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Green Hills Software Ships World’s Fastest Debug Probe

Green Hills Probe V3 is the Fastest and Smartest Debug Probe Ever Built

Green Hills Software and  Curtiss WrightEMBEDDED SYSTEMS CONFERENCE, SAN JOSE, CA
April 3, 2007
—Green Hills Software, Inc., the technology leader in device software optimization (DSO) and real-time operating systems (RTOS), today announced Green Hills Probe V3, the fastest and smartest debug probe ever built. With download speeds in excess of 10 megabytes per second, harnessed through the MULTI integrated development environment or a fully scriptable Web 2.0 interface, the third-generation Green Hills probe not only helps embedded developers find and fix bugs faster than ever before, but also helps them produce and manufacture their products more reliably than ever before.

“Green Hills Probe V3 is the summation of everything we believe in at Green Hills Software,” commented David Kleidermacher, chief technology officer, Green Hills Software. “With every software component developed using Green Hills Software tools and operating systems, the same technologies that have helped our customers be successful for over 25 years, we have made the fastest and smartest debug probe in the world. It’s a testament to the power of our products and our talented engineering that in a few short years after our entry into the debug probe market, we have not only surpassed every probe manufacturer in performance and breadth of CPU support, but we have also become the company whose products are setting the benchmark for the whole industry.”

“OEMs continue to be faced with increasing levels of complexity from new silicon architectures and proliferating volumes of software code,” said Stephen Balacco, director, Embedded Software Practice, Venture Development Corporation. "The Green Hills Probe V3 offers a complete range of capabilities through various host interfaces and enables increased responsiveness through higher-speed download in support of a number of 32- and 64-bit processor targets."

Faster Than Ever
With download rates in excess of 10 MB per second, Gigabit Ethernet, USB 2.0 High Speed, and a flexible electrical interface, the Green Hills probe will debug a wider range of CPUs faster than any other probe. The Green Hills probe uses hand-placed custom logic and a highly optimized software path to attain its unprecedented speed.

Smarter Than Ever
Green Hills Probe V3 brings a new level of intelligence and versatility to the world of JTAG debug probes. On-board flash programming support for virtually every NOR flash part available, built-in Python scripting with full access to all JTAG and debug port functionality, and a fully scriptable Web 2.0 interface all let the Green Hills probe be used for every phase of the product cycle from development to manufacturing.

Green Hills Probe V3 is powered by Green Hills Software’s INTEGRITY, the leading market share high-reliability real-time operating system. INTEGRITY’s partitioning architecture and ultra-fast response time have enabled the creation of a probe that is modular, reliable, and easy to use while attaining performance levels that have never before been achieved.

Green Hills Probe V3 is available now for devices based on ARM, MIPS, and PowerPC processors. Additional device support will be available in Q2 and Q3 2007. Green Hills Probe V3 is compliant with RoHS, PSE, and CEC standards.

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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