Mentor Graphics has extended its Embedded Linux Platform to support Freescale Semiconductor’s new AMP series of QorIQ multicore processors.
The QorIQ AMP (for ‘advanced multi-processing) series features a new multi-threaded 64bit Power Architecture e6500 core with enhanced acceleration, co-processing and new power management capabilities. The first device, T4240, has 12 dual-threaded cores for high-end dataplane applications. Built on a 28nm process, the first products should be available in the first quarter of 2012.
Mentor’s Embedded Linux Platform will be available in two flavors. EL Essentials is available free of charge for silicon evaluation. A commercial edition provides more features for debug and analysis of advanced designs.
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