SOURCE: Green Hills Software

Green Hills Software

January 05, 2015 08:00 ET

Green Hills Software Announces Graphics and Virtualization Support for Intel Atom Processor E3800 Product Family

INTEGRITY and INTEGRITY Multivisor Enable Innovations in Automotive Electronics

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - Jan 5, 2015) - Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and Consumer Telematics Show (CTS) - Green Hills Software, the largest independent software vendor for the Internet of Things (IoT) and an Affiliate member of the Intel® Internet of Things Solutions Alliance, today announced the availability of its INTEGRITY® real-time operating system and INTEGRITY Multivisor™ virtualization support for the Intel Atom™ processor E3800 product family.

Green Hills Software's safety-certified INTEGRITY real-time operating system with its optional hardware accelerated 3D graphics support for the Intel Atom processor E3800 product family targets automotive applications such as reconfigurable digital instrument clusters, heads-up displays (HUD) and advanced driver assist solutions (ADAS), providing the ideal combination of blazing graphics performance from the processor E3800's Gen 7 Intel Graphics Architecture and unparalleled automotive grade safety.

Green Hills Software's INTEGRITY Multivisor takes advantage of the hardware virtualization capabilities available on Intel Atom to enable the world's highest performing multi-domain infotainment and safety-critical execution environment for next-generation automotive designs. Shipping since 2003, INTEGRITY Multivisor is the only virtualization solution built upon safety-certified separation kernel technology that provides highly assured isolation between cluster, ADAS, rear-view camera, and other safety-critical automotive subsystems while simultaneously and safely hosting popular infotainment operating systems such as Linux and Android, on a single multicore Intel® Atom™ processor.

"Intel In-Vehicle Solutions based on the Intel Atom processor E3800 family provide the compelling compute platform OEMs require for the next-generation software-defined vehicle, enabling high performance, reduced cost through consolidation, connectivity, and a transformative consumer experience," said Dan Mender, vice president business development, Green Hills Software. "When combined with INTEGRITY and INTEGRITY Multivisor, this compute platform delivers unmatched scalability, safety, and security to the future of vehicle electronics."

"The vehicle's software-defined cockpit presents challenges and opportunities that demand powerful, flexible, scalable, cost-effective computing platforms," commented Elliot Garbus, vice president & general manager, Automotive Solutions Division, Intel. "Green Hills INTEGRITY and INTEGRITY Multivisor running on Intel's automotive compute modules enable the vision of secure, reliable, safety-critical, and open multimedia operation with reduced total-cost-of-ownership and faster time-to-market."

Developed by Green Hills Software under contract with Intel, the INTEGRITY solution for products based on the Intel In-Vehicle Solutions platform leverages the INTEGRITY RTOS' leadership position as the dominant in-vehicle real-time kernel for instrument cluster and ADAS systems, and adds the capability to consolidate infotainment and app-store environments for reduced total system footprint and cost. This powerful, next-generation automotive architecture also enables OEMs and Tier 1s to reduce design/integration complexity and time-to-market while delivering the core foundation for the software-defined vehicle cockpit.

Key capabilities of Green Hills Software's solution for Intel In-Vehicle Solutions includes:

  • Hardware-accelerated 3D graphics running natively on the INTEGRITY real-time operating system
  • Integration with industry-leading graphical user interface design tools
  • Concurrent sharing of the hardware accelerated 3D graphics between infotainment guest operating systems and safety-critical graphics workloads running on INTEGRITY
  • Optimized, mature hypervisor support for Intel Virtualization Technology (Intel VT), including hosting of Linux guest operating systems on Intel In-Vehicle Solutions software platform
  • Green Hills Software's FIPS 140-2 and NSA Suite B cryptographic library optimized for Intel Architecture
  • Multicore SMP support - both INTEGRITY and guest operating systems

About Green Hills Software
Founded in 1982, Green Hills Software is the largest independent software vendor for the Internet of Things (IoT). 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.

Green Hills, the Green Hills logo, INTEGRITY and INTEGRITY Multivisor are trademarks or registered trademarks of Green Hills Software, in the U.S. and/or internationally. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Intel is a trademark or registered trademark of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries.

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