Green Hills Software Announces Record EEMBC CoreMark Benchmark

Green Hills Software Announces Record EEMBC CoreMark Benchmark
Results 
Freescale Uses Green Hills Software's Compilers to Publish Highest
CoreMark Scores Ever for Kinetis Microcontrollers 
SANTA CLARA, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/31/12 --   ARM Technology
Conference 2012, Booth #307 -- Green Hills Software, the largest
independent vendor of embedded software solutions, today announced
that its optimizing compilers for ARM(R) Architecture were used by
Freescale Semiconductor for published Embedded Microprocessor
Benchmark Consortium(R) (EEMBC(R)) CoreMark(R) scores on the
Freescale Kinetis K70 90nm microprocessor based on the ARM
Cortex(TM)-M4. The Kinetis K70's CoreMark/MHz score of 3.08, running
at 150 MHz out of flash, represents the highest CoreMark scores ever
published for a Freescale Kinetis microcontroller and exceeds all
other published results for competing compilers on the same device.
The Green Hills compilers have been used for EEMBC published
benchmark scores more than all other commercial compilers combined
and have attained the highest published scores in every EEMBC
benchmark category. 
Microprocessor manufacturers publish EEMBC benchmarks in order to
showcase the performance of their products on a wide range of
real-world applications. These benchmark results reaffirm Green Hills
Software's compiler technology as the preferred choice for embedded
developers who wish to both maximize performance as well as minimize
memory footprint and power consumption in their designs. In addition,
the Green Hills Software compilers are world renowned in their use
within safety-critical electronics due to unparalleled code
generation robustness. 
"The combination of Green Hills Software's proven, efficient ARM
Architecture software development tool solutions and Freescale's low
power, mixed-signal Kinetis MCUs represent the gold standard systems
hardware/toolchain platform for ARM-based microcontroller
applications in demanding industries, including smart energy, home
appliances, factory automation, and portable medical systems," said
Geoff Lees, senior vice president and general manager of
Microcontrollers at Freescale.  
"Through continuous refinement, Green Hills compilers are able to
extract ever-increasing performance out of the ARM Architecture
processors, resulting in impressive EEMBC benchmark results and
subsequently more highly-optimized application programs," said Markus
Levy, EEMBC president. "The CoreMark scores provide designers with
additional objective data to help in selecting the optimal processor
for their given application." 
Optimizations
 The Green Hills
Software tools employ thousands of machine-independent and
machine-dependent optimizations, including advanced techniques such
as link-time optimization and code factoring and inter-procedural
optimizations. The result is technology that generates the fastest
and smallest code for ARM Architecture, as well as many other
microprocessors. 
Reliability
 The Green Hills Software tools are used
to build software running the most reliability-critical systems,
including aircraft engines, automotive drivetrains, medical devices,
industrial controllers, and high availability telecommunications
equipment. Companies like Ford, Boeing, and Hewlett-Packard base the
reliability of their products on the proven robustness of Green Hills
Software technology. 
About the Freescale Kinetis ARM Cortex Microcontrollers
 The Kinetis
portfolio of ARM Cortex MCUs consists of multiple hardware -- and
software-compatible ARM Cortex-M0+ and ARM Cortex-M4 MCU families
with exceptional low-power performance, memory scalability and
feature integration. Families range from the entry-level ARM
Cortex-M0+ Kinetis L Series to the high-performance, feature-rich ARM
Cortex-M4 Kinetis K and include a wide selection of analog,
communication, HMI, connectivity and security features. 
About EEMBC
 EEMBC, the Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium,
was formed in 1997 to develop meaningful performance benchmarks for
the hardware and software used in embedded systems. Through the
combined efforts of its members, EEMBC benchmarks have become an
industry standard for evaluating the capabilities of embedded
processors, compilers, and Java implementations according to
objective, clearly defined, application-based criteria. Visit EEMBC
at www.eembc.org.  
Availability
 Green Hills Compilers for C, C++,
and Ada are available today for Power Architecture, ARM, MIPS, V850,
ColdFire, Intel, and Blackfin processor architectures. 
About Green Hills Software
 Founded in 1982, Green Hills Software is
the largest independent vendor of embedded development solutions. In
2008, the Green Hills INTEGRITY-178B RTOS was the first and only
operating system to be certified by NIAP (National Information
Assurance Partnership comprised of NSA & NIST) to EAL6+, 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 www.ghs.com. 
Green Hills and the Green Hills logo are trademarks or registered
trademarks of Green Hills Software in the U.S. and/or
internationally. All other trademarks are the property of their
respective owners. 
Contact:
Green Hills Software
Barbel French 
805-965-6044 
bfrench@ghs.com