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Green Hills Software Adds INTEGRITY RTOS Support for Freescale QorIQ® COM Express®

Freescale Bundles Green Hills INTEGRITY Real-Time Operating System and Development Tools in QorIQ-based COM Express Development Systems

CHICAGO, IL — June 7, 2011 — Embedded Systems Conference, Booth 1115 — Green Hills Software, the largest independent vendor of embedded software solutions, today announced its comprehensive software development and run-time solutions for QorIQ® COM Express® Modules, bundled by Freescale Semiconductor and immediately available in the Freescale COM Express Development System kit. Green Hills support includes the INTEGRITY® real-time operating system (RTOS), award-winning MULTI® development environment and the Green Hills JTAG Probe, enabling designers to more easily begin developing high quality embedded software with the highest level of reliability and security on modular COTS hardware for industrial automation, networking, medical and military applications.

COM Express is an industry standard for computer-on-module (COM) form factor aimed at providing modular off-the-shelf boards with high-speed serial interfaces, greatly reducing or eliminating the need for customers to design their own custom boards.

"We are pleased to team with Green Hills Software and offer a comprehensive hardware/software solution to customers," says Glenn Beck, Segment Marketing Manager – Single Board Computers, Freescale Semiconductors. "Today’s OEMs face diminishing hardware engineering resources along with increasing levels of software quality and safety. Over the years, the Green Hills INTEGRITY RTOS has met those kinds of requirements and we look forward to satisfying new and existing mutual customers through the Freescale QorIQ COM Express development system."

"INTEGRITY board support packages exist today for hundreds of embedded board configurations that shorten and simplify our customers’ software development lifecycle," says Joe Fabbre, Director of Platform Solutions at Green Hills Software. "INTEGRITY integration with COM Express modules from Freescale, Emerson and other single-board computer manufacturers enables our mutual customers to skip the often costly board design and bring-up phase and jump straight to developing their products."

Freescale is now shipping Green Hills products in the QorIQ COM Express development system featuring:

  • production-ready COM Express modules from Emerson Network Power for QorIQ P4080, P2020 and, in July 2011, P1021/22;
  • full-featured evaluation CDs of INTEGRITY, MULTI development environment with EEMBC®-leading optimizing C/C++ compilers;
  • I/O-rich carrier blade, chassis enclosure, cables and documentation supporting a wide range of interconnects including Ethernet, CAN, PCI-Express®, Serial RapidIO®, USB 2.0, SATA, digital or analog VGA, stereo audio and more.

Green Hills Software's flagship run-time offerings are INTEGRITY RTOS and INTEGRITY Multivisor™ Virtualization. According to independent analysts, INTEGRITY has demonstrated the highest growth in RTOS market share over the past decade. INTEGRITY success is due to its advanced separation architecture, incorporating memory protection, guaranteed resource availability, secure remote management, and optimal real-time response. INTEGRITY technology is certified to numerous safety and security standards in industrial safety (IEC 61508 SIL 3), railway safety (EN 50128 SWIL 4), medical (FDA Class III), avionics (DO-178B Level A), and for INTEGRITY-178B to EAL6+, High Robustness, the highest Common Criteria (IEC 15408) security level ever achieved for any software product.

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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