Aonix Introduces PERC Ultra Virtual Machine for Green Hills INTEGRITY

Aonix®, a provider of complete solutions for safety- and mission-critical applications, and Green Hills Software, a technology leader in device software optimization (DSO), real-time operating systems (RTOS), and related development tools, have joined forces to enable commercial availability of the Aonix PERC Ultra Virtual Machine (VM) for Green Hills INTEGRITY to the embedded market.

The companies have also formed a partnering agreement paving the way to jointly market the INTEGRITY RTOS and Aonix PERC® technologies to their mutual customers. The combination of these leading products provides an application execution environment geared for complex applications that require high levels of Java platform functionality along with hard real-time, predictable timing and secure, reliable operation.

PERC Ultra is a virtual machine and toolset created for demanding embedded and real-time systems requiring Java(tm) Standard Edition (JSE) support. PERC Ultra delivers the ease and efficiency of JSE support without sacrificing predictability, performance or real-time behavior. It offers Ahead-Of-Time (AOT) and Just-In-Time (JIT) compilation, remote debugging, deterministic garbage collection and standard graphics. The PERC product line also features PERC Pico, a virtual machine and developer toolset designed for hard real-time applications requiring fast execution, small footprint, hard real-time response, and access to low-level devices.

Green Hills Software’s INTEGRITY RTOS enjoys remarkable adoption by device developers across a wide range of industries, including consumer, networking, medical, automotive, industrial, and avionics. Developers take advantage of INTEGRITY’s advanced separation kernel architecture to create products that perform better, have absolute security, and cost less to develop than products based on other RTOS solutions.

“Green Hills and Aonix have a significant number of common customers in the U.S. and Europe who drove the demand for this integration,” said Gary Cato, strategic alliances director at Aonix. “Now these customers can run their Java applications in a more secure, reliable manner by relying on INTEGRITY’s industry-proven separation kernel architecture.”

PERC for INTEGRITY solutions will begin with the next version of PERC Ultra 5.1. The initial port will be a Windows-hosted version of PERC targeting Power Architecture with hardware floating-point support running on the latest version of INTEGRITY. Subsequent releases will address other processors including ARM and Intel as well as added support for Aonix’s PERC Pico toolset.

“Aonix is an acknowledged leader in the real-time JVM space,” noted Dan Mender, vice president of business development, Green Hills Software. “The PERC family of soft and hard real-time products for Java developers is an important addition to the many platform solutions we make available to our customers and will facilitate a seamless adoption of Java into INTEGRITY-based designs.”

Aonix PERC Ultra v5.1 will be available in Q2 of 2008 for INTEGRITY on the Power Architecture. Other target processor support along with support for PERC Pico will follow.

About Green Hills
Founded in 1982, Green Hills Software, Inc. is the technology leader in device software optimization (DSO) and real-time operating systems (RTOS) for 32- and 64-bit embedded systems. Our royalty-free INTEGRITY® and velOSity(tm) real-time operating systems, µ-velOSity(tm) microkernel, compilers, MULTI® and AdaMULTI(tm) integrated development environments, DoubleCheck integrated static analyzer and TimeMachine(tm) tool suite offer a complete development solution that addresses both deeply embedded and high-reliability applications. Green Hills Software is headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA, with European headquarters in the United Kingdom.

About Aonix®
Aonix offers high productivity solutions for complex embedded application development in industries as diverse as aerospace, telecommunications, transportation and automotive, networking, defense, industrial and business automation, and consumer electronics. Aonix delivers the leading high-reliability, real-time embedded virtual machine solution for running Java(tm) programs deployed today and has the largest number of certified Ada applications at the highest level of criticality. Headquartered in San Diego, CA and Paris, France, Aonix operates sales offices throughout North America and Europe in addition to offering a network of international distributors.

Aonix and PERC are registered trademarks and trademarks of Aonix. Java(tm) and all Java-based marks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and other countries.