AMD HAS SIGNED A DEAL with Mentor Graphics to develop embedded Linux software tools for AMD heterogeneous, multi-core and system on chip (SoC) processors built for Internet of Things (IoT) applications.
The multi-year partnership aims to provide embedded developers with "a more manageable and focused open source framework", giving them more supported processor options and higher quality development tools for faster open source systems development.
"As a Yocto Project compatible product, Mentor Embedded Linux will now bring standardised 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'," AMD said.
The deal also means that embedded systems developers will have better access to the Mentor Embedded Linux software development suite for customised embedded Linux development as well as commercial support.
"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," AMD added.
AMD VP and general manager of embedded solutions Scott Aylor said the partnership is all about bringing the embedded community "an open source platform to help expand their development".
As part of the agreement, embedded software developers will have access to embedded Linux development products such as Mentor Embedded Linux Lite, Yocto Project compliant binary images of the root file system and kernel, access to sources for all open source components and seamless migration to commercially supported Mentor Embedded Linux. µ