Semiconductor Partners

Bosch Automotive Electronics


Bosch Automotive Electronics is the largest manufacturer of micromechanical products and one of the largest automotive semiconductor manufacturers in Europe. We are the undisputed market leader for automotive MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) sensors. We design, manufacture and sell sensors, ASICs, ASSPs and power semiconductors, based on experience in automotive electronics components of more than 40 years.

HighTec collaborated with Bosch to develop a C compiler for the Bosch GTM-IP MCS. This timer module is also present at various standard microcontrollers, such as the Infineon AURIX, NXP Qorriva, STMicroelectronics SPC5xx and Renesas RH850 microcontrollers.

Infineon Technologies


Infineon is a leading innovator in the international semiconductor industry. Infineon design, develop, manufacture and market a broad range of semiconductors and complete system solutions for selected industries. The products serve applications in the wireless and wireline communications, automotive, industrial, computer, security and chip card markets.

HighTec has long term cooperation and support agreement with Infineon in place to ensure the availability of its C/C++ compiler solutions for TriCore, AURIX, AURIX 2G, HSM and GTM.

NXP Semiconductors


NXP enables secure connections and infrastructure for a smarter world, advancing solutions that make lives easier, better and safer. As the world leader in secure connectivity solutions for embedded applications, NXP is driving innovation in the secure connected vehicle, end-to-end security and privacy and smart connected solutions markets.

HighTec's C/C++ compiler for Power Architecture delivers support for the NXP (originally Freescale) Qorivva MPC series of industrial and automotive microcontrollers, including on-board cores like the GTM/MCS. HighTec's new C/C++ compiler for ARM provides support for the Cortex-R and Cortex-A based microcontrollers.



Renesas Electronics is the world's number one supplier of microcontrollers and a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, including system-on-chip and a wide range of discrete analogue and power devices. Established in 2010, Renesas Electronics combines the collective semiconductor expertise of Hitachi, Mitsubishi Electric and NEC Electronics, encapsulating more than 200 years’ experience.

HighTec's C compiler for GTM/MCS delivers support for the RH850 on-board GTM/MCS core. HighTec's new C/C++ compiler for ARM provides support for the Cortex-R and Cortex-A based microcontrollers.



STMicroelectronics is a global independent semiconductor company that designs, develops, manufactures, and markets a broad range of semiconductor integrated circuits (ICs) and discrete devices used in a wide variety of microelectronics applications, including telecommunications systems, computer systems, consumer products, automotive products, and industrial automation and control systems.

HighTec's C/C++ compiler for Power Architecture delivers support for the STMicroelectronics SPC5xx series of industrial and automotive microcontrollers, including on-board cores like the GTM/MCS. HighTec's new C/C++ compiler for ARM provides support for the Cortex-R and Cortex-A based microcontrollers.

Development tool partners


Angewandte Informatik GmbH

AbsInt Angewandte Informatik GmbH provides software for analyzing and optimizing embedded systems and safety critical applications. The company name AbsInt is a shortcut of "Abstract Interpretation" - a technique for static analysis of software. AbsInt supplies tools for automatic computation of worst-case execution time (WCET), the maximum of stack consumption and analysis of run-time errors.


EB Elektrobit

Elektrobit is a global supplier of embedded and connected software products and services for the automotive industry. A leader in automotive software with over 30 years serving the industry, EB’s software powers over 1 billion devices in more than 90 million vehicles and offers flexible, innovative solutions for connected car infrastructure, human machine interface (HMI) technologies, navigation, driver assistance, electronic control units (ECUs), and software engineering services.

Products include the tresos family of HMI design tools and runtime software components for ECUs (Electrical Control Units). Major ECU runtime software provided by tresos ECU are the OSEK-OS compliant Operating System, OSEKtime for time-driven applications, LIN communication driver and a cryptography module. tresos ECU is available for the HighTec C compiler for TriCore and AURIX (2G).



ETAS offers RTA-OSEK, a Real-Time Operating System that supports both the OSEK/VDX and AUTOSAR perating system standards. RTA-OSEK works with the HighTec C compiler for TriCore and AURIX (2G) to generate applications with tiny RAM and ROM footprints and ultra-low CPU utilization. The performance of the application can be enhanced still further through optimizations based on timing analysis, for example reducing application stack requirements by up to a factor of eight, or identifying how much additional time can be spent executing specific tasks.



GLIWA is the world's leading vendor of trace-based timing analysis tools for the automotive industry. The powerful timing suite T1 enables software developers, system integrators and test engineers to visualize, understand, measure, debug, optimize and verify the timing of their ECU software. T1 has very relaxed bandwidth requirements and requires no hardware modification at all – making it the perfect fit for the lab as well as for in-car tracing using production version ECUs.


