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Green Hills Software Enables Safe, Secure CarPlay and Android Auto in the Connected Car

INTEGRITY Multivisor Securely Consolidates Safety- and Security-Critical Functions with AllGo's RACE Smartphone Connectivity
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LAS VEGAS, NV — January 5, 2016 — Consumer Electronics Show 2016 — Green Hills Software, the worldwide leader in high assurance operating systems, today announced the integration of AllGo Systems RACE Smartphone Connectivity technology with the INTEGRITY® Multivisor™ virtualization platform for managed access to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto services. Based on the trusted INTEGRITY real-time operating system, INTEGRITY Multivisor provides a flexible software architecture to consolidate safety- and security-critical automotive functions with consumer operating systems like Linux, QNX, Android or Windows. As a result, carmakers can seamlessly consolidate CarPlay and Android Audio services into the connected car while meeting demanding market-specific requirements for security, safety and real-time performance.

iPhone and Android phone connectivity in the car are becoming fundamental to the connected car infotainment experience, bringing tremendous user convenience to the vehicle cabin. However, consolidation of these functions without proper safety and security considerations create new security vulnerabilities in addition to increased safety risks.

To facilitate a safe, secure integration of CarPlay and Android Auto into the vehicle, Green Hills supports the execution and separation of AllGo's RACE Smartphone Connectivity services running in a Linux GuestOS on its safe, secure INTEGRITY Multivisor. While additional INTERGITY Multivisor partitions simultaneously protect coexistent critical functions such as instrument cluster, vehicle diagnostics or ADAS, running as native INTEGRITY tasks.

INTEGRITY Multivisor is the only hypervisor based on software technology independently certified to the highest levels of both safety and security. Its embedded virtualization architecture has been successfully deployed for over a decade in automobiles, aircraft avionics, enterprise workstations and weapon systems. It combines the trusted INTEGRITY microkernel with multicore system virtualization for configurable software partitions, hard real-time and safety-critical processing and hosting of one or more guest operating systems.

"Automotive head unit connectivity technologies such as CarPlay and Android Auto are becoming main stream in head units," said K. Srinivasan, Director & CEO, AllGo Systems. "AllGo's RACE Smartphone Connectivity enables smartphones to present applications to the head unit HMI and expands the infotainment offering from carmakers. Having the option to add safety-critical functions to the same processor by means of INTEGRITY Multivisor is a big plus."

"Carmakers are increasingly adding mobile device connectivity to their infotainment designs powered by our i.MX 6 series processors," said Dan Loop, global product marketing manager for automotive applications processors at NXP™ Semiconductors. "AllGo's smartphone connectivity running in the INTEGRITY Multivisor trusted execution environment brings users new levels of convenience and entertainment while securely separating these functions from safety-critical tasks."

INTEGRITY Multivisor's comprehensive support for 32- and 64-bit processors includes:

  • AllGo RACE Smartphone Connectivity for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto running in a protected Linux GuestOS
  • Secure multicore system virtualization of one or more guest operating systems utilizing configurable software partitions running safely alongside real-time safety- and security-critical tasks
  • Maximum virtualization performance through hardware acceleration from ARM Architecture virtualization extension (VE) and Intel® Virtualization Technologies (Intel VT-x and VT-d), for both 32- and 64-bit processors
  • Safely shared peripherals between critical tasks and guest operating systems
  • Green Hills Software's MULTI® integrated software development environment featuring multicore debugger, TimeMachine™ suite and 32- and 64-bit optimized C/C++ compilers, MISRA C support, profiler and many other integrated time-saving tools
  • Green Hills family of hardware probes for hardware bring-up, low-level debugging and trace-powered visibility
  • Green Hills Software's embedded software experts collaborate with system and security architects to tackle the difficult challenges of porting legacy code, device driver optimization, system safety and security and consulting services for performance optimization and developer productivity

Demonstration
INTEGRITY Multivisor and AllGo RACE Smartphone Connectivity for CarPlay and Android Auto will be demonstrated at CES 2016 in the Green Hills Software hospitality suite at The Palazzo, and in the AllGo Systems hospitality suite at the Westgate Hotel. Contact Green Hills for availability.

About AllGo Systems
AllGo Systems, founded in 2005, is a leading product design company focused on providing multimedia solutions for automotive and computer vision markets and license Multimedia / Smartphone Connectivity software, ADAS solutions and multimedia codecs to automotive customers worldwide. Our production proven media & connectivity middleware, along with our BSP development and system integration capabilities, make us a one-stop provider for high quality infotainment solutions. Our enterprise grade advanced video analytics solution AllGoVision has been deployed worldwide in video surveillance markets. AllGo has offices in India, US and China with sales and support across the globe. Visit www.allgosystems.com.

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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