Nucleus PLUS Supports Freescale i.MX1 Applications Processor

6/23/2004 - Accelerated Technology®, the Embedded Systems Division of Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq: MENT), announced support for the i.MX1 family of applications processors from Freescale Semiconductor Inc., beginning with the Nucleus® PLUS real-time kernel support for the MC9328MX1 processor. This Nucleus PLUS kernel release will give embedded developers using the MC9328MX1 processor a royalty-free solution in which to build wireless and multimedia applications including smart phones, wireless personal digital assistants (PDAs) and many other mobile wireless applications.

The i.MX1 applications processor based on the ARM920TTM core targets next-generation handheld computers, including those with integrated 2.5G and 3G wireless connectivity, smart phones, advanced information appliances, Web browsers and other connected portable devices.

Handheld users are increasingly demanding converging wireless and multimedia applications. Combined with this is the need for a proven and robust platform from which to build wireless devices. The Nucleus PLUS kernel is solid and flexible, ideal for the feature-rich capabilities that consumers require from their multimedia applications. Developers using the MC9328MX1 processor will be pleased with the high scalability and small memory footprint of the Nucleus PLUS kernel. The Nucleus kernel also provides efficient, high-performance task management, inter-task communication, inter-task synchronization and component query features for developers using the MC9328MX1 processor.

"Freescale's i.MX1 applications processor is designed for low power consumption while providing the performance needed for today's mobile devices." said Renee Mitchell, director of operations, Multimedia and Distribution for Freescale Semiconductor. "i.MX1's high degree of integration combined with Nucleus RTOS support, helps reduce design time-and that's a benefit all of our customer's appreciate."

"The adoption of the Nucleus kernel into the wireless telephony market is growing at a steady rate. The i.MX1 applications processor from Freescale eases the hardware pain of developing a complex wireless terminal while the Nucleus RTOS and its associated middleware products ease the software side of development," said Robert Day, director of marketing, Embedded Systems Division, Mentor Graphics.

Pricing and Availability
The Nucleus embedded software is sold with source code and without royalty fees. Licenses for the Nucleus software begin at $12,495 US. 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 3,700 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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