Accelerated Technology's OSEK 2.2 Software Certified on Processor Families from ARM, Infineon, Motorola and NEC for Embedded Applications

10/23/2002 - Accelerated Technology®, the Embedded Systems Division of Mentor Graphics, announced the availability of the NucleusTM OSEK products for popular processors including the ARM 7, Infineon Technologies C167, Motorola MPC860 and NEC V850 architectures. Developers using these processors in the automotive industry can lower their costs and reduce development time by designing their embedded applications using OSEK-compliant software. OSEK is the industry standard for automotive development.

Adding to the existing Motorola MPC555 and MPC565 processors, Accelerated Technology's Nucleus OSEK has also been certified on these additional processors guaranteeing that Nucleus OSEK software adheres to the OSEK standard for the automotive industry. By using Nucleus OSEK, automotive developers can utilize an off-the-shelf OSEK solution that has been tested and certified, reducing the amount of engineering time needed for both software development and certification.

Combined with the embedded industry's popular processors, Accelerated Technology's (AT) OSEK products will give developers the platform they need to build control-intensive applications in the automotive market such as engine and transmission controls.

The automotive product line includes an updated version of the source code, royalty free Nucleus OSEK Real-Time Operating System (RTOS). In addition to Nucleus OSEK, the OSEK-compliant version of the Nucleus kernel, Accelerated Technology has also released OSEK-related components including Nucleus COM, Nucleus NM and Nucleus CAN for the reliable support of automotive networking and inter-processor communications.

"This release of Nucleus OSEK for these noted processors gives a complete product offering for this industry segment. We have seen more of our automotive customers requesting support for OSEK; and it is clear that the automotive industry needs an experienced RTOS vendor who understands the requirements of embedded developers," said Robert Day, director of marketing, Mentor Graphics Embedded Systems Division.

OSEK Standard
The OSEK standard was defined by a group of major European automotive manufacturers and component suppliers to provide a common embedded development platform for the industry. The European Commission is currently proposing it as a required standard for automotive applications. The design objective for OSEK was to specify a product that delivered the portability, scalability, vendor-independence and productivity demanded by the industry within the code size and performance constraints of deeply embedded automotive applications.

Pricing and Availability
Nucleus embedded software is licensed with source code and without royalty fees. Available now, licenses for Nucleus OSEK start at $19,995.

About Mentor Graphics
Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq: MENT) is a world leader in electronic hardware and software design solutions, 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 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 and Accelerated Technology are registered trademarks and Nucleus is a trademark of Mentor Graphics Corporation.

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