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CES-Creative Electronic Systems Selects Green Hills Software's INTEGRITY RTOS for VPX SBC Family

Creative Electronic Systems selects Green Hills Software's INTEGRITY RTOS

SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA and GENEVA, SWITZERLAND — July 23, 2012 — Green Hills Software, the largest independent vendor of embedded software solutions, and CES-Creative Electronic Systems SA, a worldwide provider of aerospace and defense boards and systems, announced today that CES has selected Green Hills Software's INTEGRITY®-11 real-time operating system (RTOS) to be hosted on its newest 3U VPX single board computer (SBC) family (RIOV-2473 and RIOV-2478). The boards feature Freescale QorIQ™ P4080 processors, providing enormous flexibility of high-speed serial connections including PCI Express, serial RapidIO and 10 Gigabit Ethernet.

"Creative Electronic Systems chose INTEGRITY-11 to tap the full potential of the RIOV board family," said Werner Pirkl, systems engineer at Creative Electronic Systems. "An SBC providing such flexible connectivity needs an operating system that allows the exploration of all possibilities without requiring extensive adaption effort. Using the Standard for Embedded Power Architecture™ Platform Requirements in combination with intense software partitioning enables our clients to quickly prototype and evaluate the interconnect of their choice. The conjunction of resource I/O protection, offloading engines and synchronous or asynchronous multiprocessing support helps to achieve maximum performance while keeping hard real-time constraints and guaranteeing separation at the hardware and software level."

"CES has been hosting Green Hills Software's INTEGRITY operating system on its boards for over nine years," commented Christopher Smith, vice president, marketing, Green Hills Software. "The long-term relationship between CES and Green Hills has resulted in a proven track record of integration within some of the most advanced aerospace and defense solutions throughout Europe and the US."

About CES-Creative Electronic Systems

Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, CES-Creative Electronic Systems SA has been designing and manufacturing complex high-performance avionics, defense and communication boards, subsystems and complete systems for thirty years. CES is involved in the most advanced aerospace and defense programs throughout Europe and the US, and delivers innovative solutions worldwide. The company has developed very sophisticated know-how and expertise to integrate reliable hardware and software building blocks into market-specific solutions (such as ground and flight test computers, ground station subsystems, radar subsystems, mission computers, DAL A certified computers, video platforms, as well as test and support equipment). For further information, please visit:

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

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