Mentor, in the last few month has increased the number of new products delivered from its Embedded Software Division. It underlies the important role software plays in system level design. This week Mentor announced its third generation Nucleus® Real Time Operating System (RTOS). The new version adds built-in power management capabilities that use hardware features such as Dynamic Voltage and Frequency Scaling (DVFS). New Nucleus connectivity features include a certified “IPv6 Ready” networking stack and security protocols, as well as a variety of wireless communication options such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Zigbee to enable faster time-to-market when developing connected devices.
The Nucleus RTOS readily supports a comprehensive set of architectures and processor families, including ARM, MIPS, Power PC, and SuperH, as well as DSPs and soft processor cores on FPGAs.
Used in more than 2.3 billion mobile handsets, the Mentor® Embedded Nucleus product is a proven, highly efficient, and reliable operating system. The Nucleus RTOS delivers high performance while optimizing resource usage in a single-OS or multi-OS platform, ideal for resource-constrained devices (frequency and memory), and for environments where squeezing out every cycle-per-watt is critical across any system architecture.
Through single API calls, application developers can use the built-in power management capability in the Nucleus product to accomplish complex tasks like changing system states or switching operating points in a portable and re-usable way. This saves them from having to implement and maintain highly complex scenarios within their application code. The Nucleus RTOS also includes a new configuration technology that enables developers to immediately and easily customize system requirements.