The Mentor Embedded In-vehicle Infotainment (IVI) solution is now complaint with the GENIVI 3.0 specification. The Mentor Embedded Linux-based Infotainment solution integrates graphics, communication and multimedia middleware with libraries, system infrastructure and management components on top of Linux, and optimized drivers and BSPs for specific hardware.
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.
Microchip Technology introduced the MPLAB X IDE for the development of embedded applications using their PIC microcontrollers and dsPIC digital signal controllers. With MPLAB X IDE, engineers can manage multiple projects and tools with simultaneous debugging, an advanced editor, visual call graphs and code completion. The open-source integrated development environment supports Linux, Mac OS and Windows operating systems. MPLAB X IDE beta is available now for free download.
Breeze, from Ellexus, is a tool designed to managed EDA builds and scripted flows. The Integrated Development Environment (IDE) is based on Eclipse for Linux. The tool helps developers understand interpreted (scripted) and compiled programs in order to quickly debug complex build systems in a familiar environment. Breeze traces the relationships between files, scripts and programs in a system. As a result, the tool can be used to debug or manage any flow or language without integration.
Wind River launched version four of their commercial embedded Linux platform. Wind River Linux 4 is based on the Linux 2.6.34+ kernel and GCC 4.4, EGLIBC 2.11 and GDB 7 toolchains. Wind River Linux 4 supports ARM, Intel, MIPS and Power architectures. Wind River Linux 4 will also be compliant with the forthcoming Carrier Grade Linux (CGL) 5.0 standards for high availability and serviceability and Linux Standard Base (LSB) 4.0 certification requirements for application portability. Wind River Linux 4 will be available worldwide later this month.
The Using System Builder for Embedded Linux System Development webinar will present the current challenges of embedded Linux system development, and how these challenges are met using System Builder. Mentor Embedded Linux System Builder is the next-generation development environment for building embedded Linux systems. System Builder is a system integration tool based on the open source OpenEmbedded project.
Mentor Embedded launched their first commercial Linux platform, Mentor Embedded Linux. The RTOS is a result of Mentor Graphics’ acquisition of Embedded Alley, the alliance between Freescale Semiconductor and Mentor Graphics, and a similar alliance with NetLogic Microsystems. Mentor Embedded Linux enables developers to design customized applications, fully compatible with open source packages, with no vendor lock-in and greater reliability while accelerating overall design development time. The platform provides comprehensive open source Linux software, tools, and maintenance and support.
ARM introduced the Keil Development Studio 5 (DS-5) Application Edition. Keil Development Studio 5 is a software development tool suite that simplifies the development of Linux and Android native applications for ARM processor-based systems. It reduces the learning curve and shortening the development and testing cycle. The Keil DS-5 Application Edition is available for download now and can be used for free until September 30, 2010.
CriticalBlue has joined the MontaVista Software’s partner program and will make their Prism product available on MontaVista Linux 6 and Montavista Linux Carrier Grade Edition products. According to MontaVista Software, by combining CriticalBlue’s Prism solution, MontaVista Linux, and MontaVista DevRocket, engineers will benefit from the most advanced multicore integrated development environment available for embedded Linux. Prism is available today for ARM and MIPS cores with several other leading multicore processor architectures coming in Q1 2010.
Viosoft launched the Android Adoption Kit for MIPS-Based digital multimedia designs. The Android Adoption Kit includes Sigma Designs’ Vantage 8654 Development Platform, the Viosoft Arriba IDE/Debugger, access to the latest Android on MIPS and Linux source code from the MIPSAndroid community portal, and online support from Viosoft. The Android Adoption Kit is available now and is priced at $995 (US). For the first 100 customers, Viosoft will discount the full purchase price toward the purchase of the Viosoft Arriba Embedded Linux Edition, or the Android Porting Kit for professional users.