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Platform for Automotive Digital Instruments Targets Next-Generation Clusters and Telematics

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Unlike legacy clusters in automobiles, which often run simple OSEK kernels, next-generation designs require a partitioning real-time system that can support a challenging combination of hard real-time I/O, safety and security-critical functions, and high-end 3D graphics. Anchored by new features of the Integrity real-time operating system (RTOS), the Green Hills Platform for Automotive Digital Instruments is designed to meet these requirements. Key new capabilities include a native OpenGL 3D graphics support for the Integrity RTOS, automotive application programming interfaces, such as the automotive interface OSEK spec and compliance with the ISO 26262 ASIL D automotive safety standard for RTOS and compiler.

The Platform for Automotive Digital Instruments, including Integrity and its native 3D graphics, has been demonstrated running on a Freescale Semiconductor i.MX6x multicore SoC. In addition, Integrity supports Freescale’s partitioning-capable automotive processor families for both ARM Architecture (i.MX) and Power Architecture technology, with scalability from microcontroller designs to high-end infotainment systems running Android, Genivi, or other multimedia OSs hosted on Integrity Multivisor virtualization technology.

The Green Hills Software Platform for Automotive Digital Instruments includes Integrity RTOS and Multivisor virtualization technology for Genivi, Android and other operating systems as well as advanced human-interface software and drivers for Integrity, including OpenGL 3D graphics and Qt Commercial. It offers Integrity real-time programming interfaces, such as OSEK and POSIX, plus middleware and drivers for automotive connectivity, including CAN, MOST, WLAN, USB, Bluetooth and IPv6.

In addition, the Multi integrated software development environment is included with integration to third-party automotive toolsets such as MathWorks’ Embedded Coder and Simulink. The automotive tool chain features optimizing compilers with certified EEMBC performance 30% - 35% higher than competing compilers, and support for MISRA C/C++ and DoubleCheck static analyzer. RTOS and compiler comply with the ISO 26262 ASIL D automotive safety standard. For full insight into real-time performance, Green Hills Probe for hardware bring-up and low-level debugging and development is supplied along with the TimeMachine debugger and SuperTrace Probe, for advanced system analysis via on-chip trace

The Platform for Automotive Digital Instrumentation is available now. In addition to Freescale microprocessors, the Platform is also available across a wide range of automotive-grade CPU solutions.

Green Hills Software
Santa Barbara, CA.
(805) 965-6044
www.ghs.com