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Green Hills Software Ships Major Upgrades to SuperTrace Probe v3 and
Green Hills Probe v3

New Features Include High-Speed Serial Trace, New Parallel Trace Pod and Non-intrusive, Task-aware Probe Debugging
Green Hills Probe, SuperTrace Probe, serial trace, debugger

SANTA BARBARA, CA and NUREMBERG, GERMANY — February 26, 2013 — embedded world, Hall 4, Stand 325 — Green Hills Software, the largest independent vendor of embedded software solutions, today announced major hardware and software upgrades for the SuperTrace™ Probe v3 and Green Hills Probe v3. The enhancements include:

  • 40 gigabit-per-second High-Speed Serial Trace card for SuperTrace Probe v3 (STPv3)
  • New high-speed parallel trace pod with 5V support for SuperTrace Probe v3
  • Non-intrusive, task-aware probe debugging for INTEGRITY® RTOS
  • 13 new debug targets and 4 new trace architectures added

"Developers choose Green Hills hardware debug solutions to get the best performance, excellent value, and superior support," said David Kleidermacher, CTO, Green Hills Software. "With these latest improvements, customers can upgrade their existing tools to debug and trace the latest processors while enjoying the most productive environment available for developing, optimizing, and debugging embedded software."

40 gigabit-per-second High-Speed Serial Trace (HSST) card
The High-Speed Serial Trace card adds support for up to 6 high-speed serial lanes running at a maximum rate of 6.25 gigabits-per-second per lane, or up to 8 lanes running at a maximum of 5 gigabits-per-second per lane. With a combined 40 gigabits-per-second of trace bandwidth, STPv3 is the fastest and widest serial trace probe in the world. PowerPC Nexus and ARM HSSTP standards are supported.

New high-speed parallel trace pod with 5V support
For parallel trace users, the new Trace Everywhere (TE) trace pod supports up to 32 trace input signals with voltage levels up to 5 Volts, and a trace collection bandwidth in excess of 8 gigabits-per-second. Housed in a custom enclosure and designed for high physical and electrical robustness, the TE trace pod features an intelligent, modular trace connector that lets users easily switch between varieties of trace ports. All current parallel trace targets are supported with the new TE trace pod.

Both HSST and the TE trace pod include Green Hills Software's proven, high-speed JTAG technology to drive JTAG up to 120 MHz, sustaining download speeds in excess of 10 megabytes per second — more than twice as fast as any other debug probe currently available.

Non-intrusive, task-aware probe debugging for INTEGRITY RTOS
The Probe Run Mode software upgrade for both SuperTrace Probe v3 and Green Hills Probe v3 enables the world's fastest, non-intrusive, task-aware debugging using only the hardware debug port such as JTAG. Probe Run Mode lets users debug applications without halting the processor, and without the need for any communications drivers. This enables application development to begin earlier, reducing time-to-market, and without using any Ethernet or serial ports.

Probe debuggers that lack Run Mode capability force users to halt the system or use slow communications channels while debugging applications. Such intrusive debugging techniques are unsuitable for high-performance, sophisticated embedded systems.

Initial targets supported include Freescale QorIQ-based and ARM Cortex A9-based devices.

13 new debug targets and 4 new trace architectures added
This software upgrade also adds support for 13 new debug targets and 4 new trace architectures.

New debug targets include:

  • Freescale QorIQ P5020, P5040, P2041
  • Freescale PPC5746M McKinley and PPC5744P Panther
  • Freescale MPC5602
  • Freescale ColdFire M5301x
  • MIPS 1004K, 14K, 74k
  • ST SPC56AP60
  • TI AM389x
  • Xilinx Zynq

New trace targets include:

  • Freescale e500mc and e5500 Nexus high-speed serial trace
  • APM PowerPC 405
  • ARM Cortex-A9 PTM
  • ColdFire

These upgrades are available today.

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 EAL 6+, 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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