GENIVI 5.0 compliant embedded design platform targets Linux based in-vehicle infotainment systems

January 16, 2014 // By Julien Happich
The Mentor Embedded Automotive Technology Platform (ATP) is aimed at Linux based in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) system development, enabling automotive tier one suppliers to speed the development of rich and responsive user interfaces or HMIs, similar to those seen in consumer electronics devices.

By combining ATP with the recently announced Mentor Embedded Hypervisor automotive OEMs can integrate greater functionality, such as device connectivity, on emerging infotainment hardware system-on-chip (SoC) architectures while maintaining secure separation for critical functionality.

The latest ATP release is a fully instrumented platform enabling the use of Mentor’s Embedded Sourcery Analyzer to profile the entire embedded IVI system, including use cases such as fast boot and graphics performance. The new release includes graphics framework support for X11 and Wayland, GPU support and an instrumented package for QT 5.0 that includes the visual and interactive analysis of UI smoothness, start-up time, latency and QML activity.
This ATP release has achieved GENIVI 5.0 compliance for the Freescale i.MX6, Texas Instruments OMAP5 and Renesas Marzen H1, and is fully Yocto Project 1.5 compliant. The release also provides a Virtual BSP for host-based development and testing. Mentor will continue to track standards such as GENIVI and the Yocto Project and add support for emerging multicore and heterogeneous hardware including the Texas Instruments Jacinto 6.

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