|[February 18, 2013]
Mentor Graphics Nucleus Innovate Program Adds NXP Semiconductors and Expands Device Support
WILSONVILLE, Ore. --(Business Wire)--
Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ:MENT) today announced that NXP
Semiconductors has become part of the Mentor® Embedded
Nucleus® Innovate Program. Participants in the Nucleus Innovate program
now have access to board support packages for NXP Semiconductor
Innovate Program targets businesses with less than $1M in annual
revenue in order to help them kick-start their embedded development
projects. Qualified companies can accelerate their embedded system
development with software provided at no cost, including the Nucleus®
Real Time Operating System (RTOS), the popular Sourcery™ CodeBench GNU
toolchain, and now, 32-bit RISC ARM (News - Alert)-based board support packages (BSP)
for NXP's LPC family of microcontrollers.
Board support packages are now available for NXP's LPC 4300 devices with
new BSPs soon available for LPC1700 and LPC1800 families. This broad
range of NXP microcontrollers, from a global semiconductor leader and
top supplier of ARM Cortex-M MCUs, allows users to maximize any embedded
applications where speed and computational performance are essential.
Applications for NXP32-bit devices include medical, industrial and
portable products. When combined with the Nucleus ReadyStart platform,
embedded developers have a complete embedded environment to develop
their system designs with greater efficiency and productivity.
"The Nucleus Innovate Program offers great software valu for our
smaller customers who desire access to commercial embedded software
tools for our LPC family of MCU devices," said Jim Trent, vice president
and general manager, NXP microcontroller business line. "The program
introduces an exciting model targeted to small companies, startups, and
entrepreneurs who want access to the highly deployed Nucleus RTOS and
popular Sourcery CodeBench IDE development tools for the NXP LPC family
of MCU devices."
The Nucleus Innovate Program is ideal for applications where small
footprint, high performance, and low power matter. Customers using
32-bit MCUs can apply the Nucleus RTOS and Mentor Embedded tool
capabilities with ease and assurance. Easy-to-use demonstrations and
configurations help shorten development time for medical, industrial,
automotive and consumer applications-from days to minutes. Details on
qualification and the software provided through the Nucleus Innovate
Program are available at http://www.mentor.com/embedded-software/nucleus/innovate/nxp.
"Our Nucleus Innovate Program with NXP Semiconductors (News - Alert) demonstrates our
shared commitment for embedded product development by targeting
start-ups and other small companies who need a competitive edge," said
Scot Morrison, general manager of runtime solutions, Mentor Graphics (News - Alert)
Embedded Software division. "Together with NXP, we expect to stimulate
embedded innovation by providing our proven technologies which might
otherwise be cost-prohibitive for smaller companies."
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-footprint and
low-power-capable Nucleus® RTOS. For more information, visit www.mentor.com/embedded.
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 world's most successful electronic,
semiconductor and systems companies. Established in 1981, the company
reported revenues in the last fiscal year of about $1,015 million.
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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