Green Hills Software compilers produce record EEMBC automotive benchmark results

10th February 2011
Posted By : ES Admin
Green Hills Software has announced that its optimising compilers for Power Architecture were used by Freescale Semiconductor for certified, published Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium (EEMBC) Automark™ scores for their 32-bit Qorivva™ MPC5566, MPC5607B, MPC5644A, and MPC5674F microcontrollers. The results for the MPC5674F are the highest Automark scores ever achieved on an automotive microcontroller. The Green Hills compilers have been chosen for EEMBC published benchmark scores more than any other compiler 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 running a wide range of real-world applications targeting various vertical market use cases. These benchmark results reaffirm that Green Hills Software’s compiler technology continues to be the preferred choice for embedded developers who wish to maximise performance as well as minimise memory footprint and power consumption in their designs. In addition, Green Hills Compilers are world renowned for their use in developing safety-critical, performance-demanding automotive electronic control units (ECUs) due to their unparalleled code generation robustness.

“Qorivva microcontrollers deliver the highest automotive performance in the industry, far exceeding the EEMBC scores of the closest competitors,” said Reza Kazerounian, senior vice president and general manager of Freescale’s Microcontroller Solutions Group. “The optimised Green Hills tools enable our customers to utilise the full capability of the Qorivva microcontrollers.”

“When you combine the performance of these Freescale Power Architecture processors with the efficiency of Green Hills compilers, the results are impressive,” said Markus Levy, EEMBC president. “Our scores will provide designers with additional objective data to help in selecting the optimal processor and tools solution for their given application.”

Optimisations

The Green Hills Software tools employ thousands of machine independent and machine dependent optimisations, including advanced techniques such as VLE instruction packing, link-time automatic small data area optimisation and code factoring, inter-procedural optimisations, and profile directed optimisations. The result is technology that generates the fastest and smallest code for Power 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.

Availability

Green Hills Compilers for C and C++ are available today for Freescale Semiconductor’s 32-bit Qorivva microcontrollers.

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