Dallas -- Green Hills Software, Inc.'s INTEGRITY real-time operating system is now available for the PowerQUICC III MPC8560 and MPC8540 integrated communications processors from Freescale Semiconductor, a wholly owned subsidiary of Motorola Inc.
Software developers can now develop and deploy their networking and communications applications with a total solution based on a royalty-free, memory protected RTOS integrated with the industry leading MULTI integrated development environment (IDE) and optimizing C/C++ compilers, according to Green Hills.
The INTEGRITY RTOS enhances reliability and real-time determinism by never disabling interrupts during any system call, while providing applications guaranteed access to the CPU and memory for critical tasks. The INTEGRITY RTOS prevents errant or malicious code from corrupting user and kernel objects.
According Green Hills Software, royalty-free licensing eliminates per-unit cost. Also, the availability of kernel, networking protocols and board support source code gives developers more control and visibility into software application optimization. The development environment is said to offer true real-time performance with fast, deterministic interrupt response and rapid context switching.
Development licenses for the royalty-free INTEGRITY RTOS for Freescale PowerQUICC III MPC8560 and MPC8540 processors are immediately available starting at $15,000 USD. Runtime licenses for INTEGRITY on the target system are free. The MULTI 4.0 IDE with Optimizing C and C++ compilers for the IBM 970FX is available today starting at $5,900 USD. Windows, Linux, Solaris and HP-UX development hosts are supported.