Connectivity company BlackBerry has announced the early access release of QNX® Software Development Platform 8.0, which it says enables vehicle makers and IoT systems developers to deliver more powerful products at lower costs, “while maintaining the unparalleled safety, security and reliability standards that QNX technology has long been known for”.
It says SDP 8.0 is designed to realise the performance potential of the increasing number of multi-core processors that automakers and IoT systems developers are selecting for their products “and is the result of intense R&D work utilising BlackBerry QNX’s leading IP and unique experience in high performance EDGE computing:.
“Providing a step-change in performance while maintaining its competitive differentiator as an inherently safe and secure, POSIX compliant, real-time microkernel-based OS, the new architecture has shown an impressive 1-to-1 performance scaling factor as the number of cores increase, unprecedented for a commercial real time operating system,” it says. “With the next generation QNX OS, customers can now fully realise the performance of next generation processors and reduce their overall costs by maximising utilisation of the available compute resources, a boon for the likes of automakers whose shift towards Software-Defined Vehicles has brought an exponential amount of software-based architecture complexity.”
“The automotive industry is redefining software in the vehicle,” said John Wall, Senior Vice President and Head of BlackBerry QNX. “Automotive architectures are transitioning to zonal, central compute and ultimately Software Defined Vehicles. The top to bottom scalability inherent to SDP 8.0, the QNX OS for Safety and the QNX Hypervisor makes this a natural choice for automakers looking for a total car OS.”
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