Mentor Graphics and Freescale Semiconductor teamed together to develop a unified workflow methodology for embedded Linux-based development. Mentor Embedded Linux platform, open source tools and services now support Freescale’s Advanced Multi-Processing Series of QorIQ multicore processors. The AMP Series includes 28nm geometries and a new, multi-threaded 64-bit Power Architecture e6500 core with AltiVec technology. The Freescale AMP Series is ideal for networking, industrial and aerospace/military applications.
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.
Freescale Semiconductor announced four new solutions for the UTM/security appliance market. The offerings enable OEMs to quickly and cost effectively develop a range of security applications including UTM appliances, IPS/IDS appliances, content security appliances, secured routers, VPN routers, secured switches and business gateways. The PowerQUICC-MPC8572 and MPC8540 solutions are available now. The QorIQ-P2010 and P2020 solutions are available for evaluation and initial development and are planned for ODM production mid-year.