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Green Hills Software Announces Support for ARM Cortex-M7 Core


ARM's Latest Cortex-M Processor Boasts Top Performance and Safety Features

SANTA CLARA, CA — October 1, 2014 — ARM Technology Conference 2014, Booth 1104 — Green Hills Software, the largest independent software vendor for the Internet of Things, today announced early access availability of its complete development tool suite and µ-velOSity™ real-time operating system (RTOS) for the new ARM® Cortex®-M7 processor, ARM's latest and highest performance Cortex-M processor.

The Green Hills Software development solution for the Cortex-M7 core includes the Green Hills ARM C/C++ compilers, which generate the fastest and smallest code in the industry; the Green Hills Probe and SuperTrace™ Probe, and the MULTI® integrated software development environment.

"Green Hills Software's software development tools for the ARM architecture provide a comprehensive breadth of solutions for embedded developers," said Hobson Bullman, general manager, development solutions, ARM. "Its software tool chain for the Cortex-M7 processor will assist in the creation of products across a wide range of consumer and industrial applications. This will include sectors such as automotive, industrial control, sensor fusion, smart energy, home appliances, factory automation, and portable medical systems."

"ARM's power-efficient Cortex-M7 processors, including its new safety features, represent the next-generation microcontroller/DSP platform for Internet of Things low-power applications, scaling from consumer sensor applications to ultra reliability medical and industrial control devices," said Dan Mender, vice president, business development, Green Hills Software.

Reliability
Green Hills Software's safety-certified 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. This makes the Green Hills solution an excellent fit for the Cortex-M7 processor and its new safety features, including ECC, memory protection, lock-step operation, data trace, and safety documentation for supporting medical and other safety-critical products and certification processes.

About the ARM Cortex-M7 processor
The ARM Cortex-M7 processor is the most recent and highest performance member of the energy-efficient Cortex-M processor family, and enables the most sophisticated variety of MCUs and embedded SoCs. The Cortex-M7 core has been designed to deliver a very high level of performance, while maintaining the excellent responsiveness and ease-of-use of the ARMv7-M architecture. Its industry leading high-performance and flexible system interfaces are ideal for a wide variety of application areas including automotive, industrial automation, medical devices, high-end audio, image and voice processing, sensor fusion, advanced motor control and in the deployment of the Internet of Things (IoT).

Availability
Green Hills Software's solutions for the Cortex-M7 core are available today for early access prototyping.

About Green Hills Software

Founded in 1982, Green Hills Software is the largest independent software vendor for the Internet of Things. In 2008, the Green Hills INTEGRITY-178 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 www.ghs.com.

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