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Mentor Embedded Expands Commercial Linux Development Tools for Freescale QorIQ Devices Based on the Yocto Project

Jan 08, 2013

Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) today announced expanded embedded Linux development support for Freescale QorIQ devices with the Mentor® Embedded Linux® and Sourcery™ CodeBench products. Embedded developers can make use of a commercially supported Linux solution that incorporates the recent release of Freescale’s QorIQ software development kits (SDKs) which are compatible with Yocto Project 1.2. The Yocto Project is a Linux Foundation open source initiative that provides standardized tools and resources for custom Linux systems based on any hardware architecture. The Mentor Embedded Linux product tracks and supports the latest versions of the Yocto Project including version 1.2 and version 1.3.

Mentor is a preferred embedded software partner, and we recognize Mentor’s leadership in the open source development community,” said Michael O'Donnell, director of software ecosystem alliances, Freescale Semiconductor. “Mentor Embedded Linux for Freescale’s advanced multicore QorIQ products are ideal to help our customers deliver reliable and high performance systems to market.

The Mentor Embedded Linux product expands board support package (BSP) support to the following Freescale devices:

  • MPC8536DS, MPC8544DS, MPC8548CDS, MPC8572DS
  • P1010/14RDB, P1020/11RDB, P1020UTM, P1020MBG, P1022/13DS, P1023/17RDS, P1024/15RDB, P1021/12RDB, P1025/16RDB
  • P2020/10RDB, P2041RDB
  • P3041DS, P4080/40DS, P5020/10DS, P5040/21DS
  • P4080 rev3
  • P5020 rev2

“The seamless integration of embedded software and hardware is critical for the performance of today’s electronics products,” said Mark Mitchell, general manager of open source tools, Mentor Graphics Embedded Software Division. “As a leading provider of embedded software solutions, our Freescale board support packages will enable customers to quickly bring up their design for higher system performance, greater productivity, and efficiency.”

The Mentor Embedded Linux product for Freescale BSPs is available now and more information can be found at the company website: http://go.mentor.com/mel.

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.


Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) 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 electronics and semiconductor companies. Established in 1981, the company reported revenues over the last 12 months 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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