Mentor Embedded Nucleus Real Time Operating System Features Hibernate Mode

The Mentor Embedded Nucleus real time operating system (RTOS) Power Management Framework now features a hibernate mode. With the new hibernate/standby capability, engineers can minimize power consumption and maximize the life of battery-operated devices. The hibernate capability of the Nucleus Power Management Framework provides simplified access to power management functionality that would otherwise be left to the developer to write from scratch.

The Nucleus Power Management Framework with hibernate supports the latest microprocessors and microcontrollers that provide power management features. For example, the Freescale i.MX28 applications processor includes Dynamic Voltage and Frequency Scaling, Clock Gating, Standby and Deep-sleep and a Power Management Unit that incorporates multiple Linear Regulators.

Embedded software developers can use the Nucleus RTOS to minimize power consumption. The real time operating system features the latest power saving technology, including dynamic voltage and frequency scaling (DVFS), clock gating and standby, and hibernate states. The Freescale i.MX family of multimedia processors are the first in a line of devices to be supported with hibernate capability of the Nucleus Power Management Framework.

The Nucleus Power Management Framework with hibernate capability enables software engineers to design power-aware applications that can change the system’s operating point to standby or hibernate mode during periods of inactivity. This reduces power consumption and heat dissipation, meets energy requirements and extends battery life. The high-level application programming interfaces (APIs) within the Nucleus Power Management Framework provide access to the processor’s power management features, such as DVFS and clock gating, with only a few lines of code to allow software developers to create power-optimized products.

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