QNX Optimized Support for OMAP35x Processors from Texas Instruments
QNX Software Systems announced comprehensive software and tools support for automotive, industrial automation, and consumer device customers creating products based on TI OMAP35x processors.
Designed for products that require rich HMI, multimedia, and audio capabilities, the support includes the QNX Neutrino Realtime Operating System (RTOS), the QNX Aviage Multimedia Suite, the QNX Aviage HMI Suite, the QNX Aviage Acoustic Processing Suite, and the QNX CAR reference designs for automotive infotainment systems and digital clusters. By leveraging this comprehensive, off-the-shelf support for the OMAP3530 hardware and software platform from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI), developers can reduce integration costs and cut time-to-market.
Unlike other solutions, QNX Software Systems' integrated product offering delivers extremely high reliability and realtime performance. The memory-protected microkernel architecture of the QNX Neutrino RTOS supports dynamic upgrades, predictable response times, and fine-grained fault containment and recovery.
With the QNX Aviage Multimedia Suite and QNX Aviage Acoustic Processing Suite, developers of audio- and video-intensive applications can seamlessly utilize the high-performance TMS320C64x+(TM) DSP found on the OMAP3530.
Performance acceleration of the 3D graphics library using the Imagination Technologies POWERVR 3D accelerator on the OMAP35x processor is also planned, with a pre-release scheduled for Q3 2009 and general availability scheduled for Q4. This will also accelerate graphical user interfaces based on the QNX Aviage HMI Suite, which provides a complete framework for developing user interfaces with Adobe Flash Lite.
"Customers are increasingly demanding tighter integration of hardware and software while maintaining the highest levels of system performance. With QNX software, OMAP35x developers have the confidence of a reliable foundation to build robust and sophisticated applications with less effort," said Alejandro Erives, OMAP35x marketing manager, TI.
QNX has introduced a board support package (BSP) for the OMAP35x evaluation module (EVM) and for the BeagleBoard.org open hardware platform, available through Digi-Key. Developers can download the BSP from the QNX community portal, Foundry27.