Accelerated Technology Rolls Out Nucleus DHCP Relay Agent

10/6/2004 - Accelerated Technology(r), a Mentor Graphics division (Nasdaq: MENT), announced availability of the Nucleus(r) DHCP Relay Agent software for developers desiring to maximize the functionality and use of their routers. In demand by users of the Nucleus NET networking package, the Nucleus DHCP Relay Agent software targets developers building networking applications such as routers that forward data packets from one local area network (LAN) or wide area network (WAN) to another.

A Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Relay Agent is used to connect DHCP Servers, a server in the network, or a service within a server that assigns IP addresses in separate segments or joined subnets. For example, a large network may be divided into multiple subnets. A developer can put a DHCP server on each subnet making it harder to configure and more expensive. Instead, a developer can utilize one DHCP server and connect all the subnets together with DHCP relays, which takes care of relaying DHCP packets between the separate subnets. The result is a network that is easier to setup and configure with lower maintenance costs.

"Implementing the Nucleus DHCP Relay Agent software allows our customers to make routers for use in large networks that have few DHCP servers but many network subnets. The benefit of easy configuration and lower costs is then realized by the end users of these devices," said Robert Day, director of marketing, Embedded Systems Division, Mentor Graphics.

Pricing and Availability
The Nucleus embedded software is sold in source code format and without royalty fees. Available now and sold as an add-on product to the Nucleus NET protocol stack, licenses for the Nucleus DHCP Relay Agent software begin at $2,495. 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 $675 million and employs approximately 3,800 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, a 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 including modeling software, prototyping tools, kernels, middleware and development tools. AT's suite of products shorten time-to-market and provide a complete solution for engineers. For more information, please visit or email us at

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