A high-performance compute-ready software development platform for the next generation of vehicles and Internet of Things (IoT) systems.
BlackBerry Limited has introduced QNX Software Development Platform (SDP) 8.0, which the company claims is ultra-scalable and designed to enhance software development for the next generation of vehicles and IoT systems. This high-performance compute-ready platform is aimed at advancing software development efforts in these domains. The platform claims to empower automakers and IoT systems developers to create more robust products at reduced expenses, all while upholding the renowned safety, security, and reliability benchmarks of QNX technology. By leveraging this platform, they can achieve greater capabilities without compromising on the stringent standards defining QNX technology.
According to the company’s claim, the platform is the core software development framework targeting the forthcoming wave of high-performance Systems-on-Chip (SoCs). The chip claims to run power-crucial, compute-intensive systems such as autonomous driving and industrial robotics. The platform features a real-time operating system with an upgraded microkernel designed to seamlessly support the latest Advanced RISC Machine (ARM) and x86 hardware platforms. The press release highlights that the innovative platform is specifically engineered to harness the full performance capabilities of the growing range of multi-core processors chosen by automakers and IoT systems developers for their products.
The company says that with the next-generation QNX Operating System (OS), customers can fully unlock the potential of next-generation processors, effectively optimizing the utilization of available compute resources and reducing overall costs. According to the press release issued by the company, the product is particularly beneficial for automakers navigating the complexities of software-based architecture in the era of Software-Defined Vehicles.
“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.” For more information, click here.