Nucleus Profiler Provides Graphical Analysis for Embedded Applications

3/9/2005 - Accelerated Technology(r), a Mentor Graphics division (Nasdaq: MENT), announced availability of the Nucleus(r) Profiler software, giving developers the ability to closely analyze the behavior of their embedded systems. Designed using the Eclipse framework, the Nucleus Profiler software is closely integrated with the Nucleus EDGE development environment, offering developers an advanced build, debug and analysis solution to create embedded applications more quickly and easily.

A standard debugger with kernel awareness is a good tool for understanding an embedded system. However, this particular view of an operating system (OS) only shows the system's current state and does not give users the ability to see the behavior of the system over time. The Nucleus Profiler software allows developers to see problems that are not revealed by a standard debugger. For example, a user can view the interactions of tasks within the system over a desired time period, making it easier to spot problems such as where a task is monopolizing the processor and preventing other critical tasks from executing.

The Nucleus Profiler software captures and stores kernel as well as application-specific data that users decide to collect. This allows developers to analyze timing issues, logic flaws, memory problems and many other performance issues that they would otherwise be unable to monitor. Graphical presentation of events over time, CPU utilization by task, memory usage information, deterministic data collection on the target and exporting of the data in different formats are a few of the features found in the Nucleus Profiler software.

"Only a tool such as the Nucleus Profiler software that tracks events and flow of execution in a system over time can provide insight into system issues like priority inversion, memory leaks, CPU usage and other complex behavioral problems faced by real-time developers," said Robert Day, director of marketing for Accelerated Technology, a Division of Mentor Graphics. "Add the close integration with other tools using the Eclipse framework and the embedded developer now has an enterprise quality solution."

Pricing and Availability Licenses for the Nucleus Profiler software begin at U.S. $1,000 per seat. For more information, please contact Accelerated Technology at 800-468-6853 or

About Mentor Graphics
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Accelerated Technology, a Mentor Graphics division, 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 e-mail us at

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