May 17, 2010
Last week saw the QNX Japan team at the 14th ESEC or Embedded Systems Expo in Tokyo. Our team partnered with Advantech to demonstrate the QNX Neutrino RTOS fastboot IPL running on an Advantech SOM-6760. This Intel Atom based module also is equipped with a sample building control HMI application.
You can learn more about this new demo and download the image from our website: http://www.qnx.com/products/reference-design/advantech-reference-design.html
May 14, 2010
Please allow me to decipher this alphabet soup.
Persistent Publish and Subscribe. This is the messaging framework we’re deploying to aid in the design and deployment of embedded applications that must not only support a wide range of devices and software components, but also communicate with a sophisticated HMI such as the next generation of smart Industrial Automation controllers and management systems.
In our webinar on May 18th with Texas Instruments we’ll show how we have used a Flash-based HMI, but the advantages offered by the PPS messaging model could also apply to HMIs built with other technologies.
Join QNX Software Systems and Texas Instruments for a presentation of key technologies that are already enabling the implementation of smart devices into smart homes, buildings, and a host of industrial applications.
Learn how to make design decisions that can save development effort, time and costs, while delivering a smart industrial system conceived to easily integrate new technologies and devices. In the presentation we will review market trends and specifically, we will discuss system design, including silicon selection, the Persistent Publish/Subscribe messaging paradigm, and the use of Adobe Flash Lite (Flash for embedded systems) for building diverse industrial systems. We will review the existing TI solution tailored for this market and the benefits of using the TI portfolio with the QNX Neutrino RTOS.
May 14, 2010
In spite of the logistical challenges presented by the spewing Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajokull, QNX partners helped to make QNX Russia 2010 a great success. With over 400 attendees at this year’s conference there was plenty to see and learn from the exhibits and speakers.
A special acknowledgment goes out to Freescale Semiconductor and Fastwell who were the respective Platinum and Gold show sponsors. Also participating were IBM as the Innovation Partner.
Other partners were:
Silver Sponsors: Kontron, Texas Instruments & PRQA
Conference Partner: Simecs Ltd. ,Relex, Softlogic S3, Nautilus Ltd., Argosy Technologies, Ltd.,
And partners’s visiting QNX Russia for the first time: Cogent, Advantech and IVA.
Last but not least, the show recap wouldn’t be complete without a call out to Larry Atkinson and Marcus Bortel of QNX who helped interface with the attending partners. Here’s Marcus at QNX Russia telling like it is!
Thank you for a successful conference and we look forward to seeing you back in Moscow in 2012!
May 13, 2010
Thank you to Paul Leroux @ OnQ for directing me to this editorial about the Adobe and Apple spat about Flash.
In his recent open letter, Steve Jobs voiced some strong opinions about the Adobe Flash platform. Among other things, he accused it of being closed, insecure, and power hungry. But are his claims substantiated? Not according to our colleague Andy Gryc. Earlier today, Andy posted a blog that looks at Mr. Jobs’ arguments and comes to very different conclusions. You can read Andy’s blog here.
May 12, 2010
Chumby has joined the QNX CAR program and will be part of the next QNX CAR release. If you don’t know about Chumby, it is a clock radio like device with upwards of 1500 widgets. Widgets range from a streaming Shamu webcam to daily Dilbert cartoons to financial stock quotes. Facebook, twitter and other social media applications are supported. They have a thriving community of widget developers, some with very strange senses of humour, serving up all kinds of content.
The neat thing about Chumby was the technical scope of the integration. Chumby is a flash application and when it was brought into the QNX CAR framework it just worked. Just like that – no muss, no fuss, no problem.
I’m calling out to folks who are developing Flash applications that they think would make sense for automotive infotainment systems of the future but don’t necessarily have access to automotive Tier 1s and OEMs or even really understand the automotive market. QNX CAR is a platform for your apps! Check out http://www.qnxcar.com