OTTAWA, September 14, 2010
– QNX Software Systems Co.
announced that it plans to extend its support for Intel®
to the new Intel Atom processor E6xx
series, formerly code-named Tunnel Creek. As a result, embedded developers in
the industrial and medical device markets will be able to combine the
low power and improved I/O flexibility of these new processors with the proven
reliability and realtime performance of the QNX®
QNX Software Systems support for the Intel
Atom processor E6xx series will include a human machine interface (HMI) suite
based on Adobe®
technology by Adobe Systems Incorporated, hardware-assisted 2D/3D
graphics based on OpenGL ES, and QNX®
fastboot technology, which
eliminates the need for a BIOS, thereby reducing system costs and dramatically
improving instant-on performance. QNX fastboot technology won an “Award of
Excellence, Most Innovative Software for the Intel®
from the Intel Embedded Alliance in 2008.
The Intel Atom processor E6xx series offers
a new level of I/O flexibility by moving to the industry-standard PCI-Express
as the processor-to-chipset interface.
The series can be paired with the Intel®
Platform Controller Hub EG20T, which integrates a range of common I/O blocks,
such as SATA, USB, SD/SDIO/MMC, and Gigabit Ethernet MAC, and which includes interfaces
such as CAN, IEEE1588, SPI, I2C, UART, and GPIO.
“The introduction of the Intel®
Processor E6xx series demonstrates that Intel continues to
make advances in low power, modular embedded designs that offer real value to
QNX customers, particularly those in the industrial and medical markets,” said
Linda Campbell, director of strategic alliances at QNX Software Systems. “The
improved I/O capabilities of this new series, combined with the advanced
graphics and ultra-fast boot times of QNX technology, offer new levels of
design flexibility for embedded developers who need to combine low power with
high performance and a rich feature set.”
off-the-shelf support for the Intel®
processor E6xx series,
QNX Software Systems continues their long-standing track record of support for
architecture to enable developers to hit the ground running
with a robust and proven software platform,” said Jonathan Luse, director of
marketing for the Intel Low Power Embedded Products Division.
About QNX Software Systems
QNX Software Systems Co., a subsidiary of Research In Motion Limited
(RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM; TSX:RIM), is a leading vendor of operating systems,
middleware, development tools, and professional services for the embedded
systems market. Global
leaders such as Cisco, Daimler, General Electric,
Lockheed Martin, and Siemens depend on QNX technology for network routers,
vehicle telematics units, industrial control systems, medical instruments,
security and defense systems, and other mission- or life-critical applications.
Founded in 1980, QNX Software Systems Co. is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, and distributes products in over 100 countries worldwide. Visit www.qnx.com
QNX, Momentics, Neutrino, Aviage, Photon and Photon
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(QNX) is a subsidiary of Research In Motion Limited (RIM). Forward-looking
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