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Green Hills Software Endorses New Freescale Multi-core
Communications Platform

Green Hills Software’s Tools and Operating Systems Support Freescale Multicore Strategy Today and Tomorrow


FREESCALE TECHNOLOGY FORUM, ORLANDO, FL —June 25, 2007—Green Hills Software, Inc., the technology leader in device software optimization (DSO) and real-time operating systems (RTOS), today confirmed support for Freescale Semiconductor’s new Multi-core Communications Platform strategy. Green Hills Software’s products have been used with Freescale multi-processor designs since the early 1990s, and Green Hills will expand its partnership with Freescale to provide mature, complete solutions to complement this multicore strategy.

“As the number of processing elements in a single device grows, so does the complexity of the software project,” said Jeff Timbs, director of marketing for Freescale’s Networking Systems Division. “As a proven supplier of innovative multicore tools and operating systems to our customers, we look to Green Hills products to continue to help customers solve this software development challenge by utilizing the strengths of our innovative new multicore architecture.”

“For years, our customers have used our innovative products to gain better visibility and control into their multicore products,” said David Kleidermacher, chief technology officer, Green Hills Software. “We have customers using from 1 to over 100 processing elements in their products for automobiles, aircraft, massive signal processing, consumer devices and communication infrastructure. We look forward to adding to our technology-rich partnership with Freescale relative to the company’s current and future generations of multicore technology.”

Multicore Visibility and Optimization During Software Development
Green Hills Software’s software and hardware development tools have supported multiple heterogeneous and homogeneous processor architectures since the early 1990s. As an integrated set, the Green Hills tools provide developers priceless visibility, control, and optimized performance for multiple execution paths in applications on Freescale multicore solutions.

  • MULTI debugger – in a single instantiation of MULTI, the user selects one or more cores to debug. All the deep debugging features normally presented for a single core such as run-mode debugging, thread-mode debugging, memory windows, register windows, stack trace windows, are presented in a unique color. In addition, the user has complete control to operate on one or more cores as a group to start, stop, set a breakpoint and so on.
  • TimeMachine suite – the development tool that revolutionized software development with reverse program debugging was architected with multicore challenges in mind.
  • EventAnalyzer – a time synchronized graphical display of system activities over time enables developers to see complex real-time relationships within the multicore system. The user readily spots execution bottlenecks by viewing context switches, RTOS kernel calls, interrupts and exceptions, and user-defined events.
  • JTAG hardware probes – the Green Hills Probe and SuperTrace Probe are multicore-smart allowing for simultaneous processor core freeze-mode or run-mode debugging.

RTOS Family for Multicore RTOSes with Highest Reliability and Scalability
The royalty-free family of RTOSes from Green Hills Software offers Freescale customers the industry’s highest level of security, reliability and real-time performance for SMP (symmetric multiprocessing) and AMP (asymmetric multiprocessing) designs. The unique RTOS family brings INTEGRITY, the only commercially available RTOS reliable enough to control commercial jet flight guidance systems under DO-178B Level A certification; velOSity, for applications that require fastest time-to-market and lowest production costs; and µ-velOSity, for applications that require the absolute lowest production costs and smallest memory footprint.

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® and velOSity™ real-time operating systems, 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 www.ghs.com.

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

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