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Curtiss-Wright Controls Adds Support for Green Hills Software's INTEGRITY® RTOS on its VPX6-187 QorIQ™ P4080 Single Board Computer


Freescale, FTF, Curtiss-Wright, Green Hills Software, P4080, QorIQ, embedded softwareORLANDO, FL—June 23, 2010 — Freescale Technology Forum — Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing, a business group of Curtiss-Wright Controls and a leading designer and manufacturer of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) VME, VPX, OpenVPX™, VXS and CompactPCI products for the rugged deployed aerospace and defense market, and Green Hills Software, Inc., the largest independent vendor of embedded software solutions, have announced the availability of an INTEGRITY® real-time operating system (RTOS) board support package (BSP) from Green Hills Software for the VPX6-187 Power Architecture® QorIQ™ P4080 single board computer (SBC).

The new BSP enables system developers to build complete embedded hardware/software solutions based on Green Hills Software’s certified safe and secure INTEGRITY RTOS for high-performance modular computing and integrated subsystem applications in the defense and aerospace markets.

"With the introduction of INTEGRITY for the VPX6-187, Curtiss-Wright Controls continues its commitment to our customers to provide a wide range of operating systems solutions," said Lynn Bamford, vice president and general manager of Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing. "The VPX6-187 is the first QorIQ P4080 product in our market to provide INTEGRITY support. Green Hills Software is a recognized leader in providing advanced computing solutions and certified operating systems that address both security and safety, and we are excited to be the first SBC vendor to deliver INTEGRITY on the QorIQ P4080 to our mutual customer base."

"For customers developing safe, secure electronic systems for aerospace and defense, Green Hills Software’s proven and widely popular INTEGRITY real-time operating system complements Curtiss-Wright Controls’ high-performance rugged board and subsystem solutions," stated Dan Mender, vice president of business development, Green Hills Software. "The combination of our products delivers a winning platform that addresses critical design challenges our customers face to increase system security and availability while reducing product time-to-market."

"The combination of Curtiss-Wright Controls’ high-performance QorIQ P4080-based VPX6-187 single board computer and Green Hills Software’s INTEGRITY real-time operating software is a powerful solution for designers targeting rugged embedded military systems," said Preet Virk, strategic marketing director for Freescale Semiconductor’s Networking Processor Division.

The new BSP will provide system designers with advanced, reliable system software, including BSPs and core drivers for the latest versions of the Green Hills INTEGRITY real-time operating system.

About INTEGRITY

The INTEGRITY family of real-time operating systems includes INTEGRITY, μ-velOSity, and INTEGRITY-178B, all based on the same high-reliability, hard real-time microkernel architecture that scales from deeply embedded and mobile devices to the most safety and security-critical systems. The INTEGRITY RTOS’ vast ecosystem of middleware, device drivers, 3rd party integrated software, and the innovative operating system-aware, integrated development environment – MULTI® - provides the ideal platform for next-generation connected devices

About the VPX6-187

Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing's VPX6-187 was the first VPX SBC to combine the performance and the advanced I/O capabilities of the Freescale QorIQ P4080 processor with an extensive I/O complement to provide a highly capable processing platform for a wide range of rugged embedded and embedded military/aerospace applications. The SBC’s P4080 processor provides data bandwidth to and from memory via dual 64-bit DDR3 memory controllers and 1066 MHz. It supports one high-performance PMC site with XMC capability and a single XMC site with a full I/O complement all VITA46.9-compliant. The 187 offers both SRIO and PCIe backplane fabrics for inter-board communications and carrier card interface. A rich I/O complement including up to 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports and options for multi-function RS-232/422/485 serial ports, MIL-STD-1553, Serial ATA, TTL and differential discretes provides connectivity with other system elements reserving PMC/XMC sites for application specific requirements.

In addition to the INTEGRITY BSP, the VPX6-187 is also supported by Curtiss-Wright Controls’ standard CSA firmware. For other operating system requirements, please inquire with your local Curtiss-Wright Controls representative.

VPX6-187 Board Features

  • Powerful general-purpose single board computer with Freescale QorIQ P4080 processor based on Power Architecture technology
  • Eight e500MC cores at up to 1.5GHz
  • 2 GB (expansion to 4GB) DDR3 SDRAM controlled by dual 64-bit controllers with ECC
  • Single XMC/PMC and a single full XMC site
  • Full complement of I/O capability (including Ethernet, SCSI, serial, USB 2.0, 1553, Serial ATA, TTL and differential discretes) with front panel Gigabit Ethernet connection
  • 4x4 lane SRIO and/or PCIe fabric interfaces
  • Continuum Software Architecture (CSA) firmware providing a comprehensive suite of system debug, exerciser, and update functions, BIT, and non-volatile memory sanitization function
  • Designed for embedded and embedded military harsh-environment applications, both air- and conduction-cooled
  • Available in OpenVPX™-compliant VPX and VPX-Redi configurations.

About Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing

Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing is the industry’s most comprehensive and experienced single source for embedded solutions, ranging from Processing, Subsystems, Data Communication, DSP, and Video & Graphics to the most advanced board level components and fully integrated custom systems. The Embedded Computing business group serves the defense, aerospace, commercial and industrial markets and is part of Curtiss-Wright Controls. For more information about Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing visit www.cwcembedded.com.

About Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc.

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc. is the motion control segment of Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW). With manufacturing facilities around the world, Curtiss-Wright Controls is a leading technology-based organization providing niche motion control products, subsystems and services internationally for the aerospace and defense markets. For more information, visit www.cwcontrols.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.

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