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Green Hills Software to Showcase and Present its Technology for Secure IoT Devices at ARM TechCon, Santa Clara, CA

SANTA BARBARA, CA — October 18, 2017 — Green Hills Software, the largest independent software vendor for the Internet of Things (IoT), will showcase its broad portfolio and forward-thinking technology for automotive electronics and secure IoT devices at ARM TechCon, October 25 – 27, 2017 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Green Hills will be in booth #720 and provide executive meetings and product demonstrations.

Green Hills Software Sessions

Topic: Hack-proofing your C/C++ code
Presenter: Greg Davis, Chief Architect, Green Hills Software
Time: Tuesday, October 24 – 2:30pm – 3:20pm
Location:  Ballroom E

Synopsis: While 85% of embedded designs use C and C++, these languages are notorious for allowing unsafe code practices that give hackers a way to attack. This talk shows exactly how to keep your internet-connected product safe by writing your code properly the first time. Well-proven tools and techniques can be used to augment any software design paradigm and to effectively hack-proof your code. Techniques include coding conventions, automatic run-time error checking, manual compile-time and run-time assertions, static analysis, and the most common mistakes to avoid.

Panel – Hypervisors: A Real Trend in Embedded, or Just Hype?
Panelists:  Simon Davidmann, CEO, Imperas
Cesare Garlati, Chief Security Strategist, prpl Foundation
Brian Bailey, Editor, Semiconductor Engineering
Chris Turner, Director, Product Marketing, Arm
Jack Greenbaum, Director of Engineering, Advanced Products, Green Hills Software
Time: Wednesday, October 25 – 10:30am – 11:20am
Location: Ballroom F

Synopsis: Security and functional safety are two key elements of embedded system development, and increasingly system architects are looking at solutions at the point where software touches the hardware. Processor architecture changes such as hardware virtualization extensions and TrustZone, and software changes in hypervisors and real-time operating systems (RTOS) take advantage of these architectural features. What are the real differences in these hardware and software technical innovations? For processors, how do hardware virtualization extensions compare with TrustZone for use for security and safety? For resource management, safety and security, how do new hypervisor offerings stack up to the established technology of RTOS? Are hypervisors a real trend in embedded systems or just hype?

Title: Migrating from Power Architecture to Arm
Presenters:  Bobby Clarke, Senior Principal Applications Engineer, Arm
Greg Davis, Chief Architect, Green Hills Software
Time: Wednesday, October 25 – 2:30pm – 4:20pm
Location: Great America J

Synopsis: This session will discuss issues with porting software from the Power architecture to the Arm v8-A architecture. We will provide a high level discussion of basic architectural differences, and then focus on some critical areas such as byte ordering, calling convention, data structures, and other important differences.

Panel: What does functional safety mean for the electronics supply chain?
Panelists:  Andrew Moore, Senior Manager Segment Marketing Programs, Arm
Manuel Alves, General Manager of GPIS Automotive Microcontrollers, NXP
Mike Medoff, Senior Safety Engineer, Exida
Jack Greenbaum, Director of Engineering, Advanced Products, Green Hills Software
Neil Stroud, Director Functional Safety, Arm
Time: Thursday, October 26 – 10:30am – 11:20am
Location: Grand Ballroom C

Synopsis:  We are relying more and more on electronics to make decisions that affect our lives, from assisted driving to robots in our home. Underlying all of this is a minimum requirement for functional safety, so that if things go wrong they will not produce results that endanger people. How does this requirement for functional safety affect the different parts of the IC supply chain? This panel attempts to answer that question with speakers from Arm, semiconductor company, RTOS vendor and Tier 1 supplier. They will speak about how collaboration from an early stage helps to accelerate the certification process and achieve the highest levels of safety, and the applications that will see most growth in the demand for safety-critical SoCs.

Green Hills Software Demos

Securing the Internet of Things
In collaboration with partners Qt and Clarinox, this demonstration showcases Bluetooth real-time sensor integration from Clarinox running on a Texas Instruments SensorTag device through a Qt-based human machine interface (HMI). The separation architecture of the Green Hills INTEGRITY® RTOSassures freedom-from-interference.

Safety Instrument Clusters and Cockpit
Green Hills Software will demonstrate the INTEGRITY RTOS and Multivisor™ platform for the Renesas R-Car H3, featuring fully accelerated 3D graphics utilizing the PowerVR™ GX6650 3D graphics processing unit (GPU) for an INTEGRITY-based digital instrument cluster. The instrument cluster receives prioritized access to the GPU to achieve 60 frames per second, while simultaneously sharing access to the GPU for applications running on a virtualized Linux guest operating system.

About Green Hills Software
Founded in 1982, Green Hills Software is the largest independent software vendor for the Internet of Things (IoT). In 2008, the Green Hills INTEGRITY-178 RTOS was the first and only operating system to be certified by NIAP (National Information Assurance Partnership comprised of NSA & NIST) to EAL 6+, High Robustness, the highest level of security ever achieved for any software product. Our open architecture integrated development solutions address deeply embedded, absolute security and high-reliability applications for the military/avionics, medical, industrial, automotive, networking, consumer and other markets that demand industry-certified solutions. Green Hills Software is headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA, with European headquarters in the United Kingdom. Visit Green Hills Software at

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