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Android for Embedded Systems: Mentor Graphics Brings Android to Embedded Devices
(broadcast: 25 August 2009):
Glenn Perry, General Manager of the Mentor Graphics Embedded Systems Division, speaks with eg3.com about how Mentor Graphics plans to bring the Google Android platform to embedded devices.
Mentor is excited about how Android can function as a platform for device software, and be combined with Mentor's industry-leading graphical user interface (GUI) tools to make connected devices an easy reality for the industry.
About Glenn Perry:
Glenn Perry is general manager of the Mentor Graphics Embedded Systems Division.
Previously, he was general manager of the ESL-HDL Design Business Unit at Mentor Graphics.
He joined the company in 1999 as the engineering director for system-level simulation tools, bringing 20 years of experience in the electronics industry, focused in the simulation and analysis of systems and IC design.
Prior to Mentor, Perry held engineering and management positions at Analogy (now Synopsys), Harris Semiconductor, Sandia National Laboratories and the United States Air Force Weapons Laboratory.
Perry studied electrical engineering in the USAF and University of New Mexico.
About Mentor Graphics:
Mentor Graphics® is a technology leader in electronic design automation (EDA), providing software and hardware design solutions that enable companies to develop better electronic products faster and more cost-effectively.
The company offers innovative products and solutions that help engineers overcome the design challenges they face in the increasingly complex worlds of board and chip design.
Mentor Graphics has the broadest industry portfolio of best-in-class products and is the only EDA company with an embedded software solution.
Express Logic develops, markets and supports the ThreadX® real-time operating system (RTOS), NetXTCP/IP networking stack, USBX USB stack, FileX® embedded file system, and PEGX GUI toolkit for embedded applications.
ThreadX is a royalty-free, full source code, small-footprint, low-overhead RTOS that is extremely easy to learn and use. ThreadX is one of the most widely deployed RTOS products in the world, with over 1.25 billion products based on ThreadX.