Nucleus RTOS Supports Blackfin ADSP-BF536 and ADSP-BF537 Processors

12/8/2005 - Accelerated Technology(r), a Mentor Graphics division (Nasdaq: MENT), announced Nucleus(r) Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) support for the Blackfin(r) ADSP-BF536 and ADSP-BF537 processors from Analog Devices, Inc. This provides embedded developers using the ADSP-BF536/7 processors with a royalty-free software environment in which to build a variety of applications including remote monitoring devices, video surveillance and security, industrial control, industrial factory automation, consumer electronics and network management.

The combination of industry-standard network interfaces with a high-performance processor core enables developers using the Blackfin to develop solutions quickly without the need for costly external components. The highly optimized ADSP-BF536/7 processors complements the scalable, fast Nucleus RTOS, allowing users to develop next-generation applications that require control and network processing, multimedia support and leading-edge signal processing in one, homogeneous architecture. Other Nucleus software components available to ADSP-BF536/7 processor developers include the Nucleus NET protocol stack and the Nucleus FILE file management software.

"Analog Devices is pleased to have Nucleus RTOS support for the latest Blackfin processors," said Jerry McGuire, general manager, Convergent Platforms and Service Group, Analog Devices. "By utilizing the Nucleus RTOS with the high-performance processing and networked interfaces on the Blackfin processor, designers will be able to quickly and cost-effectively develop the next generation of network-connect applications."

"As more communications processing becomes available on chip, more off-the-shelf software is needed to drive it," said Glen Johnson, product marketing manager, Accelerated Technology Division, Mentor Graphics. "Combining the Nucleus RTOS and middleware with this highly integrated processor gives embedded developers a complete solution for faster and easier development."

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 $700 million and employs approximately 3,950 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.

Accelerated Technology, a division of Mentor Graphics Corporation, is located in Mobile, Alabama and has engineering sites, sales offices and distributors worldwide. As a leading provider of royalty-free, embedded real-time operating system (RTOS) software, Accelerated Technology helps developers accelerate product time-to-market in a wide range of embedded device applications. Its comprehensive Nucleus RTOS includes software design tools, evaluation, test and verification software, kernels, middleware and Eclipse-based development tools.

Mentor Graphics, Accelerated Technology, and Nucleus are registered trademarks of Mentor Graphics Corporation.

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