Latest QNX Momentics Development Suite Offers Developers More Tools

2/19/2003 - QNX Software Systems released the next edition of QNX® Momentics®, the integrated development suite that allows embedded developers to take full advantage of the highly reliable QNX Neutrino® RTOS. This latest rollout offers developers more tools - all tightly integrated through the open Eclipse framework - to jump-start productivity.

In addition to the many tools already available - including a memory analysis tool, source debugger, system builder, application profiler, board support packages (BSPs), and driver development kits (DDKs) - the latest edition of the QNX Momentics introduces the following:

System Profiler - A powerful visualization tool for fine-tuning system behavior, both in the lab and in the field. Developers can easily visualize events, resolve timing conflicts, pinpoint deadlocks, root out logic flaws, detect hidden faults in both software and hardware, and fine-tune the performance of an application, whether it is running on a uniprocessor or multiprocessor system.
Eclipse 2.0 Support - Developers can fully harness the new functionality available in the latest release of the Eclipse platform, improving ease of use and achieving smoother integration with third-party tools. Enhancements include broader international language support, faster incremental compiles, better integration of VCM systems, a new search engine for the help subsystem, faster startup times, and new time-saving shortcuts.
Multilayer Graphics API - QNX Photon microGUI®, the native windowing system for the QNX Neutrino RTOS, incorporates a new API to that lets developers quickly build multilayer displays for in-vehicle navigation systems, medical instruments, industrial control systems, and other applications that display a mix of static and dynamic content on a single screen.

QNX Momentics gives embedded developers unprecedented choice. Developers can code in C, C++, Embedded C++, or Java; develop on Windows, Solaris, or QNX Neutrino hosts; and target ARM, MIPS, PowerPC, SH-4, StrongARM, XScale, and x86 processors - all from the same IDE. They can even work with a mix of languages and processors simultaneously.

"From board bring-up to system optimization, QNX Momentics eliminates time-consuming programming tasks so that developers can focus on the job at hand writing good software," said Thomas Fletcher, tools development manager, QNX Software Systems. "By adding the productivity features of Eclipsed 2.0 and the powerful troubleshooting capabilities of the system profiler, the new release of QNX Momentics will help developers become even more productive, whether they're starting a new project or fine-tuning an existing system."

QNX Momentics v6.2.1 is shipping now. For more information, visit

About QNX Software Systems
Founded in 1980, QNX Software Systems is the industry leader in realtime, microkernel OS technology. The inherent reliability, scalable architecture, and proven performance of the QNX Neutrino RTOS make it the most trusted foundation for future-ready applications. Companies worldwide like Cisco, Delphi, Ford, and Siemens, depend on the QNX technology for network routers, medical devices, intelligent transportation systems, safety and security systems, next-generation robotics, and other mission-critical applications. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, QNX Software Systems maintains offices in North America, Europe, and Asia, and distributes its products in more than 100 countries worldwide. Visit

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