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Green Hills Software Expands Protocol Options for its Platform for Industrial Safety

Latest Field Bus Technologies Integrated with Green Hills Safety-Certified RTOSes

FREESCALE TECHNOLOGY FORUM, ORLANDO, FL —June 27, 2007—Green Hills Software, Inc., the technology leader in device software optimization (DSO) and real-time operating systems (RTOS), and IXXAT, a leading supplier of industrial and automotive communication solutions, today announced their collaboration to add support for CANopen, IEEE® 1588 and EtherNet/IP™ protocols to Green Hills Software’s industry leading Platform for Industrial Safety. As the backbone for communications in many industrial, medical and automotive devices today, these protocols can now execute safely and reliably when combined with Green Hills Software’s RTOSes that are well known for their pedigree and experience for use in the safety and security markets.

“Freescale’s 32-bit PowerQUICC® processors work with proven DSO technology from Green Hills to enable creation of world-class industrial automation, medical, avionics, and defense products that run some of the most demanding protocols in the industry,” said Glenn Beck, Industrial marketing manager for Freescale. “With this expanded support, Freescale Semiconductor and Green Hills Software are in a position to further reduce product time-to-market while increasing device reliability.”

The Green Hills Software Platform for Industrial Safety offers the following components:

  • MULTI integrated development environment and TimeMachine tool suite – providing the industry leading tool set for embedded software developers
  • Green Hills C/C++ and MISRA C compilers – generating the fastest and smallest code in the industry
  • INTEGRITY and velOSity real-time operating system (RTOS), with optional certification by TÜV to the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) EN 61508 standard at Safety Integrity Level 3 (SIL3)
    • Optional Safety manual, SIL3 certification certificate, certification report and MULTI Confidence from Use report
  • µ-velOSity real-time operating system – providing industry leading performance, minimal memory (less than 1.6KB) and power-saving footprint for resource-constrained and cost-sensitive devices
  • Optional middleware to support networking, USB, graphics, databases and more
  • Green Hills Probe – providing reliable and efficient debugging using the microprocessor’s JTAG port
  • Optional system/software consulting, development and certification services

“Developing and deploying software for these devices has traditionally been a time-consuming and expensive process,” commented Dan Mender, director business development, Green Hills Software. “The Green Hills Platform for Industrial Safety provides a complete solution for building the software components of safe, secure, and reliable systems, even those that require certification up to the demanding IEC/EN 61508 Safety Integrity Level 4 (SIL4).”

The Green Hills Platform for Industrial Safety is available now. These additional protocols will be commercially available for the Platform for Industrial Safety in 3Q 2007.

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

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