QNX Beats Wind River and Microsoft in RTOS Shootout


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In a benchmark shootout between the industry's leading realtime operating systems (RTOSs) for embedded development, the QNX® Neutrino® RTOS v6.1 comes out on top against Wind River VxWorks AE 1.1 and Microsoft Windows CE.NET. Dedicated Systems Experts, specialists in development support for embedded, realtime and fault-tolerant systems, tested the three RTOSs against seven key criteria and found QNX Neutrino RTOS v6.1 to be a superior RTOS on the whole.

The Dedicated Systems report, entitled "Comparison Between QNX RTOS v6.1, VxWorks AE 1.1, and Windows CE.NET," evaluated the RTOSs in the categories of installation and configuration, architecture, API richness, Internet support, tools, documentation and support, and stress and performance testing. QNX easily outranked the others in architecture, ease of installation, and realtime performance testing, while remaining on par with VxWorks and Windows CE.NET in the remaining categories. Overall, QNX earned a higher cumulative score across the board than either VxWorks or Windows CE.NET.

In its conclusion, Dedicated Systems highlighted QNX Neutrino's trademark performance and reliability as defining features for embedded development.

"For over 22 years now, QNX has been delivering industry firsts for embedded development, including the first message-passing RTOS and the first commercial microkernel architecture," said Dan Dodge, co-founder and CEO, QNX Software Systems. "These are the very same foundations that Dedicated Systems found to be our strengths. Whether it's high-end core and edge networking equipment, telematics systems, or general embedded applications, QNX Neutrino is the most reliable high-performance RTOS available."

About Dedicated Systems Experts
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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 small memory footprint of the QNX Neutrino RTOS make it the most trusted foundation for future-ready applications. The QNX Neutrino RTOS forms the core of the QNX Momentics® development suite, the QNX Networking Platform, and the QNX Automotive Platform. Companies worldwide like Cisco, Delphi, Siemens, Alcatel, Texaco, and Ford depend on QNX technology for network routers, medical devices, intelligent transportation systems, safety and security systems, next-generation robotics, and other mission-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 www.qnx.com.