Green Hills Software has announced a new release of its Green Hills Compiler. New optimizations in Green Hills Compiler 2014 achieve up to 10% improvement compared to latest published EEMBC Automotive benchmarks. The company claims that its Green Hills Compiler is the only commercial compiler certified to the IEC 61508 Safety Integrity Level (SIL) 4 and ISO 26262 ASIL D.
Green Hills Compiler 2014 adds support for ARMv8-A 64-bit Cortex-A57 and Cortex-A53 processors. The Cortex-A57 processor is ARM's most advanced high-performance processor, while the Cortex-A53 processor is the world's smallest 64-bit processor and ARM's most advanced high-efficiency processor.
Compiler 2014 also supports a wide range of new processors, including ARM Cortex-A12, Cortex-A17, and newest versions of the Freescale Qorivva MPC57xx series Power Architecture microcontrollers and QorIQ T Series network processors.
Software efficiency improvements included with Green Hills Compiler 2014:
- Improved inter-procedural optimizations
- Improved loop optimizations
- Improved CPU-specific optimizations
Green Hills Compiler 2014 will be available in May for ARM, Power Architecture, x86, MIPS, and ColdFire processor architectures.