Better performance with new compiler

April 16, 2014 // By Christoph Hammerschmidt
The 2014 release of the Green Hills Compiler offers a number of improvements over earlier versions. The most significant one: According to Green Hills, the EEMBC Automotive Benchmark shows that software compiled with the new version performs up to 10% faster.

With the 2014 version the Green Hills compiler expands its support to a range of new microprocessor families, including ARMv8-A 64 bit Cortex-A57 and Cortex A53 - ARMs most advanced high-end microprocessor as well as the industry's smallest 64-bit microprocessor. Other additions include ARM Cortex-A12, Cortex-A17, the latest versions of Freescale's Qorivva MPC57xx and the QorIQ T-series from the same vendor.

The performance improvements have been achieved through inter-procedural optimizations, loop optimizations and CPU-specific improvements. The Green Hills Compiler is the only commercially available compiler certified according to demanding safety rules like IEC 61508 Safety Integrity Level 4 and ISO 26262 ASIL D.

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