8/28/2003 - CSR (Cambridge Silicon Radio) and Accelerated Technology, the Embedded Systems Division of Mentor Graphics, have collaborated to bring full support for the Nucleus Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) embedded in many wireless applications. CSR has ported its BlueCore Host software (BCHS) to the Nucleus PLUS real-time kernel and the Nucleus NET TCP/IP networking protocol stack. For the many mobile developers working with the Nucleus software for embedded applications, this collaboration means less development work is required and hence a shorter time to market when integrating Bluetooth into their products.
Accelerated Technology’s Nucleus PLUS and the Nucleus NET protocol stack together form the basis of a tightly integrated RTOS, from which developers can build embedded applications. With the port to the Nucleus software, BCHS will provide developers with the simplest route to integrated Bluetooth for mobile devices using the popular RTOS. This also means easier integration with CSR’s market-leading BlueCore silicon which is already inside more than 60 percent of qualified Bluetooth products on the market.
CSR’s BCHS is a portable and easily scalable Bluetooth embedded software stack which includes the Bluetooth profiles and is part of CSR’s strategy of providing Bluetooth product developers with complete solutions for a full system including ICs, reference designs and software. The software and hardware partnership provided by CSR’s BlueCore ensures optimum performance in power management, data throughput and host processor loading - all issues of paramount importance when integrating Bluetooth into mobile devices.
Robert Day, director of marketing, Mentor Graphics Embedded Systems Division, commented, “It was essential to choose an equally trusted Bluetooth architecture which would fit in with the real-time and deterministic nature of Nucleus software. Because of the penetration of BlueCore in the Bluetooth silicon market and the penetration of the Nucleus software in the cellular phone market, bringing CSR’s BCHS support into the Nucleus software was a clear choice for us.”
Simon Finch, Vice President Marketing (software), CSR added, “The Nucleus software support in BCHS will provide our growing base of mobile device customers with an even easier route to add Bluetooth to their designs.” Finch continued, “Our BCHS software has always been the first choice for customers looking for an easily integrated Bluetooth solution. Our recently launched HCI split version of BCHS, boosted the value of this offering to mobile application developers because of its increased data rates and slave support. The Nucleus software support will now make things even easier for developers.”
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, 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 www.acceleratedtechnology.com or email us at email@example.com.
CSR (Cambridge Silicon Radio) is the world leading provider of single-chip radio devices for Bluetooth wireless communication. CSR offers developed hardware/software packages for each of the fastest growing Bluetooth applications markets which are all based around BlueCore, a fully integrated 2.4 GHz radio, baseband and microcontroller. BlueCore features in 60 percent of all qualified Bluetooth v 1.1 enabled end product designs with international names such as Microsoft Corp, Panasonic, Audi, NEC, Toshiba, Samsung and Sony already using BlueCore in their range of Bluetooth products. In June 2003, CSR launched the third generation BlueCore devices, the first silicon with full support for v1.2 of the Bluetooth specification.
CSR is headquartered in Cambridge, UK, with offices in Richardson, Texas; Tokyo, Japan; Singapore and Aalborg, Denmark. More information can be found at www.csr.com and the partner web site www.btdesigner.com
More information about Bluetooth can be found on the SIG web site at www.bluetooth.com
Mentor Graphics and Accelerated Technology are registered trademarks and Nucleus is a trademark of Mentor Graphics Corporation.
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