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Green Hills Software Supports Sitara™ ARM Cortex-A8 Microprocessors from Texas Instruments

Embedded Software Leader Supplies Proven RTOS and Industry Leading Tools for Scalable Processor Offering


Green Hills Software, TI, Sitara, INTEGRITY, real-time operating system, MULTISanta Barbara, CA — March 22, 2010 — Green Hills Software, Inc., the largest independent vendor of embedded software solutions, today announced the availability of its embedded software solutions for the Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) Sitara™ AM3505 and AM3517 microprocessors (MPUs) based on the ARM® Cortex™-A8. Green Hills Software’s ARM-optimized solution includes the INTEGRITY® real-time operating system (RTOS), MULTI® integrated development environment (IDE), optimizing C/C++ compilers and Green Hills Probe. Green Hills Software brings more than 28 years of experience in the embedded market to TI’s new Sitara MPUs, enabling developers to create and deploy reliable, high-performance products for industrial control, automation, transportation, medical, and a wide variety of other embedded applications in the least amount of time and at the lowest cost.

"Green Hills provides our customers with comprehensive embedded software solutions for TI’s wide breadth of scalable ARM-based offerings across Stellaris, DaVinci, OMAP and now the Sitara family of TI processors," said Amichai Ron, industrial automation business manager, TI. "The Green Hills tools and operating system are a great fit for our customers designing with Sitara MPUs who can take advantage of the reliability and high performance needed for industrial applications."

INTEGRITY for TI’s Sitara ARM Cortex-A8 MPUs

The unique architecture of the INTEGRITY RTOS achieves unprecedented levels of security, safety and reliability for applications in industrial control, automation, transportation, medical and other industries. The INTEGRITY RTOS is the foundation for Green Hills Software’s Platform for Industrial Safety, with certification by TÜV and Exida to the stringent IEC 61508 safety standard at Safety Integrity Level 3 (SIL 3), and also for the Green Hills Platform for Medical Devices, providing artifacts for the operating system to support FDA approval submissions.

"We are pleased to be adding comprehensive support for TI’s family of Sitara processors," commented Dan Mender, vice president business development, Green Hills Software. "With their excellent mix of on-chip peripherals including CAN, Ethernet, USB and graphics, and incredibly low power consumption, the AM3517 and AM3505 are great MPUs for embedded designs in the industrial and medical markets."

Integrated platform solutions based on TI’s AM3517 MPU showcasing Nokia’s Qt embedded graphics and 3S’s CoDeSys SoftPLC Runtime System are being demonstrated today.

In addition to the INTEGRITY real-time operating system, the integrated Green Hills Software development solution for TI’s Sitara AM35x MPUs consists of the following components:

  • Comprehensive portfolio of embedded communications, graphics, 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 highest-performance and smallest-footprint code for the ARM architecture
  • Green Hills Probe – providing low-level control of the ARM core for device driver development, board bring-up, and system debugging

TI’s Sitara AM35x MPUs

The AM3505 and AM3517 are MPUs based on ARM Cortex-A8 cores running at 500 MHz. These processors allow manufacturers to quickly bring to market devices featuring multiple connectivity options, rich user interfaces and high processing performance at sub one-Watt power levels. The AM3505 and AM3517 integrate numerous peripherals including Ethernet, UART, CAN, SPI, I2C, USB and a rich graphics display subsystem. For more information, please visit www.ti.com/sitara-devnet.

About Green Hills Software

Founded in 1982, Green Hills Software, Inc. is the largest independent vendor of embedded development solutions. 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 for any software product. Our open architecture integrated development solutions address deeply embedded, absolute security and high-reliability applications for the military/avionics, medical, industrial, automotive, networking, consumer and other markets that demand industry-certified solutions. Green Hills Software is headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA, with European headquarters in the United Kingdom. Visit Green Hills Software at www.ghs.com.

About the Texas Instruments Developer Network

Green Hills Software is a member of the TI Developer Network, a community of respected, well-established companies offering products and services based on TI analog and digital technology. The Network provides a broad range of end-equipment solutions, embedded software, engineering services and development tools that help customers accelerate innovation to make the world smarter, healthier, safer, greener and more fun. www.ti.com/dspdevnetwork

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