Accelerated Technology Debuts Nucleus RTOS for AMD Alchemy Au1100

12/17/2003 - Accelerated Technology®, the Embedded Systems Division of Mentor Graphics Corporation, announced a version of the Nucleus® Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) for developers using the AMD Alchemy(tm) Au1100(tm) processor. System-on-a-chip (SOC) developers in the mobile Internet appliance market now have a royalty-free solution in which to build applications such as Web pads, telematics applications and personal digital assistants (PDA).

Specifically targeting the non-PC mobile Internet appliance market, the Au1100 processor is a low-power, high-performance processor based on a MIPS32(tm) instruction set. The Au1100 processor integrates an LCD controller that enables high quality video on mobile information appliances. The addition of two Secure Digital (SD) controllers on the Au1100 processor enables the use of very small, portable data storage devices.

Scalable and highly optimized, the Nucleus RTOS provides a solid foundation from which Au1100 processor developers can build their SOC applications. The Nucleus PLUS real-time kernel is highly scalable and robust, providing efficient, high-performance task management, inter-task communication, inter-task synchronization, memory management and component query features for developers using the Au1100 processor. The Nucleus NET protocol stack is a full-featured embedded TCP/IP stack that gives SOC developers a high performance, optimized networking package that they can implement in their mobile application.

"With the Nucleus RTOS, our customers have access to a robust, proven RTOS environment in the embedded space," said Phil Pompa, AMD's vice president of marketing for the PCS group. "Internet appliances will utilize the unique performance, power and time-to-market advantages made possible by the Au1100 processor and the Nucleus software."

"With a convergence of broadband wireless communications and sophisticated Internet use, both industry and consumers are starting to think beyond the PC. This means that mobile information devices are expected to have increased functionality and to take many new innovative forms. To meet these needs, the Nucleus kernel and networking stack offer a proven, royalty-free solution that takes full advantage of the AMD Alchemy Au1100 processor capabilities so that SOC developers can build their applications quickly and easily," said Robert Day, director of marketing, Mentor Graphics Embedded Systems Division.

Pricing and Availability
Nucleus embedded software is sold with source code and without royalty fees. Licenses for Nucleus software begin at $12,495. For more information, please contact Accelerated Technology at 800-468-6853 or

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 $650 million and employs approximately 3,600 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. World Wide Web site:

Accelerated Technology, 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 visit or email us at

Mentor Graphics, Accelerated Technology and Nucleus are registered trademarks of Mentor Graphics Corporation. AMD, AMD Alchemy, and combinations thereof, and Au1100 are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

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