Mentor, NetLogic join hands for embedded Linux

By siliconindia   |   Friday, 21 May 2010, 05:50 Hrs
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Bangalore: Electronic design automation and embedded software solutions provider Mentor Graphics has announced a collaborative agreement with NetLogic Microsystems, a provider of semiconductor solutions for next-generation Internet networks. Under the agreement, Mentor Graphics Embedded Software Division will provide its Linux technology on NetLogic Microsystems' XLP, XLR and XLS multi-core, multi-threaded processors. This collaboration furthers the recent announcement of both NetLogic Microsystems and Mentor Graphics as founding members of the eNsemble Multi-Core Alliance, an industry organization aimed at driving best-in-class innovations in multi-core parallel processing platforms and software development. "We foresee great advancements in embedded software solutions for the networking segment where multi-core is most prevalent," says Glenn Perry, General Manager, Mentor Graphics Embedded Software Division. NetLogic Microsystems will provide the Mentor-developed Linux solution to multi-core developers to enable them to create applications for high-performance multi-core processors targeted at next-generation enterprise, telecom and data center networks. According to the companies, Mentor's independent approach to embedded Linux will provide NetLogic Microsystems' customers with flexibility and access to the latest open source technologies, as well as the seamless methodology and tool integration required for optimum productivity. "Our mission of establishing an open programming platform based on highly-innovative technologies from leading companies like Mentor will enable customers to develop highly-differentiated networking equipment using the most advanced multi-core, multi-threaded processors," said Behrooz Abdi, Executive Vice President and General Manager at NetLogic Microsystems.