Mentor Graphics rolled out the latest release of the Mentor Embedded Linux platform. The latest version of the Mentor Embedded Linux platform supports the Yocto Project, which is an open source collaborative project established by The Linux Foundation. Mentor Graphics is a key contributor to the Yocto Project and OpenEmbedded community.
By supporting the Yocto Project, the Mentor Embedded Linux platform helps developers easily build Linux-based embedded systems, independent of hardware architecture. With the new Mentor Embedded Linux platform, developers also gain the ability to easily select the best Linux kernel for their needs, whether that kernel was developed by Mentor Graphics, by a semiconductor company, or by any third party.
The next-generation Mentor Embedded Linux platform is integrated with the Mentor Sourcery CodeBench and Sourcery System Analyzer tools. Mentor’s Sourcery CodeBench professional-quality GNU toolchain is a complete development environment for embedded C/C++ development on the leading hardware architectures. The Sourcery System Analyzer tool is a comprehensive system and application performance analysis tool that speeds performance analysis on multi-core systems with visualization of multiple data sources in synchronized timeline views.
The Mentor Embedded Linux platform includes reference board support packages (BSPs) for leading hardware platforms, including those from Broadcom, Freescale, Intel, and Texas Instruments. The Mentor Embedded Linux platform also supports QEMU, allowing users to develop Linux systems in simulation without using actual hardware.
The Yocto Project was created to provide open source, standardized tools, and resources to support embedded development. As an advisory board member of the Yocto Project, Mentor Graphics is a key driver of this open source technology.
More info: Mentor Graphics Embedded Software Division