Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE: FSL) and Green Hills Software today announced their commitment to an aligned product roadmap for the new Freescale MPC57xx family of Qorivva automotive microcontrollers (MCU). Green Hills Software's " />
Freescale and Green Hills Software Announce Optimized Tools for Freescale's Next-Generation Automotive Microcontrollers
Industry-Leading Optimized Development Tools Unlock Multicore Performance of New Qorivva MPC57xx Family
February 27, 2012 --
NUREMBERG, GERMANY -- (Marketwire) -- 02/28/12 -- Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE: FSL) and Green Hills Software today announced their commitment to an aligned product roadmap for the new Freescale MPC57xx family of Qorivva automotive microcontrollers (MCU). Green Hills Software's MULTI® multicore debugger, optimizing compiler, TimeMachine suite and processor probes will leverage Qorivva's powerful Power Architecture® core and enhanced peripherals, multicore debug and high-speed processor trace interfaces. Through the collaboration, automotive carmakers and Tier 1 developers of powertrain, hybrid, body and instrument cluster applications will enjoy early access and global software support for the MPC57xx roadmap.
Today's automotive electronic control units (ECUs) demand increased processing performance and power efficiency, built-in software security and sophisticated functional safety capability within a zero-defect environment. Freescale's MPC57xx family was designed to provide this capability via intelligent hardware peripherals and complementary software libraries. Developers require a correspondingly powerful set of development tools.
"Our latest series of Qorivva 32-bit MCUs continues to deliver innovative solutions for engine control, vehicle dynamics and safety-critical applications throughout the vehicle," said Ray Cornyn, vice president of Freescale's Automotive MCU business. "The optimized Green Hills development tools and software fully complement and enhance the capabilities of our Qorivva microcontrollers."
"In working closely with Freescale Semiconductor, Green Hills continues to evolve its platform offerings to address the growing demands of the automotive industry," commented Dan Mender, vice president of business development, Green Hills Software. "Through our collaboration, we are able to bring unprecedented reliability, performance, and debug capabilities to Freescale's latest lineup of Qorivva MPC57xx automotive microcontrollers."
About the Freescale Qorivva MCUs
Freescale 32-bit Qorivva 57xx microcontrollers, built on Power Architecture technology, allow developers to bring innovative single and multicore solutions to market faster thanks to a scalable architecture and consistent base software platform. Intelligent peripherals facilitate reduced system cost by minimizing the amount of external circuitry in the system. When combined with Freescale's SafeAssure functional safety initiative, developers are able to achieve system certification within safety-critical environments, for example braking and steering. The latest Qorivva MCU product families range from simple, low-cost, single-core controllers up to the latest triple- and quad-core variants, providing increased performance, security and safety for next-generation vehicle applications.
Optimized for Performance and Small Code Size
Green Hills Software's optimizing compilers for Power Architecture e200 were used by Freescale for certified, published Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium® (EEMBC) Automark scores for the MPC5566, MPC5607B, MPC5644A, and MPC5674F microcontrollers. The results for the MPC5674F are the highest Automark scores ever achieved on an automotive microcontroller. The Green Hills compilers have been chosen for more benchmark scores published by EEMBC than any other compiler and have attained the highest published scores in every EEMBC benchmark category.
Complete Integrated Development Environment
The MULTI IDE for the Qorivva MPC57xx processor family offers integrated development, debug and programming tools, including Green Hills Register Definition (GRD), which gives the user textual description of MPC57xx registers conveniently located in the debugger; single core and multicore build and debug for bare-board (no OS) applications; flash programming for on-chip flash supporting the CFI model option and C55FMC drivers; new project wizard (NPW) support for MPC57xx development boards; instruction set simulator (ISS); performance profiler; project builder; code coverage; run-time error checking; MISRA C adherence wizard; DoubleCheck integrated static code analyzer; and Green Hills target debug agents for Green Hills Probe and P&E Multilink.
Non-intrusive Graphical Trace Collection and Debug
About Green Hills Software
Freescale, the Freescale logo and Qorivva are trademarks of Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., Reg. U.S. Pat. & Tm. Off. SafeAssure and the SafeAssure logo are trademarks of Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. The Power Architecture and Power.org word marks and the Power and Power.org logos and related marks are trademarks and service marks licensed by Power.org. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. © 2012 Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.
Green Hills, the Green Hills logo, MULTI, INTEGRITY, TimeMachine, SuperTrace and DoubleCheck are trademarks or registered trademarks of Green Hills Software in the U.S. and/or internationally. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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