AMD/Mentor Graphics partnership expanded to Embedded Sourcery code

September 17, 2015 // By Graham Prophet
Describing it as a move to demonstrate commitment to the embedded market and accelerate development for x86 and ARM environments, AMD and Mentor will now provide AMD users access to Mentor Embedded Sourcery CodeBench Lite for AMD Embedded ARM solutions alongside AMD x86 Embedded solutions.

In 2014, AMD and Mentor Graphics agreed to create an embedded software ecosystem for developers. The Mentor Embedded Sourcery CodeBench product goes beyond just the compiler to provide developers with open source, embedded C/C++ development tools to build, debug, analyse and optimise embedded software. These tools enable developers to build software in complex heterogeneous architectures based on forthcoming AMD 64-bit ARM processors including the forthcoming AMD system-on-chip (SOC) (codenamed “ Hierofalcon”), in addition to x86 processors including the AMD Embedded G-Series SOC (formerly codenamed “Steppe Eagle”) and the 2nd Generation AMD Embedded R-Series APU (formerly codenamed “Bald Eagle”).

The agreement, say the two companies, creates a consistent development ecosystem across processor architectures; “We are providing the embedded development community the opportunity for choice, as the first company to offer both ARM and x86 processor solutions for low-power and high-performance embedded compute designs,” said Scott Aylor, corporate vice president and general manager, AMD Embedded Solutions, adding, “...this extends the scope of the ecosystem we have beyond our traditional markets. This is a step forward in bolstering the embedded community with open-source tools to help tailor and expand their development.”

As part of the agreement between AMD and Mentor Graphics, embedded developers will have access to the following customised embedded Linux developments:

Sourcery CodeBench Lite for 64-bit ARM GNU/Linux;

- Complete GNU-based C/C++ development toolchain for custom Linux target platform development

- GNU Debugger for Linux application debug

- Windows and Linux host-based development options

AMD has more details here


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