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Mentor Graphics announces GENIVI 5.0 Compliant Linux-based Automotive Technology Platform to bring consumer electronics experiences to IVI systems

Jan 15, 2014

Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) today announced the availability of the latest release of its Mentor Embedded Automotive Technology Platform (ATP) for Linux based in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) system development.  Automotive Tier One suppliers can speed the development of rich and responsive user interfaces or HMIs, similar to those seen in consumer electronics devices, with the new graphics development and optimization functionality added to this GENIVI 5.0 compliant release. In addition, by combining ATP with the recently announced Mentor® Embedded Hypervisor automotive OEMs can integrate greater functionality, such as device connectivity, on emerging infotainment hardware system-on-chip (SoC) architectures while maintaining secure separation for critical functionality.

The latest ATP release is a fully instrumented platform enabling the use of the award-winning Mentor Embedded Sourcery™ analyzer to profile the entire embedded IVI system, including use cases such as fast boot and graphics performance. The new release includes graphics framework support for X11 and Wayland, GPU support and an instrumented package for QT 5.0 that includes the visual and interactive analysis of UI smoothness, start-up time, latency and QML activity.

The multicore and graphics processing capabilities of the Texas Instruments OMAP 5 and upcoming Jacinto 6 platforms are designed to deliver the performance and rich graphics demanded of next generation infotainment systems”  stated Matt Watson, general manager of Audio and Infotainment at Texas Instruments. “The Automotive Technology Platform provides a robust GENIVI compliant solution for Automotive Tier One suppliers and OEMs and includes innovate instrumentation and analysis to make the most effective use of the OMAP 5 platform.”

This ATP release has achieved GENIVI 5.0 compliance for the Freescale i.MX6, Texas Instruments OMAP5 and Renesas Marzen H1, and is fully Yocto Project 1.5 compliant. The release also provides a Virtual BSP for host-based development and testing. Mentor will continue to track standards such as GENIVI and the Yocto Project and add support for emerging multicore and heterogeneous hardware including the Texas Instruments Jacinto 6.

The latest ATP release supports leading IVI SoCs and adds unique instrumentation and profiling from the kernel to graphics layers,” said Glenn Perry, general manager of the Embedded Software Division of Mentor Graphics, “Our experience working with Tier One suppliers drove us to simplify profiling of Linux based IVI systems and the identification of bottlenecks by developing instrumentation in the kernel and graphics layers.”

For more information on the Mentor Embedded Automotive Technology platform please visit:

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

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:

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