Mentor Graphics partners with IIoT development experts RTI

Oct. 13, 2016
The partnership enables the creation of heterogeneous distributed systems that leverage the DDS standard for reliable and secure communication.

Mentor Graphics Corporation has partnered with the industry’s largest embedded middleware vendor for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) development, Real-Time Innovations (RTI). The combination of Mentor’s embedded technologies and the RTI Connext data distribution service (DDS) middleware now provides security from the hardware up through the software stack for secure distributed embedded systems communications.

The new solutions will enable OEMs and systems integrators to develop real-time, safe and secure embedded systems with reduced risk, lower development costs and faster time to market.

“The IIoT disruption will bring immense value to nearly every industry,” said Stan Schneider, CEO of RTI. “To meet the challenges, IIoT builders need end-to-end connectivity with security.”

The Mentor embedded-RTI solution is standards-based and supports multicore runtime platforms. Mentor Graphics was the industry’s first embedded software vendor to provide a comprehensive heterogeneous multicore framework for system-on-chip (SoC) development. Together with RTI, Mentor’s solution can be extended to provide real-time communications for heterogeneous distributed systems, independent of physical transport. Users can now rely on consolidated distributed industrial systems for components to share data securely with each other.

“Our broad portfolio of embedded technologies integrated with the RTI’s DDS middleware ensures system communications that are reliable, real-time and secure,” said Scot Morrison, general manager of Mentor Graphics platform business unit. “Our expertise in heterogeneous multicore enablement and security provides the ideal embedded solution that our customers require for today’s IIoT development.”

GE's ‘outcome optimizing’ controllers for the IIoT