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Green Hills Software Announces Software Development Solution for Freescale’s MPC5510 Automotive Microcontrollers

Immediate Availability of Optimizing Technology for Multicore Body Electronics Controller Family


SAE WORLD CONGRESS, DETROIT, MI —April, 16, 2007—Green Hills Software, Inc., the technology leader in device software optimization (DSO) and real-time operating systems (RTOS), today announced the immediate availability of its comprehensive ECU software development solution targeting Freescale’s MPC5510 microcontroller family, built on Power Architecture™ technology. Components of the Green Hills Software development toolkit include: royalty-free RTOSes, optimizing C/C++ compilers for Power Architecture, MULTI® integrated development environment (IDE) with multicore debugger, virtual prototyping platform, TimeMachine™ tool suite and high-speed Nexus hardware probes.

Green Hills Software’s solution is tuned for the MPC5510 family’s dual-core architecture. For example, it offers tuned support for the Variable Length Encoding (VLE) instruction set, an extension to the e200 core that is designed to dramatically reduce application memory footprint. As a leading supplier of software development tools for Freescale’s MPC55xx microcontroller family, Green Hills Software has seamlessly integrated its uniquely innovative technology to enable system developers to create high-performance, highly reliable products, based on MPC5510 family devices, in the least amount of time and at the lowest cost.

“We welcome Green Hills Software's support for our MPC5510 family as our customers create the next wave of in-vehicle central body and gateway applications based on our high-performance Power Architecture MCUs," said Ray Cornyn, director of Freescale’s automotive microcontrollers operations. “Green Hills Software compilers help our customers unlock the exceptional performance of our dual-core MPC5510 MCUs while keeping code size to a minimum.”

“We are pleased to announce the addition of MPC5510 support to the Green Hills Software Platform for Automotive Systems,” stated David Kleidermacher, chief technology officer, Green Hills Software. “The MPC5510 with its low-power, dual-core architecture, enables ECU consolidation to improve size, weight, and power efficiency for next-generation automotive systems. Multicore architectures like the MPC5510, however, require a new generation of powerful development tools – including MULTI and TimeMachine. These provide the visibility, control, and optimized execution profile, which enable developers to migrate and reuse software successfully.”

Power Architecture Technology Compilers
Carmakers and their tier-1 suppliers throughout the world have sold millions of automobiles and trucks with ECUs developed with Green Hills Software’s compilers, because they trust the quality of the generated code and because they depend on a compiler to exploit the silicon’s optimization features. Smaller code footprint and faster execution translate directly into lower production cost and higher quality for embedded products, while high-quality code generation avoids costly after-sale product changes or even recalls.

Green Hills Software’s compilers lead the world in independent compiler benchmark scores for performance and small footprint of generated code. Freescale has used the Green Hills compilers to publish certified scores on the Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium (EEMBC) suite.

Green Hills Software Development Tools
The MULTI TimeMachine tool suite offers a wide variety of trace analysis tools that enable embedded software developers to find and fix bugs faster, optimize with ease, and test with confidence. TimeMachine provides unprecedented visibility into the complex interactions in software that can result in bugs, performance problems, and testing nightmares.

  • With more than ten thousand users, such as developers at Ford and Toyota, the MULTI integrated development environment is a proven multicore technology for ECU software development.
  • Royalty-Free Real-time Operating Systems
    Green Hills Software’s family of RTOSes – INTEGRITY, velOSity and µ-velOSity – enables automotive application engineers to develop a software base that can evolve to different ECU applications running on the Freescale MPC55xx family.

About the MPC5510
The MPC5510 family of 32-bit microcontrollers is Freescale’s latest achievement in integrated automotive MCUs designed to address the next wave of central body and gateway applications within the vehicle. The MPC5510 family is the first line of 32-bit automotive MCUs featuring a dual-core architecture with flexible low-power modes. Built on Power Architecture™ technology, the MPC5510 family delivers a range of price/performance options and supports extensive communications capabilities, including the FlexRay™ technology, controller area network (CAN) and local interconnect network (LIN). MPC5510 family devices operate at speeds of up to 80 with two e200z cores offering high-performance processing and flexibility while continuing to address low power requirements.

Availability
Green Hills Software’s Optimizing C/C++ compilers, advanced debugger and the MULTI IDE are available today for MPC5510-based application development. TimeMachine is available today for the integrated instruction set simulator. Support for Green Hills RTOSes, SuperTrace probe and Green Hills probe will soon follow.

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 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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