AMD Partners With Mentor To Push Embedded Open-Source Linux
Written by Michael Larabel in AMD on 1 April 2014 at 05:23 PM EDT. 3 Comments
AMD and Mentor Graphics are teaming up to push open-source Linux development for embedded systems.

With a just-announced agreement between AMD and Mentor Graphics, embedded linux developers will have free access to Mentor Embedded Linux Lite with AMD's upcoming Steppe Eagle and Bald Eagle platforms. Embedded developers will also have access to Mentor Embedded Linux and Sourcery CodeBench Lite as a GNU-based C/C++ development/debugging tool-chain.

Mentor Graphics specializes in Electronic Design Automation. Through Mentor's former acquisition of CodeSourcery, they have a lot of compiler talent. Mentor is the same company that teamed up with NVIDIA for bringing OpenACC to GCC, including NVIDIA GCC GPU support.

AMD's Steppe Eagle is an upcoming G-Series SoC while Bald Eagle is an embedded R-Series APU/CPU that will soon be announced. Bagle Eagle is expected to feature Steamroller CPU cores and GCN graphics while Steppe Eagle is expected to have Jaguar technology.

More details on the new AMD + Mentor Graphics partnership can be found via the press release.

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