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Green Hills Software Supports Latest Versions of the Intel Atom Processor Z5xx Series

Proven and Certified RTOS and Tools for New Industrial Temperature Processors

Intel Atom Z5xx Series processorsSANTA BARBARA, CA—MARCH 3, 2009 —Green Hills Software, Inc., the world leader in secure operating systems, today announced the early availability of its embedded software development solution for the latest options for the Intel® Atom™ processor Z5xx series, which include an industrial temperature range of -40˚ C to +85˚ C. These are the Intel Atom processor Z520PT and the Intel Atom processor Z510PT. The Green Hills Software solution includes the INTEGRITY® real-time operating system and virtualization technology, MULTI® integrated development environment (IDE), optimizing C/C++ compilers, and DoubleCheck™ static analyzer. Green Hills Software brings more than 25 years of experience in the embedded market, enabling customers to create and deploy reliable, high-performance products for industrial control, automotive infotainment, and a wide variety of other embedded applications in the least amount of time and at the lowest cost.

INTEGRITY for the Intel Atom Processor Z5xx Series
The INTEGRITY RTOS’ unique and modern technology achieves unprecedented levels of security, safety, and availability for applications in industrial control, transportation, medical, aerospace, and other industries. INTEGRITY is the foundation for Green Hills Software’s Platform for Industrial Safety, with certification by TÜV to IEC 61508 at Safety Integrity Level 3 (SIL3). INTEGRITY is also the first operating system technology certified to EAL6+ High Robustness, the highest Common Criteria security level ever achieved for an operating system. Only an EAL6+ High Robustness operating system is certified to protect high value resources from sophisticated attackers.

The Ultimate Open Platform
With open standards support, POSIX conformant interfaces, and the ability to host general purpose operating systems, such as Linux, in virtual machines, INTEGRITY can run more application software than any other operating platform. At the same time, INTEGRITY maintains the absolute highest level of security and real-time determinism for critical components, algorithms, applications, and subsystems. INTEGRITY on Intel’s Atom processor brings the world’s most ubiquitous architecture and its ecosystem of software to power-constrained, high reliability embedded systems.

“We are pleased to support the new industrial temperature options for the Intel Atom processor Z5xx series,” commented Dan Mender, vice president of business development, Green Hills Software. “Modern embedded system designs place ambitious reliability, time-to-market, and time-in-market demands on hardware and software designers. The combination of INTEGRITY and the Intel Atom processor Z5xx series platform provides a compelling solution to this challenge.”

“We recently added industrial temperature options to the Intel Atom processor platform for our embedded customers who need to deploy low-power products in unconstrained thermal environments,” said Jonathan Luse, director of marketing, Intel Low Power Embedded Products Division. “The Intel Atom processor Z5xx series platform provides a robust performance-per-watt solution for running Green Hills Software’s tools and operating systems in the industrial and automotive market segments.

In addition to the INTEGRITY real-time operating system, the integrated Green Hills software development solution for the Intel Atom processor Z5xx series consists of the following components:

  • Comprehensive portfolio of embedded communications, file systems, and other middleware
  • MULTI integrated development environment – providing the leading software development tool set for embedded software developers
  • Green Hills Optimized C/C++ compilers – generating high-quality and efficient code for the Intel Architecture
  • DoubleCheck™ integrated static analyzer – increasing software reliability and reducing time-to-market by eradicating more software defects early in the development process

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. In 2008, the Green Hills INTEGRITY-178B RTOS was the first and only operating system to be certified by the NSA to EAL6+ High Robustness, the highest level of security ever achieved. Our royalty-free INTEGRITY® and velOSity™ real-time operating systems, µ-velOSity™ microkernel, compilers, IPv6-ready TCP/IP networking stacks, GateD® Layer2 switching and Layer 3 routing, 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

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