Hitex GmbH - the range of Hitex product extends from in-circuit emulators, monitors, simulators, debuggers, analysers and evaluation boards all the way to the innovative PressOn adaptation solution. The strong point of Hitex lies in an extensive expertise of emulation technology, and application in sophisticated tools.



iSYSTEM specializes in embedded development and test tools. We provide debugger and analyzer solutions for more than 50 CPU architectures and their derivatives (2500+ microcontrollers). The Windows and/or Eclipse based development environment (winIDEA) is easy to learn and use. The flexible integration and application of iSYSTEM solutions within the entire development process is enabled by open and public interfaces (APIs).

iSYSTEM provides full debug support for the HighTec C/C++ compilers for TriCore, AURIX, AURIX 2G, Power Architecture and ARM.

J&D Tech

J&D Tech

J&D Tech is a leading embedded system software debugging & test tool provider. We provide advanced S/W debugging and test tools in fields of mobile, multimedia, automotive, national defense, security, education, and consumer electronics.

The CodeViser HW emulator and CVD SW debugger support powerful and stable functions to debug various systems based on Infineon TriCore, AURIX, AURIX 2G, ARM, Andes etc. and the CCS HW/CanDevStudio SW is perfect solution for Communication Test & Monitoring to generate the data implementing necessary functionality, using a CAN communication and perform debugging features through customized script files.



Lauterbach is the leading manufacturer of complete, modular and upgradeable microprocessor development tools worldwide with experience in the field of embedded designs. Everything that is required for emulation, debugging, real-time trace and logic analysis in embedded designs is supplied. The TRACE32 system has an open interface to all other products in the tool chain. The modularity of TRACE32 systems protects the customer’s investment and guards against obsolescence. Systems are highly scalable and can be easily upgraded with additional technology to meet all your requirements.

Lauterbach provides full debug support for the HighTec C/C++ compilers for TriCore, AURIX, AURIX 2G, Power Architecture, ARM and GTM.



pls Development Tools is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of development tools for 16-bit and 32-bit microcontroller families. Their focus is on Infineon Technologies’ C16x, XC16x, XC22x and TriCore µC-DSP architecture, on STMicroelectronics’ ST10, ST30, STR7, STR9, on PowerPC, on ARM7, ARM9 and XScale.

PLS provides full debug support for the HighTec C/C++ compilers for TriCore, AURIX, AURIX 2G, Power Architecture and ARM.

Rapita Systems

Rapita Systems

Founded in 2004, Rapita Systems develops on-target embedded verification software solutions for customers in the avionics and automotive electronics industries. Our tools help to reduce the cost of measuring, optimizing and verifying the timing performance and test effectiveness of their critical real-time embedded systems. Working with partners such as HighTec, we can provide integrations of our tools optimized to work with specific compilers and debuggers.

Rapita Systems' structural coverage analysis tool, RapiCover, offers the lowest overhead code coverage on the market, meaning that DO-178B/C coverage requirements can be met with fewer rig tests.

RapiTime is the only measurement-based worst-case execution time analysis tool. This allows determination of WCET, and enables highly efficient, low-risk optimization projects.

RapiTask visualizes RTOS scheduling and event tracing for complex, embedded systems. It supports detailed investigation of timing issues via an interface to RapiTime.



Silexica helps software professionals to master their multicore projects by providing a unique programming technology that is enabled by state-of-the-art compiler know-how and full heterogeneity awareness. The award-winning SLX technology allows for absolute code understanding and helps to meet the most challenging multicore system requirements. Silexica was founded in 2014 as a spin-off from RWTH Aachen University and quickly expanded to become a leader in multicore programming solutions. A team of software experts in the US, Germany, and Japan work with market leading clients in the automotive, wireless and other rapidly transforming industries.



The VectorCAST test automation platform is TÜV certified and designed for Unit, Integration and System testing both for quality and for critical environments. Integrated with HighTec EDV-System’s Compiler and PXROS-HR, it is scalable for single to massively parallel testing with simulators or final hardware in homogeneous or heterogeneous farms. Options for a range of development methodologies including: Waterfall; Test Driven Development; Agile and DevOps through Continuous Integration with Change Based Testing (automated Change Impact Analysis with testing). Industry Standards we cover include: Avionics: DO-178B, DO-178C, DO-254, Medical: FDA 510(k), PMA, Automotive: ISO 26262,Rail: CENELEC, EN 50126, EN 50128, and EN 50129, Industrial: IEC 61508. Space: ECSS-E-ST-40C and ECSS-Q-ST-80C. Offices in Germany, UK, Japan, China and Headquartered in North-America



Wittenstein high integrity systems is an RTOS company that specialises in safety, producing and supplying Real-time Operating Systems and Software Components to the Medical, Aerospace and Industrial sectors. Its SafeRTOS has been ported and qualified with the HighTec C compiler for TriCore.

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