Vendor agreement targets open source developers

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The agreement, which is to bundle Mentor’s advanced Inflexion user interface (UI) development tool and runtime software with several popular i.MX applications processors, is intended to help i.MX customers lower their total cost of ownership and streamline implementation of 2D, 3D and animated user interfaces in products using the Android and Linux operating systems.

The Inflexion UI allows product manufacturers to quickly differentiate their devices and offer end-users highly functional and dynamic experiences. Mentor says its development technology is ideal for the implementation of UIs in tablets, industrial control and home appliance panels, medical equipment, digital TV, in-vehicle infotainment and in-flight entertainment systems.

“The investment to provide Mentor’s Inflexion solution underscores Freescale’s commitment to making our i.MX products easy for our customers to use,” said Bernd Lienhard, vice president and general manager of Freescale’s Multimedia Applications Division. “By providing the Inflexion UI at no charge for our customers, we are helping them streamline development, speed time-to-market and ship products that deliver highly compelling user experiences.”

Inflexion UI development technology supporting the Freescale i.MX 6 series of applications processors is planned for availability at a future date as part of the same agreement.

The Inflexion UI Platform consists of the Inflexion UI Express drag and drop development tool that allows customers to develop compelling UIs in less time, and the Inflexion UI Runtime target resident engine, which is optimised for Freescale i.MX devices to help ensure optimal performance.

Once integrated with the application, codeless UI customisation capabilities enable product differentiation with minimal effort and without additional software changes. i.MX processors Freescale’s i.MX products are highly integrated, power-efficient applications processors based on advanced ARM Cortex technology. These scalable processors enable a number of high-growth applications, such as tablets, smartphones, smartbooks, automotive infotainment systems and eReaders.

An Inflexion UI Express PC tool and runtime of the Inflexion UI for select i.MX platforms is available now at  

Customers have access to online training, workshops and documentation to quickly get up to speed on the Inflexion UI for the i.MX product line. Mentor Graphics’ professional services team is available to help with a range of services including UI design and implementation, Inflexion support and Android and Linux development.


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