Mentor Graphics recently launched their new Nucleus SmartFit product. Nucleus SmartFit is a value-based development platform for developers that are migrating from bare metal to an RTOS environment where embedded devices require intelligence, connectivity, and low-power functionality. Pricing for the Mentor Nucleus SmartFit starts at $3,995. Devices supported by the Nucleus SmartFit product include Freescale Kinetis, and Texas Instruments’ Stellaris.
Mentor Graphics has expanded embedded Linux development support for Freescale QorIQ devices with the Mentor Embedded Linux and Sourcery CodeBench products. Mentor Embedded Linux for Freescale’s advanced multicore QorIQ products help engineers create reliable and high performance systems. The Mentor Embedded Linux product for Freescale BSPs is available now.
Mentor Graphics released a new version of the Mentor Embedded Sourcery VSIPL++ tool. The newest enhancements to the Sourcery VSIPL++ product incorporates OMG’s VSIPL++ specification standard. VSIPL++ is an important step forward for interoperable, portable, reusable applications in the high-performance computing space. The tool is ideal for developers working on compute-intensive applications.
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 has added and improved support for 42 embedded development boards for the Nucleus RTOS, Mentor Embedded Linux, and Sourcery Codebench embedded development products. Updates include expanded support for MIPS, SuperH, Power PC and ARM-based architectures from Atmel, Freescale, Logic PD, MIPS, Mistral, Renesas, STMicroelectronics and Texas Instruments.
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.