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Mentor Embedded Linux Development Platform

Customized embedded Linux development products with commercial support

Linux Development for Next-Generation Embedded Systems

Yocto Project
Yocto Project

As Gold Members of the Yocto Project Advisory Board, Mentor Embedded is committed to enabling you to take advantage of the latest Linux development technologies. Design your next-generation embedded systems with our Yocto Project 1.5 compatible platform. Harness Mentor Embedded Linux’s open source foundation while also differentiating your system with the flexibility of commercially supported customization. Mitigate technical and commercial risks by making use of the product lifecycle maintenance and commercial support available from Mentor Embedded.

Mentor Embedded Linux is based on the powerful and adaptable bitbake build tool and recipes from The Yocto Project™ enabling you to prepare, from source, the customized Linux-based platform your project requirements demand. A GENIVI compliant Mentor Embedded Linux solution is also available for the development of In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) systems.


  • Fastboot Technology
  • Board Support Packages (BSPs) are available for a selection of common reference boards
  • Performance optimized libraries
  • Size-optimized file systems to reduce overall memory footprint
  • Increased Quality and Reliability from Mentor Embedded's extensive QA test suite.
  • Increased Developer Productivity with Sourcery CodeBench
  • Instrumentation that enables advanced trace and analysis via Sourcery Analyzer
  • Yocto based build system with layer structure supports ease of customization
  • Comprehensive Partner Ecosystem enables rapid customization possibilities
  • Easy Access to Existing IP and Open Source Knowledge
  • Enables 2D and 3D UI Development via Qt® 5
  • Support for Qt Widgets for compact 2D UIs
  • Support for Qt Quick/QML for compelling 3D UIs
  • UI performance analysis, visualization and debug via Sourcery Analyzer
  • Includes Qt WebKit with HTML5 rendering engine
  • High Quality Training to reduce ramp-up time for developers new to Linux
  • Mentor Embedded Professional Services are available to assist with
  • Platform extensions
  • Performance Enhancements
  • Application Development
  • Customize your product without losing support

Mentor Embedded Linux provides you with an open source foundation while differentiating your system with a commercially supported platform.

Linux Professional Services

Mentor Embedded Professional Services provides expert, on-site consulting engagements to help device developers set-up and configure development environments to build Linux-based devices. Windows to Linux Migration

Architecture Support

Leading embedded architectures are supported, including:

  • ARM
  • IA32
  • MIPS
  • Power

Available components

Sourcery CodeBench Embedded Development Environment

Mentor Embedded Linux is tightly integrated with Sourcery CodeBench, a GNU-based complete integrated development environment for embedded C/C++ development on the leading hardware architectures from ARM, MIPS, Power, and other architectures. Fully integrated so you can install, flash and debug in minutes!

Sourcery Analyzer based Linux System Debug & Performance Analysis

Sourcery Analyzer provides a predictable and visual approach to understand the software execution performance. Sourcery Analyzer leverages open source-based LTTng 2.4 and includes prebuilt reports and log files to produce data accurate views and recommendations for performance improvements.

GENIVI Compliant Infotainment Solution

Deliver differentiated In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) systems with a Mentor Embedded Linux based GENIVI compliant Infotainment Solution. The Mentor Embedded Linux-based automotive solution platform has been the foundation to successfully deliver multiple IVI projects such as an ultra-fast boot instrument cluster, a telematics system with multimedia streaming and more.

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