QNX Neutrino RTOS Manages Power with Intel Pentium M Processor

4/15/2003 - QNX Software Systems announced it has expanded its support for Intel architecture processors with support for the new high-performance, power-efficient Intel® Pentium® M processor. The dynamic power control feature of the Intel Pentium M processor, combined with the power management framework of the QNX® Neutrino® RTOS, enables thermally efficient operation of systems requiring high availability, such as the control plane within carrier-grade network elements. Together, the QNX Neutrino RTOS and the Intel Pentium M processor also offer developers faster execution of compute-intensive communications applications, while maintaining an extremely small footprint.

QNX will add support for the Intel Pentium M processor to QNX Momentics® Professional Edition, a fully integrated development suite that includes the QNX Neutrino RTOS; a graphical IDE; tools for C, C++, and Java development; and a host of board support packages, libraries, and driver source kits.

"System designers seeking the ultimate in efficient thermal control or battery life now have a powerful solution using QNX and Intel," said Sachin Lawande, director of product management at QNX Software Systems. "With QNX Neutrino's modular, microkernel architecture and framework for creating application-specific power management policies, users of the Pentium M processor can achieve unparalleled per-watt system performance."

"Companies transitioning to next-generation communications products need modular and efficient computing platforms," said Bill Chalmers, engineering director, Embedded Intel Architecture Division. "With the new Pentium M micro-architecture and alliances with OS companies such as QNX, Intel is well-positioned to accelerate the development of solutions that will enable telecommunications equipment manufacturers to make those transitions quickly while satisfying the complex requirements that their new designs demand."

In addition to a range of Intel Pentium III and Pentium 4 processors, QNX also supports the Intel Xeon® low-voltage processor with Hyper-Threading technology.

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 in the networking, automotive, medical, and industrial automation markets. Companies worldwide like Cisco, Ford, Johnson Controls, Siemens, and Texaco depend on the QNX technology for their mission- and life-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 www.qnx.com.

QNX Software Systems is a member of the Intel Communications Alliance, a community of communications and embedded developers and solution providers. Visit http://intel.com/go/ica

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