Mentor announces embedded Linux development support for Freescale devices

Mentor Graphics Corporation, a supplier of electronic hardware and software design solutions, has announced expanded embedded Linux development support for Freescale QorIQ devices with the Mentor Embedded Linux and Sourcery CodeBench products.

Embedded developers can make use of a commercially supported Linux solution that incorporates the recent release of Freescale's QorIQ software development kits (SDKs) which are compatible with Yocto Project 1.2. The Yocto Project is a Linux Foundation open source initiative that provides standardized tools and resources for custom Linux systems based on any hardware architecture. The Mentor Embedded Linux product tracks and supports the latest versions of the Yocto Project including version 1.2 and version 1.3.

The Mentor Embedded Linux product expands board support package (BSP) support to the following Freescale devices; MPC8536DS, MPC8544DS, MPC8548CDS, MPC8572DS; P1010/14RDB, P1020/11RDB, P1020UTM, P1020MBG, P1022/13DS, P1023/17RDS, P1024/15RDB, P1021/12RDB, P1025/16RDB; P2020/10RDB, P2041RDB; P3041DS, P4080/40DS, P5020/10DS, P5040/21DS; P4080 rev3; and P5020 rev2.

"The seamless integration of embedded software and hardware is critical for the performance of today's electronics products," said Mark Mitchell, general manager of open source tools, Mentor Graphics Embedded Software Division. "As a leading provider of embedded software solutions, our Freescale board support packages will enable customers to quickly bring up their design for higher system performance, greater productivity, and efficiency."