The latest SoCs based on 64-bit ARM Cortex A53 and A57 are not only going to be used in servers and high-end mobile devices, and some embedded applications in automotive, industrial, Mil/Aero sector, as well as the Internet of Things (IoT) will also leverage the low power, high performance of ARMv8 processors. Green Hills Software has announced their INTEGRITY real-time operating system (RTOS) and MULTI integrated development environment (IDE) will support SoCs based on ARM Cortex A50 series cores.
Green Hills provide the following solutions on ARMv8 Fast Model virtual platform:
- INTEGRITY RTOS which comes with functional safety certifications in industrial, medical, automotive and railway, and delivers real-time determinism
- Green Hills C/C++ Optimizing Compilers/assembler and 64-bit toolchain
- MULTI 64-bit IDE debugger, MISRA C/C++ code quality adherence, profiler and other integrated tools.
Only ARMv8-A is supported for now, but not ARMv8-R, destined to be used in safety-related applications in automotive and industrial control. Most ARMv8 processors announced to date are not really suited for embedded applications, but the upcoming Freescale i.MX8 could be a candidate, and other companies focusing on the embedded market such as Texas Instruments and Renesas are also likely to provide Cortex A50 SoCs in the future.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.