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Date: 03-03-13

Mentor expands its embedded Linux development support for Freescale QorIQ chips

Mentor Graphics Corporation has 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.

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