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Green Hills Software Announces MULTI 7 IDE Release for Linux

Streamlined Linux Debugging

MULTI 7 for Linux automatically understands the Linux kernel's complex internals and removes the tedious steps required to configure the debug environment.
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SANTA BARBARA, CA — September 22, 2015 — Green Hills Software, the largest independent software vendor for the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced a new release of its MULTI® Integrated Development Environment for Linux. With this release, Green Hills Software continues to evolve its software development suite with features designed to increase developer productivity and speed time-to-market.

Major new features include:

  • Comprehensive Linux debugging capabilities
    MULTI 7 for Linux now supports debugging everything from loadable kernel modules to multiple applications with hundreds of threads, all within the same debugger.
  • Increased Linux intelligence
    MULTI 7 for Linux automatically understands the complex internals of the Linux kernel and removes the tedious steps typically required to configure the debug environment. MULTI now automates prior distractions such as loading symbol information for kernel modules and processes.
  • Seamless multicore debugging
    Green Hills Software was one of the first companies to provide a probe and debugger solution that supported multicore debugging. MULTI 7 for Linux continues Green Hills Software's industry-leading multicore support with advances in automation and ease of configuration, allowing developers to approach multicore debugging in much the same way they approach single-core debugging.

"Other Linux debuggers are nothing more than graphical front ends to the GNU debugger," said Nathan Field, director of MULTI engineering for Green Hills Software. "MULTI stands apart in providing a debugger back end that is not based on gdb, allowing us to engineer many of the innovations we see in MULTI 7 for Linux."

The debugging features of MULTI 7 for Linux are compatible with C and C++ code built from the Green Hills Compiler or the GNU Compiler Collection. MULTI 7 for Linux supports debugging devices using x86, ARM, and Power processors.

MULTI is the first commercially available IDE to meet the highest standards of functional safety, including IEC 61508:2010 (Industrial), EN 50128:2011 (Railway) and ISO 26262:2011 (Automotive). In addition, MULTI satisfies both SIL 4 (Safety Integrity Level) and ASIL D (Automotive Safety Integrity Level) and is certified by TÜV NORD and exida.

MULTI 7 for Linux is available in September 2015.

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

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