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Green Hills Software Announces Support for Xilinx Virtex-5 FXT FPGAs

Comprehensive Software Development Tools and Operating Systems Supporting Virtex-5 FXT Platform's Embedded PowerPC 440 Processing Cores


SANTA BARBARA, CA —May 12, 2008—Green Hills Software, Inc., the technology leader in device software optimization (DSO) and real-time operating systems (RTOS), today announced the availability of its software development solution targeting the Xilinx [NASDAQ:XLNX] Virtex®-5 FXT FPGAs with embedded PowerPC® 440 processor blocks. Components of the Green Hills Software solution include the INTEGRITY® real-time operating system, optimizing C/C++ compilers for Power Architecture™, MULTI® integrated development environment (IDE), virtual prototyping platform, DoubleCheck™ static analyzer, and high-speed hardware debug probes. Green Hills Software’s technologies form a co-developed and highly integrated solution that enables system developers leveraging the system integration capabilities of Virtex-5 FXT FPGAs to create reliable, high-performance applications in the least amount of time and at the lowest cost.

“Green Hills Software has supported three generations of Virtex devices optimized for embedded processing with hardened Power Architecture processors,” said Tom Feist, Embedded and Signal Processing Solutions, marketing director at Xilinx, Inc. “With its reliable real-time operating system and development tools, Green Hills Software’s support of the Virtex-5 FXT family enables designers to integrate more of their system components onto 65nm FPGAs while meeting, and in some cases beating, their performance, cost, and power consumption requirements.”

“We are pleased that Xilinx selected Green Hills Software as a leading software solutions provider for Virtex-5 FXT FPGAs,” commented David Kleidermacher, chief technology officer, Green Hills Software. “Modern embedded system designs place incredible performance, reliability, and scalability demands on the software and hardware infrastructure. Green Hills Software software technology and the Xilinx platform FPGAs meet these demands while minimizing cost, weight, power, and space through system integration.”

INTEGRITY for Xilinx Virtex-5 FXT FPGAs
INTEGRITY represents the most advanced RTOS technology on the market today, achieving unprecedented levels of reliability, availability, and serviceability for applications in telecommunications, software-defined radio, networking, automotive, consumer, medical, aerospace, and other industries. An INTEGRITY Board Support Package (BSP) has been developed for Virtex-5 family development boards making it extremely easy to develop and deploy INTEGRITY-based applications while using the Xilinx Platform Studio tool suite for embedded design.

In addition to real-time operating systems, the Green Hills software development solution for the Xilinx Virtex-5 FXT FPGAs consists of the following components:

  • MULTI integrated development environment – providing the leading software development tool set for embedded software developers
  • Green Hills Power Architecture compilers – generating the fastest and smallest code in the industry for Power Architecture
  • Green Hills Probe – providing reliable and efficient multicore debugging using the Xilinx Virtex-5 FXT FPGA JTAG port
  • DoubleCheck integrated static analyzer – increasing software reliability and reducing time-to-market by eradicating more defects early in the development process
  • Green Hills High Speed PowerPC Virtual Prototyping Platform – providing a powerful, flexible, and extensible simulation environment for advanced software development

About Xilinx Virtex-5 FXT FPGAs
Virtex-5 FXT FPGAs deliver the ultimate system integration platform for applications in: wired and wireless communications, audio/video broadcast equipment, military, aerospace, industrial systems, and many others. The Virtex-5 FXT platform delivers the industry's first FPGAs with embedded PowerPC 440 processor blocks, 6.5 Gbps high-speed RocketIO™ GTX transceivers and dedicated XtremeDSP™ processing capabilities. Comprising the fourth platform in the 65nm Virtex-5 family, Virtex-5 FXT devices deliver high performance while enabling designers to reduce system costs, board space and component count. For more information about Virtex-5 FXT FPGAs, please visit www.xilinx.com/virtex5fxt.

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, IPv6-ready TCP/IP network stacks, GateD® layer 3 routing, compilers, MULTI® and AdaMULTI™ integrated development environments, DoubleCheck™ integrated static analyzer 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.

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