With the introduction of Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs), a processor can now be easily tailored to the user's needs. The 32-bit Nios® II embedded processor for the Nucleus Operating System lets you drag and drop the precise mix of processors and peripherals to build an exact-fit embedded system in just minutes. Because Nios II for Nucleus is a soft core processor you can upgrade the hardware features and performance at any stage of your product life cycle without having to redesign the board. The eclipse-based Nios II C-to-Hardware Acceleration (C2H) Compiler lets the Nucleus customer boost performance of time-critical C subroutines, converting them to powerful hardware accelerators with a simple "right-click to accelerate" interface. The tight integration of Mentor Graphics' suite of embedded development and debug tools with Altera's configurable processor technology provides a reliable, robust software development environment to get your product to market quickly.
AMCC is a global leader in embedded Power Architecture processing, optical transport and storage solutions. Our products combined with the superior support of the Nucleus operating system, enable the development of converged IP-based networks offering high-speed secure data, high-definition video and high-quality voice for carrier, metropolitan, access and enterprise applications. AMCC provides networking equipment vendors and Nucleus customers with industry-leading communications processing, Ethernet, SONET and switch fabric solutions. AMCC is also the leading vendor of high-port count SATA RAID controllers enabling low-cost, high-performance, high-capacity storage. For many years, AMCC and Mentor Graphics have worked closely together providing customers with robust solutions through extensive support of their Nucleus family of products. AMCC's corporate headquarters are located in Sunnyvale, California. Sales and engineering offices are located throughout the world.
Analog Devices Inc. (ADI) Blackfin® processor embodies a new breed of 16/32-bit embedded processor for the Nucleus customer; ideally suited for products where a convergence of capabilities are necessary - multi-format audio, video, voice and image processing; multi-mode baseband and packet processing; control processing; and real-time security. Mentor Graphics' Nucleus Operating System enables Blackfin processors with a high performance RTOS with a minimal memory footprint. The Blackfin processor's unique combination of software flexibility and scalability has gained widespread adoption in convergent applications. Blackfin processors for Nucleus provide customers with a royalty-free solution in which to build a variety of applications including digital still and digital video cameras, portable media players, digital video recorders, set-top boxes, consumer multimedia, automotive vision systems and broadband wireless systems. As time to market is a key element for today's product developers, the availability of this efficient, real-time operating system allows our mutual customers to quickly deliver robust embedded applications.
Andes Technology Corporation
Andes Technology Corporation was founded in the Hsinchu Science Based Industrial Park (SiSoft Research Center) in the first half of 2005. We devote ourselves in developing high-performance/low-power 32-bit processors and its associated SoC platforms to serve Mentor Graphics' Nucleus customer's needs in the rapidly growing embedded system applications arena.
As the features of many electronic devices are becoming more and more versatile, many Nucleus customers demand new generations of SoC solutions for better scalability, flexibility, performance, cost and power saving. However, the diversity of emerging consumer markets has driven sophisticated design requirements that incur vital difficulties for traditional component providers to offer cost-effective solutions.
The innovative configurable platform solution allows Nucleus customers to construct unique system architectures and hardware/software partitioning in order to gain the best optimization in all aspects. With possession of technologies in the areas of microprocessor, system architecture, operating system, software tool-chain development, and SoC VLSI implementation, Andes can work closely with those customers to shorten their time-to-market with quality designs.
Mentor Graphics and ARM established a close knit alliance in order to provide Nucleus customers with the technology that lies at the heart of advanced digital products; from wireless, networking and consumer entertainment solutions to imaging, automotive, security and storage devices. ARM's comprehensive product offering includes 16/32-bit RISC microprocessors, data engines, 3D processors, digital libraries, embedded memories, peripherals, software and development tools, as well as analog functions and high-speed connectivity products, all of which keep the Nucleus customer’s technical needs in mind. ARM provides a total system solution that offers a fast, reliable path to market for leading electronics companies.
