TI's OMAP Processors Supported by Nucleus RTOS

3/19/2003 - Accelerated Technology®, the Embedded Systems Division of Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq: MENT), announced a version of the NucleusTM Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) for developers using the popular OMAPTM platform from Texas Instruments (TI). Nucleus developers familiar with ARM programming can now create a range of software applications for multimedia-enhanced devices using TI's high-performance, power-efficient OMAP application processors that contain an ARM processor application-programming interface.

Portable and highly optimized, the Nucleus RTOS provides a solid foundation from which OMAP developers can now build their embedded application. Developers can extend their application by using a range of Nucleus products including a TCP/IP networking suite, graphics package and file management system.

"Nucleus brings flexibility and ease of use to software application developers, and TI is pleased to work with Mentor Graphics to make multimedia-rich applications a reality by offering this valuable embedded development platform to our customers," said Gregory Mar, worldwide marketing manager, broad market OMAP, TI.

The OMAP platform is comprised of high-performance, power-efficient processors, a robust software infrastructure and comprehensive support network for the rapid development of differentiated real-time centric, multimedia-enhanced devices. The OMAP architecture significantly reduces development costs by providing developers with a full-featured platform for designing multimedia-rich applications and devices such as wireless handsets and PDAs, biometrics, web pads, telematics, gaming consoles, medical instrumentation, point-of-sale terminals and more.

"The OMAP architecture has quickly become a popular choice for new development and will soon be a driving force in the embedded industry, especially in consumer devices. The Nucleus product line offers developers a proven, royalty-free solution that takes full advantage of the OMAP platform's capabilities," said Robert Day, director of marketing for the Embedded Systems Division of Mentor Graphics.

Availability and Pricing
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 info@acceleratedtechnology.com.

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: www.mentor.com.

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 www.acceleratedtechnology.com or email us at info@acceleratedtechnology.com.

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

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