AMD today announced a new agreement with Mentor Graphics to now provide customers 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, analyze and optimize embedded software. These tools enable developers to build software in heterogeneous architectures based on upcoming 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").
As part of the agreement between AMD and Mentor Graphics, embedded developers will have access to the following customized 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