INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION: A multicore framework allows developers to focus on strategic issues and product differentiation.

The Mentor Embedded Solution for Industrial Automation brings together proprietary and open source runtime environments, a multicore framework, graphics support, integrated tools and relevant safety and security certifications, allowing developers to focus on strategic and completive differentiation.

The industrial automation market is facing unprecedented business pressures, with three major trends: the competitive global market, which is driving the focus on cost reduction; increasing connectivity, the high value of data and cyber terrorism are driving a focus on security; and costs related to the possibility of injury or death are driving demands for increased safety requirements.

Mentor's solution addresses these trends, allowing industrial automation manufacturers to be competitive and relevant. It provides a broad range of embedded technologies to help create power efficient, connected, reliable and secure systems. The multi-platform approach includes a variety of Mentor Embedded technologies, augmented with an ecosystem of partners who offer breadth of industrially focused connectivity and security capabilities.

The Mentor Embedded Solution includes:

  • Mentor Embedded Nucleus RTOS, suited to a range of industrial automation applications
  • Mentor Embedded Linux, a commercially supported customisable platform enabling teams to quickly scale to productivity.
  • Mentor Embedded Multicore Framework,allowing developers to configure, deploy and manage multiple operating systems and applications, and
  • Mentor Embedded Sourcery CodeBench, a toolset helping embedded software engineers to develop and optimise software for a variety of targets and domains.

Mentor Embedded runtime platforms also include IoT technologies to support OEM cloud strategies, plus protocol support for CoAP, RESTful API support, MQTT, and others.

The native capabilities are complemented with industry leading partner technologies. Softing AG provides industry standard connectivity including OPC-UA, EthernetIP and Fieldbus support. The Floodgate family of products from Icon Labs provides a foundation for developing secure, trusted, authenticated and managed embedded and IoT devices, while Wurldtech provides the Achilles testing infrastructure and certification services to protect systems from cyber attack.

Company profile:

Mentor Graphics is a technology leader in electronic design automation (EDA), providing software and hardware design solutions that enable companies to develop better electronic and mechanical products faster and more cost-effectively. The company offers innovative products and solutions that help engineers overcome the design challenges they face in the increasingly complex worlds of board and chip design. Mentor Graphics has the broadest industry portfolio of best-in-class products and is the only EDA company with an embedded software solution.

  • Services
    Design-Through-Manufacturing PCB Systems Development
    Mechanical Analysis
    Functional Verification
    Design to Silicon
  • New and Emerging Products
    Electrical System and Harness Engineering
    Electronic System Level (ESL) Design
    Embedded Systems Design