|[February 11, 2014]
Mentor Graphics Nucleus RTOS with Qt Application Framework Eases Embedded User Interface (UI) Development
WILSONVILLE, Ore. --(Business Wire)--
Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) today announced a new version of
the Mentor® Embedded Nucleus® real time operating system (RTOS) that
includes the open source Qt® application framework for easier
development of embedded graphical user interface (GUI) applications. The
integration of the Qt application framework with the Nucleus RTOS
enables embedded user interface (UI) developers to access the full
benefits of the extensive Qt application framework open source
development community. This includes cross-platform support, wide market
penetration, and wide availability of Qt application framework skills
The Nucleus add-on for the Qt application framework improves the UI
development workflow based on the tight integration of Mentor Embedded
tools, such as memory footprint optimization, software performance
analysis and debugging, and simplifying the Qt application framework
configuration and build process. This solution enables full UI host
simulation at the desktop using QEMU for even the most advanced
graphics. This capability allows UI developers to iterate and be
productive in parallel with the other development team members, to bring
up the target hardware.
"The Nucleus RTOS with the Qt application framework will help our mutual
customers develop sophisticated UIs with greater ease and confidence
based on the tight integration with the Mentor Embedded toolchain," said
Miller Adair, general manager, Sitara processors, Texas Instruments (News - Alert).
"Embedded UIs are a key differentiator for our customers' end-products,
and using the tightly integrated Nucleus development platform will
decrease development time and help them create more advanced UIs."
The tight integration between the Mentor Embedded integrated development
environment (IDE) and the Qt UI framework provides a robust platform to
ease the development of embedded UI applications. This also makes the Qt
memory footprint easier to configure and scale, allowing footprint
optimization and reduced size. Developers will also benefit by using the
integrated Sourcery™ Analyzer trace tool with "in-the-box" Qt
application framework-specific analysis agents, enabling rapid analysis
of complex UI issues such as: UI smoothness, UI start-up, UI latency and
UI resource loading. These agents help users quickly investigate and
resolve common Qt UI performance problems. The Sourcery Analyzer tool
also provides Qt application framework performance analysis
visualization that is time-correlated with trace events in the Nucleus
RTOS, middleware, and device drivers.
"We are addressing our customer's needs in developing dynamic UIs for
their product applications, from medical devices to industrial equipment
and automotive products, with our new Nucleus add-on for Qt platform,"
stated Scot Morrison, general manager of embedded runtime solutions,
Mentor Graphics (News - Alert) Embedded Software Division. "By providing a proven and
complete development platform based on our market-leading Nucleus RTOS
and embedded toolchain for UI development, our customers will realize
immediate productivity gains and develop exciting UI experiences for
their new and advanced products."
Nucleus Product Information and Availability
The Nucleus RTOS with the integrated Qt application framework is
available now, with starting list price at $5,000 (USD). For additional
product information, please visit the website at: http://www.mentor.com/embedded-software/nucleus/
or contact a Mentor Embedded sales representative or call 800-547-3000.
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.
About the Texas Instruments Design Network
Mentor Graphics is a member of the TI Design Network, a premier group of
independent, well-established companies that offer products and
system-level design and manufacturing services complementing TI's
semiconductors to a worldwide customer base to accelerate product
innovation and time-to-market. Network members provide product design,
hardware and software system integration, turnkey product design, RF and
processor system modules, reference platforms, software development,
proof-of-concept design, feasibility studies, research, certification
compliance, prototyping, manufacturing, and product life cycle
management. For more information about the TI Design Network, please
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 nearly $1,090 million.
Corporate headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road,
Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-7777. World Wide Web site: http://www.mentor.com/.
(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.)
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