Accelerated Technology Supports Intel IXP4XX with Nucleus PLUS

9/17/2003 - Accelerated Technology®, the Embedded Systems Division of Mentor Graphics Corporation, announced a version of the NucleusTM Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) for the Intel® IXP4XX product line of network processors, including initial support for the Intel® IXP425 network processor. This Nucleus release will give developers using the IXP425 a full-featured real-time kernel to address the needs of building many wired and wireless applications for the home, small office/home office (SOHO) and small- to medium-enterprise (SME) market segments.

Based on Intel® XScaleTM technology, the Intel IXP425 network processor is a highly integrated, versatile single-chip processor that can be used in a variety of products that need network connectivity and high performance to run their unique software applications.

The robustness and scalability of the Nucleus PLUS kernel provides a customized and solid foundation from which IXP4XX developers can build networking applications such as high-end gateways, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) applications, wireless access points, SME routers, switches, security devices, xDSL line cards, industrial control and general embedded applications.

"We continue to focus on providing a scalable set of network processors to enable robust wireless and wired applications from the customer premise to the core of the network," said Doug Davis, general manager, Intel Network Processor Division. "With Accelerated Technology's Nucleus PLUS kernel supporting the IXP4XX product line, developers will have a family of highly integrated, high performance solutions on which to build their networking applications."

"We see the IXP425 as a very appropriate processor for many markets and designs where Nucleus software is prevalent," said Robert Day, director of marketing, Mentor Graphics Embedded Systems Division. "The combination of performance and rich features of Nucleus software and the IXP425 makes this a very appealing choice for developers of wired and wireless applications."

Pricing and Availability
Available now, 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 $650 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

Mentor Graphics and Accelerated Technology are registered trademarks and Nucleus is a trademark of Mentor Graphics Corporation. Intel and XScale are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

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