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Open source components for your embedded platform SDK

Anil Khanna

Anil Khanna

Posted May 21, 2013

Let’s start with some trivia –

Which company has contributed over 10,000 changes to the official source repositories for the GNU toolchain?

No luck? Ok, maybe this will help:

This same company’s engineers hold over 50 leadership positions (maintainer, reviewer, steering committee member etc.) in the open source community!

I would not fault you for thinking of Fortune 500 high-tech names, but the answer is Mentor Graphics, specifically the Mentor Embedded division!

Embedded processing platforms – be it for graphics, mobile, industrial or any other application, rely on a stable SDK to enable end developers fully leverage the offered capabilities.

The development toolchain is an essential piece of the SDK, and it is a popular choice to use open source software components to build this. At Mentor Embedded, we have been enabling platform vendors deliver a quality SDK built around a full validated OSS-based toolchain founded on the Sourcery CodeBench development environment.

Given Mentor Embedded’s solid expertise and OSS knowhow, it is no surprise that we are a popular choice for semiconductor and system houses to enable their embedded development needs.

Some notable examples of SDKs that use the Sourcery CodeBench toolchain include the Qualcomm BREW MP SDK and the Xilinx Zynq SDK.

Apart from enabling commercial embedded platforms, the popular Sourcery CodeBench Lite toolchain is the cross compiler of choice for popular development boards such as the BeagleBoard and the PandaBoard.

To learn more about Sourcery Codebench and how we can help with your SDK needs, please visit the Sourcery Services page.

Zynq, toolchain, CodeBench, GNU, beagleboard, sdk, sourcery, pandaboard, qualcomm brew

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Anil KhannaI am part of the marketing organization in the Embedded Software Division here at Mentor. Before this I spent 10 years marketing Mentor's hardware design products, specifically in the RTL and high-level synthesis domains. Moving from addressing the requirements of hardware designers to those of software designers has been quite the change. Throw in open-source and you have a heady mix - which keeps me on my toes! Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading a good book or the occasional round of golf (in the few hours of sunshine we get in Portland!). I hope you find my thoughts interesting and look forward to your comments. Visit Embedded Blog

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