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NUREMBERG, Germany, March 3, 2009 Today at embedded world 2009, QNX Software Systems announced the QNX® Neutrino® RTOS 6.4.1 and the QNX Momentics® Tool Suite 6.4.1, which will introduce several new technologies for developers building industrial automation systems, automotive infotainment units, medical devices, networking equipment, and other embedded products.
For systems that require a sophisticated human machine interface (HMI), QNX Neutrino 6.4.1 offers the embedded industrys first standards-based composition manager. Using the composition manager, developers can seamlessly layer multiple HMI technologies (Adobe Flash Lite, Web browser, 3D graphics, etc.) on the same physical display. Together with QNX secure partitioning, the composition manager can ensure clean separation between graphics applications, allowing systems to download new applications without affecting the performance of existing programs. The composition manager is based on Khronos Groups OpenKODE, an open standard that increases the code portability of graphics applications.
To further simplify development of embedded HMIs, QNX Neutrino 6.4.1 introduces a modular, multi-platform, embeddable Web browser. The browser is based on the Webkit engine, which also forms the basis of the Mac OS X and iPhone Safari Web browsers. The composition manager and Web browser complement the existing portfolio of QNX HMI technologies, which include an HMI player based on Adobe Flash Lite 3, support for the OpenGL ES 3D API, and an extensible, fault-tolerant graphics framework.
On the performance front, release 6.4.1 of the QNX Neutrino RTOS introduces support for the ARM Cortex-A8 processor, the fastest, most power-efficient ARM processor available today. Version 6.4.1 also adds floating-point unit (FPU) support for the signal processing engine in Freescale PowerPC e500 processor cores, which form the basis of high-performance PowerQUICC III communications processors. QNX already provides symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) and bound multiprocessing (BMP) for multi-core processors based on the e500 core.
QNX also announced version 6.4.1 of the QNX Momentics Tool Suite, which includes new command-line tools (GCC 4.3), GCC Mudflap tool visualization for detecting C/C++ runtime errors that arise from invalid pointer operations, and support for the Eclipse platform 3.4 and the Eclipse CDT 5.0.x.
The QNX Neutrino RTOS 6.4.1 and the QNX Momentics Tool Suite 6.4.1 are slated for commercial availability in Q2 2009. Developers can download an experimental version of the QNX Momentics IDE that will ship with release 6.4.1 from http://community.qnx.com/sf/wiki/do/viewPage/projects.ide/wiki/WhatIsNewIn4.6
An experimental version of the QNX Neutrino RTOS 6.4.1 will be available for download in March.
Embedded World Demos
This week at embedded world (booth #11-324), QNX will demonstrate several of its latest technologies, including:
About QNX Software Systems
QNX Software Systems, a Harman International company (NYSE: HAR), is the industry leader in realtime, embedded OS technology. The component-based architectures of the QNX® Neutrino® RTOS, QNX Momentics® development suite, and QNX Aviage® middleware together provide the industrys most reliable and scalable framework for building innovative, high-performance embedded systems. Global leaders such as Cisco, Daimler, General Electric, Lockheed Martin, and Siemens depend on QNX technology for network routers, medical instruments, vehicle telematics units, security and defense systems, industrial robotics, and other mission- or life-critical applications. Founded in 1980, QNX Software Systems is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, and distributes products in over 100 countries worldwide.
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