Green Hills Software Claims World’s First Mobile Multivisor

15th February 2010
ES Admin
Green Hills Software, Inc., the largest independent supplier of embedded software solutions, has announced the INTEGRITY Multivisor, a multicore hypervisor for ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore processors. The INTEGRITY Multivisor is built on INTEGRITY, the world’s market-leading, high-reliability RTOS and the only technology certified by USA’s National Security Agency to EAL6+ High Robustness, the highest level of security ever achieved for any software product.
The INTEGRITY Multivisor unlocks the performance potential of multicore designs, reduces OEM costs through processor consolidation, increases battery life by facilitating intelligent multicore power management, enables new usage models such as dual operating system personalities on a single device, and reduces cost and time-to-market for platform suppliers and OEMs by reusing proven versions of multimedia operating systems, such as Android and Linux.

“The Cortex-A9 processor delivers unprecedented performance-efficiency for an upcoming generation of connected mobile devices,” said Gordon Jones, vice president of Green Hills Software’s Embedded Virtualization Business Unit. “However, taking maximum advantage of a multicore platform requires a systems software solution that can securely consolidate disparate workloads: controlling peripheral access, minimizing power consumption across cores, and providing flexible APIs for sophisticated new usage models.”

“We welcome the development of the INTEGRITY Multivisor which delivers a powerful systems software foundation optimized for the Cortex-A9 MPCore processor,” commented Eric Schorn, vice president of marketing, Processors Division, ARM. “The Green Hills Multivisor is a valuable addition to the range of optimized solutions available to Cortex-A9 licensees through the ARM Connected Community™ ecosystem.”

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