Software development tools for safety-critical applications enhanced by Green Hills

Green Hills Software Inc. in Santa Barbara, Calif., is enhancing its suite of software development tools for safety-critical software, called the Platform for Industrial Safety, by adding support for the Green Hills Secure Virtualization Architecture and expanding the existing networking, file system, and target hardware options.

Green Hills Software Inc. in Santa Barbara, Calif., is enhancing its suite of software development tools for safety-critical software, called the Platform for Industrial Safety, by adding support for the Green Hills Secure Virtualization Architecture and expanding the existing networking, file system, and target hardware options. The Platform for Industrial Safety includes COTS software components, such as a safety-approved off-the-shelf (OTS) real-time operating system; integrated operating system middleware; integrated development and verification tool set for all phases of the software life cycle, including software changes; and system/software consulting, development, and certification support services. The secure software is certified by TÜV to Safety Integrity Level 3 (SIL3) of the IEC 61508 safety standard–the highest assurance level achievable for an individual software component, such as an operating system. The product is appropriate for military software, avionics software, and other mission-critical software applications. The certified Integrity real-time operating system forms the core of the Green Hills Platform for Industrial Safety, a solution comprised of tools, operating systems, secure guest OS virtualization, services, and middleware aimed at reliability-critical industrial control, transportation, railway, nuclear control, and automation systems. For more information, visit Green Hills Software online at www.ghs.com.

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