Nucleus RTOS and Development Tools Support Renesas SH7780 Processor

7/1/2005 - Accelerated Technology(r), a Mentor Graphics division (Nasdaq: MENT), announced that the Nucleus(r) Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) and development tools are now available for developers using the Renesas Technology SH7780 processor, a high performance superscalar 32-bit RISC processor in the SH-4A family and SDK 7780 development platform. This software release will give developers using the Renesas processors a full-featured, royalty-free RTOS and development tools solution to address the high-performance needs of building a wide range of products including game machines, digital home electronics, network control systems, car navigation systems and industrial equipment.

The Nucleus RTOS provides a scalable and robust platform that meets the high processing needs of all types of today's embedded systems, and has been widely used in many embedded applications. In addition to the widely used Nucleus PLUS real-time kernel, developers implementing the micro-ITRON standard can utilize the Nucleus micro-iPLUS kernel as well. A complete integrated development environment (IDE), debugging environment and the Renesas SuperH(r) RISC Engine C/C++ compiler round out the offering. All of these components are tightly integrated so the developer can build the application from design to deployment quickly and easily.

"With RTOS support from Accelerated Technology, engineers using our SH7780 processor will have access to an integrated development environment designed to simplify design cycles and facilitate the development of high-performance multimedia applications such as car navigation systems, game machine and digital home electronics," said Peter Carbone, director of marketing, System LSI Business Unit at Renesas Technology America, Inc.

"The Nucleus RTOS has had a very successful deployment history on Renesas devices," said Robert Day, director of marketing, Accelerated Technology, a Mentor Graphics division. "Our support for these new processors will expand our mutual success and allow new embedded designs to take advantage of the robust, reliable and royalty-free Nucleus product line."

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

For more information on Renesas' 32-bit SuperH processors, 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 over $700 million and employs approximately 3,850 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, 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 a high-level design UML suite, graphical prototyping tools, kernels, middleware and Eclipse-based development tools. For more information, please visit or e-mail us at

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