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Green Hills Software Compilers Produce Record EEMBC Automotive Benchmark Results

Freescale Chooses Green Hills Software’s Compilers to Achieve Highest Automotive Power Architecture Microcontroller Scores Ever

SANTA BARBARA, CA — February 8, 2011 — Green Hills Software, the largest independent vendor of embedded software solutions, today announced that its optimizing compilers for Power Architecture® were used by Freescale Semiconductor for certified, published Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium® (EEMBC) Automark™ scores for their 32-bit Qorivva™ MPC5566, MPC5607B, MPC5644A, and MPC5674F microcontrollers. The results for the MPC5674F are the highest Automark scores ever achieved on an automotive microcontroller. The Green Hills compilers have been chosen for EEMBC published benchmark scores more than any other compiler and have attained the highest published scores in every EEMBC benchmark category.

Microprocessor manufacturers publish EEMBC benchmarks in order to showcase the performance of their products running a wide range of real-world applications targeting various vertical market use cases. These benchmark results reaffirm that Green Hills Software’s compiler technology continues to be the preferred choice for embedded developers who wish to maximize performance as well as minimize memory footprint and power consumption in their designs. In addition, Green Hills Compilers are world renowned for their use in developing safety-critical, performance-demanding automotive electronic control units (ECUs) due to their unparalleled code generation robustness.

“Qorivva microcontrollers deliver the highest automotive performance in the industry, far exceeding the EEMBC scores of the closest competitors,” said Reza Kazerounian, senior vice president and general manager of Freescale’s Microcontroller Solutions Group. “The optimized Green Hills tools enable our customers to utilize the full capability of the Qorivva microcontrollers.”

“When you combine the performance of these Freescale Power Architecture processors with the efficiency of Green Hills compilers, the results are impressive,” said Markus Levy, EEMBC president. “Our scores will provide designers with additional objective data to help in selecting the optimal processor and tools solution for their given application.”

Optimizations
The Green Hills Software tools employ thousands of machine independent and machine dependent optimizations, including advanced techniques such as VLE instruction packing, link-time automatic small data area optimization and code factoring, inter-procedural optimizations, and profile directed optimizations. The result is technology that generates the fastest and smallest code for Power Architecture, as well as many other microprocessors.

Reliability
The Green Hills Software tools are used to build software running the most reliability-critical systems, including aircraft engines, automotive drivetrains, medical devices, industrial controllers, and high availability telecommunications equipment. Companies like Ford, Boeing, and Hewlett Packard base the reliability of their products on the proven robustness of Green Hills Software technology.

Availability
Green Hills Compilers for C and C++ are available today for Freescale Semiconductor’s 32-bit Qorivva microcontrollers.

About the Freescale Qorivva MCUs
The Qorivva MCUs are Freescale’s most powerful and versatile 32-bit microcontrollers for automotive applications. New Qorivva families built on Power Architecture technology are designed to increase safety and security for a full range of automotive applications.

About EEMBC
EEMBC, the Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium, was formed in 1997 to develop meaningful performance benchmarks for the hardware and software used in embedded systems. Through the combined efforts of its members, EEMBC® benchmarks have become an industry standard for evaluating the capabilities of embedded processors, compilers, and Java implementations according to objective, clearly defined, application-based criteria. Visit EEMBC at www.eembc.org.

About Green Hills Software
Founded in 1982, Green Hills Software 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 NIAP (National Information Assurance Partnership comprised of NSA & NIST) 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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