Mentor Graphics Launches Comprehensive Solution for Heterogeneous Multicore Embedded Software Development

 Mentor Graphics Launches Comprehensive Solution for Heterogeneous Multicore
                        Embedded Software Development

PR Newswire

WILSONVILLE, Ore., July 16, 2014

WILSONVILLE, Ore., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Mentor Graphics Corporation
(NASDAQ: MENT) today announced the embedded software industry's first
comprehensive solution for heterogeneous multicore system-on-chip (SoC)
development. Heterogeneous architectures are those which combine two or more
different types of microprocessors or microcontrollers. They enable the
development of advanced embedded systems that consolidate functionality and
connectivity to produce high-performance embedded devices. Mentor Graphics is
delivering an integrated development solution that spans device configuration,
deployment and system optimization for multi-operation system devices that
include the Linux® platform, real-time operating system (RTOS), and bare-metal
applications. This solution helps design teams to quickly develop
high-performance applications for industrial, medical, automotive,
telecommunications, networking, and consumer electronics products.

Mentor Graphics introduces the industry's first comprehensive commercial
heterogeneous multicore development solution.

The Mentor Graphics® embedded development solution for heterogeneous multicore
systems adds several new features that can execute natively or with a
hypervisor.These features include:

  oSupport for the remote processor framework (remoteproc) for Mentor®
    Embedded Linux®, Nucleus® RTOS and bare-metal applications. This aids in
    the configuration, development, deployment and management of operating
    systems and applications across heterogeneous SoC cores
  oScalable implementations of VirtIO, rpmsg and the Multicore Communications
    API (MCAPI) across operating systems to provide efficient inter-processor
    communication (IPC) for separated device subsystems
  oGraphical debugging and performance analysis tools that enable a
    system-wide, synchronized perspective across operating systems and

"Next generation SoCs enable the development of unique embedded systems by
extending today's multicore homogeneous architectures with heterogeneous
cores," stated Markus Levy, president of the Multicore Association and
chairman of the Multicore and the Internet of Things (IoT) Developers
Conferences. "Mentor Graphics' continued investment in embedded software and
delivery of an integrated heterogeneous multicore development solution will
enable embedded developers to more easily take full advantage of these complex
heterogeneous SoCs." 

Successful use of heterogeneous multicore SoCs that combine multicore
micro-processors and multicore micro-controllers extends beyond the
traditional use of Symmetric Multi-Processing (SMP) and Asymmetric
Multi-Processing (AMP) approaches. The new integrated solution from Mentor
Graphics addresses many of the challenges designers face with heterogeneous
systems including:

  oConfiguring and deploying multiple operating systems and applications
    across processors
  oBooting multiple operating systems efficiently and in a coordinated manner
    across micro-processors and micro-controllers
  oCommunicating between isolated sub-systems on a multi-core processor or
    between heterogeneous processors
  oVisualizing interactions between multiple operating systems

"Mentor Graphics' market-leading embedded software technologies and advanced
multicore devices from Texas Instruments create an ideal ecosystem so that our
customers can develop leading-edge products with ease," stated Adrian
Valenzuela, marketing director, Texas Instruments. "Mentor has a unique and
comprehensive solution to manage the complexities of multicore heterogeneous

Product Availability and Additional Information
Mentor Graphics software products for heterogeneous multicore development are
available now. A webinar titled "Debugging Multicore and Heterogeneous
Systems" will be held on August 5, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. PDT. To register, go to:

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-foot-print and
low-power-capable Nucleus RTOS. For more information, visit

About Mentor Graphics
Mentor Graphics Corporation 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 electronic,
semiconductor and systems companies. Established in 1981, the company reported
revenues in the last fiscal year in excess of $1.15 billion. 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 and Sourcery is
a trademark of Mentor Graphics Corporation. All other company or product names
are the registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owner.)

The registered trademark Linux® is used pursuant to a sublicense from LMI, the
exclusive licensee of Linus Torvalds, owner of the mark on a world-wide basis.

For more information, please contact:
Larry Toda
Mentor Graphics

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