INTEGRITY RTOS to Support Motorola's PowerQUICC III Processors

3/26/2003 - Green Hills Software, Inc., the leader in embedded technology, announced plans to support Motorola's PowerQUICCTM III family of processors with its INTEGRITY® real-time operating system (RTOS). Green Hills Software already provides PowerQUICC III support through its MULTI® IDE and C/C++ optimizing compilers and the addition of support through INTEGRITY provides a total development solution for developers of communication and networking applications.

"Motorola delivers intelligence and programmability to the network, and we're proud to offer such a broad portfolio of networking silicon," said David Perkins, vice president and general manager of Motorola's Networking and Computing Systems Group. "Green Hills consistently supports our PowerQUICC and PowerPC processor families, and we applaud their commitment to our new PowerQUICC III architecture. Since last summer, PowerQUICC III customers have been able to develop and run their software on MULTI and its simulator, and we continue to work closely with Green Hills to enable INTEGRITY to play a key role in PowerQUICC III applications."

INTEGRITY is a fast, deterministic, royalty-free RTOS designed for applications that require high performance, high reliability, and a cost-effective business model. Utilizing the hardware memory protection facilities of the PowerQUICC III processor's MMU, INTEGRITY builds a firewall between the kernel and user tasks that prevents errant or malicious code from corrupting user data, the kernel, interprocess communications, device drivers and other user tasks. INTEGRITY also enhances reliability and determinism by running with interrupts continuously enabled and guaranteeing access to the CPU and memory for critical tasks. Other RTOS solutions do not offer this protection or security, leaving systems vulnerable to failure from errant application code, viruses, and hackers.

The MPC8560 is a high-performance communications processor based on the e500 PowerPC ISA Book E core. The MPC8560 features 256 kbytes of L2 cache, a 64-bit, 133-MHz PCI-X controller, 4-channel DMA, a RapidIO port, and dual 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet controllers.

The MPC8560 also features an on-chip non-blocking crossbar switch fabric known as OceaNTM (On-Chip Network). This unique combination of high-performance processing, versatile I/O, and high throughput makes the MPC8560 an ideal solution for a broad range of communications and networking applications.

INTEGRITY is part of a complete solution comprised of Green Hills Software's MULTI® IDE, the first IDE available for the PowerQUICC III family, and the Green Hills ProbeTM. Together with the Green Hills family of optimizing C/C++/EC++ compilers, the solution automates all aspects of embedded software development, from board bring-up to product deployment to in-field debugging and upgrades.

INTEGRITY is tightly integrated with Green Hills Software's MULTI IDE. MULTI includes a source-level debugger, program builder, run-time error checker, version control, and code/performance optimization wizard. MULTI also features an INTEGRITY simulator (ISIM), which enables programmers to develop and test their code on a PC or workstation without the need for PowerQUICC III hardware; and a real-time EventAnalyzerTM, which enables users to view system and user events in a graphical display. INTEGRITY also features field upgrading/debugging and dynamic task downloading - features valuable to communication and networking applications.

MULTI's optimizing C and C++ compilers, which have taken top honors in recent EEMBC Telecom and Dhrystone performance benchmarks, produce fast and compact code for the MPC8540/60's e500 core. The compilers provide a number of key optimizations that take full advantage of the e500 core's advanced instruction set, pipeline, registers, SIMD data types, and SIMD intrinsics.

MULTI for the entire PowerQUICC family, including the MPC8560 and MPC8540, is available now. INTEGRITY for the MPC8540 and MPC8560 will be available in early Q3 as early development boards are available.

About Green Hills Software, Inc.
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. Our royalty-free INTEGRITY® RTOS, compilers, MULTI® and AdaMULTI Integrated Development Environments and Green Hills ProbeTM, offer a complete development solution that addresses both deeply embedded and maximum reliability applications.

Green Hills Software is headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA, with European headquarters in the United Kingdom. For more information on Green Hills Software products, call 805-965-6044, email

Green Hills Software, the Green Hills logo, MULTI and INTEGRITY are registered trademarks. The Green Hills Probe, Slingshot, EventAnalyzer, ResourceAnalyzer, ISIM, QuickStart, Integrate, are trademarks of Green Hills Software Inc.

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