SAN JOSE, CA -- Xilinx, Inc. announces Android 5.1 (Lollipop) support for the Zynq® UltraScale+™ Multi-Processor SoC (MPSoC). Through its Hardware Enablement Program, Mentor Graphics has used its extensive Android experience on heterogeneous multi-core platforms to successfully port the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) code to run on the Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC. The resulting solution is the first to combine the advanced user interface of the Android platform with the added safety, security, and processing power offered by Zynq UltraScale+ devices, based on the 64-bit ARMv8 architecture.
The heterogeneous Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC isolates hardware resources to allow a high-level operating system, such as Android, to co-exist with safety critical functions that are run by a Real-Time Operating System on the integrated Real-Time Processing Unit.
Android 5.1 (Lollipop) will be publicly available from Mentor Embedded for Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC in Q3 2016. Mentor will directly support Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC customers by providing commercial support, customization services, platform porting and feature enhancements, all available as part of a larger full software solution package for Xilinx products.
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