Green Hills Software adds CoDeSys SP from 3S

October 15, 2008 — Green Hills Software signed a partnership agreement with 3S-Smart Software Solutions, makers of CoDeSys, the IEC 61131-3 programming system for creating controller applications. 3S will integrate CoDeSys SP, the run-time environment for CoDeSys applications, with the Green Hills Platform for Industrial Safety.

“We are very pleased with the addition of 3S and CoDeSys to the ecosystem that makes up the Platform for Industrial Safety,” said Dan Mender, vice president of business development at Green Hills Software. “3S is a leader in 61131-3 programming and there is a large installed base of 61131-3 applications in this segment. The addition of CoDeSys enables our industrial controls customers with a seamless way to integrate these applications into INTEGRITY-based systems.”

“Green Hills has created a comprehensive platform for users that have requirements for safety and reliability,” said Roland Wagner, marketing manager at 3S-Smart Solutions Software. “The integration of CoDeSys V2.3 with the Platform for Industrial Safety allows the hosting of IEC 61131-3 applications in a safe and secure manner. We are very happy to have this option for our safety-conscious customers.”

About the Green Hills Platform for Industrial Safety
In July of 2006, Green Hills announced that INTEGRITY achieved certification by TÜV to Safety Integrity Level 3 (SIL3) of the IEC-61508 safety standard. SIL3 is the highest assurance level achievable for an individual software component, such as an operating system. The certified INTEGRITY operating system forms the core of the Green Hills Platform for Industrial Safety, a comprehensive solution composed of tools, operating systems, services, and middleware aimed at reliability-critical industrial control and automation systems.

About CoDeSys
CoDeSys is the leading hardware-independent IEC 61131-3 programming system under Windows for creating controller applications. As the programming interface for hundreds of different industrial hardware devices, CoDeSys is the tool used by thousands of application programmers every day – in different industrial applications, such as mounting machines, mobile machines, ship equipment, process industry, and building automation.

CoDeSys supports all the programming languages of the standard and offers complete back ends for all common processors. Controller applications for any kind of target hardware can be developed and operated comfortably with CoDeSys.

CoDeSys SP is a platform-independent controller system for embedded and PC-based systems (SoftPLC). The development surface for CoDeSys SP is CoDeSys which guarantees for the high stability of the application.

About IEC-61508
The IEC-61508 standard is commonly used internationally by regulatory bodies for safety certification of industrial control, automation and automotive systems. IEC-61508 is gaining acceptance in other industries as well. IEC-61508 covers the entire software development life cycle and places a strong emphasis on analyzing and mitigating safety hazards, enforcement of a rigorous quality management system, and extremely thorough verification and validation.

About Green Hills Software
Founded in 1982, Green Hills Software, Inc. is the technology leader in device software optimization (DSO) and real-time operating systems (RTOS) for 32- and 64-bit embedded systems. Our royalty-free INTEGRITY and velOSity real-time operating systems, µ-velOSity microkernel, IPv6-ready TCP/IP networking stacks, GateD Layer 3 routing, compilers, MULTI and AdaMULTI integrated development environments, DoubleCheck integrated static analyzer and TimeMachine tool suite 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.

About 3S-Smart Software Solutions
3S-Smart Software Solutions is one of the leading software manufacturers in the automation industry. The company’s main focus is the development and distribution of CoDeSys, the well-known IEC 61131-3 programming system for controller applications and CoDeSys SP, the platform-independent controller system. 3S-Smart Software Solutions markets the IEC 61131-3 programming system worldwide serving PLC manufacturers, automation component manufacturers and machine builders alike.

The CoDeSys specialists have developed a complete automation suite around their core products: they also offer integrated product extensions for motion control or visualization. The close customer contact the company has always cultivated is certainly one of the main guarantors for the user friendliness of the CoDeSys products.