Green Hills Software Selects USB Connectivity Solutions From Softconnex for ThreadX Embedded RTOS

9/12/2002 - Green Hills Software will make available Universal Serial Bus (USB) connectivity software from SoftConnex Technologies with the ThreadX® real-time operating system for embedded microprocessors, the two companies announced.

Green Hills is licensed to resell SoftConnex's USBLink Host software solution consisting of a USB protocol layer, class drivers such as keyboard, printer and audio, and a variety of host controller drivers (HCD) such as the OHCI, UHCI and UHC124 HCD, according to Jim Gilbert, SoftConnex's vice president of marketing and business development. Green Hills will distribute USBLink Host ported to ThreadX for embedded applications and bundled with Green Hills Software's MULTI® Integrated Development Environment (IDE).

"ThreadX and MULTI customers will have access to the leading USB software and a complete library of class drivers," said John Carbone, Green Hills Software's vice president of marketing. "In our mission to address every aspect of software development for embedded applications, a comprehensive solution for USB connectivity was an essential ingredient. That solution is now provided through our partnership with SoftConnex."

About Green Hills Software (
Founded in 1982, Green Hills Software, Inc. is the technology leader for real time operating systems and software development tools for 32 and 64-bit embedded systems. Green Hills Software's royalty-free INTEGRITY™ and ThreadX® real-time operating systems, fully integrated with its market leading compilers and MULTI® Integrated Development Environment, provide a total development and run-time solution that addresses both deeply embedded and maximum reliability applications. The company is headquartered in Santa Barbara, Calif., with European headquarters in the United Kingdom. For more information, call 805-965-6044, email

About SoftConnex Technologies (
Based in Irvine, CA, SoftConnex Technologies, Inc. delivers the most complete USB software solutions for the embedded market. The company's flagship product, USBLink Host, provides the broadest platform support and the most comprehensive collection of class drivers currently available. It is also distinguished by its support for host controllers from leading chip suppliers, including TransDimension, NEC, Agere Systems, Cypress Semiconductors and Philips Semiconductors.

Green Hills Software, the Green Hills logo, and MULTI are registered trademarks, and INTEGRITY and the Green Hills Probe are trademarks of Green Hills Software Inc.

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