Green Hills: optimising C and C++ compilers for Embedded and IoT processors
Green Hills Software has announced its latest Optimising C and C++ compilers, version 2017.5, for the world’s leading 32-bit and 64-bit embedded processor architectures, including Arm, Intel and Power Architecture. Highlights include unique C/C++ functional safety certification, up to 30% higher performance, and more compatibility with third-party tools. At the heart of unlocking a processor core’s capabilities, the compilers, tool chain and associated MULTI integrated development environment, continue their 35-year heritage as the premium code generation standard trusted by thousands of global companies creating critical software systems requiring the highest processor execution speed and smallest code size within the shortest software development time.
The C/C++ Compilers 2017.5 are already in heavy use by global companies’ software-critical devices and systems in automotive, aerospace, storage, medical, military, industrial and personal communication markets, to name a few.
Over its 35-year history, Green Hills Optimising Compilers have implemented both general-purpose compiler optimisations and CPU-specific optimisations to enable C and C++ developers to extract the most from purpose-built features of 37 processor architectures. Compiler 2017.5 supports the leading embedded architectures including Arm, Intel, Power Architecture, Renesas RH850, MIPS, ColdFire and TriCore, delivering the highest performance to date.
Life-critical software is assuming more and more control of embedded and IoT devices that fly aircraft, brake a car, control surgical robots or manage hard disk drives. Development teams rely on a C/C++ compiler that produces machine code with the utmost quality, rigorously developed and meticulously tested in an accredited software process environment.
Green Hills C/C++ Optimising Compilers 2017.5 are certified as qualified tools at the highest levels of functional safety for automotive (ISO 26262 ASIL D), industrial (IEC 61508 SIL 3) and railway (EN 50128 SWSIL 4). In addition, the integrated single-pass MISRA-C adherence checker gives development teams a flexible means to prevent new bugs and enforce cleaner, higher-quality code. Green Hills compilers are also tightly integrated into the DoubleCheck static analysis tool that performs full program analysis in a single pass, finding bugs caused by complex interactions between pieces of code across many source files.