Nucleus RTOS (Real-time Operating System)
Deployed on over 3 Billion Devices
This video is a fast paced introduction to Mentor Embedded Nucleus RTOS Power Management framework. View Video
Nucleus is a proven, stable, and optimized RTOS deployed on over 3 billion embedded devices. It’s the first RTOS integrated with power management features (DVFS, Deep Sleep Modes, and Power/Clock Gating) enabling engineers to take full advantage of the latest power saving technologies in today’s silicon. With Nucleus, developers can deploy a kernel as small as 2k on a wide selection of hardware including MCU, DSP, FPGA, and MPU.
Key Features and Benefits
Nucleus RTOS is available in the following configurations:
- Nucleus Source Code: Kernel, drivers and libraries
- An integrated eclipse based IDE (Sourcery CodeBench) and Software Trace with the Nucleus ReadyStart Edition
- A full-featured binary version of Nucleus RTOS, optimized for size to fit in the internal memory of an MCU
- Free software for select hardware for companies with annual revenues under $1 Million dollars
Learn More About Nucleus
Nucleus supports leading embedded architectures, including:
- NIOS II
Demonstrations and downloads
Stella Self-Balancing Robot Powered by Nucleus RTOS on TI Stellaris
Meet Stella a remote controlled, self-balancing robot powered by Mentor Graphics Nucleus RTOS and developed with Sourcery CodeBench also from Mentor. Using a stock TI Stellaris development board and TI's...
White Paper: In the world of smart phones and tablet PCs memory might be cheap, but in the more constrained universe of deeply embedded devices, it is still a precious resource. This is one of the many reasons why most... View White Paper
Nucleus RTOS user forums — discussions, design tips, sample designs and more. Visit
Honeywell chooses Nucleus RTOS to develop its critical Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System because of its reputation in the aviation industry for reliability, efficiency, and scalability.
The Nucleus operating system provides Garmin with the full source code and flexible business model needed for them to develop its CNX80 Avionics Navigator system.
ZOLL chose the Nucleus operating system for their AED Plus™ automated external defibrillator because it proved to be successful in previous designs and kept costs down.