Nucleus RTOS and code|lab Development Tools Support Renesas H8S/2377 MCU

6/16/2004 - Accelerated Technology(r), the Embedded Systems Division of Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq: MENT), announced a version of the Nucleus(r) Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) and the code|lab(r) Embedded Development Suite for developers using the Renesas Technology H8S/2377 microcontroller unit (MCU). This software release will give developers using the 16-bit H8S/2377 MCU a full-featured RTOS and debugging tool to address the high-performance needs of building office automation products such as liquid crystal display (LCD) projectors, LCD monitors, plasma display panels (PDP), high-speed laser beam printers (LBP) and plain paper copiers (PPC).

The Nucleus RTOS provides a scalable and robust platform that meets the high processing needs of all types of today's embedded systems. The Nucleus PLUS kernel, the basis for the Nucleus family of products, is reliable and flexible. The Nucleus NET networking stack, an embedded TCP/IP protocol stack, was built from the ground up for the real-time embedded market. To round out the offering, the code|lab embedded development environment (EDE) allows users to build their application within a familiar Windows environment while the code|lab Debug software provides a multitasking debugger.

"With the availability of the Nucleus RTOS running on our H8S family of microcontrollers, we're providing engineers with complete development support that helps simplify and jump start the development of products in a wide variety of embedded markets," said Kenzo Funatsu, director of business development, advanced solutions group, Renesas Technology America, Inc., the U.S. unit of the joint venture of Hitachi, Ltd. and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation.

"Strong demand from our customers for the Nucleus RTOS on the Renesas H8S series of microprocessors drove us to support the H8S family with the Nucleus software some time ago. With this release, not only do we add support for the H8S/2377 to our Nucleus products, but for the first time we support the H8S family with the code|lab Debug software, enabling us to provide a complete solution to developers using the H8S MCU in their designs," said Robert Day, director of marketing, Mentor Graphics Embedded Systems Division.

Pricing and Availability
The Nucleus embedded software is sold in source code format and without royalty fees. Licenses for the Nucleus software begin at $12,495 and licenses for the code|lab Embedded Developer Suite start at $3,495 per seat. For more information, please contact Accelerated Technology at 800-468-6853 or

For more information on Renesas' H8S MCUs, please visit:

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 3,700 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 including kernels, middleware, prototyping software, development tools and modeling software, 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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