Mentor Graphics Delivers Embedded Linux Software and Development Tools Solutions for 2nd Generation AMD Embedded R-Series APU Customers

WILSONVILLE, Ore., May 20, 2014 — (PRNewswire) — Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) today announced the availability of Mentor® Embedded software for the new 2nd Generation AMD Embedded R-Series APU (previously codenamed: "Bald Eagle"). As gold-level members of The Linux Foundation's Yocto Project, both AMD and Mentor Graphics have entered into a multi-year agreement to provide embedded developers with a comprehensive embedded Linux® and development tools solution.

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Embedded developers are able to immediately begin their evaluation, prototyping, and development today by downloading Mentor Embedded Linux Lite and Sourcery™ CodeBench Lite products, both tailored for the new 2nd Generation AMD Embedded R-Series APUs.  Additionally, those developers who require support, commercial business terms, enhanced development experience, or customization services can easily migrate to commercial versions of the Mentor Embedded Linux and/or Sourcery CodeBench Professional tools.

"AMD embedded customers will be able to create innovative products with ease and reliability with our open-source development ecosystem and Mentor's market-leading embedded software solutions," stated Kamal Khouri, director of product management and marketing, AMD Embedded Solutions. "The growth in open source embedded Linux and heterogeneous multi-core processing technology like our new 2nd Generation AMD R-Series APUs enables embedded design engineers to accelerate product development schedules."

Mentor Embedded Software Offerings for the 2nd Generation AMD Embedded R-Series APU
Mentor Graphics is providing the following software downloads for the 2nd Generation AMD R-Series APUs via its website:

  • Mentor Embedded Linux Lite: A free, unsupported derivation from Mentor Embedded Linux preconfigured for select AMD embedded targets that includes pre-built binary images, Linux kernel and board support package, a Yocto Project-based build system, select user space packages.
  • Sourcery CodeBench Lite: A free command-line based development tool chain for embedded C/C++ that includes GNU C and C++ compilers, GNU assembler and linker, GNU debugger and C and C++ runtime libraries.

Mentor Embedded Linux Lite software will also be pre-loaded on the 2nd Generation AMD R-Series APU evaluation boards, allowing embedded developers enjoy a positive out-of-the box experience with the ability to rapidly customize and build their embedded Linux applications.

"We're helping our customers get to market quickly with minimal risk using powerful AMD processor technology and our proven embedded Linux development software," said Kamran Shah, marketing director, Mentor Graphics Embedded Software Division. "As recognized leaders in open source enablement, Mentor is excited to see customers realize new and advanced product innovation based on our collaboration with AMD."

Mentor Graphics is also hosting an online webinar with AMD titled "Enabling Linux Development on AMD G-Series and Series Embedded Processors on June 19, 2014 from 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. PST.  To register, go to:

About Mentor Embedded
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 months in 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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