Freescale Semiconductor and Green Hills Software announce a new alliance grounded in a shared vision for
the expanding role of system virtualization technology in ARM-based embedded
and mobile applications. The initiative is intended to enable intelligent and
dynamic use models, reduce device development and production costs, and improve
reliability, safety, and security.
The alliance brings together industry leaders in providing ARM
architecture-based solutions to the automotive, smart devices and enterprise
mobility markets. Green Hills Software is the largest independent vendor of
embedded software solutions and a leader in embedded and mobile virtualization
and security technology. Freescale is a leading applications processor vendor
across a wide range of markets. The company's flagship i.MX 6 family of
application processors provides ARM Cortex-A9-based solutions in single-,
dual- and four-core versions for consumer, industrial, and automotive markets.
The product family's i.MX 6Quad device is distinguished as the industry's only
low-power, four-core applications processor based on Cortex-A9 technology to
integrate a full 64-bit memory bus.
Freescale's i.MX processors feature advanced silicon-level optimizations to
support industry-leading virtualization performance. The company was among the
first applications processor vendors to integrate multiple graphic engines, thus
enabling dedicated hardware acceleration for multiple virtual domains,
ultimately resulting in smooth, responsive performance for user interfaces and
applications. Other i.MX virtualization optimizations include the incorporation
of TrustZone technology, cryptographic/hashing hardware accelerators, trusted
boot and secure storage technologies -- all of which combine with the Green
Hills INTEGRITY Multivisor to produce a highly robust virtualized system.
Green Hills Software's INTEGRITY Multivisor on Freescale i.MX application
processors will be demonstrated in the Green Hills Software exhibition at ARM
"Freescale is pleased to expand its long-time relationship with Green Hills
Software to include INTEGRITY Multivisor as a premier security and
virtualization solution for current and upcoming versions of i.MX processors,"
said Bernd Lienhard, vice president and general manager, Multimedia Applications
Division, Freescale. "Key factors for the selection of the INTEGRITY Multivisor
include its safety and security pedigree, ability to handle instant-on and hard
real-time workloads, and the corporate strength and stability of Green Hills
"Embedded and mobile device manufacturers need innovative hardware and
software platforms upon which to differentiate and deliver value. Green Hills
Software is pleased to provide system virtualization and security solutions for
Freescale i.MX processors, which provide awesome multimedia and application
processing performance for automotive infotainment systems, enterprise tablets,
medical devices, and other smart connected machines," commented Gordon Jones,
vice president and general manager, INTEGRITY Secure Virtualization, Green Hills