PARIS NetLogic Microsystems Inc. announced it is using the Linux Technology from Mentor Graphics Corp. for its XLP, XLR and XLS multicore, multithreaded processors.
NetLogic Microsystems claimed that it will provide the Mentor-developed Linux solution to multicore developers to enable them to create innovative applications for high-performance multicore processors targeted at next-generation enterprise, telecom and data center networks.
"Our mission of establishing an open programming platform based on highly-innovative technologies from leading companies like Mentor will enable customers to develop highly-differentiated networking equipment using the most advanced multi-core, multi-threaded processors," stated Behrooz Abdi, executive vice president and general manager at NetLogic Microsystems.
This collaborative agreement follows the launch in April by NetLogic Microsystems of the eNsemble Multi-Core Alliance to drive innovation in multicore parallel processing platforms and software development for next-generation enterprise, telecom and data center networks.
The eNsemble Multi-Core Alliance brings together hardware and software providers who offer wide portfolios. Mentor said it had been selected as a founding member of the Alliance based on its 25 years of experience in embedded software IP, tools and services for Linux and the Nucleus RTOS for multi-OS on multicore development.
Mentor also outlined that it has been a long-standing contributor to the open source community, including Eclipse, Linux, Open Embedded and Android.