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Accelerated Tech offers full software support for Freescale processor

Posted: 28 Feb 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:accelerated technology? mentor graphics? embedded software support? embedded software? freescale semiconductor?

Accelerated Technology, a Mentor Graphics division, announced full embedded software support for the Freescale Semiconductor mpc5200 processor. Using the nucleus real-time operating system (RTOS), Microtec C and C++ compilation tools and the XRAY Debugger, embedded developers now have a complete single-vendor software solution in which to build and compile their networking, industrial control and automotive applications, said the press release.

Utilizing a PowerPC 603e core with an integrated Floating Point Unit (FPU), the 400MHz, 760MIPS MPC5200 processor combines low power, high performance and a broad range of input/output (I/O) in a single, cost-effective package. The Nucleus RTOS, which is integrated with the MPC5200 processor, Accelerated Tech added, provides a customized and solid foundation from which PowerPC processor developers can build applications.

The Nucleus PLUS real-time kernel, the foundation for the Nucleus family of products, is highly scalable and contains a small memory footprint. The kernel provides efficient, high-performance task management, inter-task communication, inter-task synchronization and component query features. The Nucleus C++ BASE application programming interface (API), the Nucleus NET TCP/IP protocol stack and the Nucleus SHELL command line interface are also available for developers using the MPC5200 processor. A board support package for the MPC5200-based Lite5200 board from Freescale is available now. The initial board support package supports the MPC5200 processor's on-chip Ethernet and Controller Area Network (CAN) interfaces.

"The feature-rich, price performance of the Freescale MPC5200 processor is proving to be one of the most popular processors for cutting-edge embedded applications," commented Robert Day, director of marketing for Mentor Graphics' Embedded Systems Division. "Supporting the processor with our robust Nucleus RTOS and embedded tools gives customers the ability to successfully push their embedded designs through the full development cycle in order to more quickly meet market requirements."

Already available, licenses for the Nucleus software start at $12,495. Licenses for the XRAY Debugger start at $2,495, and licenses for the Microtec compiler begin at $2,400.

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