegase v3.4.5.
  • 2019/03: A hybrid approach for the verification of TSN networks combining the speed of machine learning and safety of worst-case analysis, presented at the 15th IEEE International Workshop on Factory Communication System (WFCS2019), Sundsvall, Sweden, May 27-29, 2019. Download the conference paper here.
  • 2019/02: we had a booth at the Automotive Ethernet Congress in Munich, February 13-14, 2019. There were very good interactions among the 45 participants of our workshop entitled “Automating the Design of In-vehicle Ethernet Networks in 2020 and Beyond: the Beginning of the Centaur Era?” about how generative design, and AI at large, is going to re-shape the design of in-vehicle networks.
  • 2019/01: Machine learning algorithms help drastically speed up the design space exploration of TSN networks. Download technical report here.
  • 2018/10: we had a booth at the 2018 IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Ethernet & IP @ Automotive Technology Day, London, October 9-10, 2018. In the conference held along with the trade-show, we presented a study entitled “Insights into the performance and configuration of TCP in Automotive Ethernet Networks”. RTaW-Pegase now offers a complete support of TCP on top of TSN. Download presentation slides here.
  • 2018/09: we had a booth at the TSN/A Conference 2018, Stuttgart, September 26-27, 2018. We showcased the latest features of RTaW-Pegase for automotive users (e.g., DoIp protocol support) and industrial users (e.g., design of bridging strategies in hierarchical networks).
  • 2018/06: New Java plugin infrastructure to extend RTaW-Pegase with your own models to simulate the functional behaviors of ECUs or high-level protocols, as easy as it gets.
  • 2018/04: “Pre-shaping bursty transmissions under IEEE802.1Q as a simple and efficient QoS mechanism” is a joint work with Renault Group and Onera presented at the WCX18: SAE World Congress Experience (WCX018), Detroit, USA, April 10-12, 2018. Extended version published in SAE International Journal of Passenger Cars—Electronic and Electrical Systems, 11(3):2018. Download paperDownload presentation slides.
  • 2018/02: “Insights on the performance and configuration of AVB and TSN in automotive networks” is a joint work with Renault Group presented at the 9th Embedded Real-Time Software and Systems Congress (ERTS 2018), Toulouse, France, January 31 – February 2, 2018. Download white paper here.
  • 2018/02: “Computing Routes and Delay Bounds for the Network-on-Chip of the Kalray MPPA-256 Bostan Processor” is a joint study with Kalray and Onera presented at the 9th Embedded Real-Time Software and Systems Congress (ERTS 2018), Toulouse, France, January 31 – February 2, 2018. Download paper here.
  • 2018/01: we had a booth at the Automotive Ethernet Congress in Munich, January 30-31, 2018 where we showcased for the first time ZeroConfig-TSNⒸ and presented joint work with Renault Group entitled: “Performance Assessment of Configuration Strategies for Automotive Ethernet”.
  • 2017/10: “Experimental assessment of QoS protocols for in-car Ethernet networks” is a joint study with Renault Group and Onera presented at the 2017 IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Ethernet & IP @ Automotive Technology Day, San-Jose, October 31-November 2, 2017. Download presentation slides here.
  • 2017/09: “Insights on the performance and configuration of AVB and TSN in automotive applications” is a joint study with Renault Group and Onera presented at the TSN/A Conference 2017, Stuttgart, September 20-21, 2017.
  • 2017/02: We had a booth at the Automotive Ethernet Congress in Munich, February 7–8, 2017. We demoed use-cases of RTaW-Pegase on heterogeneous in-car communication architectures (CAN, CAN-FD and Ethernet) built on Autosar compliant communication stacks.
  • 2017/01: Support Network-on-Chip for Kalray MPPA (worst-case analysis) and STMicroelectronics (simulation) manycore architectures,
  • 2016/09: We had a booth at the IEEE-SA Ethernet & IP @ Automotive Technology Day (E&IP@ATD). This event about the evolution of Ethernet standards, technologies and applications in the automotive domain took place at the Mariott Rive Gauche in Paris on September 20-21, 2016.
  • 2016/08: Underlying Network Calculus, the main timing analysis technique in RTaW-Pegase, is the (min,+) algebra. For people interested in the theory of Network-Calculus, we are glad to make the (min,+) Algebra Playground freely available on-line.
  • 2016/01: RTaW had a booth at ERTS2016, January 27-29, 2016 in Toulouse, France. In the conference that took place along the trade-show, we presented two studies on in-car Ethernet networks and time-triggered Ethernet.
  • 2015/11: TTEthernet (SAE AS6802) and time-triggered communication (eg. using IEEE1588) supported in RTaW-Pegase. This technical paper presented at ERTS2016 studies the interactions between the different classes of traffic in TTEthernet.
  • 2015/08: RTaW and ONERA (the French Aerospace Lab) sign a scientific partnership in the field of timing verification for Ethernet networks. We are thrilled to strengthen our 5+ years collaboration with ONERA.
  • 2015/04: “Timing verification of automotive Ethernet networks: what can we expect from simulation?“, study co-authored with Daimler Cars presented at the SAE World Congress, Detroit, USA, April 21-23, 2015. Slides are available here. See also the follow-up paper presented at ERTS2016.
  • 2015/04: Study co-authored with Daimler Cars on how to best configure the SOME/IP SD protocol, presented at the SAE World Congress, Detroit, USA, April 21-23, 2015. White paper version available upon request. Slides are available here.
  • 2015/03: Automotive Ethernet study led by Daimler Cars using the SOME/IP model of RTaW-Pegase: “Formal Analysis of the Startup Delay of SOME/IP Service Discovery“, presented at DATE 2015, Grenoble, France, March 9-13, 2015.
  • 2014/02: RTaW had a booth at the ERTSS congress in Toulouse, February 5–7, 2014. Two papers closely related to RTaW-Pegase were presented at the conference that takes place along with the trade-show – please see below,
  • 2013/12: Proof-by-Instance for Embedded Network Design: From Prototype to Tool Roadmap, study co-authored with Onera and Inria presented at ERTSS 2014 on how to prove the correctness of frame worst-case response time calculations,
  • 2013/08: Latest release includes NETAIRBENCH, a benchmark generator to create random but realistic switched Ethernet and AFDX configurations according to a set of user-defined parameters,
  • 2013/06: On the use of Deficit Round-Robin to facilitate incremental certification and mixed criticality scheduling, study presented at EUCASS 2013 co-authored with Onera and Thales Avionics,
  • 2012/02: Comprehensive experimental study of RTaW-Pegase on hundreds of realistic AFDX configurations co-authored with Onera and Thales Avionics at ERTSS 2012,
  • 2011/11: RTaW-Pegase received the best demo award at the Open Demo Session of Real-Time Techniques and Technologies of the 32nd IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium,
  • 2011/10: paper proving the correctness of some key algorithms implemented in RTaW-Pegase presented at the 1st International Workshop on Worst-case Traversal Time (download paper),
  • 2011/10: publication at SAE Aerotech 2011 presenting experiments of RTaW-Pegase on real AFDX configurations (download paperdownload slides).

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