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Opening of new engineering positions

To keep the pace with a higher speed of business and growing market share, we are announcing new open positions for technically minded people interested in newest embedded technologies.

Everybody can find its role, new positions spans across complete HighTec product portfolio!

List of openings


CVE-2021-44228 Statement

HighTec IDE 2.x/3.x and Apache Log4j CVE-2021-44228

A vulnerability CVE-2021-44228 affecting Apache Log4j was discovered.

HighTec development team performed an investigation to assess the impact of the reported vulnerability CVE-2021-44228 on HighTec Integrated Development Environment (IDE) version 2.x and 3.x. Our conclusion is the HighTec IDE, all versions 2.x and 3.x, are NOT IMPACTED by this vulnerability. The vulnerability was introduced in the Log4j 2.x, which our IDE in question does not use. We may take further steps should new development concerning this vulnerability happen. As a general precaution, we strongly encourage users to use the latest updated IDE (download links below) and not install/use any 3rd party plugins/extensions.

Compiler Update for HighTec C/C++ Development Platform for Infineon AURIX TC4xx for Safety-relevant Applications

Faster build, advanced code optimization for AURIX MCUs, faster safety certification

Saarbrücken/Germany, 30 July 2021 – HighTec EDV-Systeme GmbH presents a new version of the compiler of the HighTec C/C++ Development Platform for Infineon's AURIX TC4xx. The current version 5.3.0 convinces with a complete integration of the TC4xx family, its even faster build system and the advanced code optimizations based on the architecture-specific functions of the AURIX microcontrollers. Sub-processors like HSM, GTM/MCS or PPU and other application specific architectures are also fully supported.


PXROS-HR is SIL3 and ASIL D Safety Approved

Optimized RTOS for TriCore, AURIX and AURIX 2G

PXROS-HR HighTec safety approved labelHighTec is proud to announce that our operating system now has been officially safety approved. HighTec just received the certificate confirming the fitness of PXROS-HR for safety-related applications up to SIL3 (IEC61508) and ASIL-D (ISO 26262).

The certificate includes an assessment report containing the assessment results of the certification authority, TÜV-Nord Systems GmbH & Co. KG. We are really impressed with the thorough understanding of the design principles of PXROS-HR that is shown by the report.

The SIL3/ASIL-D achievement makes our real-time operating system (RTOS) the optimal and safety approved solution for non-AUTOSAR based automotive and industrial applications, including agriculture and forestry machines/equipment.

Release GTM/MCS C-Compiler v3.0

New version v3.0 of the GTM/MCS C Compiler Toolchain was released. New features are:

  • Support of GTM/MCS core level v3.5
  • Support of GTM/MCS core level v4.0
  • Various improved optimizations in code generation
  • New intrinsic functions
  • Upgrade of LLVM compiler framework to v6.0.1
  • Support of section per function and data
  • See Release Notes for details

The GTM compiler has been developed in close cooperation with the IP developer and MCU vendors, and is used by leading Tier1s. The compiler is available as standalone solution, as well as in attractive combination "Packs" with MCU C/C++ compilers.

The most benefit of 'C' programming you can get when using it on architectures implementing GTM/MCS version 3 and later. The C code can be mixed with legacy GTM assembly code.

While the C compiler can be used standalone, it can also be used in conjunction with HighTec's C compilers for the main CPU (on which the GTM/MCS core is hosted). The compiler can also be used in combination with other vendor's C compiler for the main CPU.