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April 17, 2014

AMD and Mentor Graphics Expand Availability of Open-Source Embedded Linux Development

Along with Mentor Graphics, AMD (News - Alert) is planning to expand and accelerate the open-source Linux development for embedded systems powered by AMD’s heterogeneous and multi-core processors.

The companies have also agreed to equip embedded developers with additional supported processor options, robust development tools, and greater speed in open platform development. From the partnership, embedded developers will have access to a range of customized embedded Linux development products.

Mentor Graphics (News - Alert) offers a Yacto project compatible embedded Linux development platform that is capable of enabling users to prepare, from source, the customized Linux-based platform their project requirements demand. The platform is slated to deliver standardized features and tools and ensure quick access to the newest in board support packages (BSPs) for AMD 64-bit x86 architectures such as the latest AMD Embedded G-Series SoCs and the AMD Embedded R-Series APU/CPU.

AMD’s G-Series offerings supposedly blend a low-power CPU and advanced GPU onto a single chip.  This allows users to transfigure the experience with smaller, lighter devices that don’t compromise performance or features while the R-series platform enables a high definition visual experience for smaller form factors at low power and cost.

Scott Aylor, corporate vice president and general manager at AMD Embedded Solutions commented, “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. 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.”

Scot Morrison, general manager of embedded runtime solutions at Mentor Graphics Embedded Software Division, added, “Mentor Graphics is excited to partner with AMD when you look at their vision and product portfolio of innovative technologies for embedded solutions. 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.”

Edited by Maurice Nagle

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