Green Hills Software, Inc.

March 08, 2005 05:00 ET

Green Hills Software and aicas Announce INTEGRITY RTOS Integration with the JamaicaVM



MARCH 8, 2005 - 05:00 ET

Green Hills Software and aicas Announce INTEGRITY RTOS
Integration with the JamaicaVM

SANTA BARBARA, Calif.--(CCNMatthews - Mar 8, 2005) -

Embedded and Realtime Java Users Benefit from Increased Productivity,
High Reliability, and Safe Execution

Green Hills Software, Inc., the technology leader in embedded software
development tools and royalty-free realtime operating systems, and
aicas, provider of Java technology for realtime and safety critical
embedded applications, announced today the availability of aicas'
JamaicaVM realtime Java Virtual Machine (JVM) for Green Hills Software's
INTEGRITY RTOS. The JamaicaVM supports INTEGRITY native threads and
inter-process communication, and offers a runtime system for hard
realtime applications through the use of the JamaicaVM's realtime
garbage collection technology. The JamaicaVM is the only available Java
implementation that provides hard realtime support for the full Java

Because the INTEGRITY RTOS features full memory protection and
guaranteed resource availability for application protection, the
INTEGRITY port to the JamaicaVM provides substantial portability,
developer productivity, and flexibility for safety-critical and realtime
software applications.

"JamaicaVM support for INTEGRITY represents a significant step in the
evolution of embedded development. Developers can now expand their
portfolio to include embedded Java technology," said Dr. James Hunt, CEO
of aicas. "Our Java software provides Green Hills Software end users
increased productivity, high reliability, safe execution, and easy code
reuse and encapsulation."

The advanced memory management of the JamaicaVM makes garbage collection
activity completely predictable, so that even high priority threads can
perform hard realtime tasks without interruptions. Dynamic allocation
can be performed with a constant worst-case execution time. The garbage
collector automatically ensures that memory is quickly recycled and
memory loss due to fragmentation is prevented. No user adjustment of
garbage collector parameters is required.

An advanced tools suite provides precise control over the deployment
configuration of Java applications. The build system includes tools to
help determine execution times of allocation operations. Several key
features are available with JamaicaVM 2.6:

-- full support of the realtime specification for Java (RTSJ),

-- incremental compilation for significantly reducing development
turnaround times,

-- and extended support for Java 1.4 API.


JamaicaVM for the INTEGRITY RTOS on PowerPC and Blackfin processors is
available today from aicas.

About Green Hills Software

Founded in 1982, Green Hills Software, Inc. is the technology leader for
realtime operating systems and software development tools for 32- and
64-bit embedded systems. Our royalty-free INTEGRITY® RTOS,
velOSity™ microkernel, compilers, MULTI® and AdaMULTI™
Integrated Development Environments and TimeMachine™ debugger offer a
complete development solution that addresses both deeply embedded and
high-reliability applications. Green Hills Software is headquartered in
Santa Barbara, CA, with European headquarters in the United Kingdom.
Visit Green Hills Software on the web at

About aicas GmbH

aicas provides Java technology for realtime and safety critical embedded
applications. The realtime Java implementation JamaicaVM uses the latest
runtime system technology to combine deterministic execution with
highest runtime performance. This provides an ideal development
environment for demanding applications in areas such as industrial
automation, aerospace, military, and telecommunication. aicas was
founded in 2001 as a spin off of the FZI Forschungszentrum Informatik
and the University of Karlsruhe. aicas headquarters are located in
Karlsruhe, Germany with a subsidiary in New Haven, CT. For more
information on aicas, visit

Green Hills Software, the Green Hills logo, MULTI, INTEGRITY, velOSity,
AdaMULTI, and TimeMachine, are trademarks or registered trademarks of
Green Hills Software, Inc. in the U.S. and/or internationally. All other
trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Green Hills Software, Inc.

North American Sales Contact: Green Hills Software, Inc., 30 West Sola
Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, Tel: 805-965-6044, Fax: 805-965-6343,

International Sales Contact: Green Hills Software Ltd., Dolphin House,
St. Peter Street, Winchester Hampshire SO23 8BW, United Kingdom, Tel:
+44 (0)1962 829820, Fax: +44 (0)1962 890300, Email:

Aicas GmbH

North American Sales Contact: aicas incorporated, 69 West Rock Ave., New
Haven CT 06515, Tel. 203-676-9807, Email:

International Sales Contact: aicas GmbH, Haid-und-Neu-Str. 18, 76131
Karlsruhe, Germany, Tel. +49 721 663 968-0, Fax: +49 721 663 968-99,


Contact Information

    Green Hills Software, Inc.
    Barbel French, 805-965-6044
    aicas GmbH
    Dr.-Ing. James J. Hunt, +49 721 663 968 22
    aicas incorporated
    David Reddy, 203-676-9807