10/15/2002 - Accelerated Technology®, the Embedded Systems Division of Mentor Graphics, announced that the code|lab Embedded Developer Suite is now shipping for the Nios® embedded processor from Altera. This version of code|lab rounds out Accelerated Technology's Nios support portfolio, providing a solution from which Nios developers can build their application entirely from start to finish.
The combination of code|lab and the soft-core Nios embedded processor gives system-on-a-programmable-chip (SOPC) developers a full-featured development environment in which to build embedded applications for networking and telecommunications markets, as well as embedded automotive, digital entertainment and industrial applications.
Accelerated Technology initially announced support for the Nios processor in October 2001 with its Nucleus® real-time operating system (RTOS) software. The addition of code|lab extends the RTOS offering by providing the necessary development tools to simplify the application design process and improve time-to-market for SOPC developers — providing Nios processor users with a first-class embedded software development environment. And because code|lab is a plug-in based on Microsoft Visual Studio, these developers have access to the de-facto industry-standard tool for software development.
"With the increasing demand for SOC and SOPC solutions, there was a market requirement for a quality development tool like code|lab to support the Nios processor," said Robert Day, director of marketing, Mentor Graphics Embedded Systems Division. "There's a big opportunity here to support the user base of more than six thousand Nios processor customers, offering an integrated development tool and RTOS solution, code|lab and Nucleus, to an eager market."
"Accelerated Technology's code|lab development environment adds a powerful and proven platform for embedded system development to the Nios processor tool chain," said Joe Hanson, director of embedded processor products at Altera. "Additionally, code|lab provides a solution that is both robust and easy-to-use, qualities that Nios processor users have come to expect."
Accelerated Technology's code|lab Developer Suite is a comprehensive set of software and hardware components that works out-of-the-box in a configuration customized to meet the stringent combination of requirements for individual product designers. code|lab gives developers a flexible and seamless software and hardware tool suite in which to build their embedded application from start to finish and get it to market quickly.
An Altera embedded processor solution, the Nios embedded processor is a soft-core, general-purpose RISC processor optimized for programmable logic and SOPC integration. Support for code|lab products for the Nios processor includes code|lab EDE, an embedded development environment, and code|lab Debug, a multitasking debugger.
Pricing and Availability
Available now, the U.S. price per seat for the code|lab Software Developer's Kit starts at $3,495.00 each. Please contact Accelerated Technology (AT) for details about specific targets, connection devices and compiler tools.
About Mentor Graphics
Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq: MENT) 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 electronics and semiconductor companies. Established in 1981, the company reported revenues over the last 12 months of about $600 million and employs approximately 3,700 people worldwide. Corporate headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-7777; Silicon Valley headquarters are located at 1001 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, California 95131-2314.
Accelerated Technology, the Embedded Systems Division of Mentor Graphics Corporation, is located in Mobile, Alabama with sales offices and distributors worldwide. By providing embedded systems developers with a focus on service, well-documented source code and industry leading non-royalty based Real-Time Operating Systems (RTOS) software, AT's RTOS software shortens time-to-market and provides a complete solution for engineers.
Mentor Graphics, Accelerated Technology and Nucleus are registered trademarks of Mentor Graphics Corporation. code|lab is a trademark of Mentor Graphics Corporation.
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