Green Hills' INTEGRITY RTOS Supports ColdFire Processor Families

5/20/2004 - Green Hills Software, Inc., the market leader in royalty-free real-time operating systems (RTOS), announced INTEGRITY RTOS support for the Freescale ColdFire MCF548x and MCF547x processor families. For the first time, software developers can develop and deploy process control, factory automation and other networked industrial setting products using an RTOS with guaranteed reliability on a Freescale ColdFire processor.

The INTEGRITY RTOS is part of a complete end-to-end solution created and sold by Green Hills Software comprised of a royalty-free, memory-protected RTOS integrated with the industry leading MULTI Integrated Development Environment (IDE), optimizing C/C++ compilers and hardware debug probes.

"Faster, tighter code and a powerful edit-build-debug cycle can create advantages for our customers, including cost savings and reduced time-to-market," said Alex Pepe, vice president and general manager at Freescale Semiconductor. "That's why we're happy to see the rollout of Green Hills' INTEGRITY RTOS, MULTI IDE, including their optimizing compiler, for our ColdFire MCF548x and MCF547x processor families. These development tools enable our customers to realize the full benefit of our new ColdFire offerings."

The Freescale MCF548x and MCF547x processors are based on the powerful ColdFire V4e core with multiple connectivity features including dual Ethernet, CAN, USB, PCI and other serial interfaces. In addition, these devices offer a hardware encryption accelerator that enables fast and secure network communication.

Optimized RTOS and Software Development Environment
INTEGRITY features full memory and application protection and guaranteed resource availability for critical tasks to prevent 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. At the same time, the INTEGRITY RTOS' modern architecture guarantees true real-time performance with fast interrupt response times and rapid context switching because it never disables interrupts during any system call.

Green Hills Software's development solution for the Freescale MCF548x and MCF547x processor families provides a number of advantages:

Pricing and Availability
MULTI and INTEGRITY are available today and priced starting at $5,900 and $15,000 respectively. They support development boards from LogicPD and Freescale.

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 velOSity microkernel, INTEGRITY RTOS, C/C++ and Ada 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.

Green Hills Software, the Green Hills logo, MULTI, INTEGRITY, velOSity, AdaMULTI and TimeMachine are trademarks or registered trademarks of Green Hills Software, Inc. in the U.S. and/or internationally.

North American Sales Contact:
Green Hills Software, Inc., 30 West Sola Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, Tel: 805-965-6044, Fax: 805-965-6343, Website:, Email:

International Sales Contact:
Green Hills Software Ltd., Dolphin House, St. Peter Street, Winchester Hampshire SO23 8BW, United Kingdom, Tel: +44 (0)1962 829820, Fax: +44 (0)1962 890300, Email:

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