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OTTAWA, May 28, 2009 QNX Software Systems today announced the general availability of the QNX® Neutrino® RTOS 6.4.1 and the QNX Momentics® Tool Suite 6.4.1. These new products introduce several technologies for embedded system developers, including a new Webkit-based embedded browser, a new composition manager for building graphical HMIs, extended support for ARM and Freescale processors, read-only support for HFS+ and NTFS file systems, a GCC 4.3 toolchain, and GCC Mudflap visualization for detecting C/C++ runtime errors.
For systems that require a sophisticated HMI, the QNX Neutrino RTOS 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, the QNX Neutrino RTOS 6.4.1 introduces a modular, multi-platform, embeddable Web browser. The browser is based on the open source 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.
The QNX Neutrino RTOS 6.4.1 also introduces read-only support for the Microsoft Windows NTFS file system and for the Apple Mac OS X journaled file system known as HFS+. This extends the operating systems already comprehensive support for industry-standard file systems, including FAT32, CIFS, NFS, ext2, and others.
On the performance front, the QNX Neutrino RTOS 6.4.1 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. The QNX Neutrino RTOS already provides symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) and bound multiprocessing (BMP) for multi-core processors based on the e500 core.
QNX Software Systems 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
The QNX Neutrino RTOS 6.4.1 and the QNX Momentics Tool Suite 6.4.1 are now available for download or purchase. To download an evaluation version, visit http://www.qnx.com/products/evaluation/.
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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