QNX Implements Aonix VM Solution in Eclipse-based IDE

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BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 12, 2005--Aonix(R), a provider of solutions for safety- and mission-critical applications, announces the selection of Aonix PERC(R) virtual machine by QNX Software Systems, a provider of real time operating system (RTOS) software, development tools, and services for superior embedded design. The QNX(R) Momentics(R) Development Suite 6.3 offers an Eclipse-based integrated development environment (IDE) within a Java control framework. Aonix PERC solution brings superior Java developer capabilities and the up-to-date standard edition virtual machine capabilities that are required to run QNX Momentics. The PERC Accelerator augments performance-critical QNX Momentics jar files with AOT-compiled code. The AOT code is moved directly into memory when classes are loaded, enabling fast startup time by avoiding the overhead of JIT compilation of classes. The PERC ROMizer(TM) tool offers a customized PERC executable with statically linked and AOT-compiled libraries for XML parsing and other core functions used by the QNX Momentics IDE.

"We have extensive experience with JVMs in our environments," noted Steve Furr, Senior Product Manager at QNX. "We are pleased that the Aonix solution answers our customers' specific requirements for compatibility and performance in the QNX Momentics IDE. We especially appreciate the responsiveness of the Aonix team as they helped us optimize the PERC VM for our needs."

"QNX is a major player in the real-time embedded market," said Jacques Brygier, Aonix vice president of marketing. "PERC technology has repeatedly provided robust real-time capabilities to high-reliability markets such as networking and communications, aerospace and defence and automotive. We are confident that the integration of our PERC solution will provide a seamless user experience to Momentics customers migrating from other host environments to a self-hosted QNX environment."

The QNX Momentics(R) development suite provides time-saving tools for the entire development cycle. With the same IDE, developers using QNX Momentics can code in multiple languages (C, C++, Embedded C++, Java(TM)), work with multiple development hosts (Windows, Solaris, QNX Neutrino), and target a variety of processors (x86, MIPS, PowerPC, ARM, StrongARM, Intel(R) XScale(TM) Microarchitecture, and SH-4). And since it is Eclipse based, the QNX Momentics IDE provides developers access to an open, extensible platform that allows other Eclipse-based tools--even those from different vendors--to work together seamlessly.

PERC(R) is a clean-room virtual machine expressly created for demanding embedded and real-time systems requiring J2SE support. PERC delivers the ease and efficiency of Java Standard Edition support without sacrificing integrity, performance, or real-time behavior. It offers AOT and JIT compilation, remote debug support, deterministic garbage collection, standard graphics and extended commercial RTOS support.