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Green Hills Software Announces Complete DSO Solution for Freescale i.MX31 Multimedia Processor
  i.MX31 Multimedia processor
July 26, 2006
—Green Hills Software, Inc., the technology leader in device software optimization (DSO) and real-time operating systems (RTOS), today announced that its complete product suite, including the MULTI integrated development environment, INTEGRITY, velOSity, and u-velOSity royalty-free real-time operating systems, TimeMachine tool suite, Green Hills compilers, and Green Hills probe are now available for the Freescale i.MX31 multimedia applications processors. The addition of support for this latest multimedia processor re-affirms Green Hills as the leading 3rd party supplier of device software optimization solutions across the wide array of Freescale semiconductor offerings.

“With the broad support of our processor families, Green Hills Software has long been a consistent component of the Freescale ecosystem. We are delighted that Green Hills continues this long tradition by providing a comprehensive solution of tools and operating systems for our market leading i.MX31 multimedia applications processors,” commented Berardino Baratta, general manager, Multimedia Division of Freescale.

The Green Hills solution for the i.MX31 processors consists of the following components:

  • MULTI integrated development environment – providing the industry leading DSO tool set for embedded software developers
  • Green Hills ARM compilers – generating the fastest and smallest code in the industry
  • INTEGRITY, velOSity, and µ-velOSity real-time operating systems – providing support for the broadest range of applications, from the most resource-constrained and cost-sensitive devices up to systems requiring the ultimate in reliability and security
  • Green Hills probe and SuperTrace probe – providing reliable and efficient debugging using the i.MX31 JTAG port
  • TimeMachine tool suite – taking advantage of the i.MX31’s ETM trace port to enable debugging forwards and backwards in time to find the most elusive bugs, optimize with ease, and test with confidence
“We are impressed with the performance, power, and debuggability of the i.MX31 processors and remain steadfast in our commitment to the highest level of support for this and other Freescale parts,” commented Dan O’Dowd, founder and chief executive officer of Green Hills Software.

About the Freescale i.MX31 processor

Freescale’s i.MX31 and i.MX31L multimedia applications processors are high performance engines based on the ARM11™ core. The device has a built-in Image Processing Unit (IPU), an integrated 3-D Graphics Processing Unit (i.MX31 only), power management via Freescale’s Smart Speed™ Technology, and numerous security features including a security controller (SCC), Random Number Generator Accelerator (RNGA), Universal Unique Identification, and Run-Time Integrity Checker (RTIC). The i.MX31’s performance and security features make it an ideal fit for multimedia players, 3-D gaming, and other performance-critical and power-sensitive consumer applications.


The complete Green Hills DSO solution for the i.MX31 processors is available today.

About Green Hills Software

Founded in 1982, Green Hills Software, Inc. is the technology leader in device software optimization (DSO) and real-time operating systems (RTOS) for 32- and 64-bit embedded systems. Our royalty-free INTEGRITY® RTOS, velOSity™ kernel, µ-velOSity™ microkernel, compilers, MULTI® and AdaMULTI™ integrated development environments and TimeMachine™ tool suite offer a complete development solution that addresses both deeply embedded and high-reliability applications. Green Hills Software is headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA, with European headquarters in the United Kingdom. Visit Green Hills Software on the web at

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Green Hills Software, Inc.
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