Green Hills expands automotive offering

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Green Hills Software, a specialist in embedded safety and security, is expanding its offering for automotive electronics manufacturers building safety- and security-critical systems that rely on the latest AUTOSAR Adaptive organisation standards.

The addition of configurable support for the leading AUTOSAR Adaptive vendors’ solutions on a wide range of automotive processors enables manufacturers to develop and deploy the most scalable, safe and secure AUTOSAR-based platforms possible for use in gateways, ADAS, autonomous vehicles, safety/security islands, domain controllers and high-performance zonal compute clusters.

Green Hills has participated in the AUTOSAR organisation since 2005 and, as a Premium Partner, is active in working groups defining standards for operating system interaction, security and debugging.

Heterogeneous computing platforms with mixed-core processors and multiple operating systems coupled with rising expectations for software-defined vehicle architectures bring great schedule pressure and complexity to engineers who are creating software responsible for critical vehicle functions using AUTOSAR’s open industry standards for advanced system functions and interfaces.

To address these challenges, Green Hills is able to support a wide range of possible platform configurations supporting a broad variety of end customers’ design goals, safety requirements and key performance indicators (KPI).

Green Hills Software’s expanded support for AUTOSAR draws on proven solutions and is based on: ISO 26262 ASIL D-certified INTEGRITY RTOS, POSIX conformance support, Real-time microkernel-based virtualization services, and the rich MULTI integrated development environment (IDE) tool suite with the latest C++ support.

Green Hills Software’s offerings are optimised for heterogeneous computing platforms and enable seamless integration of legacy AUTOSAR Classic services with AUTOSAR Adaptive services.

To address the complexities in debugging and optimising these advanced system architectures, Green Hills has integrated its latest advanced development and system visualization tools with these platforms.

The MULTI IDE gives global teams of AUTOSAR developers powerful visibility and control to pinpoint bugs and fix performance bottlenecks on complex automotive SoCs running multiple operating systems, AUTOSAR services, and applications on multiple heterogenous cores.

Key enabling features include AUTOSAR OS-aware debugging, synchronized system-level event visualization and high-performance C and C++11/14/17 compilers and run-time libraries, qualified for ASIL D.

In addition, Green Hills, through its SuperTrace JTAG probe and TimeMachine back-in time debugger, enables customers to capture and reproduce every bug by recording the state of a system and all its critical information right up to a crash without having to restart the applications. These tools substantially increase developer productivity and code quality while helping customers achieve their system performance and delivery goals.

“For the last 15+ years, our technology partnerships with the world’s leading AUTOSAR suppliers have been an important aspect to our successful engagements with global OEMs and their Tier 1 suppliers to deploy powertrain, body/chassis, ADAS, integrated cockpit, gateways, telematics, digital cluster, and IVI/cluster consolidation projects,” said Dan Mender, Vice President, Business Development at Green Hills Software. “In expanding our strategic efforts for AUTOSAR Adaptive with leading global AUTOSAR providers, our joint customers will gain access to the best-in-class AUTOSAR capabilities for next-generation ECU platforms supporting both AUTOSAR Classic and Adaptive standards.”