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Green Hills Software Announces Compiler Release 2014

Major Execution Speed Improvements and Support for New CPUs

SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/01/14 -- EE Live!, Booth #1308 -- Green Hills Software, the largest independent software vendor for the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced a new release of its Green Hills Compiler. With this release, Green Hills Software continues to deliver tools that enable embedded developers to maximize product performance and reliability while minimizing development and production cost. New optimizations in Green Hills Compiler 2014 extend the Green Hills lead over other compilers in automotive software, as demonstrated by up to 10% improvement compared to latest published EEMBC® Automotive benchmarks. Also renowned for its market-leading robustness, the Green Hills compiler is the only commercial compiler certified to the stringent IEC 61508 Safety Integrity Level (SIL) 4 and ISO 26262 ASIL D.

Green Hills Compiler 2014 adds support for ARMv8-A 64-bit Cortex-A57 and Cortex-A53 processors. The Cortex-A57 processor is ARM's most advanced high-performance processor, while the Cortex-A53 processor is the world's smallest 64-bit processor and ARM's most advanced high-efficiency processor.

Compiler 2014 also supports a wide range of new processors, including ARM Cortex-A12, Cortex-A17, and newest versions of the Freescale Qorivva MPC57xx series Power Architecture microcontrollers and QorIQ T Series network processors.

Software efficiency improvements included with Green Hills Compiler 2014:

  • Improved inter-procedural optimizations
  • Improved loop optimizations
  • Improved CPU-specific optimizations

"Green Hills Software continues to be a champion of the embedded software developer, targeting its compiler and toolchain releases to the plethora of design challenges unique to resource-constrained, reliability-critical, and price-sensitive IoT devices," said Chris Rommel, executive vice president, VDC Research. "For 30 years, electronic product developers have depended upon Green Hills Software, and the company steadfastly remains at the forefront of compiler technology year after year."

"As the Internet of Things expands, a premium is placed on tools that enable Things to meet the smallest possible production cost and power budgets," said Nikola Valerjev, director of engineering, Green Hills Software. "Green Hills Compiler 2014 empowers Thing developers with the industry-best in both software performance and reliability."

Availability
Green Hills Compiler 2014 will be available in May for ARM, Power Architecture, x86, MIPS, and ColdFire processor architectures.

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.

Green Hills, the Green Hills logo and INTEGRITY 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.

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