SOURCE: Green Hills Software, Inc.

April 21, 2008 08:00 ET

Green Hills Software Announces Support for P.A. Semi's PWRficient Family of Processors

Immediate Availability of Software Solution for High Performance Multicore Power Architecture Processors

SANTA BARBARA, CA--(Marketwire - April 21, 2008) - Green Hills Software, Inc., the technology leader in device software optimization (DSO) and real-time operating systems (RTOS), today announced the immediate availability of its comprehensive software development solution targeting P.A. Semi's PWRficient™ processor family, built on Power Architecture™ technology. Components of the Green Hills Software development toolkit include royalty-free RTOSes, optimizing C/C++ compilers for Power Architecture, MULTI integrated development environment (IDE), virtual prototyping platform, and high-speed hardware probes.

Green Hills Software's uniquely innovative and integrated technology enables developers to create high-performance, highly reliable products, based on the PWRficient (PA6T core), in the least amount of time and at the lowest cost.

"Embedded systems designers seeking maximum performance per watt will be drawn to the combination of the PWRficient platform and software solutions from Green Hills," said Dan Dobberpuhl, president and CEO, P.A. Semi. "Green Hills Software's industry leading real-time operating systems and software development tools enable application developers to realize the maximum potential of our Power Architecture platform."

"The PWRficient achieves top end Power Architecture performance in a surprisingly low power envelope, enabling designers to dramatically increase the level of functionality that can be realized in an embedded footprint," stated David Kleidermacher, chief technology officer, Green Hills Software. "We are pleased to bring the world's most proven and advanced Power Architecture software development solutions to this exciting platform."

Green Hills Software Development Tools

Corporations across a wide range of industries -- including telecommunications, aerospace, industrial control, medical, automotive, and consumer electronics -- have built electronic devices using Green Hills Software's technology. With more than ten thousand users, the MULTI integrated development environment is a proven technology for multicore software development. The Green Hills Power Architecture compilers are the most often selected for publishing certified scores on the Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium (EEMBC) suite. The Green Hills development tool suite also includes the DoubleCheck™ static analyzer and a high speed virtual prototyping environment.

Royalty-free Real-time Operating Systems

Green Hills Software's INTEGRITY family of RTOSes enables engineers to develop sophisticated yet highly reliable applications. INTEGRITY, an open standards conformant real-time operating system, utilizes a number of hardware and software mechanisms in order to implement a securely partitioned architecture that ensures time and space protection and prevents errant and malicious tasks from corrupting user data, the kernel, interprocess communications, device drivers and other user tasks. INTEGRITY also enhances reliability and security by guaranteeing deterministic response for all of its services. INTEGRITY is integrated with a comprehensive set of middleware, including secure networking, file systems, USB, and graphics.

About the PWRficient™ Processor

PWRficient 64-bit multicore processors, based on the Power Architecture, redefine power, cost, and throughput efficiency in high-performance processing. The unique system-on-chip architecture and design delivers high performance at phenomenally low power consumption. In addition to the processor cores, PWRficient processors offer high performance and single-chip integration of many high-performance peripherals, such as memory controllers, as well as high-speed I/O to dramatically reduce device cost and power and enable high throughput at low latency.


Green Hills Software's INTEGRITY real-time operating system, C/C++ compilers, Green Hills Probes, and advanced multicore MULTI IDE are available today for PWRficient PA6T-based software development.

About Green Hills Software

Founded in 1982, Green Hills Software, Inc. is the technology leader in device software optimization (DSO) and real-time operating systems (RTOS) for 32- and 64-bit embedded systems. Our royalty-free INTEGRITY® and velOSity™ real-time operating systems, µ-velOSity™ microkernel, compilers, MULTI® and AdaMULTI™ integrated development environments, DoubleCheck™ integrated static analyzer and TimeMachine™ tool suite 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 at

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