SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., 1 Aug. 2009. Mentor Graphics Corp. officials announced the integration of the company's Nucleus Graphics User Interface (GUI) with the ARM Mali graphics processing unit (GPU) family of acceleration solutions. The joint platform consists of Embedded Linux running on an ARM1176 processor with an integrated Mali-200 GPU. The tight integration of the Nucleus Graphics GUI solution with ARM's optimized OpenGL ES device driver enables embedded designers to harness the power of the GPU to deliver products with more compelling user interfaces.
By integrating the Nucleus Graphics GUI solution with the Mali-200 GPU, it is now possible for graphic artists and usability specialists to exploit the potential of this advanced 3D accelerator, says a company representative. The Nucleus Graphics product abstracts the complexity of the OpenGL ES API to enable anyone to incorporate sophisticated 3D effects, such as lighting, spinning, fading, twisting, and zooming into their GUI designs without any programming knowledge.
Nucleus Graphics is a 3D graphical user interface solution targeted specifically for embedded devices. It combines an optimized run time engine with a drag-and-drop GUI design tool, enabling new embedded GUIs to be created, tested, refined, and deployed quickly, without the need to modify any of the underlying application software.