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Mentor Graphics software now available for MIPS architectures

Posted: 22 Jul 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:accelerated technology? mentor graphics? eclipse? nucleus edge software? mips32?

Accelerated Technology, a Mentor Graphics division, announced that its Eclipse-powered Nucleus EDGE software development environment is now available for the MIPS32 and mips64 architectures from mips technologies.

With the Nucleus software, developers using the 4K, 4KE, 5K and 24K core families for digital entertainment and multimedia applications have a tightly integrated development environment in which to more quickly and easily build products to better meet market demand, said the press material.

"This new development environment consists of MIPS Technologies optimized software, including SDE compiler and MIPSsim instruction set simulator, integrated into the industry-standard Eclipse platform," explained Robert Day, director of marketing for Accelerated Tech. "Combined with our Nucleus EDGE software, developers of MIPS-Based SoCs now get the most complete embedded tool chain, ranging from high-level UML design tools, down to advanced debugging and profiling tools, all working seamlessly together under the Eclipse framework."

The Eclipse-based Nucleus EDGE software includes an intuitive graphical user interface (GUI) that provides tutorials and demos to guide users through the development process. The user interface (UI) is also more responsive, said Accelerated Tech, permitting users to interact with the GUI while the Nucleus EDGE software is busy running background tasks such as building the user application.

The Nucleus EDGE software contains an advanced project manager, complete with an editor and builder that helps users automate their build process. Developers can now set up one or more build environments by specifying the compiler and build options, giving total control over multiple projects and allowing for quick and easy revisions of their embedded systems, explained this Mentor Graphics division.

For connectivity to MIPS Technologies' target markets, the Nucleus EDGE software supports the Meta Debug Interface (MDI) protocol, which allows additional support for the FS2 System Navigator and the MIPSsim Instruction Set Simulator (ISS), as well as the Macraigor Systems OCD family of EJTAG probes.

Licenses for the complete Nucleus EDGE development suite begin at $3,000 per seat.

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