Accelerated Technology Announces E-SIM Prototyping Technology Extended to Nucleus Applications

11/21/2002 - Accelerated Technology, the Embedded Systems Division of Mentor Graphics, announced the complete integration of the NucleusTM Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) with the E-SIM prototyping tool which Mentor introduced in June 2002 ("Accelerated Technology® Welcomes Simulation and Testing Technology from Innoveda®"). Nucleus developers can now take advantage of the benefits of E-SIM in their embedded applications.

The integration of the E-SIM product with the Accelerated Technology Nucleus RTOS results in the premier embedded prototyping environment. A unique simulation and testing environment for embedded software, E-SIM provides all of the benefits of prototyping tools including the ability to develop embedded applications before the target hardware is available and development with the host's native tools. In addition, E-SIM provides powerful features not found in other prototyping tools. For example, E-SIM allows for virtual prototypes of peripheral controllers, such as a Bluetooth host controller, to be plugged in. This capability lets E-SIM model the behavior of peripheral components and simulate input/output (I/O).

E-SIM also includes support for a powerful scripting feature. Utilizing this feature, developers can record and replay tests as well as easily create automated regression tests. E-SIM also makes it possible to prototype the user interface of devices such as cell phones. Developers can build a graphical user interface (GUI) that models the man-machine interface of a product. This allows problems in the interface to be detected much earlier than is possible when waiting for a hardware prototype to debug such problems.

With the integration of Nucleus and E-SIM, Nucleus developers can benefit from the power of E-SIM. It also provides the ability to perform OS tracing, allowing developers to monitor the interactions between Nucleus and their applications. Nucleus applications executing within the E-SIM environment can be compiled, executed, tested and debugged on a Windows or UNIX workstation. This permits developers to leverage workstation development tools including compilers, profilers, coverage tools, debuggers and more.

Accelerated Technology will provide a demonstration of the Nucleus integration with E-SIM at the Embedded Systems Conference, booth #1101. There will be a presentation on the use of prototyping in embedded systems at the booth as well.

"Prototyping is proving to be one of the most economical steps a company can take to accelerate time to market. The integration of E-SIM is exciting in that it makes one of the world's most powerful prototyping tools available to the masses that have adopted the Nucleus RTOS, " said Robert Day, director of marketing for the Embedded Systems Division of Mentor Graphics.

Pricing and Availability
E-SIM is available now through Accelerated Technology. Licenses for E-SIM start at U.S. $4,995 per seat. For more information, please contact us at 800-468-6853.

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 3,500 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, 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

Mentor Graphics and Accelerated Technology are registered trademarks and Nucleus is a trademark of Mentor Graphics Corporation.

Previous Page | News by Category | News Search

If you found this page useful, bookmark and share it on: