Accelerated Technology Announces First Integrated Product Since Company's Acquisition, XRAY Software Developer's Kit

11/20/2002 - Accelerated Technology®, the Embedded Systems Division of Mentor Graphics, announced the official release of the XRAY Software Developer's Kit, the result of a successful merging of products and technologies from Accelerated Technology (AT) and the Mentor Graphics Embedded Systems Division.

Since the acquisition by Mentor Graphics earlier this year, AT has incorporated Mentor products into their existing roadmap for the purpose of unifying the desktop and CPU. The XRAY Software Developer's Kit (SDK), the first step towards this goal, integrates the XRAY Debugger and Microtec compilers into AT's code|lab EDE, the embedded development environment based on Microsoft Visual Studio.NET. This integration allows developers to use industry-standard embedded tools and debug technology from within a very familiar project management environment. The result is a comprehensive kit that lets users reduce costs and development time.

In code|lab EDE, pre-built groupings of source code and object files enable the NucleusTM RTOS and any additional components (e.g. Nucleus NET, Nucleus FILE, etc.) to be compiled and linked with the application code without further configuration. XRAY then has full Nucleus-awareness to make debugging the application straightforward. XRAY takes advantage of code|lab EDE's ability to launch the debugger, load code and set breakpoints. The compilers and build tools are fully controlled by the user-friendly graphical user interface (GUI). The environment is available for UNIX platforms and offers a very consistent user interface over different processors, target connections and host platforms. Developers can also access an evaluation version of the Nucleus PLUS real-time kernel included in the kit. With the combined technologies, developers have a complete software kit in which to design and debug their embedded applications from start to finish.

"The merged organization and products have been built on the strengths of each company to provide a truly integrated solution," said Robert Day, director of marketing for the Embedded Systems Division of Mentor Graphics. "The combination of the Nucleus RTOS and XRAY debugger, all encompassed in the code|lab EDE environment, offers a solution that accelerates the software development process."

Availability and Pricing
Available from Accelerated Technology, prices for the XRAY Software Developer's Kit start at $5,995.00 each. For more information, please contact the company at 800-468-6853.

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. For more information, please email us at

Mentor Graphics, Accelerated Technology and XRAY are registered trademarks of Mentor Graphics Corporation. Nucleus and code|lab are trademarks of Mentor Graphics Corporation.

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