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Automotive Solution Partners

Mentor Graphics has developed close partnerships with technology leaders in the areas of automotive infotainment, instrument cluster, and vehicle networking solutions. By choosing the best technical solutions and integrating them in to the Mentor Graphics product portfolio, automotive OEMs and tier one suppliers benefit from improved quality and reduced development cycles.

Industry Standards

Mentor Embedded holds memberships with leading automotive industry associations such as the GENIVI Alliance and AUTOSAR—all Mentor Embedded software releases are compliant with current industry standards.

Software Partners

Jungo Connectivity

Jungo Connectivity is a provider of connectivity and multimedia middleware for in-vehicle infotainment. Jungo Connectivity's products enable semiconductor companies, automotive tier one suppliers, and automotive OEMs to easily develop products that intelligently connect with portable consumer devices over various protocols enabling a wide array of applications and multimedia-related functions. Additionally, Jungo Connectivity provides solutions for audio and video playback and distribution within the car environment, leveraging a combination of proprietary as well as standardized technologies. Jungo Connectivity's middleware powers dozens of vehicle models already on the road.


Videon Central, Inc. (Videon), an Intel Capital portfolio company, is a leading independent software vendor (ISV), supplying video streaming technology and Blu-ray Disc (BD) middleware for the consumer electronics (CE) and other markets. Videon's media playback solutions have enabled over 30M embedded products including smart TVs, IPTV set-top boxes, BD players, tablets, and other connected devices. Videon offers OEM and vertical market customers a unique set of capabilities to help scale their product development and facilitate the launch of their next generation digital media applications.


CSR produces a comprehensive range of industry-leading audio, connectivity, and location solutions specifically designed for the in-car environment, and are regarded as one of the leading suppliers of wireless electronics products for the automotive arena. CSR's team of automotive industry experts works closely with customers to cater to the unique needs of the automotive industry, and to comply with the strict international regulations governing automotive electronics. CSR understand the long lead times involved in producing automotive end-solutions and produces several automotive grade products stress-tested to achieve the automotive industry's AEC-Q100 qualification.


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OBIGO, a Web service company with business areas in mobile software solutions, Web applications, and services is the world's leading provider of rich Internet services and software in the mobile industry. OBIGO’s range of solutions include Web Runtime supporting WAC and W3C standards, SDK, Web applications, and open source-based HTML5 browser for various devices and platforms targeting automotive, smartphones, smart TV, and other consumer electronics. With these proven solutions and professional services, OBIGO helps customers build successful strategies toward a Web-based ecosystem.


Arynga has integrated an end-to-end, Over The Air (OTA) software update management platform with Mentor's Automotive Technology Platform (ATP) on a GENIVI Compliant distribution of Mentor Embedded Linux (MEL) allowing all ATP enabled vehicles to receive OTA software and/or firmware updates.

Semiconductor Partners


Freescale Semiconductor is a global leader in the design and manufacture of embedded semiconductors for those customers who target their applications for the automotive, consumer, industrial, networking, and wireless markets. The privately held company is based in Austin, Texas, and has design, research and development, manufacturing, and sales operations in more than 30 countries. Freescale, one of the world's largest semiconductor companies with 2006 sales of $6.4 billion (USD), has been a partner of Mentor Graphics Corporation since its inception.

Renesas Electronics

Renesas Technology Corp. is one of the world's leading semiconductor system solutions providers for mobile, automotive, and PC/AV (Audio Visual) markets and the world's No.1 supplier of microcontrollers. With Nucleus OS support from Mentor Graphics, customers gain access to an integrated development environment designed to simplify design cycles and facilitate the development of high-performance applications such as car navigation systems, game machines and digital home electronics. The Nucleus OS couples an extremely efficient kernel with highly capable middleware components to help device manufactures reduce time to market and increase margins. Renesas Technology is based in Tokyo, Japan and has a global network of manufacturing, design and sales operations in around 20 countries with about 26,500 employees worldwide.


Texas Instruments has been a partner of Mentor Graphics for many years. Together, these two companies offer technologies for innovative application design, including Nucleus supported digital signal processors, system software development tools, codecs, algorithms and more. Thanks to Mentor Graphics, developers are provided with an integrated Operating System solution for the mass market. Integrated within TI’s foundation software, Mentor's Nucleus Operating System (OS) Mobile provides a scalable and robust platform for developers working with TI’s OMAP platforms and chipsets, allowing them to quickly and easily integrate basic features and multimedia applications into handsets. The ubiquitous Nucleus Real Time OS Mobile offers a scalable platform that when combined with TI’s wireless solutions enables handset manufacturers to develop and deliver cost-effective, feature-rich mobile phones that address consumer demand

Industry Associations


GENIVI is a non-profit industry alliance of more than 200 automotive OEMs committed to driving the broad adoption of an in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) open source development platform. Mentor Embedded is a Board Member of GENIVI and has a history of active participation in GENIVI and delivering timely GENIVI compliant solutions.

Car Connectivity Consortium

The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) is dedicated to developing global standards for smartphone in-car connectivity. Since its inception in February 2011, the CCC has grown to 94 members. These members are among the world's leading automotive, mobile communications, and consumer electronics industry companies representing over 70 percent of the worldwide market share in vehicles and over 60 percent of the worldwide market share in smartphones.


AUTOSAR (AUTomotive Open System ARchitecture) is a worldwide development partnership of car manufacturers, suppliers, and other companies from the electronics, semiconductor, and software industries. AUTOSAR paves the way for innovative electronic systems that further improve performance, safety, and environmental friendliness and is a key enabling technology to manage the growing electrics/electronics complexity. It aims to be prepared for the upcoming technologies and to improve cost efficiency without making any compromise with respect to quality. Finally, AUTOSAR facilitates the exchange and update of software and hardware over the service life of the vehicle.
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