AMD partners with Mentor for improved embedded Linux support

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AMD has signed a multi-year agreement with Mentor Graphics to expand availability of open-source embedded Linux development for the company's heterogeneous and multi-core processors.

Dedicated to providing embedded developers with a more manageable and focused open source framework, the agreement will provide users with more supported processor options, more robust development tools and greater speed in open platform development. AMD's corporate vice president and general manager, Scott Aylor, said: "Partnering with the largest independent embedded Linux and tools vendor in the market today is an exciting step forward as we continue to invest in the embedded market. "We are providing the embedded development community an opportunity for choice, and this agreement with Mentor Graphics brings the embedded community an open-source platform to help tailor and expand their development." Mentor Embedded Linux will now bring standardised features and tools, and ensure quick access to the latest Board Support Packages for AMD 64bit x86 architecture, beginning with the upcoming AMD Embedded G-Series SoC, codenamed Steppe Eagle, and AMD Embedded R-Series APU/CPU, codenamed Bald Eagle. To address the growing complexity of embedded systems, developers will also have access to Sourcery CodeBench for greater insight into system execution, performance and debugging applications in Linux-based embedded systems.