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Green Hills Software MULTI Toolchain Certified as a Functional Safety Support Tool

TÜV NORD and exida Confirm the Qualification of MULTI According to the Latest Releases of the IEC 61508, EN 50128 and ISO 26262 Functional Safety Standards

BOSTON, MA — September 18, 2012 — Embedded Systems Conference, Booth 409 — Green Hills Software, the largest independent vendor of embedded software solutions, today announced that its MULTI® toolchain has been certified to meet the highest levels of tool qualification specified in the IEC 61508:2010 (Industrial), EN 50128:2011 (Railway) and ISO 26262:2011 (Automotive) functional safety standards. Green Hills has received certificates from both TÜV NORD and exida, making the Green Hills MULTI IDE the only commercially available toolchain certified to satisfy both SIL 4 (Safety Integrity Level) and ASIL D (Automotive Safety Integrity Level) tool qualification requirements.

Built on Proven Products and Processes
Developers can rely on Green Hills Software's decades of safety and certification experience and leverage certified tools to build safety systems up to SIL 4 and ASIL D. Green Hills has invested significant time and effort to meet the new tool qualification requirements included in the latest releases of these functional safety standards.

"Green Hills Software continues to lead the embedded software community in delivery of safety-certified products coupled with unparalleled safety expertise," commented Dan O'Dowd, founder and chief executive officer of Green Hills Software. "Our deep working knowledge of these standards, our proven design and development practices, and our collaborative engagement with the certification bodies were key to the successful certification that confirms our support tools qualification and complements our existing INTEGRITY® real-time operating system certified offerings."

"Adherence to the latest functional safety standards and end customer product certifications are a growing requirement globally across a broad set of markets, including automotive, industrial and railway," stated Gerhard Rieger, branch manager, TÜV NORD Systems GmbH & Co. KG. "Our certification efforts and end results with Green Hills Software for their MULTI tools provide these markets with the industry's first commercial off-the-shelf offering addressing the challenging requirements for a broad set of target microprocessors — thereby extending Green Hills Software's leadership in delivering products and expertise in the functional safety marketplace."

"The rising complexity of embedded software is requiring many markets and government agencies to demand product certification to proven standards for functional safety," commented Dr. William M. Goble, president of exida. "To address this demand, Green Hills Software has worked together with exida to complete the first ever commercially available tools certification for its MULTI tools offering, thereby significantly reducing the time and cost for end customers to certify their product offerings."

The availability of qualified MULTI tools delivers customers significant product development cost savings by:

  • lowering cost and time-to-certification,
  • reducing product time-to-market, and
  • reducing certification maintenance after product release,

enabling customers to assign their critical internal resources to unique product value-added and development instead of ancillary tools efforts.

Complete Integrated Development Environment
The MULTI integrated development environment (IDE) leverages 30 years of embedded software development expertise to provide developers an integrated package of tools they can rely on to create reliable software efficiently. The MULTI IDE offers integrated multicore development, debug and programming tools, including AUTOSAR operating system awareness, flash programming for on-chip flash, performance profiler, project builder, code coverage, run-time error checking, MISRA C adherence wizard, and the DoubleCheck™ integrated static code analyzer.

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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