Mentor Graphics Corporation today announced it has integrated the recently acquired MontaVista Automotive Technology Platform with the Mentor Embedded Infotainment Base Platform and Sourcery CodeBench and Sourcery Analyzer development tools. The new Mentor Embedded Automotive Technology Platform (ATP) is fully compliant with Yocto Project 1.3 and GENIVI 3.0, and will continue to track and support upcoming GENIVI versions.
By using the LLTng (Linux Trace Toolkit Next Generation)-enabled ATP automotive Linux platform, embedded developers can now more easily visually analyze and debug complex interactions between the Linux OS and automotive application software with the Mentor Embedded Sourcery Analyzer.
With the Yocto Project 1.3-compliant ATP platform, Tier One suppliers and OEMs can more easily customize and configure the Linux kernel and select the right components for a Linux-based IVI system. GENIVI 3.0 compliance and support for the Freescale i.MX 6 and Renesas R-CAR H1 hardware platforms provides Tier Ones and OEMs with an optimum and standard set of automotive components to support the development of IVI systems. In addition, Tier One suppliers and OEMs can benefit from driver and BSP enhancements that include video and audio improvements for multimedia applications that are a critical element of IVI systems.
“Automotive Tier One suppliers and OEMs can optimize hardware performance and take advantage of an expanded automotive-grade middleware in this new and combined Mentor Embedded Automotive Technology Platform,” said Mark Mitchell, general manager of Mentor Graphics Open Source Embedded Solutions.
Mentor Graphics continues to lead the standardization of Linux for automotive IVI applications with executives serving on the boards of directors, and actively contributing to, numerous technical working groups, including SAE International, AUTOSAR and the GENIVI Alliance. With over 45 million automobiles sold each year, auto manufacturers are keenly aware of the impact of IVI systems as a key differentiator with consumers. This includes the need to integrate technologies such as voice-recognition, touch screens, web browsing, GPS, and connectivity between automobile and smartphones—all dependent on embedded software. Mentor provides an extensive professional services team to work in partnership with customers to define and develop customized and differentiated IVI solutions in the highly competitive automotive market.