Renesas and Green Hills target secure driver systems
Green Hills Software is working with Renesas Electronics in an automotive electronics collaboration which will satisfy functional safety requirements from ASIL (Automotive Safety Integrity Level) A to ASIL D.
Green Hills Software’s MULTI multicore debugger, optimising compiler, TimeMachine suite and processor probes will target the capabilities of Renesas’ latest RH850 microcontroller core, including its high-speed floating-point unit (FPU), enhanced peripherals, and multicore debug and high-speed processor trace interfaces.
The microcontrollers will include multiple application-tailored product series including advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), supported by Green Hills Software’s optimising tool chain and debugger, allowing customers to select the product that matches their specific requirements.
The RH850 family will extend from single core to multicore with dual core lockstep allowing for flexible functional safety capabilities.
“Our collaboration with Green Hills Software allows us to provide our automotive customers with an optimised development suite that emphasises the strengths of our new RH850 and meets our customers’ requirements,” said Hisashi Takahashi, general manager, MCU Software division, Renesas Electronics.
The MULTI IDE for Renesas’ RH850 family offers integrated development, debug and programming tools, including AUTOSAR operating system awareness, which gives the user visibility into objects and tasks and system state; single core and multicore build and debugging for bare-board (no OS) applications; flash programming for on-chip flash; new multicore instruction set simulator (ISS) with support for Renesas’ RH850’s hyper-threading capabilities>
There is also a performance profiler; project builder; code coverage; run-time error checking; MISRA C adherence wizard; DoubleCheck™ integrated static code analyzer; and Green Hills target debug agents for Renesas’ on-chip debugging and in-circuit emulators.