STMicroelectronics and Mentor Graphics are partnering to make Mentor's Nucleus Mobile operating system (OS) available on STMicroelectronics' Nomadik STn880x and STn881x series of multimedia application processors. Developers using the Nomadik processors now have a scalable and robust foundation from which to build mobile features phone applications quickly and easily.
As consumer adoption of mobile technology becomes pervasive, handset manufacturers and wireless carriers realize the need to provide high-end features, such as multimedia, Internet access, and PDA functionality, in mid-range phones.
The Nomadik family of mobile multimedia processors are built with a multi-core distributed architecture based on an ARM926EJ-S core. The Nucleus Mobile OS includes support for a host of differentiating features in today's mobile handsets and converged wireless devices.