Green Hills compiler chosen by Freescale and IBM |

Green Hills compiler chosen by Freescale and IBM

SANTA BARBARA, CA — May 22, 2007 — Green Hills Software announced that its optimizing compilers for the Power Architecture were used by both Freescale and IBM for certified, published Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium (EEMBC) benchmark scores on the MPC8641D and PowerPC 750CL microprocessors. Green Hills compilers have been chosen by microprocessor manufacturers four times more often than other compilers to produce EEMBC published benchmark scores for 32-bit processors.

Microprocessor manufacturers publish EEMBC benchmarks in order to showcase the performance of their products on a wide range of real-world applications. These benchmark results reaffirm Green Hills Software’s compiler technology as the preferred choice for embedded developers who wish to both maximize performance as well as minimize memory footprint and power consumption in their designs.

“The combination of Green Hills Software’s tools and Freescale’s MPC8641D processor provides a compelling software and hardware solution across a wide variety of applications and industries,” said Toby Foster, product marketing manager for MPC8641D within Freescale’s Digital Systems Division.“ The MPC8641D delivers breakthrough performance, connectivity and integration. Its multicore design greatly benefits from advanced software tools from Green Hills Software, that help our customers tap into this powerful dual-core platform."

“IBM realizes that its customers are placing an ever-increasing importance on low power consumption, and the PowerPC 750CL processor is designed to address those concerns,” said Ron Martino, director of Power Architecture solutions, IBM Global Engineering Solutions. “The use of the Green Hills Software tools, which optimize memory usage, is critical to achieving a minimum power footprint.”

"EEMBC members such as IBM and Freescale know that the choice of compiler has a significant impact on device performance, both in real-world applications and from a benchmark point of view, as these scores for the PowerPC 750CL and MPC8641D show," said Markus Levy, EEMBC president. "Our scores will provide designers with additional objective data to help in selecting the optimal processor for their given application."

The Green Hills Software tools employ thousands of machine independent and machine dependent optimizations, including advanced techniques such as Partial Redundancy Elimination (PRE), link-time automatic small data area optimization and code factoring, inter-procedural optimizations, and profile directed optimizations. The result is technology that generates the fastest and smallest code for Power Architecture, as well as many other microprocessors, than any other product on the market.

The Green Hills Software tools are used to build software running the most reliability critical systems, including aircraft engines, automotive systems, medical devices, and high availability telecommunications equipment. Companies like Toyota and Boeing base the reliability of their products on the proven robustness of Green Hills Software technology.

About the Freescale MPC8641D
The MPC8641D integrates two e600 cores based on Power Architecture technology running up to 1.5GHz, two memory controllers with ECC at up to 600MHz datarate, four Ethernet controllers, a RapidIO fabric interface, and dual PCI Express I/O interfaces. The result is a SoC with tremendous performance density and capability.

About the IBM PowerPC 750CL
The IBM PowerPC 750CL RISC microprocessor is a 32-bit implementation of the IBM PowerPC family and operates at speeds from 400 MHz to 1 GHz. The 750CL includes a 256KB L2 cache and is targeted at networking, storage, imaging, consumer electronic, and other high-performance embedded applications.

EEMBC, the Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium, was formed in 1997 to develop meaningful performance benchmarks for the hardware and software used in embedded systems. Through the combined efforts of its members, EEMBC benchmarks have become an industry standard for evaluating the capabilities of embedded processors, compilers, and Java implementations according to objective, clearly defined, application-based criteria.

Green Hills Compilers for C, C++, and Ada are available today for Power Architecture, ARM, MIPS, V850, ColdFire , Intel IA-32, and Blackfin.

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, compilers, MULTI and AdaMULTI integrated development environments 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. Green Hills Software is an affiliate member of the Intel Communications Alliance, a community of communications and embedded developers and solutions providers committed to the development of modular, standards-based solutions on Intel technologies.
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