Mentor Graphics Corp. has delivered the Embedded ReadyStart Platform, a “ready-to-use” solution comprising integrated software IP, tools and services targeting popular hardware boards and SoCs.
The ReadyStart Platform integrates Mentor's Nucleus Real-Time Operating System with the Inflexion Platform user interface, runtime engine for 2D and 3D graphics as well as wired and wireless connectivity middleware.
Mentor said ReadyStart platform consists of a single unified source tree containing all Nucleus components and a “make-based build and configuration system,” that allows developers to add or delete build components easily. Then, developers can set up their target environment for faster application development.
"What might take a day in bring-up for an average target application can be done in as little as 15 minutes using the ReadyStart Platform," the company claimed.
For instance, configuration files are included with the distribution, along with BSP configuration, separate from the operating system for reusability. The BSP framework also includes a built-in power awareness feature used to manage device power via a standardized set of APIs, critical for improved battery life and standards compliance.
Mentor's ReadyStart has been developed for applications requiring small footprint, high performance and low power, including medical, industrial, automotive and consumer devices.
The ReadyStart Platform for Nucleus is priced at $24,995. It includes the Nucleus RTOS, wired and wireless connectivity middleware, and Inflexion UI runtime engine for a single project with two developer seats.
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