QNX to Support Freescale s New Quad-core QorIQ P3 Products and 64-bit QorIQ e5500 Platform


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  • QNX announces plans to support Freescale’s new quad-core QorIQ&trad; P3 products and 64-bit QorIQ e5500 platform.

  • QNX multi-core support includes field-proven symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) and visualization tools for optimizing multi-core performance.

  • QNX demonstrating its multi-core software and tools at the Freescale Technology Forum this week in Orlando; booth 1620-1625.

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    ORLANDO, Freescale Technology Forum, June 22, 2010 - QNX Software Systems, a leader in operating systems, tools, and middleware for the embedded systems market, today announced that it plans to support Freescale Semiconductor’s first 64-bit core based on Power Architecture® technology and Freescale’s new 32-bit quad-core QorIQ P3 platform. Freescale’s new processors, combined with the QNX® Neutrino® Realtime Operating System and QNX® Momentics® Tool Suite, will help increase performance and reduce development time for multi-core embedded applications in aerospace, networking, and other industries.

    QNX Software Systems’ comprehensive multi-core support includes field-proven implementations of symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) and bound multiprocessing (BMP), as well as powerful visualization tools that help developers of multi-core systems focus their efforts on achieving the greatest increase in parallel processing and performance.

    The new Freescale e5500 core is the workhorse behind Freescale’s first 64-bit embedded processors based on Power Architecture technology, the P5020 and the P5010, which are engineered for high-end control plane applications in networking, enterprise storage, security appliances, data center, and aerospace/defense markets. Freescale’s new quad-core QorIQ P3 platform is optimized for low power, enabling increased system performance and reduced overall power consumption.

    “QNX Software Systems has been a trusted Freescale partner for many years and we welcome their support for our newest QorIQ multi-core products,” said Preet Virk, director of Strategy, Networking Processor Division at Freescale. “As a key ecosystem partner, QNX’s proven multi-core OS and tools are a valuable asset to our customers working to develop multi-core applications.”

    “QNX technology support for Freescale’s new processors will help engineers migrating to multi-core to get a jump-start on development,” said Romain Saha, segment manager at QNX Software Systems. “This development represents yet another step in our longstanding alliance with Freescale.”

    QNX Software Systems is demonstrating its multi-core capable operating system and development tools this week at the Freescale Technology Forum, booth 1620-1625.

    About QNX Software Systems
    QNX Software Systems 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 is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, and distributes products in over 100 countries worldwide. Visit www.qnx.com.

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