Harman International Chooses QNX Neutrino RTOS for In-Car Telematics Products

Submitted by newsagent on


QNX Software Systems today announced that Harman International Industries, Incorporated (NYSE: HAR) has chosen the QNX® Neutrino® realtime operating system (RTOS) and the QNX Momentics® development suite to build radio navigation systems for automakers such as Audi, BMW, DaimlerChrysler and Porsche. Harman based its decision on QNX's reputation of providing reliable and scalable RTOS technology as well as QNX's new comprehensive integrated development environment (IDE) based on the Eclipse platform.

Update: QNX FS Browser for Windows NT/2000/XP

Submitted by newsagent on

Akhilesh Mritunjai (a.k.a mritun) just updated his WinQFile and QFile. Those are still considered beta. Again, they work only on Windows NT/2000/XP. No Windows 9x/ME support.

Changelogs for WinQFile:
* fixed a bug where pressing cross button displays About dialog instead of closing window.
* fixed a bug where partition list is not updated after selecting another disk in combo.
* fixed a bug where files with more than one exten are not copied correctly.
* The debug windows has been made more verbose to help debugging.

C-Media Sound Driver Updated

Submitted by newsagent on

Mike Gorchak just released version 0.8b of the C-Media sound driver for QNX6 at http://mike.qnx.org.ru/cmi/index_e.htm.

This driver is intended for 8338 and 8738 sound chips from C-Media Electronics Inc.

Changelog for version 0.8b:

* Added Mic input as the capture source.

* Added option in Advanced Settings menu for Mic Gain Boost enabling.

* Added Mic Gain control (8 steps) at capture mixer section.

* Finished work for code reorganizing, prepearing for S/PDIF support.

Great work Mike!

Arvoo releases Picasso frame grabber support for QNX6

Submitted by newsagent on

Arvoo Engineering has just finished their first release of the SDK for the Picasso framgrabber line for QNX Neutrino. This is the first official frame grabber SDK for QNX.

The Picasso SDK consists of

- Picasso shared library

- Picasc: console sample program with sources

- Picaspt: Photon sample program with sources (PhAB)

- documentation

Eclipse CDT Plan Posted

Submitted by newsagent on

Eclipse website has been updated with the plans for the core and debugger for C/C++ Development Tools (CDT Project).

The focus on the CDT Core is cleaning up the QNX contributed code, doing all of the 2.0 catchup items, as well as adding features to support the modularity and overridability of the CDT components.

On the CDT Debugger side, QNX w/gdb 5.2.1 will be supported.

You can view the plan at eclipse website.

Price for QNX6 and components

Submitted by newsagent on

A question that is frequently asked is how much QNX6 costs.

People want to know the details like

* how much does qnx cost for embedded development.

* how much does the development platform cost?

* how much is a runtime license for, say, 1000 units?

Usually the answer you get is "Contact your local sales office or distributor..."

Recently, some detailed price has been posted.