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AMD and Mentor Graphics to accelerate embedded Linux development

Posted on Wednesday, April 02 2014 @ 11:02:28 CEST by


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AMD announced a multi-year deal with Mentor Graphics to accelerate the creation of open-source Linux drivers and tools for embedded systems:
AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced a multi-year agreement with Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) to expand availability of open-source embedded Linux development for heterogeneous and multi-core processors from AMD. Dedicated to providing embedded developers with a more manageable and focused open source framework, the agreement will provide embedded developers with more supported processor options, robust development tools, and greater speed in open platform development.

As a Yocto Project™ compatible product, Mentor® Embedded Linux will now bring standardized features and tools, and ensure quick access to the latest Board Support Packages (BSPs) for AMD 64-bit x86 architecture beginning with the upcoming AMD Embedded G-Series system-on-a-chip (SoC) (codenamed: "Steppe Eagle") and AMD Embedded R-Series APU/CPU (codenamed: "Bald Eagle"). Embedded systems developers will have comprehensive access to the Mentor Embedded Linux development platform for customized embedded Linux development and commercial support, as well as a no-cost Mentor Embedded Linux Lite derivative providing all the essentials to evaluate Linux on AMD embedded processors.

To address the growing complexity of embedded systems, embedded developers will also have access to Sourcery™ CodeBench for greater insight into system execution, performance and debugging applications in Linux-based embedded systems.

"Partnering with the largest independent embedded Linux and tools vendor in the market today is an exciting step forward as we continue to invest in the embedded market," said Scott Aylor, corporate vice president and general manager, AMD Embedded Solutions. "We are providing the embedded development community an opportunity for choice, and this agreement with Mentor Graphics brings the embedded community an open-source platform to help tailor and expand their development."

"Mentor Graphics is excited to partner with AMD when you look at their vision and product portfolio of innovative technologies for embedded solutions," said Scot Morrison, general manager of embedded runtime solutions, Mentor Graphics Embedded Software Division. "We look forward to delivering the industry's most robust open-source development ecosystem to market with the upcoming AMD Embedded G- and R-Series products."

Key Features, Benefits and Support
As part of the agreement between AMD and Mentor Graphics, embedded developers will have access to the following customized embedded Linux development products:

Mentor Embedded Linux Lite
  • Free enablement for evaluation and prototyping for the upcoming AMD "Steppe Eagle" and "Bald Eagle" products
  • Yocto Project compliant
  • Binary images of root file system and kernel
  • Access to sources for all open source components
  • Seamless migration to commercially supported Mentor Embedded Linux

    Mentor Embedded Linux
  • Commercial terms for project development including bug fixes, security patches, and product updates
  • Eclipse based Sourcery CodeBench development environment and data trace analysis and visualization capabilities
  • Customizability for unique project needs including custom BSP development, back porting and long term support

    Sourcery CodeBench Lite
  • Complete GNU based C/C++ development and debug tool chain for custom Linux target platform development
  • Windows and Linux host-based development options



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