AMD from its barrio announced a multi-year agreement with Mentor Graphics Corp. to be able to expand availability of open-source embedded Linux development aimed at heterogeneous and multi-core processors courtesy, AMD.
Dedicated to deliver embedded developers with a more manageable and focused open source framework, the agreement will afford embedded developers with more supported processor options, robust development tools, and greater speed in open platform development.
As a Yocto Project compatible product, Mentor Embedded Linux will now bring standardized features and tools, and ensure quick access to the latest Board Support Packages (BSPs) for AMD 64-bit x86 architecture beginning with the upcoming AMD Embedded G-Series system-on-a-chip (SoC) (codenamed: “Steppe Eagle”) and AMD Embedded R-Series APU/CPU (codenamed: “Bald Eagle”).
Embedded systems developers will now have comprehensive access to the Mentor Embedded Linux development platform for customized embedded Linux development and commercial support, as well as a no-cost Mentor Embedded Linux Lite derivative providing all the essentials to evaluate Linux on AMD embedded processors.
To address the growing complexity of embedded systems, embedded developers will also have access to Sourcery CodeBench for greater insight into system execution, performance and debugging applications in Linux-based embedded systems.