Mentor Graphics Delivers Optimized Android Development System for TI OMAP35x Processors
November 17, 2009 -- Mentor Graphics Corp. today announced its delivery of the Android Development System for the Texas Instruments, Inc. (TI) OMAP35x processors based on ARM Cortex-A8 technology. Developers working on OMAP35x processor-based designs can now leverage the Mentor Graphics version of the Android application framework to deploy Android-based applications.
The Mentor Graphics solution for Android opens the door for OMAP35x developers designing medical, communication, industrial, instrumentation, home security and digital video applications. To get started, developers can leverage TIís OMAP35x evaluation module to harness the solutionís most advanced features, performance and functionality available for their Android-based embedded designs.
In addition, the Mentor Android Development System is also ready for use with the BeagleBoard from beagleboard.org. Based on the OMAP3530 processor, developers can also run Android on a small, low-cost board that provides the functionality of a basic computer used for open-source development. With the new Android platform, embedded developers gain power savings, performance optimization, reduced system cost and reduced risk in developing their embedded products.
"Our collaboration with Mentor on the Android development kit provides our mutual customers with a variety of tools while minimizing the risk, cost and development of new Android-based devices so consumers can realize the true power of an open community," stated Gerard Andrews, OMAP35x Product Line Manager, TI.
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