QNX Demos New Industrial Reference Platforms for Faster Application Development at Embedded World 2013

QNX Demos New Industrial Reference Platforms for Faster Application Development 
at Embedded World 2013 
Pre-integrated offerings help reduce development cycles for PLCs,
medical devices, car infotainment units, and other embedded devices 
NUREMBERG, GERMANY -- (Marketwire) -- 02/26/13 -- Embedded World
(Hall 5/5-333) - This week at Embedded World, QNX Software Systems
Limited, a global leader in software platforms for connected embedded
systems, will showcase pre-integrated software components and tools
that can help reduce the costs and effort of developing
mission-critical embedded applications for the industrial,
automotive, and medical device markets. 
QNX Software Systems will demonstrate its advanced software solutions
with leading technology partners, including Acontis, Crank Software,
Digia, Freescale, KDAB, koenig-pa, KW-Software, MPC Data/Bsquare,
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI), and Xilinx.  
Demos at the QNX stand include: 
Programmable logic controller (PLC) platforms - QNX Software Systems
has collaborated with several partners to build two pre-integrated
PLC reference platforms that can speed the development of PLCs and
other industrial control applications. The platforms integrate the
QNX(R) Neutrino(R) RTOS from QNX Software Systems; ladder logic and
EtherCAT software from companies such as IsaGRAF, KW-Software, and
koenig-pa; and hardware such as the Freescale QorIQ(R) TWR-P1025
Tower System Module and TI Sitara(TM) AM335x ARM(TM) Cortex(TM)-A8
Multimedia and communications demos - QNX Software Systems will
demonstrate its rich wireless, video, and HMI support on Freescale
i.MX 6 SABRE Lite and TI AM335 Starter Kit boards. The demos
highlight how the QNX platform allows developers to work with a
variety of application and graphics environments, including the Qt
5.0 application framework, the OpenGL ES 2.0 API for accelerated 3D
graphics, and Crank Software's Storyboard Suite. The demos feature
several applications - including a medical monitor, digital
instrument cluster, and digital thermostat - as well as support for
H.264 and MP4 video, and for Wi-Fi(R) and Ethernet communications. 
QNX CAR(TM) platform demo - This pre-integrated software stack is
designed to reduce the effort of building advanced infotainment
systems for the connec
ted car. Features include an auto-centric HTML5
framework for leveraging the mobile ecosystem, integration with
popular smartphone platforms, high-definition hands-free
communication, advanced personalization options, as well as
integrated partner technologies for hybrid navigation, natural speech
recognition, streaming Internet radio, weather reporting, FOTA
(Firmware Over-The-Air) software updates, and Bluetooth(R) profiles. 
QNX Presentations at Embedded World 

Presentation                      Time                Presenter             
Clear SOUP and COTS Software for  Tues, Feb 26        Malte Mundt,          
 Safety-Critical Systems          14:00 - 14:45       Field Application     
                                  Session 03          Engineer              
The Joy of Scheduling             Thurs, Feb 28       Sebastian Hagar,      
                                  10:00 - 10:30       Field Application     
                                  Session 19          Engineer              
Ten Truths about Building Safe    Thurs, Feb 28       Yi Zheng,             
 Software                         14:15 - 15:00       Product Manager       
                                  Session 21                                
Issues in M2M Communication for   Thurs, Feb 28       Chris Ault,           
 Software and Firmware Updates    16:30 - 17:00       Product Manager       
                                  Session 24                                

QNX Partner Demonstrations at Embedded World 
The following members of the QNX ecosystem will demonstrate their
technologies running on the QNX platform:  
Acontis will demonstrate its EC-Motion EtherCAT motion library
running on the QNX Neutrino RTOS and a TI Sitara AM335x ARM Cortex-A8
processor. The demo will show a Yaskawa Sigma-5 EtherCAT drive
running in cyclic synchronous velocity mode. To see the demo, visit
the IXXAT Automation GmbH stand, Hall 1/1-538.  
Crank Software will showcase an automotive demo that features a
center stack and digital instrument cluster created with the Crank
Storyboard Suite for user interface development. The demo runs on the
QNX CAR application platform. Visit Hall 4/4-330.  
Digia - Digia will demonstrate the latest release of the Qt
application & UI framework, Qt 5, running on a Freescale i.MX 6
quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor. The demo, "Qt 5 on the QNX
platform - a Cinematic Experience," will show many of the new Qt 5 Qt
Quick 2 graphics features, such as particles, sprites path animation,
and custom shaders, all within a native application where maximum
performance can be extracted from the underlying hardware. Visit the
Qt by Digia stand, Hall 4/4 - 520.  
Freescale and koenig-pa will demonstrate a PLC reference platform
that integrates koenig-pa EtherCAT protocol software, ISaGRAF PLC
firmware, and the QNX Neutrino RTOS on a Freescale dual-core QorIQ
P1025 processor. The EtherCAT Master stack in this demo supports 1
millisecond cycle times while using less than 1% of a core on the
P1025 processor. Visit the Freescale stand, Hall 4A/4A-206, and
koenig-pa stand, Hall 5/5-425. For more information, visit
KDAB - KDAB will showcase an application to display, record, and
control video signals from an IP camera written in Qt5 and QML. The
user interface and control software run on the QNX Neutrino RTOS and
a Freescale i.MX 6 SABRE Lite ARM Cortex-A9 platform. Visit Hall
KW-Software will demonstrate a PLC development platform developed in
collaboration with QNX Software Systems, TI, and koenig-pa. This
integrated platform is designed to facilitate the building of
industrial control applications. Visit the KW-Software stand, Hall
MPC Data/Bsquare - MPC Data, a Bsquare Company, will showcase a
high-performance graphics demo based on OpenGL and the QNX Neutrino
RTOS. Visit the Future Electronics stand, Hall 4A/4A-108.  
Xilinx - Xilinx will showcase the Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC
Intelligent Drives Platform, a high-precision, low-noise, multi-motor
electrical drive demonstration running on the QNX Neutrino RTOS.
Visit the Xilinx stand, Hall 1/1-205. 
About QNX Software Systems  
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