Before you begin

A number of procedures and guidelines are common to all QNX SDP 6.6 BSPs. This information is presented here, rather than duplicating it in each BSP-specific user guide.

About the information in this guide and in the BSP-specific user guides

This user guide presents the guidelines and procedures that are common to all QNX SDP 6.6 BSPs. For information about a specific BSP, please refer to the user guide that accompanies that BSP.

Hardware documentation

Before you begin working with your BSP, you should review the documentation for your particular board's hardware and boot loader. This information is normally provided by the board vendor. The BSP-specific user guide provided with each QNX SDP 6.6 BSP includes, where possible, a link to a vendor web site, or third-party site where you'll find general information about the BSP's hardware and firmware.

Software documentation

QNX SDP 6.6 documentation can be found in the QNX Infocenter. Several documents in the Infocenter are directly relevant to embedding a QNX system on target hardware. Before starting work with your BSP, you should be familiar with the following documentation:

Manual Chapter Topics covered
Building Embedded Systems "Overview of Building Embedded Systems" General overview of the QNX OS on embedded targets
Building Embedded Systems "Working with a BSP" How to install and build QNX BSPs
Building Embedded Systems "Making an OS image" How to work with QNX Image File System (IFS) images and how to modify them
QNX Momentics IDE User's Guide "Overview of the IDE" Introduction to working with the QNX Momentics Integrated Development Environment (IDE)
QNX Momentics IDE User's Guide "Build images" How to use the QNX Momentics IDE to generate images for embedded targets