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QNX Upgrades to Eclipse 3.0 Platform; Releases the Most Highly Optimized IDE for the Embedded Market
OTTAWA, October 11, 2005 — QNX Software Systems, the leading provider of standards-based software platforms for embedded design and a founding member of the Eclipse consortium, today introduced its latest update to the QNX® Momentics® development suite, based on new versions of the Eclipse framework and the Eclipse C/C++ Development Tools (CDT) code base.
Changes to the QNX Momentics development suite include a series of dramatic enhancements to the user interface, responsiveness, functionality, and reliability of the suite’s Integrated Development Environment (IDE). QNX’s Eclipse-based plug-in tools have also been augmented, with better interrupt-handling capabilities for the QNX system profiler, and deeper traceback and leak detection in the memory analysis tools for advanced debugging.
Unlike the generic and late-to-market Eclipse offerings from competitors such as Wind River, the latest release of the QNX Momentics development suite Professional Edition takes Eclipse-based development for embedded projects to a new level. The tight integration between the industry’s highest ranked realtime operating system, the QNX Neutrino® RTOS, and the QNX Momentics tool suite offers the undisputed best optimizations for faster development, error detection, and code optimization. QNX also offers as part of its standard commercial product its own customized Eclipse plug-ins, such as a code “dietician” that reduces memory footprint by removing unnecessary functionality from shared libraries, and an application profiler that pinpoints problem algorithms and identifies functions needing optimization.
“QNX continues to set the standard for delivering the true promise of Eclipse-based development,” said Dave Curley, vice president of marketing at QNX. “QNX was the first to market with a commercial implementation of an Eclipse IDE in 2002, and since then we have evolved the QNX Momentics development suite into the richest Eclipse tool suite available to developers.”
“With the release of QNX Momentics 6.3.0 Service Pack 2, QNX clearly demonstrates the benefits of simultaneously leveraging open standards like Eclipse while providing high value-add functionality and world-class innovation through standardized extension points in the open software,” said Mark Roberts, director of product management at QNX. “QNX customers can benefit from best-in-class third-party products like Klocwork’s static analysis tools and Intel’s C/C++ compiler, which seamlessly integrate into our productivity-enhancing IDE while harnessing the capabilities of QNX’s custom analysis tools and debugging extensions.”
These enhancements are available today. Current customers of the QNX Momentics development suite v6.3.0 can download the updates (Service Pack 2) by visiting www.qnx.com.
About QNX Software Systems
QNX Software Systems, a Harman International company (NYSE: HAR), is the industry leader in realtime, embedded OS technology. The component-based architectures of the QNX Neutrino RTOS and QNX® Momentics® development suite together provide the industry’s most reliable and scalable framework for building innovative, high-performance embedded systems. Global leaders such as Cisco, DaimlerChrysler, General Electric, Lockheed Martin, and Siemens depend on QNX technology for network routers, medical instruments, vehicle telematics units, security and defense systems, industrial robotics, and other mission- or life-critical applications. Founded in 1980, QNX Software Systems is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, and distributes products in over 100 countries worldwide.
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