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Green Hills and RTI Collaborate on High Performance, Safe and Secure Automotive-Grade Connectivity

  • Applications running on the safe and secure INTEGRITY real-time operating system (RTOS) can now communicate to other software environments such as ROS and Adaptive AUTOSAR using standards-based Data Distribution Service (DDS) framework

  • Connext DDS is a highly reliable, high-bandwidth connectivity framework based on the DDS standard

  • Demonstrated at CES on an autonomous driving platform in the Green Hills booths, North Hall #9000/9300

LAS VEGAS, NV and SUNNYVALE, Calif. January 7, 2020 Green Hills Software, the worldwide leader in embedded safety and security, and Real-Time Innovations (RTI), the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) connectivity company, today announced their collaboration in the automotive industry with a demonstration of safe and secure connectivity solutions for critical embedded systems. The partnership brings together the safe and secure real-time operating system INTEGRITY® from Green Hills, with the robust Connext® DDS connectivity framework from RTI. Applications running on INTEGRITY can now communicate to other software environments such as ROS and Adaptive AUTOSAR using the standards-based Data Distribution Service™ (DDS) framework. The combined solution gives system architects a trusted real-time software foundation to build intelligent distributed systems that achieve the highest levels of safety and security in applications such as autonomous vehicles, avionics and transportation.

As more and more electronics systems in embedded systems become defined by complex software, the need for a robust, real-time and interoperable communication framework between software components grows. For data-hungry applications such as autonomous vehicles, safety and security are crucial requirements. The Connext DDS connectivity framework from RTI enables applications running on the INTEGRITY RTOS to communicate across systems both within the vehicle and outside the vehicle, while also using the DDS standard to seamlessly interoperate with other important automotive environments such as ROS2, AUTOSAR Classic and AUTOSAR Adaptive. These capabilities further enhance INTEGRITY as the safe and secure run-time platform for autonomous vehicle projects, spanning research pilot programs to high-volume production.

"We’re pleased to be working with Green Hills," said David Barnett, Vice President of Products and Markets, RTI. "RTI Connext Drive™ builds on proven technology already used in over 200 autonomous vehicle programs around the world, as well as over 1,300 other demanding, real-time, intelligent distributed systems. Using Connext DDS with INTEGRITY provides our customers with a complete solution for their autonomous vehicle development environments and will help OEMs and suppliers accelerate their time to production.”

"Connext Drive is a key addition to our automotive technology partner ecosystem," said Dan Mender, Vice President of Business Development, Green Hills Software. "RTI’s connectivity products and experience combined with the safe and secure INTEGRITY foundation which is successfully deployed in over 100 million vehicles globally, offers next-generation vehicle electronic designs the advanced, high performance connectivity required to seamlessly communicate with a diverse range of vehicle domains using proven, automotive-grade solutions."

Demonstration at CES

An enhanced version of the INTEGRITY-based NXP Platform for Safe and Secure Autonomous Driving ("BlueBox") including the Connext DDS framework is demonstrated in the Green Hills booth at CES 2020, Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), North Hall, Booths #9000 & 9300.

About RTI

Real-Time Innovations (RTI) is the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) connectivity company. The RTI Connext® Databus is a software framework that shares information in real time, making applications work together as one integrated system. It connects across field, fog and cloud. Its reliability, security, performance and scalability are proven in the most demanding industrial systems. Deployed systems include medical devices and imaging; wind, hydro and solar power; autonomous planes, trains and cars; traffic control; oil and gas; robotics, ships and defense.

RTI is the largest vendor of products based on the Object Management Group (OMG) Data Distribution Service™ (DDS) standard. RTI is privately held and headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif.

About Green Hills Software

Founded in 1982, Green Hills Software is the worldwide leader in embedded safety and security. In 2008, the Green Hills INTEGRITY-178 RTOS was the first and only operating system to be certified by NIAP (National Information Assurance Partnership comprised of NSA & NIST) to EAL 6+, High Robustness, the highest level of security ever achieved for any software product. Our open architecture integrated development solutions address deeply embedded, absolute security and high-reliability applications for the military/avionics, medical, industrial, automotive, networking, consumer and other markets that demand industry-certified solutions. Green Hills Software is headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA, with European headquarters in the United Kingdom. Visit Green Hills Software at