Green Hills Software provides enhanced support to Imagination’s RISC-V CPUs

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Imagination Technologies, in partnership with Green Hills Software, has announced that its RISC-V real-time CPUs now have enhanced ecosystem support through the Green Hills µ-velOSity safety- and security-certified real-time operating system (RTOS).

This partnership will extend support to Imagination’s Catapult CPU family roadmap in the future.

The µ-velOSity RTOS is the smallest of Green Hills Software's family of real-time operating systems and has been updated and optimised to support the RISC-V architecture. It has been certified to meet a broad number of industry standards for functional safety and security.

With a streamlined design, coupled with seamless integration with the safety-certified Green Hills MULTI integrated development environment (IDE) and C/C++ compilers, it is now both easier to learn and use, allowing developers to create advanced solutions with improved levels of performance and the smallest footprint for automotive, industrial, and IoT applications.

“We have a long-standing relationship with Imagination and are pleased to extend our support to the company’s RISC-V CPUs,” said Dan Mender, VP of Business Development at Green Hills Software. “The adoption of the RISC-V instruction set architecture is increasing rapidly in countless markets, particularly in IoT, industrial, and embedded applications. By using Imagination’s Catapult family and our µ-velOSity RTOS, advanced debugger and optimising C/C++ compilers, customers can efficiently create and confidently deploy safety- and security-critical RISC-V applications."

“Imagination’s RISC-V real-time CPUs are a key initial milestone in our RISC-V product roadmap. We recognise the importance of this architecture in shaping the technologies to come, and we understand the importance of partnering with Green Hills to offer developers the right tools and operating systems to achieve complete application control and visibility,” explained Shreyas Derashri, VP of Compute at Imagination Technologies. “The µ-velOSity RTOS adheres to critical safety and security industry standards, making it a purpose-built solution for deploying microcontrollers in vehicles as well as in industrial and IoT applications, and it complements current and future RISC-V CPUs from Imagination.”

Catapult is Imagination’s RISC-V product line has been designed from the ground up for deployment in key applications and is configurable for any use and provides the flexibility and efficiency of the RISC-V architecture and growing ecosystem.

Imagination’s RISC-V real-time CPUs can be integrated into complex SoCs for a wide range of applications including networking solutions, packet management, storage controllers, and sensor management for AI cameras and smart metering. Together with its GPU and AI accelerator IP, Imagination’s new CPU cores will provide customers with access to innovative heterogeneous solutions.

Imagination will be expanding its RISC-V CPU product line with more applications-focused solutions in the future.