Atmel's SAM Microcontrollers and CAPÔ Customizable Microcontrollers, based on the industry-leading ARM® 32-bit RISC architecture, provide the ideal mix of performance, connectivity, security, and power economy for today's deeply embedded, connected systems. Built around the ARM7 and ARM9 processor cores, these MCUs feature a highly parallel internal AMBA bus architecture with distributed DMA and memory to achieve maximum data bandwidth. As part of the extensive support infrastructure for its ARM-based microcontrollers, Atmel has teamed up with Mentor Graphics Corporation to provide a port of the Nucleus operating system that enables application developers to create a robust solution for real-time systems with the minimum effort. Atmel is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of microcontrollers, advanced logic, mixed-signal, nonvolatile memory, and radio frequency integrated circuits. Leveraging on a broad intellectual property portfolio, Atmel is able to provide Nucleus customers with complete system solutions focused on consumer, industrial, security, communications, computing and automotive markets.
Broadcom Corporation is a major technology innovator and global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications. Broadcom products coupled with robust solutions from Mentor Graphics enable the delivery of voice, video, data and multimedia to and throughout the home, office and mobile environment. We provide the industry's broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art, system-on-a-chip and software solutions to Nucleus customers (manufacturers of computing and networking equipment, digital entertainment and broadband access products, and mobile devices) worldwide.
Cypress delivers high-performance, mixed-signal, programmable solutions that provide Nucleus customers with rapid time-to-market and exceptional system value. Cypress offerings include the PSoC® Programmable System-on-Chip™, USB controllers, general-purpose programmable clocks and memories, coupled with Mentor Graphics products offer accelerated time to market and a reliable, robust solution.. Cypress also offers wired and wireless connectivity solutions ranging from its WirelessUSB™ radio system-on-chip, to West Bridge™ and EZ-USB® FX2LP controllers that enhance Nucleus applications’ connectivity and performance in multimedia handsets. Cypress serves numerous markets including consumer, computation, data communications, automotive, industrial, and solar power.
Freescale Semiconductor is a global leader in the design and manufacture of embedded semiconductors for those Nucleus 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 or 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 it’s inception
Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Hitachi is a leading global electronics company with approximately 384,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2006 (ended March 31, 2007) consolidated revenues totaled 10,247 billion yen ($86.8 billion). Hitachi partnered with Mentor Graphics Corporation in order to offer it’s customers with a wide range of systems, products and services in market sectors including information systems, electronic devices, power and industrial systems, consumer products, materials and financial services. For Hitachi, the Nucleus operating system is key in it’s ability to provide Mentor Graphics customers with robust solutions for their application needs.
IBM semiconductor solutions specialize in a full range of foundry services, semiconductor design and manufacturing, bringing the latest in innovative technology to the market. IBM takes pride in its very positive and long-standing relationship with Mentor Graphics Corporation. Mentor's overall solution incorporates the Nucleus Operating System and EDGE Development Suite, which provides support for the PowerPC 405 and 440 cores and IBM Cell/B.E processor.
Major components of IBM's offering include the contribution of the Eclipse Platform into the Open Source community, Founder status in Power.org and broad licensing of Power Architecture Intellectual Property. IBM is the leading contributor for the Cell Broadband Engine Architecture, specifically the Cell/B.E.(TM) processor, including software porting and optimization services, custom board design with Cell/B.E. chipsets, or custom-built embedded systems based on Cell/B.E. technology.
Imperas provides methodologies, technologies and products that enable Nucleus customers with efficient/effective verification of software functionality and software performance for embedded systems. Its products enable software functional verification, performance profiling, analysis and debug for embedded software operating on multicore SoCs and multiprocessor systems. With an engineering base in the United Kingdom, Imperas distributes its products to customers worldwide. Close association with Open Virtual Platforms, www.OVPworld.org, provides for OVPsim simulator, libraries of models and APIs that are available for Nucleus customers to develop new models. OVPsim executes platforms, including multicore platforms, at hundreds of millions of instructions per second, providing the speed that software developers require for simulation of embedded systems. Model libraries include over 40 processor models for ARC, ARM, MIPS, NEC, OpenCores, PowerPC and x86, and component models to more complex platforms, such as ARM IntegratorCP and MIPS Malta development boards for running Nucleus products.
