Arcom and Quantum Announce Realtime QNX support for XScale SBC

Kansas City, USA and Cambridge, England, August 15, 2005 — Arcom and Quantum are pleased to announce the availability of a QNX® Neutrino® RTOS BSP for the PXA255 ARM/XScale® based VIPER — the ultra-low power embedded controller based on the industry standard PC/104 form factor (3.6” x 3.8”) board. The QNX Neutrino v6.3 ‘board support package’ includes drivers for the integrated PXA255 graphics controller, Ethernet port, all 5 serial ports, onboard 32Mbytes Flash memory, realtime clock, 256K battery-backed SRAM, audio codec, the PC/104 bus, and Arcom’s TSC1 analog touchscreen controller. The BSP is fully supported by Quantum’s own team of software developers and is available directly from Quantum or Arcom.

Czeslaw Bil, Quantum’s general manager notes that "the VIPER is perfect for applications in industrial control and even airborne communication systems — anywhere which requires extremely low power dissipation and a wide operating temperature range of -40°C to +85°C.”

Glen Middleton, managing director of Arcom also added, “Arcom’s first ready-to-run development kit for QNX developers was launched in 1999. Since then, Arcom has maintained the widest selection of ready-to-run development kits on the market, including support for high-performance ‘hard’ realtime operating systems such as the QNX Neutrino RTOS.”

The 400MHz VIPER single board computer is fitted with 64Mbytes DRAM, 32Mbytes of Flash, and 256Kbytes SRAM. A development kit is available with a VIPER ICE (Industrial Compact Enclosure), the VIPER-UPS (uninterruptible power supply), serial and Ethernet cable set, and also an optional Q-VGA color display and touchscreen. Contact Arcom or Quantum for more information.

About Arcom (www.arcom.com)
Arcom, a Spectris company (LSE: SXS.L), is a leading supplier of embedded computer and communications technology to industry. Founded in 1982, Arcom has developed a broad range of standard embedded hardware and software solutions for control, data acquisition, and data delivery systems. From its design centers in Kansas City (USA) and Cambridge (UK), Arcom is also able to offer Design Services to meet the needs of high-volume OEM and specialized customer requirements.

About Quantum (www.quantum.com.pl)
Quantum Technology Transfer Corporation is a provider of software and hardware solutions for high-end mission-critical industrial and embedded systems. QTTC focuses on software support for the hard performance, POSIX-compliant QNX Neutrino realtime operating system. Quantum was founded in 1978 and is a privately held company based in Wroclaw, Poland.

Arcom PR contact:
Jenny McCrae
jmccrae@arcom.com