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Mentor Embedded Accelerates High-Performance Signal and Image Processing Application Development with Support for MATLAB and ARM Platforms

Dec 10, 2012

Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) today announced the availability of its latest Mentor® Embedded Sourcery™ VSIPL++ product. The Sourcery VSIPL++ product adds support for ARM v7 Cortex A with NEON single instruction, multiple data (SIMD) processing platforms, and an interface to MATLAB® for signal and image processing algorithm conversion. This MATLAB interface allows users to easily convert algorithm models into VSIPL++ compliant C++ code and to verify the correct function of the deployed code on a specific target system.

The Sourcery VSIPL++ product is an open standard, high-level C++ image and signal processing library for high performance computing (HPC) applications. The new product allows users to express algorithms in high-level C++ code, to improve application speed performance and software development productivity for signal and image processing algorithms used in embedded systems while simultaneously ensuring application portability across a wide variety of compute platforms. Key applications for VSIPL++ include radar for military-aerospace, medical diagnostic imaging, and computer vision for industrial control and automotive markets.

Mentor Graphics and the Object Management Group (OMG) have been working closely on advancing the VSIPL++ specification as a global standard for compute-intensive applications targeting embedded systems. Last month, the OMG officially adopted the VSIPL++ specification, marking a smooth and rapid integration of the High Performance Embedded Computing Software Initiative (HPEC-SI) efforts and the OMG Technology Adoption Process. The overall mission of HPEC-SI is software portability to enable "write-once/run-anywhere" capability for high-performance embedded computing applications.

VSIPL++ is an important step forward for interoperable, portable, reusable applications in the high-performance computing space, the last bastion of non-portable applications,” said Richard Mark Soley, chairman and CEO of the Object Management Group. “There’s no reason developers for HPEC systems should live without the write-once/run-anywhere standards deployed in other markets, and Mentor Graphics Corporation’s leadership role in creating VSIPL++ stands out in support of HPEC developers.

Our Mentor Embedded team is proud to be a key contributor to OMG’s initiative to standardize the VSIPL++ specification,” said Glenn Perry, general manager, Mentor Graphics Embedded Software Division. “We expect that the newest enhancements to the Sourcery VSIPL++ product, which incorporate this standard, will benefit the growing number of developers working on compute-intensive applications.

For more information on the new Sourcery VSIPL++ product visit go.mentor.com/vsiplxx 

About Mentor Embedded

The Mentor Graphics® Embedded Software Division comprises the Mentor Embedded family of products and services, including embedded software intellectual property (IP), tools, and professional consultant services to help embedded developers and silicon partners optimize their products for design and cost efficiency. The Mentor Embedded team continues to lead the industry with involvement in the open source community, with Inflexion® 2D and 3D UI development, the Sourcery open source tools, and the Nucleus® RTOS solutions. More information on Mentor Embedded products and services can be found at www.mentor.com/embedded


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. mentor.com

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