Mentor Graphics expands Mentor Embedded Linux support

Mentor Graphics Corporation today announced the availability of new expanded processor support from the Mentor Embedded Linux development platform, including Yocto 2.0-based development tools, for the third generation AMD Embedded G-Series system-on-chip (SoC). The AMD Embedded G-Series Family of SoC devices with AMD Radeon R7 Graphics (codenamed: “Brown Falcon”) support heterogeneous system architectures for advanced processing performance, power efficiency and multimedia immersion. Mentor Graphics support enables efficient heterogeneous multicore development, allowing embedded developers to take full advantage of AMD processors for feature-rich applications targeting markets such as digital gaming, point-of-sale (POS), and electronic signage and displays.

AMD embedded customers can download the updated Mentor Embedded Linux Lite and CodeBench Lite tools to quickly build, from source, a customized Linux-based platform based on technology from the latest 2.0 release of the Yocto Project. Using the Mentor Embedded Sourcery CodeBench and award-winning Sourcery Analyzer technologies, embedded C/C+ developers can gain valuable insights into system behavior and timing through a visual debugging framework that identifies functional, timing, and performance bottlenecks.

“With this announcement, AMD embedded customers now have even more choices available for their Linux development, from the no-cost Mentor Embedded Linux Lite to the robust commercially-supported Mentor Embedded Linux,” stated Scott Aylor, corporate vice president and general manager, AMD Enterprise Solutions. “Free access to Mentor’s embedded development software will be of great value to our AMD embedded customers who require a scalable global supplier to meet the needs of their embedded system design challenges.”

Embedded developers can now perform evaluation, prototyping, and development by downloading freely available Mentor Embedded Linux Lite and Sourcery CodeBench Lite solutions to support these latest AMD embedded processors today. Additionally, developers can continue to seamlessly migrate to these new commercial versions of Mentor Embedded Linux with the Sourcery CodeBench tool. The combination of AMD embedded processors and the Mentor Embedded Linux product delivers a powerful hardware/software platform for highly-productive embedded development.

The Mentor Embedded Linux runtime and development tools also support the AMD Embedded R-Series SoC (previously codenamed “Merlin Falcon”), previous generation G-Series processors (previously codenamed: “Steppe Eagle” and “Crowned Eagle”), and the AMD Embedded R-Series APU (previously codenamed: “Bald Eagle”).

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