Getting Started with the Sensor Framework for QNX SDP

Updated: May 06, 2022

The Sensor Framework for QNX SDP is built on the QNX Neutrino RTOS, which is a highly available, secure, realtime operating system.

The Sensor Framework provides sensor data acquisition capabilities for applications that are used to build automotive, robotics, or other types of embedded systems. There are libraries for getting data from cameras and sensors, visualizing this data using viewers and algorithms, and performing synchronized recording of data from multiple sources. For information about some of the available third-party algorithms, see Reference image vision-processing support.”

Installing the Sensor Framework

To get started, you must first have the QNX Software Center and QNX Software Development Platform (SDP) installed on your host system. For information on the version to use, see the Sensor Framework Release Notes. You then use the QNX Software Center to install the following components onto your system:
  • QNX SDP 7.1 Sensor Framework Base — this mandatory package contains all libraries, binaries, and configuration and other data files needed for this release. This allows you to install the Sensor Framework as an add-on component to QNX SDP.
  • The reference images for any hardware platforms that you want to use. For more information, see Working with reference images in this guide.
  • Hardware Support packages, based on the hardware platforms you want to develop on. These packages install the necessary image-generation tools, including hardware-specific components, and the board support package (BSP).
Note: Ensure that you look at the Sensor Framework Release Notes from the QNX Software Center.