Mentor Graphics Nucleus Innovate Program With Atmel Provides Integrated Solution for Internet-of-Things (IoT) Application Development

WILSONVILLE, Ore., April 29, 2014 — (PRNewswire) — Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) today announced that Atmel Corporation is part of the Mentor® Embedded Nucleus® Innovate Program targeting the emerging Internet of Things (IoT) market. The Nucleus Innovate Program provides a free license of the industry-leading Mentor Embedded Nucleus RTOS and Sourcery™ CodeBench tools for Atmel's SAM3x and SAM4x microcontroller (MCU) devices for businesses under $1M in annual revenue to kick-start their embedded projects. Mentor Graphics' collaboration with Atmel will accelerate the development of medical, industrial, smart energy,  and consumer applications, powering the next generation of devices for IoT.

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"We see tremendous value in the Nucleus Innovate Program with our high-performance MCUs which provide optimized connectivity for IoT development," stated Steve Pancoast, vice president of software tools and applications, Atmel.  "Mentor's market-leading Nucleus RTOS and Sourcery CodeBench tools supporting our advanced devices will help small businesses realize the potential of their innovative ideas."

With the emergence of internet-enabled and networked devices that can communicate with each other, these small businesses and start-ups can take advantage of the Mentor Embedded Innovate Program to initiate new IoT product development. A board support package (BSP) will be available for Atmel's SAM3X ARM Cortex M3 MCUs and SAM4X Cortex-M4 MCUs. Atmel's device families, combined with the Mentor Embedded RTOS and tools, are ideal for applications that require high-performance connectivity, power efficiency and high memory densities for today's advanced connected devices. As a result, embedded developers have a complete embedded environment to develop their system designs leveraging Atmel MCUs with advanced efficiency and productivity.

"Our Nucleus Innovate Program with Atmel will give small businesses a competitive edge in developing leading-edge products, including applications for IoT," said Scot Morrison, general manager of runtime solutions, Mentor Graphics Embedded Software division. "We want to be at the forefront of helping these businesses realize their design ideas without having to worry about the capital required to use best-in-class MCUs, RTOS and embedded software development tools."

The Nucleus Innovate Program is ideal for applications where small footprint, high-performance, and low power matter. Customers using Atmel MCUs can apply the Nucleus RTOS and Mentor Embedded tool capabilities with ease and assurance. Easy-to-use demonstrations and configurations help shorten development time for medical, industrial, automotive and consumer applications—from days to minutes. The Nucleus Innovate Program for Atmel MCUs is a one-year license agreement and includes one BSP.  Details on qualification and the software provided through the Nucleus Innovate Program are available at  

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The Mentor Graphics® Embedded Software Division enables embedded development for a variety of applications including automotive, industrial, smart energy, medical devices, and consumer electronics. Embedded developers can create systems with the latest processors and micro-controllers with commercially supported and customizable Linux® based solutions including the industry leading Sourcery CodeBench and Mentor Embedded Linux products. For real-time control, systems developers can take advantage of the small foot-print and low-power-capable Nucleus RTOS. For more information, 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 monthsin excess of $1.15 billion. Corporate headquarters are located at 8005 S.W. Boeckman Road, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070-7777. World Wide Web site:

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