Accelerated Technology Nucleus Integrated MCCI USB DataPump for Developing USB Peripherals

2/6/2003 - Accelerated Technology®, Embedded Systems Division of Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq: MENT), and MCCI® (Ithaca, NY), announced the integration of the MCCI Universal Serial Bus (USB) DataPump® with the NucleusTM Real-Time Operating System (RTOS). Nucleus-based system developers now have an integrated USB solution for designing Nucleus-based USB peripherals such as the keyboard, mouse, joystick, scanner, printer and telephony devices.

The MCCI USB DataPump is a complete, portable firmware package that provides a total solution for engineers designing high-performance multi-function USB peripheral devices. Integration of the DataPump with the Nucleus real-time kernel and Nucleus prototyping software provides compatibility, performance, flexibility and stability to the designer of Nucleus-based systems. The combined technology supports a large number of USB device controllers and virtually any CPU that is supported by the Nucleus RTOS, allowing original equipment manufacturers (OEM) a simple integration path to a certified USB stack.

When the DataPump is combined with the MCCI Catena® firmware development platform and Nucleus RTOS support for micro-ITRON, a standard for embedded systems, this package also creates an excellent platform for developing micro-ITRON-based platforms.

"We have seen a huge increase in the use of USB in consumer based devices," said Robert Day, director of marketing for the Embedded Systems Division of Mentor Graphics. "Mentor and MCCI are addressing this by offering USB cores and software protocol stacks from Mentor's intellectual property division and additional software IP through Accelerated Technology's Nucleus RTOS and the MCCI DataPump."

"The complexity of USB system design is often underestimated," said Terry Moore, President and CEO of MCCI. "The combination of the DataPump with the Nucleus RTOS substantially simplifies the job of creating the highly intelligent PC companion products, from residential broadband to third-generation cellular phones. By using standards-based, field-proven software, our customers can focus on adding differentiating features, instead of worrying about basic functionality. With the Nucleus MNT technology and Catena, products can be prototyped and applications can be developed and tested well in advance of receiving actual hardware prototypes."

Availability and Pricing
Licenses for Nucleus software start at U.S. $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 $600 million and employs 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. 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

About MCCI
MCCI is the leading independent software vendor for USB drivers and firmware for intelligent devices such as cable modems, ADSL adapters, PDAs and cell phones. MCCI staff helped to develop the USB specifications, and chair the USB-IF Device Working Group and the Communication Device Class committee. A privately held New York Corporation, MCCI has headquarters in Ithaca NY and sales and engineering offices worldwide. For more information about MCCI, please visit or email us at

Mentor Graphics and Accelerated Technology are registered trademarks and Nucleus is a trademark of Mentor Graphics Corporation. MCCI, MCCI Catena and MCCI USB DataPump are registered trademarks of MCCI.

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