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McObject Adds Support for Green Hills Software’s INTEGRITY® RTOS, Building On Defense, Aerospace and Automotive Market Successes

October 5, 2004 — McObject and Green Hills Software today announced the immediate availability of McObject’s tiny-footprint eXtremeDB in-memory embedded database for Green Hills Software’s industry-leading royalty-free real-time operating system, INTEGRITY.

The availability of eXtremeDB for INTEGRITY builds on the companies’ joint design wins in key embedded markets including defense, aerospace, and automotive. Among other sales, a global defense contractor and a prominent automotive communications systems manufacturer both recently adopted the combination of McObject’s eXtremeDB and Green Hills Software’s INTEGRITY RTOS.

For applications that can’t afford to fail, customers need a proven, solid software foundation. McObject’s eXtremeDB supports this with features such as transaction logging and an optional High Availability (HA) sub-system. Green Hills Software’s INTEGRITY RTOS features full memory, application and device driver protection along with guaranteed resource availability for systems’ most critical tasks. At the same time, INTEGRITY’s architecture guarantees true real-time deterministic performance with fast interrupt response times and rapid context switching. INTEGRITY is certified compliant to the latest 2003 POSIX.1 API and also features field upgrading/debugging and dynamic task downloading – features valuable to many of today’s applications.

The combination of Green Hills Software and McObject brings high value economically to mutual end customers, as well. Both eXtremeDB and INTEGRITY provide a highly cost-effective, scalable embedded solution, with minimal RAM and CPU requirements on the target system, thus lessening manufacturing cost, while enabling customers to deploy extremely reliable solutions.

Both companies’ products cut time-to-market and recognize that combating software bugs can be the most time-consuming aspect of embedded software development. To that end, Green Hills Software offers built-in RTOS debugging capabilities along with its market-leading MULTI Debugger, and eXtremeDB from McObject provides an innovative self-diagnostic API that catches most common database programming flaws early – when repairs are much less costly.

“McObject welcomes Green Hills Software as an important ally in our shared drive to improve customers’ profitability through better approaches to embedded systems software development and deployment,” McObject CEO and Co-founder Steve Graves said. “Recent mutual design wins point to the market’s recognition of our complementary offerings, and our alliance will surely increase that receptiveness.”

“Green Hills Software is pleased to partner with a company that shares our vision regarding reliability, performance and cost-effectiveness. McObject’s eXtremeDB contributes in all three areas, making it an excellent database for use alongside our fast, ultra-reliable RTOS and powerful embedded systems development tools,” said Dan Mender, Green Hills Software’s Director of Business Development.


About Green Hills Software
Founded in 1982, Green Hills Software, Inc. is the technology leader for real-time operating systems and software development tools for 32- and 64-bit embedded systems. The royalty-free velOSity microkernel, INTEGRITY RTOS, compilers, MULTI and AdaMULTI Integrated Development Environments and TimeMachine product line offer a complete development solution that addresses embedded systems from the lowest cost consumer products to the most safety-critical aircraft flight systems. Green Hills is headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA, with European headquarters in the United Kingdom. Visit Green Hills Software on the web at


About McObject
Founded by embedded database and real-time systems experts, McObject offers proven data management technology that makes intelligent devices smarter, more reliable and more cost-effective to develop and maintain. McObject counts among its customers industry leaders such as DaimlerChrysler, Tyco Thermal Controls, Genesis Microchip, Motorola and Boeing. McObject, based in Issaquah, WA, is committed to providing innovative technology and first rate services to customers and partners. The company can be reached at , or visit

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