Accelerated Technology Releases Royalty-free Nucleus NET for ITRON

4/25/2003 - Accelerated Technology®, the Embedded Systems Division of Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq: MENT), announced the availability of the NucleusTM NET embedded TCP/IP protocol stack for networking developers using the micro-ITRON specification. This release of Nucleus NET allows micro-ITRON users to develop their networking application with a source code, royalty-free software solution.

The micro-ITRON Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) specification, developed from the ITRON interface standard, has been widely adopted across a large variety of embedded platforms and applications. It is now in use by more than 50 percent of the embedded developers in Japan. As a result, there is a large base of application software targeted to the micro-ITRON specification such as consumer electronics, retail automation and telecommunications.

In the past, there has been an absence of quality middleware products for micro-ITRON developers to use. The micro-ITRON compatible Nucleus NET now addresses the networking middleware requirements and offers developers a royalty-free solution for building networking applications using micro-ITRON standards. Designed for the unique requirements of the embedded environment, Nucleus NET is a scalable, high performance embedded TCP/IP protocol stack. Support for the following protocols is included within Nucleus NET: TCP, UDP, IP, BOOTP Client, IGMP, ICMP, ARP, RARP, DNS Resolver, DHCP Client, RIP version I/II, TFTP Client.

"Accelerated Technology was among the early adopters of the micro-ITRON specification, releasing a version of our Nucleus kernel compatible with the specification in January of 2000," said Robert Day, director of marketing for the Embedded Systems Division of Mentor Graphics. "We continue to broaden our link with the micro-ITRON standard by offering these new compatible networking products and also becoming the North American Liaison Office of the TRON Association." (See press release entitled "Accelerated Technology; Official North American Liaison Office of the TRON Association" 4/23/03.)

Availability and Pricing
Nucleus embedded software is sold with source code and without royalty fees. Licenses for Nucleus NET begin at $14,495. For more information, please contact Accelerated Technology at 800-468-6853 or e-mail

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 e-mail us at

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

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