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QNX Announces General Availability of QNX Neutrino RTOS 6.5 with Extended Multi-Core Support

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New release extends multi-core support to ARM Cortex-A9 processors and Freescale Power e500MC processor cores.

Introduces new Persistent Publish/Subscribe service to simplify the design and maintenance of complex embedded systems.

Offers several toolchain enhancements, including support for Eclipse 3.5.2, Eclipse CDT 6.0, and GCC 4.4.2.
OTTAWA, July 27, 2010QNX Software Systems Co. today announced the general availability of the QNX® Neutrino® Realtime Operating System (RTOS) 6.5.0 and the QNX® Momentics® Tool Suite 6.5.0. Designed for embedded system developers in the automotive, industrial, medical, networking, and defense markets, these new versions introduce enhanced support for multi-core processors, a Persistent Publish/Subscribe service, an updated toolchain, and a variety of performance optimizations.

The new capabilities include:

SMP on ARM Cortex™-A9 processors and Freescale Power e500MC processor cores – The QNX Neutrino RTOS 6.5 now supports symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) on multi-core versions of these processors. Moreover, it can now support SMP on processors with up to 32 cores, providing massive scalability for compute-intensive applications.

Persistent Publish/Subscribe (PPS) ServiceThis service simplifies the design and maintenance of complex systems that integrate many hardware devices and software components. The service also allows system components to be replaced or upgraded without requiring changes to the systems human machine interface (HMI).

Improved OS performance – The QNX Neutrino RTOS 6.5 offers faster kernel performance under heavy memory utilization and significantly higher file system throughput on many platforms.

Multiple toolchain enhancements – The QNX Momentics Tool Suite offers a comprehensive Eclipse-based IDE with innovative profiling tools to help developers gain maximum insight into system behavior. Version 6.5 of the suite introduces support for the Eclipse platform 3.5.2, Eclipse CDT 6.0, and GNU compiler (GCC) 4.4.2. The compiler offers optimized dynamic linking, including lazy linking and GNU hashing.

Additional support for x86 boards – The QNX Neutrino RTOS 6.5 introduces support for Intel advanced programmable interrupt controllers (APICs), Intel message signaled interrupts (MSIs), and expanded support for x86 boards from Advantech, Intel, and Kontron.

Availability
The QNX Neutrino RTOS 6.5.0 and the QNX Momentics Tool Suite 6.5.0 are available now. Visit the QNX download center:
http://www.qnx.com/download/group.html?programid=20905

About QNX Software Systems
QNX Software Systems Co., a subsidiary of Research In Motion Limited (RIM), is a leading vendor of operating systems, middleware, development tools, and professional services for the embedded systems market. Global leaders such as Cisco, Daimler, General Electric, Lockheed Martin, and Siemens depend on QNX technology for network routers, vehicle telematics units, industrial control systems, medical instruments, security and defense systems, and other mission- or life-critical applications. Founded in 1980, QNX Software Systems Co. is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, and distributes products in over 100 countries worldwide. Visit www.qnx.com.

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