Mentor Graphics will place the front-end UML editor of their BridgePoint xtUML environment into the open source domain. The availability of BridgePoint as an open source editor will enable the industry’s movement from static UML diagrams and paper-based processes to executable model-driven flows. Over time, Mentor Graphics expects the BridgePoint open source UML editor to become the de facto standard for UML trainers and educators.
Protecode is offering a new service called QuickAudit. The Protecode service audits code for small projects of 5,000 software files or less. Depending on the number of files, Protecode’s streamlined audit can be completed in as little as five days. This speeds up the quality review process because a code audit is often one of the last steps in the quality assurance process reviewed by a company.
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.
Panasonic teamed with Red Bend Software to develop a new solution to protect personal data such as photos, videos, documents and emails stored on Android smartphones. The new solution will be integrated into its future smartphone models. The solution prevent leakage of personal data from lost smartphones and unintended behavior of downloaded applications.
yaSSL is making their IT-level security tools available for the Open Source Community. The company is doing this to ensure that mature, advanced security tools like Kerberos, wpa_supplicant, and OpenSSH are readily available for devices. By bringing widely adopted standards like Kerberos, OpenSSH, and wpa_supplicant to developers, yaSSL provides developers the resources they need to easily integrate their applications with the larger enterprise infrastructure and market.
An Android operating system (OS) port now is available as open source code for embedded systems. The port was a collaborative effort between IBM, Mentor Graphics, XGI (now part of SIS) and AppliedMicro. The feature set of the Android OS, and the performance and integration of Freescale and IBM processors based on Power Architecture can help embedded systems designers create products for networking, printing and imaging, industrial, storage and media equipment applications.
Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) reaffirmed its commitment to the future of open source for embedded development with the acquisition of certain assets of CodeSourcery, Inc. (Granite Bay, CA), the leading provider of open source GNU-based toolchains and services for advanced systems development.
VDC Research Group’s recently published report on mobile operating systems indicates that today’s mobile devices are more dependent on robust, complex operating systems capable of supporting a diverse ecosystem of new software applications. However, it is no longer about a single component or components but instead about integrated solution stacks and the mobile operating systems that sit at the heart of them.
Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing, announced the open source availability of its widely used Interconnect Technology Format (ITF) for parasitic modeling and the formation of a technical advisory board (TAB) under the auspices of IEEE Industry Standards and Technology Organization (IEEE-ISTO). The purpose of the Interconnect Modeling TAB (IMTAB) is to facilitate the evolution of ITF and promote an interoperable interconnect modeling format to address the industry’s advancing process technology and design needs. IMTAB founding members include representatives from industry-leading semiconductor companies, EDA companies and silicon foundries including Altera Corporation, AMD, Apache Design Solutions, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, LSI Corporation, Magma Design Automation, NVIDIA, Qualcomm, STMicroelectronics and Synopsys. Following the same model as the industry-standard Liberty[TM] library modeling format, ITF access is granted under an open source license through Synopsys’ Technology Access Program (TAP-in(SM)) and is available free of charge to anyone.
MIPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MIPS), a leading provider of industry-standard processor architectures and cores for digital consumer, home networking, wireless, communications and business applications, announced support for the new WebM open web media project and the open source VP8, a high performance video codec that will bring high-quality video content and experiences to web-connected devices. MIPS Technologies will work with its partners and licensees to ensure fully optimized hardware/software support for VP8. WebM and the open sourcing of VP8 were announced separately by Google and partners.