Vector Software Adds Support for the Green Hills SH and TriCore Optimizing Compilers

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VectorCAST, SH and TriCore Integration Ensures Tested, Robust Software

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With the new support for SH and TriCore compilers, the VectorCAST test environment solidifies its position as a best-of-breed solution.

Vector Software, the world’s leading provider of innovative software solutions for testing safety and mission critical embedded applications, announced today that the VectorCAST™ tool suite now supports the SH and TriCore optimizing compilers from Green Hills Software®. With this integration, developers can now test C and C++ applications built with the SH and TriCore compilers, and execute those tests directly on the supported processors.

The Green Hills Optimizing Compilers for SH and TriCore all utilize a common code generator with architecture-specific optimizations. Each compiler has its own particular optimization and instruction set characteristics. In addition, for the SH-2A architecture, Green Hills offers CodeFactor®, a link-time optimization that has been shown to reduce code size an additional 10% — reducing overall program size by identifying and removing redundant segments of code from object files. These are accommodated in the code generator to produce code best suited for the target processor.

Vector Software has a long history of supporting Green Hills Software compiler solutions. The VectorCAST test tools suite for Green Hills provides a complete, full-featured integration with the SH and TriCore compilers. This allows unit and integration test environments to be built using the same compiler environment that is used in the deployed application, including support for running tests directly on the target processor.
“With the new support for SH and TriCore compilers, the VectorCAST test environment solidifies its position as a best-of-breed solution”, said John Paliotta, Chief Technology Officer at Vector Software, “and developers will benefit from the seamless solution by creating high quality code and software.”

About Vector Software, Inc.
Vector Software is the world’s leading provider of software testing solutions for safety and business critical embedded applications. Companies worldwide in automotive, aerospace, medical devices, industrial controls, rail, and other business critical sectors rely on Vector Software’s VectorCAST™. By automating and managing the complex tasks associated with unit, integration, and system-level testing, VectorCAST helps organizations accelerate development and ensure the reliability of their embedded software applications. Founded in 1989 by embedded software engineers, Vector Software is headquartered in East Greenwich, Rhode Island USA with offices worldwide and a world-class team of support and technology partners. To learn more, visit: Follow Vector Software on Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.

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