Linux infotainment platform is Genivi 3.0-compliant

November 21, 2012 // By Christoph Hammerschmidt
Mentor Graphics announced the availability of a GENIVI 3.0 specification-compliant Linux- based Infotainment (IVI) product. The release in the first place features an improved start-up behavior and extended Bluetooth support.

New features in the Mentor Embedded Infotainment solution that meet the GENIVI 3.0 specification include:

  1. An updated Linux kernel
  2. Additional Bluetooth components, including hands-free and phone book
  3. The Node Startup Controller which enables the Infotainment Systems function to return to a last known state on power-up
  4. Updated versions of systemd, an emerging technology for improving startup efficiency and control
  5. AF_BUS patches to the Linux Kernel and dbus for improved performance on D-Bus Inter-Process
  6. Updated packages including Bluetooth, Internet Connection Management, and Sound Server

The Mentor Embedded Linux-based Infotainment solution integrates graphics, communication and multimedia middleware with libraries, system infrastructure and management components on top of Linux, and optimized drivers and BSPs for specific hardware. Mentor Embedded development tools and expert services provide a comprehensive solution for automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and their suppliers, enabling them to build the next generation of IVI systems and include open source software components.

For more information on the Mentor Embedded IVI Linux and associated design tools visit: http://go.mentor.com/iviplatform