Infineon Technologies AG
Infineon Technologies AG, Neubiberg, Germany, offers semiconductor and system solutions for Mentor Graphics’ Nucleus customers by addressing three central challenges to modern society: energy efficiency, communications and security. In fiscal year 2006 (ending September), the company achieved sales of Euro 7.9 billion (including Qimonda sales of Euro 3.8 billion) with approximately 42,000 employees worldwide (including approximately 12,000 Qimonda employees). As a strategic partner of Mentor Graphics and with a global presence, Infineon operates through its subsidiaries in the US from Milpitas, CA, in the Asia-Pacific region from Singapore, and in Japan from Tokyo. Infineon is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and on the New York Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: IFX).
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation provides the Nucleus customers with the broadest range of Programmable Logic Devices (PLD), including Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA), Complex Programmable Logic Devices (CPLD), Mixed-Signal Power Management and Clock Generation Devices, and industry-leading SERDES products. In cooperation with it's partner Mentor Graphics Corporation, Lattice continues to deliver "More of the Best" with comprehensive solutions for system design, including an unequaled portfolio of high-performance, non-volatile and low-cost FPGAs. Lattice products are sold worldwide through an extensive network of independent sales representatives and distributors, primarily to OEM customers in communications, computing, industrial, consumer, automotive, medical and military end markets, all of which compliment target markets for the Nucleus customer
Mentor Graphics Corporation teamed up with LG Electronics, Inc. to provide Nucleus customers robust solutions in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications. LG employs more than 82,000 people working in over 110 operations including 81 subsidiaries around the world. Comprising four business units – Mobile Communications, Digital Appliance, Digital Display and Digital Media with 2006 global sales of US $38.5 billion - LG Electronics is the world’s largest producer of CDMA handsets, air conditioners, optical storage products and DVD players. It’s Electronics Mobile Communications Company (LG) is a leading producer of UMTS (WCDMA), CDMA and GSM handsets. LG draws upon its cutting-edge technology and innovative handset design capabilities to create a higher quality mobile environment for Nucleus customers around the world. With a total range of wired and wireless solutions, LG and Mentor Graphics are rapidly expanding their presence and market share in the global mobile industry.
MediaTek Inc. is one of the world's top ten fabless semiconductor companies for wireless communications and digital media solutions. The company, a close partner of Mentor Graphics Corporation, is a market leader that pioneers in the technology of leading-edge SOC system solutions for wireless communications, high-definition digital TV, optical storage, and high-definition DVD products. Founded in 1997 and listed on Taiwan Stock Exchange (TAIEX: 2454), MediaTek is headquartered in Taiwan and has sales and research subsidiaries in China, India, Korea and Singapore. It has achieved annual revenue of more than US$1.6 billion and net profit of US$700 million, with a market cap of over US$11 billion in 2006. For Mediatek, the Nucleus Real Time OS is key in it’s ability to provide Mentor Graphics customers with robust solutions for their application needs.
MIPS Technologies defines and drives the global embedded market, licensing its award-winning architectures and cores to leading semiconductor companies, ASIC developers and system OEMs. Today, the company has more than 115 customers—including Toshiba, Sony, Texas Instruments, Broadcom, NXP Semiconductors, Infineon, Atheros and PMC-Sierra. MIPS-Based™ designs are integrated into tens of millions of products worldwide, including broadband access devices, digital consumer products, and next-generation networking, Internet and communications innovations.
Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, National Semiconductor, the industry's premier analog company, creates high-value analog devices and subsystems that provide Nucleus customers with leading-edge products such as power management circuits, display drivers, audio and operational amplifiers, interface products and data conversion solutions. Mentor Graphics Corporation and National partnered years ago in order to provide mutual customers with precision solutions that target key analog markets including wireless handsets, displays and a variety of broad electronics markets such as medical, automotive, industrial, and test and measurement
NXP is a top 10 semi-conductor company, founded by Philips more than 50 years ago. Headquartered in Europe, the company has 37,000 employees working in more than 20 countries and posting in excess of EUR 5 billion annually. NXP develops semiconductors, system solutions and software for Nucleus customers where the desire for better sensory experiences in mobile phones, personal media players, TVs, set-top boxes, identification applications, automobiles and a wide range of other electronic devices, is required. NXP teamed-up with Mentor Graphics Corporation in order to provide Nucleus USB host and OTG controller driver support for NXP USB controllers such as the ISP156x, ISP1161A1 and ISP1761.
