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  Date: 05/06/2014

Linux development tools for AMD's Steppe Eagle and Crowned Eagle

Mentor Graphics has made available embedded Linux software and development tools for AMD's new x86 G-Series system-on-chip (SoC) for embedded systems design, whose were earlier named as Steppe Eagle and Crowned Eagle.

Mentor's Embedded Linux Lite and Sourcery CodeBench Lite products, both tailored for the new AMD G-Series SoC and CPU product families.

“Embedded Linux and heterogeneous multicore systems are emerging throughout embedded applications,” stated Kamal Khouri, director of product management and marketing, AMD Embedded Solutions. “Our technology partnership and collaboration with Mentor Graphics brings together AMD’s embedded hardware and Mentor Graphics’ open-source Linux software that provides our customers an integrated solution spanning a diverse range of markets and applications for optimized productivity.”

Following are the software is prodded by Mentor:

Sourcery CodeBench Lite: A free command-line based development tool chain for embedded C/C++ that includes GNU C and C++ compilers, a GNU assembler and linker, a GNU debugger and C and C++ runtime libraries.

Mentor Embedded Linux Lite software will also be pre-loaded on the AMD G-Series SoC and CPU evaluation boards, allowing embedded developers a positive out-of-the box experience with the ability to rapidly customize and build embedded Linux-based applications.

“The AMD G-Series SoC and GPU devices target high-performance, low power, secure computing applications that require reliable embedded Linux and software tool performance,” said Kamran Shah, marketing director, Mentor Graphics Embedded Software Division. “Mentor is a leading provider of open source solutions, and our relationship with AMD will provide tremendous value to our mutual customers by enabling innovative systems development with greater confidence and productivity.”

Mentor Graphics is also hosting an online webinar with AMD titled “Enabling Linux Development on AMD G-Series and R-Series Embedded Processors” on June 19, 2014 from 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. PST. To register, go to: http://www.mentor.com/embedded-software/embedded-software/partners/amd

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