To provide customers with software and enablement offerings for QorIQ, PowerQUICC and StarCore platforms
Freescale Semiconductor has signed strategic alliance agreements with Enea, Green Hills Software and Mentor Graphics to establish comprehensive enablement offerings for its QorIQ, PowerQUICC and StarCore processors.
Freescale said that along with its strategic software partners intend to share IP, invest jointly in product and technology roadmaps, and collaborate on go-to-market activities.
The company said that the agreement is aimed at providing its customers with a range of software and enablement offerings for the QorIQ, PowerQUICC and StarCore platforms to encourage collaboration at the early stages of design and throughout the entire processor product lifecycle. The partnerships are expected to produce an array of pre-integrated and optimised offerings that enable new levels of performance for Freescale’s processors.
Freescale said that it will continue to foster an independent ecosystem of third party partners to ensure customers have the broadest possible range of choices to meet their design needs. Its alliance with Enea focuses on enabling optimised versions of OSE, OSEck, Optima Tools and related software for PowerQUICC and QorIQ processors, as well as StarCore DSPs.
According to Freescale, its strategic alliance with Green Hills Software focuses on enabling PowerQUICC and QorIQ processors with optimised versions of Integrity, Integrity Secure Virtualisation, Multi Debugger, optimising C/C++ compilers, TimeMachine debugging suite and Green Hills probes.
Freescale’s strategic alliance with Mentor Graphics focuses on enabling optimised Linux offerings for PowerQUICC and QorIQ processors. As part of the strategic alliance, both the companies will align on a common Linux build and distribution methodology for PowerQUICC and QorIQ processors.
Lisa Su, senior vice president and general manager of Freescale’s Networking and Multimedia Group, said: “Embedded multicore processors have become extremely advanced, requiring highly optimised software platforms and tools to unlock their full performance and energy efficiency capabilities.
“We believe that deepening these strategic alliances, combined with our already well-established software relationships, delivers what our customers need to leverage the full value of our highly sophisticated multicore processors.”