Mentor Embedded Linux IVI Base Platform for Freescale i.MX6 Processors

Mentor Graphics and Freescale Semiconductor teamed together to speed the deployment of automotive IVI systems based on the new i.MX6 processors. As a result of their collaboration, the Mentor Embedded Linux In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) Base Platform is now available for the Freescale i.MX6 series of scalable, multicore ARM Cortex A9-based processors.

The Mentor Embedded IVI Base Platform integrates graphics, communication and multimedia middleware with libraries, system infrastructure, and management components on top of Linux and relevant drivers. When combined with the Freescale scalable i.MX6 processors, the Mentor Inflexion user interface product, the Mentor Embedded development tools and expert services, automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and their suppliers have a comprehensive solution for building next-generation IVI systems on open source software.

The IVI Base Platform is registered compliant with the requirements of the GENIVI Alliance, which is an automotive and consumer electronics industry association. The GENIVI Alliance drives collaboration among automotive OEMs and software developers, to build open source infrastructure for IVI systems. Mentor Graphics is a member of the GENIVI Alliance board and participates as premium members of AutoSar and JasPar.

The Freescale i.MX6 multicore processors combine high performance, 3D graphics, high definition video capabilities, and aggressive power management capabilities. The i.MX6 processors are ideal for use in developing multimedia applications, including next-generation IVI systems. Integrating one, two or four ARM Cortex-A9 cores, i.MX6 processors feature optimal scalability. They include software, pin and tools compatibility across family members.

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