Oxford Semiconductor is a global leader in storage and connectivity technology and provides Nucleus customers with a broad portfolio of semiconductor "System on Chip" products enabling electronic devices to exchange or back-up data and share resources. The company partnered with Mentor Graphics Corporation in order to provide it’s customers with performance connectivity solutions that are an essential ingredient in a diverse range of highly differentiated end products, from external data storage and mobile phones to printers and point-of-sale equipment.
Qualcommv Atheros Communications is a global leader in innovative technologies for wireless and wired communications. As a Mentor Graphics partner, Qualcomm Atheros combines its wireless and networking systems expertise with high-performance radio frequency (RF), mixed signal and digital semiconductor design skills, to provide Nucleus customers with highly integrated chipsets that are manufactured on low-cost, standard complimentary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) processes. Qualcomm Atheros technology is used by a broad base of leading customers, including personal computer, networking equipment and consumer device manufacturers.
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 Operating System 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.
Silex Technology America is a Qualcomm Atheros Authorized Design Center (ADC) that provides secure and high reliability wireless solutions for device manufacturers that want to add Wi-Fi for Mentor Graphics Nucleus implementations.
The Nucleus reference platform includes a driver/supplicant to minimize the engineering time required to evaluate Silex Wi-Fi solutions. Silex 802.11ab/g/n Wi-FI solutions include radio modules and SiP’s to provide options to enable customers to address their specific product requirements.
Silex Technology America also offers engineering services in order to provide the best connectivity and fastest time to market.
Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications and Mentor Graphics Corporation teamed up in order to serve the global communications market with innovative and feature-rich mobile phones, accessories and PC-cards. Established as a joint venture by Sony and Ericsson in 2001, with global corporate functions located in London, the company employs over 7,500 people worldwide, including R&D sites in Europe, Japan, China and America.
STMicroelectronics is a global leader in developing and delivering semiconductor solutions for Nucleus customers across the spectrum of microelectronics applications. An unrivalled combination of silicon and system expertise, manufacturing strength, Intellectual Property (IP) portfolio and strategic partner positions such as with Mentor Graphics Corporation, the Company is at the forefront of System-on-Chip (SoC) technology and its products play a key role in enabling today's convergence markets. The Company’s shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange, on Euronext Paris and on the Milan Stock Exchange
Tensilica and Mentor Graphics Corporation has partnered to offer customers the broadest line of Nucleus supported controllers, CPUs and specialty DSP processors on the market today, in both an off-the-shelf format via the Diamond Standard Series cores with full designer configurability with the Xtensa processor family. Tensilica’s low power, benchmark proven processors has been designed into high-volume products at industry leaders in the digital consumer, networking and telecommunications markets. All Tensilica processor cores are complete with a matching software development tool environment, portfolio of system simulation models, and hardware implementation tool support. Mentor Graphics’ Nucleus Operating System is available now for the Diamond Standard processors as well as any application optimized Xtensa processor. For Xtensa, the Nucleus Real Time OS is automatically configured to natively support designer-defined Xtensa instructions
Texas Instruments has been a partner of Mentor Graphics for many years. Together, they 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
Headquartered in Tokyo Japan, Toshiba and Mentor Graphics Corporation established a partnership in order to provide Nucleus customers with advanced electronic and electrical, spanning information and communications equipment and systems solutions, Internet-based solutions and services, electronic components and materials, power systems, industrial and social infrastructure systems, and household appliance solutions. The company is the world's 9th largest integrated manufacturer of electric and electronic equipment, with some 161,000 employee's worldwide and consolidated annual sales of over US$53 billion.
Xilinx and Mentor Graphics have teamed up to deliver embedded software developers with an innovative and flexible range of solutions for unique embedded applications. Mentor Embedded's solutions cover a broad range of Xilinx's embedded hardware offerings including support for: the Zynq-7000 Extensible Processing Platform, the high performance PowerPC® 32-bit hard processors and the flexible MicroBlaze™ 32-bit soft cores. Mentor Embedded's solutions for Xilinx's product lines include Sourcery CodeBench embedded development toolchain including out-of-box support for the Zynq-7000 evaluation board, Nucleus RTOS and the Nucleus ReadyStart™ platform.