Mentor Embedded Expands Commercial Linux Development Tools for Freescale QorIQ Devices Based on the Yocto Project

  Mentor Embedded Expands Commercial Linux Development Tools for Freescale
  QorIQ Devices Based on the Yocto Project

Business Wire

WILSONVILLE, Ore. -- January 8, 2013

Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ:MENT) today announced expanded embedded
Linux development support for Freescale QorIQ devices with the Mentor®
Embedded Linux® and Sourcery™ CodeBench products. Embedded developers can make
use of a commercially supported Linux solution that incorporates the recent
release of Freescale’s QorIQ software development kits (SDKs), which are
compatible with Yocto Project 1.2. The Yocto Project is a Linux Foundation
open source initiative that provides standardized tools and resources for
custom Linux systems based on any hardware architecture. The Mentor Embedded
Linux product tracks and supports the latest versions of the Yocto Project,
including version 1.2 and version 1.3.

“Mentor is a preferred embedded software partner, and we recognize Mentor’s
leadership in the open source development community,” said Michael O'Donnell,
director of software ecosystem alliances, Freescale Semiconductor. “Mentor
Embedded Linux for Freescale’s advanced multicore QorIQ products is ideal to
help our customers deliver reliable and high-performance systems to market.”

The Mentor Embedded Linux product expands board support package (BSP) support
to the following Freescale devices:

  *MPC8536DS, MPC8544DS, MPC8548CDS, MPC8572DS
  *P1010/14RDB, P1020/11RDB, P1020UTM, P1020MBG, P1022/13DS, P1023/17RDS,
    P1024/15RDB, P1021/12RDB, P1025/16RDB
  *P2020/10RDB, P2041RDB
  *P3041DS, P4080/40DS, P5020/10DS, P5040/21DS
  *P4080 rev3
  *P5020 rev2

“The seamless integration of embedded software and hardware is critical for
the performance of today’s electronics products,” said Mark Mitchell, general
manager of open source tools, Mentor Graphics Embedded Software Division. “As
a leading provider of embedded software solutions, our Freescale board support
packages will enable customers to quickly bring up their design for higher
system performance, greater productivity, and efficiency.”

The Mentor Embedded Linux product for Freescale BSPs is available now, and
more information can be found at the company website:

About Mentor Embedded

The Mentor Graphics® Embedded Software Division enables embedded development
for a variety of applications, including automotive, industrial, smart energy,
medical devices, and consumer electronics. Embedded developers can create
systems with the latest processors and micro-controllers with commercially
supported and customizable Linux®-based solutions, including the industry
leading Sourcery™ CodeBench and Mentor Embedded Linux products. For real-time
control, systems developers can take advantage of the small-footprint and
low-power-capable Nucleus® RTOS. For more information,

About Mentor Graphics

Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ:MENT) is a world leader in electronic
hardware and software design solutions, providing products, consulting
services and award-winning support for the world’s most successful electronics
and semiconductor companies. Established in 1981, the company reported
revenues over the last 12 months of about $1,015 million. Corporate
headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon
97070-7777. World Wide Web site:

(Mentor Graphics, Mentor and Nucleus are registered trademarks of Mentor
Graphics Corporation. Sourcery is used under license from CodeSourcery, Inc.
All other company or product names are the registered trademarks or trademarks
of their respective owner.)

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