July QNX SOURCE is out

Submitted by newsagent on Wed, 07/09/2003 - 22:43

The laste QNX monthly newsletter QNX SOURCE just came out. Apart from announcing some seminars and upcoming events, you can now download some of the webcast archives. On the product side, QNX® Momentics® Professional Edition 6.2.1 supplementary release will be available soon. It will target a broader range of hardware platforms and leverage an array of new features, including an advanced power management framework, a fault-tolerant flash file system, and Big Endian support for ARM-based processors.

World's first PC/104 based Intel XScale embedded

Submitted by newsagent on Wed, 07/09/2003 - 14:54

Kansas City, USA and Cambridge, England - July, 2003. Arcom is pleased to announce the world's first ultra-low power PC/104 form factor embedded processor board based on an Intel XScale RISC processor. The VIPER board is a PC/104 (3.6" x 3.8") single board computer using the 400MHz Intel PXA255 XScale application processor (ARM v.5TE compliant) and is designed to offer a low power, off-the-shelf solution for industrial control, instrumentation and display system applications.

Robotics: Cognitive Machines

Submitted by newsagent on Tue, 07/01/2003 - 13:59

PC Magazine today reports some fascinating comrades of ASIMO (Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility) now under development at research labs may expand the capabilities of robots even further. Meet Cog, an aluminum robot born in the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and a compelling experiment in robot cognition. It's tethered to dozens of rack-mounted PCs running QNX (a Unix- like operating system); these control everything from Cog's arm, neck, and head movement to its voice and its eyes, which capture and interpret action at 30 frames per second. Under the tutelage of lab director Rodney Brooks, the project's goal is to endow Cog with the thinking abilities of a 3-year-old.

QNX, ACUNIA Integrate Technology Roadmaps for Automotive & Embedded Applications

Submitted by newsagent on Wed, 06/25/2003 - 10:43

Designs for next-generation automotive telematics systems are becoming increasingly complex, where devices must handle multiple applications simultaneously while delivering the utmost reliability and performance. To meet the challenge, real-time operating system company QNX Software Systems and automotive telematics specialist ACUNIA, through its business unit ACUNIA Embedded Solutions, today announced their collaboration in creating high-performance embedded solutions aimed at the automotive telematics and embedded markets using the Intel(R) 80200T processor and the XINGU(R) concept. QNX also announced that it will release a board support package for the ACUNIA XINGU two-chip processing solution. XINGU is based on the Intel 80200T processor and a programmable companion chip, and provides a reusable building block for telematics designs.

Embedded Bluetooth Voice Solutions Coming to QNX

Submitted by newsagent on Mon, 06/16/2003 - 20:23

Stonestreet One and Clarity have joined forces to offer a fully integrated Bluetooth voice solution. Clarity’s award-winning CVC™ (Clear Voice Capture) software will be combined with Stonestreet One’s industry-leading Bluetooth protocol stack, Bluetopia®, and the resulting solution will be licensed through Stonestreet One.

The Bluetopia/CVC solution will be available on multiple platforms, including TI DSPs, Hitachi SHx, and ARM processors, and various operating systems, such as QNX, DSP BIOS, and Linux. The solution will be available in third quarter 2003.

Happy gdb News

Submitted by Admin2 on Mon, 06/09/2003 - 16:31

Kris Warkentin has reported some good news regarding gdb port:

I now have head branch gdb targetting Neutrino working for Windows, Solaris, Linux and Neutrino hosts with Arm, Mips, PowerPC, SH4, and i386 targets. Ironically, Mips turned out to be less painful than PowerPC is turning out to be. Who'da thunk it?

The cool thing about all this is that we will have a more current gdb!

Pervasive Computing in the Palm of Your Hand

Submitted by newsagent on Mon, 06/09/2003 - 16:12

On Tuesday, IBM plans to announce that Palm and QNX Software Systems, a telematics that developed the Neutrino operating platform, will integrate IBM's WME middleware with enterprise applications. In addition, Nokia will integrate IBM's Websphere tools for developers to create enterprise applications can be extended to its handsets.

QNX Software Systems will integrate WME 5.5 with its QNX(R) Neutrino(R) real-time operating system, giving developers a robust platform to build consumer electronics, robotic controllers, retail automation systems and telematics unit applications that can connect to the larger pervasive computing ecosystem.