QNX Ships Latest Version of QNX Momentics Development Suite

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  • Introduces direct support for 3D multi-layer interfaces and HTML 4 embedded web browser.
     
  • Provides new networking features to help eliminate traffic bottlenecks and improve uptime.
     
  • Adds time-saving tools for board bring-up and code coverage.
      
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    Advanced networking support, 3D graphics, updated compilers, and more make QNX Momentics version 6.3 the most advanced development platform for the embedded market

    OTTAWA, June 3, 2004 - QNX Software Systems today announced general availability of version 6.3 of its QNX® Momentics® development suite, the highly integrated platform for building applications based on the QNX Neutrino® RTOS.

    With QNX Momentics v6.3, QNX introduces a host of tools and capabilities for developers in the automotive, networking, medical, military, and general embedded markets. The new features include direct support for accelerated 3D multi-layer graphics, a scalable HTML 4 Web browser, a fault-resilient flash file system, networking features such as SCTP and IP Filtering, an integrated code coverage tool, a BSP import wizard for automating board bring-up, and support for Linux development hosts.

    New Features at a Glance

    • Advanced 3D graphics - With v6.3, QNX becomes the first RTOS vendor to offer native support for accelerated 3D graphics and multi-layer user interfaces. V6.3 also introduces direct support for multi-headed displays: A single head unit running the QNX Neutrino RTOS can now support multiple monitors, with each monitor displaying a different view.
        
    • Scalable embedded browser - Highly modular and memory efficient, the new QNX VoyagerTM 2 Web browser supports ultra-small displays, enterprise-grade security through SSL 3.0, and Internet standards such as HTML 4.01, XHTML 1.1, WAP 2.0, WML 1.3, and CSS. The browser can dynamically resize web pages to fit on small screens, eliminating the need to create custom mobile content.
        
    • Networking features - To help eliminate traffic bottlenecks and improve uptime in networking elements, v6.3 introduces support for SCTP (stream control transmission protocol) and IP Filtering with NAT (network address translation). These new features complement QNX’s already rich support for IPv4, IPv6, IPSec, and other pre-integrated protocols.
        
    • Fault-resilient flash file system - Can maintain data integrity even in the event of a power failure.
        
    • Korean input method - Complements existing support for Japanese and Chinese input methods.
        

    Tool enhancements in QNX Momentics v6.3 include:

    • New code coverage tool - As the first code coverage tool to be fully integrated into an embedded IDE, this new offering dramatically shortens testing, optimization, and quality assurance tasks. The tool graphically highlights which source-code paths are being exercised, allowing developers to target areas of highly used code for debugging, performance analysis, and "fast path" optimization.
        
    • Enhanced system builder - Designed to accelerate the process of creating boot images and custom flash file-system images, the system builder now includes a BSP import wizard to automate board bring-up.
        
    • Enhanced system profiler - A visualization tool that helps developers troubleshoot and optimize complex system behavior, the system profiler introduces new, extensible filters, making it easier than ever to pinpoint performance-degrading hotspots.
        
    • Support for Linux development hosts - Developers can now develop their QNX Neutrino RTOS applications from a choice of four development hosts: Windows, Solaris, QNX Neutrino, and Linux.
        
    • GCC 3.3.1 compiler - Delivers improved compliance with C99 C and C/C++ multi-vendor application binary interface (ABI) standards; also offers faster code generation.
        

    More about QNX Momentics

    From board bring-up to remote troubleshooting, the QNX Momentics development suite provides time-saving tools for the entire embedded development cycle. Its highly integrated IDE includes C, C++, and Java code editors, a graphical debugger that can debug processes distributed across multiple heterogeneous CPUs, and diagnostic tools for application profiling, system profiling, memory analysis, and code coverage. Optimized for developers targeting the QNX Neutrino RTOS, QNX Momentics supports multiple development hosts (Windows, Linux, Solaris, QNX Neutrino) and an array of target processors (ARM, MIPS, PowerPC, SH-4, XScale, x86, etc.)

    Availability and Pricing

    The QNX Momentics development suite Professional Edition v6.3 is shipping today. Some development features are optional and priced separately; for more information, contact your sales representative.

    About QNX Software Systems

    Founded in 1980, QNX Software Systems is the industry leader in realtime, microkernel OS technology. The inherent reliability, scalable architecture, and proven performance of the QNX Neutrino RTOS make it the most trusted foundation for future-ready applications in the networking, automotive, medical, military, and industrial automation markets. Companies worldwide like Cisco, DaimlerChrysler, Harris, Siemens, and General Electric depend on QNX technology for their mission- and life-critical applications. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, QNX Software Systems maintains offices in North America, Europe, and Asia, and distributes its products in more than 100 countries worldwide. Visit http://www.qnx.com.

    Media Contact

    Paul Leroux
    +1 613 591-0931
    paull@qnx.com

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