SOURCE: Green Hills Software
DETROIT, MI--(Marketwire - Oct 16, 2012) - SAE Convergence 2012, Booth #416 - Green Hills Software, the largest independent vendor of embedded software solutions, today announces the availability of a compliant AUTOSAR (AUTomotive Open System ARchitecture) Application Programming Interface (API) for its industry-leading INTEGRITY® real-time operating system (RTOS).
The availability of the new AUTOSAR API for Green Hills Software's safety- and security-certified INTEGRITY RTOS -- combined with the existing rich set of standard APIs for OSEK and POSIX -- provides automobile manufacturers a clear path to address the growing dilemma of ECU (Electronic Control Unit) bloat facing vehicles today. The modern automobile has upwards of 80 microprocessor-based ECUs and the number continues to grow due to legacy design practices. This growth is negatively impacting vehicle cost, complexity, quality and time-to-market. INTEGRITY RTOS's proven separation capabilities and this expanded API targeting automotive electronics enable an effective, proven ECU consolidation strategy to address this growing problem. Developers can now leverage Green Hills Software's broad market experience in safety-critical systems and consolidation to safely decrease vehicle ECU count and complexity without sacrificing functionality and quality.
"Green Hills Software has been helping companies solve the difficult challenges of ECU consolidation with guaranteed 'freedom from interference' in the world's most critical embedded systems for over a decade," stated Dan Mender, vice president of business development, Green Hills Software. "This additional support expands the ability for automotive OEMs and Tier 1s to tackle the challenge of safely and reliably consolidating legacy functions with new system capabilities."
The Green Hills AUTOSAR support is an extension to a recent announcement (http://www.ghs.com/news/20120919_escbos12_MULTI_toolchain_certified.html) of the Green Hills MULTI® tool chain as the industry's first tool chain qualified to the stringent ISO 26262 standard for use at the highest Automotive Safety Integrity Level, ASIL D. This compliant AUTOSAR API has been integrated and tested with industry-leading providers of AUTOSAR development tools and target processor MCAL layers (Microcontroller Abstraction Layer), and provides seamless incorporation of AUTOSAR applications on INTEGRITY-based platforms.
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About Green Hills Software
Founded in 1982, Green Hills Software is the largest independent vendor of embedded development solutions. In 2008, the Green Hills INTEGRITY-178B RTOS was the first and only operating system to be certified by NIAP (National Information Assurance Partnership comprised of NSA & NIST) to EAL6+, 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.
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