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X-ES Freescale QorIQ Single Board Computers deploy Green Hills Software INTEGRITY-178B Time-Variant Unified Multi-Processing Operating System

X-ES Freescale QorIQ Single Board Computers deploy Green Hills Software INTEGRITY-178B Time-Variant Unified Multi-Processing Operating System

Sarsen Technology

Extreme Engineering Solutions, represented in the UK by Sarsen Technology Ltd, have announced today that the INTEGRITY®-178B Time-Variant Unified Multi-Processing (tuMP) multicore operating system from Green Hills Software is supported on all of the X-ES Single Board Computers (SBCs) hosting Freescale™ QorIQ™ P2041, P3041, P4040, and P4080 processors.

INTEGRITY-178B tuMP running on the X-ES rugged XPedite5470 P4080-based 3U VPX SBC has been selected by Rockwell Collins for use in their unmanned air system (UAS) GPC-3000 mission computer.

"X-ES has been a trusted partner of Green Hills Software for many years," said Pat Rodenbeck, Vice-President of Safety and Security Critical Products at Green Hills Software.

"With their full range of Freescale QorIQ processor support for all of the industry standard form factors commonly required in avionics systems, Green Hills Software is now able to provide its INTEGRITY-178B tuMP product on reliable QorIQ multicore processor boards from a proven and credible COTS supplier."

Green Hills Software's INTEGRITY-178B tuMP multicore operating system builds upon a proven eleven-year service history and certification pedigree in the safety and security critical software market by incorporating patent-pending multicore operating system capabilities, including support for AMP and SMP.

These tuMP capabilities enable multiple independent safety- and/or security-critical applications to execute on a multicore operating environment in a predictable, bounded, and application-independent manner.

Bret Farnum, VP of Sales, X-ES stated, "The recent introduction of INTEGRITY-178B tuMP positions Green Hills Software as the clear leader among vendors of high assurance RTOSs for multicore processors. tuMP allows our customers to effectively utilize the latest multicore processors from Freescale in mission-critical avionics applications."

The Freescale QorIQ Advanced Multiprocessing (AMP) T-series 64-bit processors, T4240 and T4160, will be supported on the rugged 6U VPX XCalibur1840. In the same timeframe, Green Hills Software plans to support INTEGRITY-178B tuMP on the XCalibur1840.

Additionally, Green Hills Software will add support for Freescale Semiconductor's family of QorIQ processors based on the e5500 core, which are supported on all of the X-ES products currently supporting the P3 and P4 families of QorIQ processors.

Green Hills Software's INTEGRITY-178B operating system is also supported on all X-ES boards supporting a Freescale QorIQ P1011, P1020, P2010 or P2020 processor.