Xilinx Leads Multicore Association OpenAMP Group to Accelerate Time to Market of Heterogeneous System Development

Xilinx OpenAMP framework simplifies heterogeneous system development on the industry's only production available 16nm multi-processing SoC devices

Jan 26, 2016, 08:10 ET from Xilinx, Inc.

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) announced today that it has joined the Multicore Association (MCA) OpenAMP Group. The group was founded to create a standards body to improve productivity and time to market of heterogeneous system development. "We applaud Xilinx's commitment to help establish and lead the new MCA OpenAMP group, offering its extensive experience in FPGA and SoC-based solutions for the development of heterogeneous systems," said Markus Levy, Chairman, Multicore Association. 

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Xilinx's OpenAMP framework simplifies heterogeneous system development and is a fully supported implementation of OpenAMP on the industry's only production available 16nm multi-processing Zynq® UltraScale+™ MPSoC devices. The OpenAMP framework supports out-of-the-box interoperability and communication between FreeRTOS, Xilinx® Standalone environment and the Linux operating system (OS) running on ARM® A53 or R5 cores on Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC as well as on the ARM A9 on the Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC. Other commercial offerings supporting OpenAMP include Mentor Graphics Multicore Framework with integrated support for Nucleus RTOS, Mentor Embedded Linux, BareMetal, Mentor Embedded Hypervisor, and Sourcery Codebench development environment. Additional commercial distribution operating systems that support this framework include Micrium's µC/OS-II and µC/OS-III.

"The MCA OpenAMP group will help create standards that will help ease and accelerate adoption of OpenAMP framework-based technologies in the multicore industry," said Tomas Evensen, CTO of Embedded Software, Xilinx. "These standards will ensure that Xilinx's implementation of OpenAMP will help customers get started quickly building robust systems."

Availability The Xilinx OpenAMP framework is available today in the PetaLinux 2014.5 release. Visit us at Embedded World 2016 to see the OpenAMP framework being used in the Zynq UltraScale+ demo featuring software acceleration at the Xilinx Booth, Hall 1/1-205. To learn more visit www.xilinx.com.  

About The Multicore Association The Multicore Association provides a neutral forum for vendors who are interested in, working with, and/or proliferating multicore-related products, including processors, infrastructure, devices, software, and applications. The organization has working groups currently focused on: Multicore Virtualization, Multicore Communications, Multicore Programming Practices (MPP), and Tools Infrastructure (TIWG).

About Xilinx Xilinx is the leading provider of All Programmable FPGAs, SoCs, MPSoCs, and 3D ICs. Xilinx uniquely enables applications that are both software defined and hardware optimized – powering industry advancements in Cloud Computing, SDN/NFV, Video/Vision, Industrial IoT, and 5G Wireless. For more information, visit www.xilinx.com.

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