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Green Hills Software Announces INTEGRITY Support for Power Architecture VLE

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Green Hills Software Announces INTEGRITY Support for Power Architecture VLE


Brings High-reliability Partitioning to Extremely Resource Constrained Environments

NUREMBERG, GERMANY and SANTA BARBARA, CA — March 1, 2011 — Embedded World — Green Hills Software, the largest independent vendor of embedded software solutions, today announced that its INTEGRITY® real-time operating system has been optimized for the Power Architecture® Variable Length Encoded (VLE) Instruction Architecture, available in Freescale Qorivva™ Power Architecture automotive microcontrollers such as the MPC55xx and MPC56xx families. The VLE optimizations enable the INTEGRITY RTOS to achieve a minimum flash footprint of approximately 50 KB while providing total reliability, safety, and security through memory protection and virtual memory for all application and system processes.

To reduce cost and footprint, automotive manufacturers and tier-1s are increasingly consolidating electronic functions onto a reduced number of ECUs. This trend implies a difficult challenge in maintaining reliability, security, and safety. The INTEGRITY RTOS is designed specifically to address these software-partitioning challenges, and VLE optimization allows more room for application development and greater price and design flexibility by enabling the INTEGRITY operating system to run on more memory and cost-constrained microcontrollers. Designers using Freescale’s high-performance Qorivva automotive microcontrollers can now look to the INTEGRITY RTOS as the only safety-critical memory-protected operating system available in this space, facilitating the industry’s inexorable move towards systems convergence.

“Freescale is pleased to see INTEGRITY’s support for Qorivva microcontrollers added to the trusted Green Hills tools portfolio,” said Ray Cornyn, director of automotive microcontrollers products at Freescale. “With increasing ECU performance, software complexity and industry safety regulations, we expect the industry to welcome advanced RTOS technologies like INTEGRITY.”

“This product release further solidifies the INTEGRITY RTOS’s place as the most scalable operating system on the planet, able to run tiny microcontrollers lacking external memory all the way up to smartphones, PCs, and servers,” commented David Kleidermacher, chief technology officer, Green Hills Software. “This, along with its long time support of open standards such as POSIX and ability to virtualize guest operating systems such as Linux, Windows, and Android, truly earn INTEGRITY its pedigree as the universal operating system.”


Green Hills Software’s flagship real-time operating system has been deployed in automotive electronics, such as driver information clusters and infotainment head units, throughout its history. According to independent analysts, the INTEGRITY RTOS has demonstrated the highest growth in real-time operating system market share over the past decade. The INTEGRITY RTOS’s success is due to its advanced technological design, incorporating memory protection, guaranteed resource availability, secure remote management, and optimal real-time response. INTEGRITY technology is certified to numerous safety standards including IEC 61508 (SIL 3) and to EAL6+, High Robustness, the highest Common Criteria (IEC 15408) security level ever achieved for any software product.

About Green Hills Software’s Platform for Automotive

Green Hills Software offers solutions for the development of all the major subsystems of automotive electronics, from powertrain to body and chassis to infotainment. Platform run-time choices include the INTEGRITY RTOS, INTEGRITY Multivisor™ virtualization technology, and the µ-velOSity™ kernel. The Platform supports a broad range of middleware including 2D and 3D graphics, Global Positioning System (GPS), navigation, text-to-speech, Bluetooth, audio processing, wireless LAN, Media Oriented System Transport (MOST), Controller Area Network (CAN), and USB.

For automotive software development, the MULTI® integrated development environment (IDE) provides state-of-the-art compilers, debuggers, simulators, and profiling tools. Green Hills Compilers are used to build AUTOSAR and OSEK RTOSes and applications. The IDE includes a built-in MISRA C rules checker and the Green Hills DoubleCheck™ static source code analyzer. The MULTI IDE also provides leading debug technology, including the award-winning TimeMachine™ suite for advanced trace analysis.

The Green Hills Platform for Automotive is proven to help automotive manufacturers and their suppliers reduce manufacturing cost, development cost, and time-to-market while maximizing performance and reliability for their electronic products.


INTEGRITY technology for VLE-enabled microprocessors is available now. The INTEGRITY RTOS is also available across a wide range of CPU architectures, including ARM, Intel, MIPS, and Power.

About Green Hills Software

Founded in 1982, Green Hills Software is the largest independent vendor of embedded development solutions. In 2008, the Green Hills INTEGRITY-178B RTOS was the first and only operating system to be certified by NIAP (National Information Assurance Partnership comprised of NSA & NIST) to EAL6+, High Robustness, the highest level of security ever achieved for any software product. Our open architecture integrated development solutions address deeply embedded, absolute security and high-reliability applications for the military/avionics, medical, industrial, automotive, networking, consumer and other markets that demand industry-certified solutions. Green Hills Software is headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA with European headquarters in the United Kingdom. Visit Green Hills Software at www.ghs.com.


Green Hills, the Green Hills logo, MULTI, INTEGRITY, μ-velOSity, TimeMachine, DoubleCheck and Multivisor are trademarks or registered trademarks of Green Hills Software in the U.S. and/or internationally. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Editorial contact information:

Christopher Smith, Vice President of Marketing, Green Hills Software

Tel: +44 (0)2380 649660 Fax: +44 (0)2380 649661 E-mail: chriss@ghs.com

Sales enquiries to:

France:                         info-fr@ghs.com Tel: +33 (0)1 43 14 37 00

Germany:                      info-de@ghs.com Tel: +49 228 43 30 777

Israel:                           info-il@ghs.com Tel: +972 (0)9 958 4060

Italy:                             info-it@ghs.com Tel: +33 (0)1 43 14 37 00

Pan-Europe:                  mktg-europe@ghs.com Tel: +44 (0)2380 649660

Scandinavia:                  info-se@ghs.com Tel: +46 (0)8 750 82 70

The Netherlands:            info-nl@ghs.com Tel: +31 (0)33 461 3363

United Kingdom:            info-uk@ghs.com Tel: +44 (0)1844 267 950

Issued by:

Andrew Town / Hannah Hines, Pinnacle Marketing Communications

Tel: 44 (0) 208 429 6546/6547                 Fax: +44 (0) 208 868 4373

E-mail: a.town@pinnaclemarcom.com / h.hines@pinnaclemarcom.com

Web: www.pinnacle-marketing.com

March 2011                                          Ref: GHS/397/A

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