Automotive Developers Benefit from Latest Release of Nucleus COM

4/25/2003 - Accelerated Technology®, the Embedded Systems Division of Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq: MENT), announced the release of the NucleusTM COM version 3.0, a software extension of the Nucleus OSEK kernel. By implementing Nucleus COM, developers can facilitate inter-processor and intra-processor communication in their automotive electronics application.

There has been a dramatic increase in semiconductor use in the transportation industry. With this increase, it is necessary for various processors to easily communicate with each other within an embedded automotive application. Developers using the OSEK standard, an industry benchmark for automotive electronics, can now implement Nucleus COM to help processors transfer information across different functional areas of a vehicle.

Nucleus COM is an implementation of the latest COM standard from the OSEK committee. Nucleus COM is also a part of Accelerated Technology's Nucleus OSEK real-time operating system (RTOS). Other OSEK-related components include Nucleus NM, network management software, and Nucleus CAN, a controller area network protocol used for transferring serial data communication. Nucleus OSEK products provide developers with such important benefits as cost savings, decreased development time and enhanced end product quality.

"Nucleus COM provides OSEK developers with a solid implementation of the IMH COM standard that can be used across development teams and across different hardware platforms," said Robert Day, director of marketing for the Embedded Systems Division of Mentor Graphics®. "The source code, no-royalty business model makes perfect sense for the volumes associated with transportation applications and is backed up by Accelerated Technology's top-notch technical support."

Availability and Pricing
Nucleus embedded software is licensed with source code and without royalty fees. Available now, licenses for Nucleus COM 3.0 start at $21,495. 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, the 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 and Accelerated Technology are registered trademarks and Nucleus is a trademark of Mentor Graphics Corporation.

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