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.
Digi International and Wind River teamed together on the M2M Solution Builder kit, which is a new family of cloud-connected wireless machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions. The kit integrates iDigi Device Cloud with Wind River software. The M2M Solution Builder kits will help developers and OEM’s to quickly build connected products and cloud-enabled services. The M2M Solution Builder kit will be available in June 2012.
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.
LiMo Foundation introduced version four of the Linux based LiMo Platform. LiMo 4 Platform offers complete middleware and base application functionality. It enables flexible disaggregation of the device platform and the service propositions such that operators and device manufacturers can more freely shape user propositions and secure sustainable long-term value. The first LiMo 4 devices are expected to be brought to market during the second half of this year. LiMo Foundation is a global consortium of mobile operators, device and handset vendors.
Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) announced new extensions to the Mentor® Embedded Linux® portfolio for NetLogic Microsystems’ (NASDAQ: NETL) multi-core, multi-threaded processors. The family of XLP[tm], XLR® and XLS® multi-core, multi-threaded processors from NetLogic Microsystems with scalability to 128 NXCPUs[tm] are targeted at next-generation 3G/4G mobile wireless infrastructure, enterprise, storage, security, metro Ethernet, edge and core infrastructure network applications.
SYSGO, leading supplier of software solutions for the world’s most demanding safety and security applications, announces the availability in its ELinOS product of support for Cavium Networks’s OCTEON Plus family. The new SYSGO support package combines the high performance at minimal power levels multi-core platform with industrial grade Linux for rapid development of reliable long-lived applications.
Wind River, a world leader in embedded and mobile software, announced support for Microsoft Windows XP as a guest operating system for Wind River Hypervisor on Intel®-based platforms. Device and systems manufacturers can now run Windows XP simultaneously with other operating systems such as VxWorks or Wind River Linux on a single piece of silicon, to reduce their bill of materials, energy consumption and maintenance costs.
ARM, Freescale Semiconductor, IBM, Samsung, ST-Ericsson and Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI), announced the formation of Linaro, a not-for-profit open source software engineering company dedicated to enhancing open source innovation for the next wave of always-connected, always-on computing. Linaro’s work will help developers and manufacturers provide consumers with more choice, more responsive devices and more diverse applications on Linux-based systems.
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.
Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT), a leader in electronic design automation and embedded software solutions, announced a collaborative agreement with NetLogic Microsystems, Inc., a leader in high-performance intelligent semiconductor solutions for next-generation Internet networks. Under the agreement, Mentor Graphics Embedded Software Division will provide its Linux® technology on NetLogic Microsystems’ XLP[tm], XLR® and XLS® multi-core, multi-threaded processors. This collaboration furthers the recent announcement of both NetLogic Microsystems and Mentor Graphics as founding members of the eNsemble[tm] Multi-Core Alliance, an industry organization aimed at driving best-in-class innovations in multi-core parallel processing platforms and software development.