Green Hills Software Supports Intel's New Network Processors

10/21/2004 - Green Hills Software, Inc., the market leader in embedded software development tools and royalty-free real-time operating systems (RTOS), announced support for the new Intel® IXP23XX product line of network processors. The Green Hills Software royalty-free INTEGRITY RTOS, velOSity microkernel and integrated development tools will enable software developers to deploy their network access and edge technologies in designs based on the Intel® IXP2325 and the Intel® IXP2350 network processors, including DSLAMs, wireless infrastructure, wireless LAN aggregation switches and VPN firewalls.

The MULTI integrated development environment (IDE), velOSity microkernel and INTEGRITY RTOS are optimized for Intel XScale® technology. They yield high performance and high reliability within a cost-effective business model and deliver the following advantages:

"OEMs will value the scalable performance and processing headroom in the Intel® IXP2325 and IXP2350 network processors for use in many access and edge applications, from T1/E1 to 2 Gbps line rates," said Frank Schapfel, network processor product line marketing manager, Intel Infrastructure Processor Division. "Many OEMs also need an optimized software development solution, like the Green Hills Software offerings, to help speed the development of their Intel IXP23XX network processor-based designs."

INTEGRITY prevents errant or malicious code from corrupting user and kernel objects. Other RTOS solutions do not offer this protection or security, leaving systems vulnerable to failure from errant application code, viruses and hackers. INTEGRITY enhances reliability and determinism by never disabling interrupts during any system call while giving applications guaranteed access to the CPU and memory for critical tasks.

The velOSity microkernel is small, fast and royalty free, making it a perfect fit for resource-constrained network applications while providing developers with a rich set of kernel services, device drivers, BSPs and middleware along with full MULTI compiler and IDE support.

The MULTI IDE features the 100 percent binary-compatible INTEGRITY simulator (ISIM), which enables programmers to develop and test their core processor code on a PC or workstation, and a real-time EventAnalyzer and ResourceAnalyzer, which give users a view of system and user events in a graphical display. The Green Hills Software Probe and Slingshot provide on-chip debugging and user run-control of the Intel IXP2325 or Intel IXP2350 network processors.

Pricing & Availability
The MULTI 4.0 IDE with Optimizing C and C++ compilers and the Green Hills Software Probe for the Intel® IXP23XX product line are now available to early customers. For new customers, development licenses for the INTEGRITY royalty free RTOS start at $15,000 USD and development licenses for the velOSity microkernel start at $9,500 USD. Availability for the Intel® IXP23XX product line is planned for Q1 2005.

Green Hills Software is an Affiliate Member with the Intel® Communications Alliance, a community of communications and embedded developers and solution providers. For more information, please visit

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. Our royalty-free INTEGRITY RTOS, velOSity microkernel, compilers, MULTI and AdaMULTI Integrated Development Environments and TimeMachine debugger 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 on the web at

Green Hills Software, the Green Hills Software logo, MULTI and INTEGRITY are registered trademarks. SuperTrace Probe, EventAnalyzer, ResourceAnalyzer, TimeMachine and AdaMULTI are trademarks of Green Hills Software, Inc.

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