June 16, 2008

Mentor Graphics Expands Nucleus Platform Solutions

Mentor Graphics, a provider of electronic hardware and software design solutions, has expanded its platform solutions program by adding support for the Freescale i.MX31 product development kit platform based on the i.MX31 multimedia applications processor.

Based on the Nucleus operating system, a powerful user interface engine, and a full complement of development tools, Nucleus platform solutions offer integrated, validated and optimized support for reference hardware to help jump start the development of portable electronic devices.

Mentor Graphics has optimized the Nucleus operating system software on the Freescale i.MX31 applications processor to deliver an out-of-the-box solution aimed to get customers up and running quickly on the i.MX31 PDK. For device manufacturers, the Nucleus-based platform translates into achieving accelerated design cycles, while fully focusing their development resources on delivering a differentiated product.

The advanced UI engine of the Nucleus-based platform leverages the i.MX31's embedded 3D graphics accelerator, enabling high-end user experiences - incorporating advanced visual effects such as three-dimensional icons, animations and screen transitions - to be designed, tested and modified easily.