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Green Hills Software Expands Platform for Wireless Devices

Extends Partnership with Silex Technology to Add Support for Low Power Atheros AR6002 Radio-on-Chip Modules


Silex, Green Hills Software, real-time operating system, embedded software, INTEGRITY, RTSO, Atheros CommunicationsSAN JOSE, CA April 27, 2010 Embedded Systems Conference, Booth 1510 — Green Hills Software, Inc., the largest independent vendor of embedded software, today announced that it has expanded support for its Platform for Wireless Devices. Built on the secure foundation of the INTEGRITY® RTOS, this platform now includes wireless driver support for Atheros Communications AR6002-based 802.11a/b/g SDIO radio modules. Green Hills has also extended its partnership with Silex Technology to offer support and services for customers deploying Wi-Fi-enabled products based on the Atheros family of radio modules.

"We are pleased to be expanding our support for the Green Hills Platform for Wireless Devices in response to the growing customer demand for INTEGRITY integration and support," said Kelly Oberle, vice president of product management, Silex Technology America. "Our complete low power SDIO wireless products and support services in combination with this wireless platform are key to addressing the increasing requirement to include wireless capabilities in products while delivering proven device security and reliability.

Silex Technology engineers performed the device driver porting effort to add AR6002 support for Green Hills safe and secure INTEGRITY RTOS, and have culminated many years of experience working with Atheros drivers and INTEGRITY. Silex offers extensive support services for Green Hills customers deploying Wi-Fi-enabled products based on AR6002 and INTEGRITY. These services enable rapid time-to-deployment for customers requiring Wi-Fi Certification and compliance with international regulatory standards. Silex also provides Atheros AR6002 radio modules in various form factors including an SDIO card that offers FCC/IC modular approvals.

"We’re pleased to be extending our Atheros wireless radio module support together with our partner, Silex Technology," commented Dan Mender, vice president, business development, Green Hills Software. "As an Atheros Authorized Design Center, Silex Technology has the expertise to support all aspects of deploying Wi-Fi-enabled devices running INTEGRITY, from low level driver development, to turn-key engineering support services. This expanded offering of products and services greatly improves product time–to-market by our end customers."

The AR6002 is an extremely low power wireless LAN (WLAN) solution ideal for deployment in mobile, portable and handheld embedded products. The AR6002 offers full-speed, hardware-based security with the WPA™, WPA2™ and 802.11i standards and supports the industry-standardized Wi-Fi Protected Set-Up™. It is also optimized and validated for coexistence with any certified Bluetooth solutions available today.

About the Platform for Wireless Devices

The Green Hills Platform for Wireless Devices is made up of the following components:

  • INTEGRITY RTOS
  • Full IEEE 802.11 and Wi-Fi Alliance standards support
  • Comprehensive WLAN client security features
  • Enterprise and Personal mode security with WPA/WPA2
  • Static and dynamic WEP (64/128/152-bit)
  • Full range of 802.1X Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) types
  • 802.1X authentication over wired LANs
  • Interoperability with standards-compliant RADIUS servers
  • Optional Cisco Compatible Extensions (CCX) version 4
  • Optional Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
  • Scalable, small footprint design
  • Green Hills IPv6-ready IPv4/IPv6 networking stack
  • Atheros AR6002-based radio modules from Silex Technology
  • Green Hills MULTI® integrated development environment

About INTEGRITY

INTEGRITY is a real-time operating system deployed in embedded systems that require maximum reliability and security. It was designed from the ground up to achieve unprecedented levels of reliability, availability, and security for a broad range of applications, including mobile devices, avionics, industrial control, automotive electronics, networking, and medical devices. The INTEGRITY RTOS’ strict adherence to provable resource requirements allows an embedded system designer to guarantee resource availability. Unlike other memory protected operating systems, INTEGRITY does not sacrifice real-time performance for security and protection. It is, first and foremost, a true hard real-time operating system. INTEGRITY represents the most advanced RTOS technology on the market today.

About Silex Technology America

Silex Technology, Inc. is an embedded network technology company specializing in local area network and wireless technologies providing software, modules or turnkey products. As the world’s leading supplier of print servers, Silex Technology is leveraging its technology and know-how into new applications as well as developing new technologies to meet the expanding need for connectivity for consumers and business users. Silex Technology has regional offices for sales, marketing and development in Japan, U.S., Germany and China. Silex Technology is vertically integrated to support the customer from design to production maintaining the high quality standard. Silex Technology is listed on JASDAQ (6679). For more information, please visit www.silexamerica.com.

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.

Green Hills, the Green Hills logo, MULTI, and INTEGRITY 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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