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Mentor Graphics Delivers Embedded Linux Software and Development Tools for Award-Winning AMD G–Series Platform

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Larry Toda
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Mentor Graphics
503.685.1664

WILSONVILLE, Ore., June 4, 2014 - Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) today announced the availability of Mentor® Embedded software for the new x86 AMD Embedded G-Series system-on-chip (SoC) (previously codenamed: “Steppe Eagle”) and central processing unit (CPU) (previously codenamed: “Crowned Eagle”) product families. As gold-level members of The Linux Foundation’s Yocto Project, AMD and Mentor Graphics have entered into a multi-year agreement to provide embedded developers with a comprehensive embedded Linux® -based tools solution.

Mentor Graphics’ partnership with AMD provides an embedded ecosystem for software developers to quickly build Linux-based applications for AMD G-Series devices. Embedded developers are able to immediately begin their evaluation, prototyping, and development today by downloading Mentor Embedded Linux Lite and Sourcery™ CodeBench Lite products, both tailored for the new AMD G-Series SoC and CPU product families.

The AMD G-Series SoCs provide embedded developers with enhanced security, value and superior performance, ideal for healthcare, finance, education and retail applications. For data center and cloud computing, the new G-Series CPU family targets networking and communications infrastructure applications, as the devices support a wide range of peripherals – an ideal choice for control plane applications on router and switch line cards. Additionally, those developers who require support, commercial business terms, enhanced development experience, or customization services can easily migrate to commercial versions of the Mentor Embedded Linux and/or Sourcery CodeBench Professional tools.

“Embedded Linux and heterogeneous multicore systems are emerging throughout embedded applications,” stated Kamal Khouri, director of product management and marketing, AMD Embedded Solutions. “Our technology partnership and collaboration with Mentor Graphics brings together AMD’s embedded hardware and Mentor Graphics’ open-source Linux software that provides our customers an integrated solution spanning a diverse range of markets and applications for optimized productivity.”

Mentor Embedded Software Offerings for AMD Embedded G-Series SoCs and CPUs

Mentor Graphics is providing the following software downloads for the award-winning G-Series SoC and CPU families via its website: http://www.mentor.com/embedded-software/partners/amd

  • Mentor Embedded Linux Lite: A free, unsupported derivation from Mentor Embedded Linux preconfigured for select AMD embedded targets that includes pre-built binary images, or Linux kernel and board support package, a Yocto Project-based build system, and select user space packages.
  • Sourcery CodeBench Lite: A free command-line based development tool chain for embedded C/C++ that includes GNU C and C++ compilers, a GNU assembler and linker, a GNU debugger and C and C++ runtime libraries.

Mentor Embedded Linux Lite software will also be pre-loaded on the AMD G-Series SoC and CPU evaluation boards, allowing embedded developers a positive out-of-the box experience with the ability to rapidly customize and build embedded Linux-based applications.

“The AMD G-Series SoC and GPU devices target high-performance, low power, secure computing applications that require reliable embedded Linux and software tool performance,” said Kamran Shah, marketing director, Mentor Graphics Embedded Software Division. “Mentor is a leading provider of open source solutions, and our relationship with AMD will provide tremendous value to our mutual customers by enabling innovative systems development with greater confidence and productivity.”

Mentor Graphics is also hosting an online webinar with AMD titled “Enabling Linux Development on AMD G-Series and R-Series Embedded Processors” on June 19, 2014 from 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. PST. To register, go to: http://www.mentor.com/embedded-software/events/amd-g-series-and-r-series-embedded-processors-and-mentor-embedded-linux-for-amd

About Mentor Embedded

The Mentor Graphics® Embedded Software Division enables embedded development for a variety of applications including automotive, industrial, smart energy, medical devices, and consumer electronics. Embedded developers can create systems with the latest processors and micro-controllers with commercially supported and customizable Linux based solutions including the industry leading Sourcery CodeBench and Mentor Embedded Linux products. For real-time control, systems developers can take advantage of the small foot-print and low-power-capable Nucleus® RTOS. For more information, visit www.mentor.com/embedded

Mentor Graphics Mentor, and Nucleus are registered trademarks and Sourcery is a trademark of Mentor Graphics Corporation. All other company or product names are the registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owner. The registered trademark Linux® is used pursuant to a sublicense from LMI, the exclusive licensee of Linus Torvalds, owner of the mark on a worldwide basis.

About Mentor Graphics

Mentor Graphics Corporation is a world leader in electronic hardware and software design solutions, providing products, consulting services and award-winning support for the worlds most successful electronic, semiconductor and systems companies. Established in 1981, the company reported revenues in the last fiscal year in excess of $1.15 billion. Corporate headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-7777. World Wide Web site: http://www.mentor.com.

 
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