GHS extends tool chain & RTOs to Freescale's S32V200 Vision Processor

July 20, 2015 // By Graham Prophet
Green Hills Software has configured its platform for ADAS, including the Integrity real-time operating system (RTOS) and 64-bit Multi development tools, for the Freescale S32V200 automotive vision processor featuring quad ARM Cortex-A53 cores with dedicated vision processors cores.

Carmakers today (says GHS) are incorporating automotive ADAS systems based on limited situational awareness. The next step is to add a co-pilot function for shared control with the driver during critical situations. These sophisticated and computation-intensive next-generations ADAS systems must simultaneously harness new powerful and complex processors, such as the Freescale S32V while controlling millions of lines of code that fuse camera, radar, ultrasound and radio signals to then understand and predict pedestrian movement, other cars, traffic lanes, speed limit signs and more, requiring guaranteed levels of the highest functional safety and cyber security.

Freescale comments, “The collaboration between Freescale and Green Hills on the S32V over the past 2 years has produced a trusted execution platform for customers to confidently take their advanced driver systems beyond today's 'assist' capabilities into the exciting 'co-pilot' era.”

The Green Hills platform for ADAS running on the Freescale S32V is a development and deployment platform that aims to meet these challenges of performance, safety, security and scalability;

Integrity RTOS brings a certified separation architecture for safety and security applications

Hardware accelerated image and fusion processing from CogniVue's dual APEX-642 image processing cores, Image Signal Processor (ISP), and OpenGL 3D on the Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)

EEMBC record-setting optimising C/C++ compilers for quad Cortex-A53 cores, NEON signal processing extensions and additional integrated Cortex-M4 MCU

Integrity Multivisor secure virtualisation technology option

Green Hills Software's FIPS 140-2 and NSA Suite B cryptographic library taking advantage of the S32V security encryption units

Clear path to complete ISO 26262 certification services and lifecycle support for both development tools and RTOS

Development tools for deep visibility into code behaviour, 'TimeMachine' trace debugging, MULTI run-time error detection, MISRA-C checking and DoubleCheck static source code analysis

Green Hills Software's Platform for ADAS for S32V200 is available to qualified customers;