|[March 15, 2013]
Mentor Graphics Empowers 32-bit Microcontroller Development with Connectivity and a Small Footprint Binary RTOS with Nucleus SmartFit
WILSONVILLE, Ore. --(Business Wire)--
Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ:MENT) today announced the Nucleus®
SmartFit product, a cost-effective, binary version of the Nucleus RTOS
(real time operating system) optimized to fit the limited internal
memory of 32-bit MCUs. The Nucleus
SmartFit product also includes Sourcery™ CodeBench development tools
and provides developers with broad connectivity and power consumption
options for developing products based on 32-bit microcontrollers (MCUs).
"32-bit MCUs provide an ideal hardware platform for devices that connect
themselves to the Internet, such as those in machine-to-machine (M2M)
applications or the Internet of Things," said Scot Morrison, general
manager of runtime solutions, Mentor Graphics (News - Alert) Embedded Software
Division. "Nucleus SmartFit is a value-based development platform
targeted particularly to developers migrating from bare metal to an RTOS
environment where embedded devices require intelligence, connectivity,
and low-power functionality."
Included in the Nucleus RTOS is the Power Management Framework with
which developers can maximize battery life in power-efficient
applications. In addition to Sourcery CodeBench development tools, the
Nucleus SmartFit platform can be configured to include I/O and bus
support, file systems, networking IPv4/IPv6, wireless, and USB
functionality. The Nucleus SmartFit product is suited for medical and
personal healthcare, smart grid, industrial sensors, and white goods
"Freescale (News - Alert) welcomes the introductio of the Nucleus SmartFit RTOS
development bundle supporting our scalable, high-performance 32-bit
Kinetis MCUs," said Michael O'Donnell, director, Software Ecosystem
Alliances. "The small-footprint, connectivity and power optimization
capabilities of Nucleus SmartFit will allow embedded developers to
create innovative applications where low-power, memory, and feature
scalability are critical."
"Nucleus SmartFit lets developers take advantage of the connectivity and
processing power of TI's Stellaris® ARM (News - Alert)® Cortex-M4F MCUs," said Matt
Muse, general manager of Stellaris Cortex-M MCUs, Texas Instruments
Incorporated (TI). "With an optimized memory footprint, middleware
connectivity for USB, TCP/IP and Wi-Fi, and integrated development
tools, Nucleus SmartFit is a great option for developers transitioning
to 32-bit Stellaris MCUs."
The Nucleus SmartFit product is priced starting at $3,995 (USD) and will
be available for purchase online. With the tailored board support
packages (BSPs) included, product developers can focus on developing
features versus writing complex I/O and device support. Devices
supported by the Nucleus SmartFit product include Freescale Kinetis, and
Texas Instruments' (News - Alert) Stellaris.
For additional information or to purchase the Nucleus SmartFit product
or download an evaluation, visit http://www.mentor.com/embedded-software/nucleus/smartfit.
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
microcontrollers 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 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 about $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. Sourcery is used
under license from CodeSourcery, Inc. All other company or product names
are the registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owner.)
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