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Green Hills Software Announces Compiler 2015

Increased Performance, Safety and Quality for IoT and Embedded Systems

BOSTON, MA — May 6, 2015 — Embedded Systems Conference, Booth #11 —Green Hills Software, the largest independent software vendor for the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced its latest optimizing C and C++ compilers for the world's most popular 32-bit and 64-bit embedded processor architectures, including ARM® and Power Architecture®. New optimizations in Green Hills Compiler 2015 improve performance by 30%, further extending the Green Hills lead over other compilers, as demonstrated in recent published EEMBC Automotive benchmarks. EEMBC® Technology Labs have certified the Green Hills compiler, version 2015.1 as having achieved a performance score of 1.01EEMBC Automarks/MHz on the Cortex-R5 automotive MCUs from Spansion. This represents a 30% increase on previous performance scores.

The Green Hills Compiler 2015 enables software developers to increase their application's run-time performance and decrease memory size, thus saving costly hardware changes. Processor manufacturers choose Green Hills compilers more than all other competing compilers when publishing their highest processor performance scores on EEMBC — the most widely accepted industry benchmarks. Also renowned for its quality and robustness, Green Hills compilers have earned certifications for the highest levels of industry-specific safety and security requirements, including ISO 26262 ASIL D (Automotive), IEC 61508 SIL 4 (Industrial) and EN 50128:2011 (Railway).

"In the automotive market, processor performance and code quality are critical challenges for developers," said Markus Levy, EEMBC president. "The performance leap in these benchmark scores achieved by ARM and Green Hills is impressive. The beauty of these benchmarks is that they collectively resemble real-world code, so better benchmark results will typically yield higher-performing applications."

Notable new capabilities of Compiler 2015 include:

  • Targeted optimizations yielding as much as 30% performance improvement compared to earlier scores as demonstrated on recently published EEMBC Automark™ scores.
  • Improved safety and reliability features expanded traceability and the detection of more dangerous code conditions, even across modules and multiple libraries.
  • Increased developer productivity & flexibility is enabled by an expanded assembly language translation feature, advanced 64-bit linker optimizations and with increased control/visibility of job status reports.
  • Support for the new processors ARM Cortex®-R5F and Cortex-M7 processors, joining the already comprehensive support for popular processors manufactured by more than 35 silicon partners based on ARM, Power Architecture, Intel® Architecture, ColdFire, v850/RH850, MIPS™, TriCore™ and others.

Availability
The initial release of Green Hills Compiler 2015 is integrated with the MULTI® integrated development environment 6.1.6 and is available today.

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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