With this new release for the Embedded Alley Development System, the company broadens its support for Android and also continues to grow the application space for the Google/OHA software stack. By supporting Android on QorIQ and PowerQUICC III processors, Mentor Graphics opens numerous industries and applications to Android deployment, including networking and network appliances, storage, printing and imaging, multimedia, and industrial control applications.
“Mentor Graphics’ experience and know-how with Power Architecture technology and in-depth knowledge of the Android platform positions us as a strong ecosystem partner to Freescale and an ideal supplier to OEMs,” said Glenn Perry, Mentor Graphics general manager for the Embedded Systems Division. “Our support for Android on Freescale’s top Power Architecture processors brings a consumer-grade user interface and applications framework to new realms of intelligent devices and industrial equipment.”
“Enabling Android for QorIQ and PowerQUICC III processors offers Freescale’s customers additional choices and flexibility to help enable differentiated end-user experiences,” said Kamal Khouri, senior manager, Platform Product Management for Freescale’s Networking and Multimedia Group. “Our collaboration with Mentor Graphics allows OEMs to build smart, feature-rich devices based on Freescale processors using either their own value-added applications or shrink-wrapped software from the Android Marketplace.”
Mentor Graphics’ engineering and productization efforts to enable Android for processors built on Power Architecture technology begins with the integration of Android-specific Linux kernel patches (for 2.6.28), and encompasses a range of other investments that include:
The Embedded Alley Development System for Android-based devices from Mentor Graphics will be available starting in August 2009. Based on the Open Handset Alliance “Cupcake” release of Android, the initial Mentor Graphics tool kit will include support for the Freescale MPC8536E development system, complemented by customer-tailored support from Mentor Graphics. Contact Mentor Graphics for more information at www.mentor.com/embedded.
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