The 10.4 release of XMOS Development Tools includes the XMOS Timing Analyzer (XTA) for accelerating the design of embedded applications and simplifies performance optimization. The XMOS Timing Analyzer ensures timing of real-time system functions such as control and DSP algorithms. Using XCore processors, functions traditionally implemented in hardware, such as I/O interfaces, can be implemented entirely in software and timed. XTA makes it fast and simple to ensure that embedded software meets timing requirements. XTA is available now for free as part of the XMOS Development Tools 10.4 release.