Nucleus RTOS Supports Texas Instruments' OMAP 1610 Platform

6/23/2004 - Accelerated Technology(r), the Embedded Systems Division of Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT), announced the availability of the Nucleus(r) real-time operating system (RTOS) for Texas Instruments' (TI) OMAP(tm) 1610 platform. The integration of the Nucleus software and TI's OMAP1610 applications processor will give cellular handset applications developers a full-featured, high-performance solution in which to develop differentiated 2.5G and 3G multimedia-enhanced mobile devices and software applications.

TI's OMAP1610 processor, a single-chip application processor that supports all cellular standards, consists of both an ARM9 (TI926EJ-S) and a digital signal processor (DSP) (TMS320C55x) core. Based on TI's OMAP platform of power-efficient applications processors, the OMAP1610 significantly advances multimedia performance required for mobile applications like video and gaming. Combined with the scalable and solid Nucleus RTOS, members of TI's OMAP developer network will have the robust solution they need to design feature-rich multimedia capabilities for cellular devices.

The Nucleus PLUS kernel, the basis of the Nucleus family of products and a widely accepted kernel for building cellular phone applications, is ideal for the feature-rich capabilities that customers require from their multimedia applications. The reliability and performance of the Nucleus PLUS kernel have led to its wide acceptance in the cellular market. Other available Nucleus components for the OMAP1610 processor include the Nucleus POSIX application program interface (API), the Nucleus InterProcess Communication (IPC) software and the Nucleus FILE file management software. In addition, Accelerated Technology's royalty-free business model makes the Nucleus software especially attractive to the high-volume handset market, as the royalty-free solution enables manufacturers to reduce costs that would normally be passed on to their customers.

"When Texas Instruments introduced the OMAP1610 processor last year, it raised the applications performance bar by delivering manufacturers even greater software flexibility and robustness," said Paul Werp, TI Director of Marketing, Cellular Systems Software. "By integrating the Nucleus software with the OMAP1610 processor, TI continues to enable dynamic multimedia applications and to revolutionize the mobile communications experience."

"The cellular market is transitioning from low-cost, voice-only handsets to handsets which are rich with features such as multimedia, cameras and email," said Robert Day, director of marketing, Mentor Graphics Embedded Systems Division. "The proven reputation of the Nucleus RTOS in the cellular phone market combined with a full suite of middleware provides a solid foundation on which to build feature-intense handset applications."

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. 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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