Mentor Graphics introduced a new program that combines Mentor Embedded professional services and products specifically for hardware companies. The new Mentor Embedded Hardware Enablement Program features services and training for embedded Android, Linux, open source tools (GNU, GCC, Eclipse), user interface (UI) creation, and vertical markets like in-vehicle infotainment (IVI), smart energy and retail applications. The full range of Mentor Embedded products and services for hardware vendors is available now.
Developer Assistant for real-time management of open source licensing and copyrights is now available to the developer community worldwide. Previously, Developer Assistant was for the Eclipse Integrated Development Platform (IDE). Developer Assistant is the only solution currently on the market to detect open source and other third party code in real-time. Detecting open source licenses as soon as the code is brought in or put together reduces cost and time associated with fixing related problems later down the road.
MathWorks announced that its Target Support Package and Embedded IDE Link products now support the Eclipse integrated development environment (IDE) and Embedded Linux through the GNU compiler tool chain. As a result, engineers can automate project creation in Eclipse and deploy real-time embedded systems on Linux using automatically generated code from MATLAB and Simulink models. These capabilities enable engineers using Model-Based Design to rapidly implement and verify algorithms on processors that can run Embedded Linux, such as ARM, Freescale, and Intel.
Sigasi, an EDA company focused on agile hardware design tools, announced that it will make Sigasi HDT, an Intelligent Development Environment (IDE) for VHDL, available as an Eclipse plugin. As of today, Sigasi HDT will be available in two versions: as a standalone application as before, and as an Eclipse plugin. A tool license includes the right to use either version, at any time, at the customer’s discretion.