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Green Hills Software to Present and Exhibit at Embedded Systems Conference Silicon Valley 2009

SANTA BARBARA, CA—March 24, 2009 — Green Hills Software, Inc., the world leader in certified safe and secure real-time operating systems (RTOS), will participate in a variety of activities next week at the Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose, California. At booth #822, Green Hills Software will demonstrate its latest embedded software solutions.

Green Hills Software speakers will present:

PHASE: Defense Against the Dark Arts
When: Tuesday (March 31, 2009) 8:00am — 9:15am
Where: San Jose Convention Center, room A8 – Aerospace and Military track
Who: David Kleidermacher, Chief Technology Officer, Green Hills Software
Synopsis: This session introduces PHASE: Principles of High Assurance Software Engineering, a practical methodology that developers can apply to create software that is far more robust than most commercial software. PHASE has been used in systems that have passed the highest level for aviation safety certification (DO-178B), the highest level for industrial safety certification (IEC-16508), and the highest level of security certification (Common Criteria - ISO/IEC 15408).

Anatomy of an EAL7 Security Certification
When: Wednesday (April 1, 2009) 1:45pm — 2:45pm
Where: San Jose Convention Center, ESC Theater – Security track
Who: David Kleidermacher, Chief Technology Officer, Green Hills Software
Synopsis: A real-time operating system (RTOS) was recently certified to the highest Common Criteria (ISO/IEC 15408) security level ever achieved for an operating system. This session will discuss the standard security specification, including its key functional and assurance requirements, against which the certification was performed, and how this standard compares to other security specifications prevalent in commercial software. The EAL7 process and methodologies will be instructional (and hopefully inspirational) for developers who want to design for a higher level of security and reliability.

Improving Security with MISRA C and MISRA C++
When: Wednesday (April 1, 2009) 8:00am - 9:15am
Where: San Jose Convention Center, room A7 – Security track
Who: Greg Davis, Director of Engineering, Compilers, Green Hills Software
Synopsis: C and C++ are powerful programming languages, but they permit programming practices that may compromise the security and robustness of your code. MISRA C and C++ are a collection of rules and development guidelines that define a subset of the C and C++ programming languages that are simpler, easier to understand, and, most importantly, more reliable. This session will provide an introduction to MISRA C and C++ and how to selectively apply them to maximize the security of your code.

Green Hills Software will offer, in booth #822, a wide range of interesting presentations and demonstrations, including:

  • Platform for Secure Networking – a comprehensive platform based on the certified secure INTEGRITY® RTOS and consisting of, secure virtualization, advanced file systems, dual TCP/IP v4/v6 host and routing stack, web server, SSH, SSL, IPSec, wireless communications and security software, Layer 3 routing and management software, USB, and development tools that enable developers to create secure, powerful, high-throughput connected devices with maximum availability in the least time and at the lowest cost. This Platform will be demonstrated on a Fulcrum Microsystems “Vegas” reference platform.
  • Platform for Medical Devices – incorporates the safety-certified INTEGRITY® real-time operating system, a broad range of middleware including communications protocols and graphics, as well as an integrated tool suite that addresses software developers' needs throughout the medical device software development process. INTEGRITY is available with complete software lifecycle data and supporting evidence for use during the FDA approval process, and has been used in Class II and Class III devices. This platform will be demonstrated on the Texas Instruments Zoom™ OMAP35x development kit.
  • The Wi-Fi reference platform incorporates low power 802.11 a/b/g connectivity along with the latest Wi-Fi security protocols approved by the Wi-Fi Alliance. Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA and WPA2) will be demonstrated on the Atmel AT91SAM9263 development platform with the Atheros AR6001 radio module. Additional protocol support for this platform includes Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) and Cisco Compatible Extensions (CCX).
  • INTEGRITY PC™ will be demonstrated on a Dell E6500 laptop showcasing Green Hills Software’s secure virtualization technology. This platform is able to host multiple guest operating systems while maintaining proven separation and security, and simultaneously hosting real-time-critical, safety-critical, and security-critical native INTEGRITY applications.
  • A representative from Software Acceleration, a division of Green Hills Software, will be available to discuss the company’s proven methodology for optimizing software performance that significantly increases performance for products based on 32-bit or 64-bit microprocessors and compiled software languages such as C or C++. Software Acceleration is the only company that provides its customers a contractual guarantee that states, if the agreed upon software performance objectives are not met, the customer will not pay.
  • Representatives from Green Hills Software and RADVISION will be available to discuss the benefits derived from the integration of the RADVISION SIP protocol development suite with the Green Hills Platform for Secure Networking. The combination secures confidential content from malicious attacks and unwanted access by relying on the industry’s most trusted real-time operating system, INTEGRITY, and supports the security policies and foundational architecture to prevent the wide range of attacks inherent to IP-based services while guaranteeing the required service quality.

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, IPv6-ready TCP/IP networking 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

Green Hills, the Green Hills logo, MULTI, INTEGRITY, velOSity, µ-velOSity, INTEGRITY PC, AdaMULTI, DoubleCheck 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.

North American Sales Contact:
Green Hills Software, Inc.
30 West Sola Street,
Santa Barbara, CA 93101,
Tel: 805-965-6044
Fax: 805-965-6343

Media Contacts:
Green Hills Software, Inc.
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International Sales Contact:
Green Hills Software Ltd
Fleming Business Centre
Leigh Road
Hampshire SO50 9PD
Tel: +44 (0)2380 649660
Fax: +44 (0)2380 649661