Condor Engineering Adds QNX Neutrino RTOs Support to BusTools/1553-API

8/2/2004 - Condor Engineering, a leading provider of military and commercial avionics databus solutions, announced that its military application programming interface (BusTools/1553-API) is now available with QNX® Neutrino® RTOS support.

The QNX Neutrino RTOS conforms to key open standards, including the Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX) and Eclipse, an extensible IDE framework. In addition, the QNX Neutrino RTOS will provide Condor's military embedded systems customers an option to use one of the most trusted RTOSes in the industry, with a proven track record for reliability, scalability, and realtime performance.

"QNX Neutrino is well-designed and thoroughly tested, and is an ideal RTOS for embedded avionics applications. When coupled with Condor's 1553 modules, the customer experiences a proven combination that reduces development time and is extremely cost effective," said Rick Schuh, V.P. of Condor Engineering's sales team. "Condor's 1553 API is the industry's most advanced avionics development suite and the QNX driver with source code is provided at no cost," adds Schuh. Existing customers can access API and driver updates by registering for Condor Gold service at

"The QNX Neutrino RTOS allows every driver, application, protocol stack, and file system to run in the safety of memory-protected user space, making code far easier to debug and test. Moreover, it uses message passing as the fundamental means of IPC, allowing systems to achieve exceptional scalability, modularity, and ease of design," said Shelley Bryen, strategic alliances manager at QNX Software Systems.

The QNX Neutrino RTOS has been engineered from the ground up for POSIX standards, making it the premier choice of government and military organizations who demand POSIX-conformant implementations. QNX Neutrino conforms to POSIX 1003.1-2001 and offers an extensive POSIX feature set, including realtime extensions and threads.

About Condor Engineering
Condor Engineering is a leading supplier of avionics databus tools and solutions. The Condor product portfolio includes embedded, test, and simulation interfaces for Commercial (ARINC, AFDX), and Military (MIL-STD-1553), avionics databuses. Condor is committed to total customer satisfaction, superior product quality and exceptional service, as demonstrated by its ISO 9001:2000 registration. Founded in 1989, Condor Engineering is headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA, and is supported by a worldwide network of manufacturer's representatives and distributors. For more information please visit Condor Engineering's web site at

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, military, and industrial automation markets. Companies worldwide like Cisco, DaimlerChrysler, Harris, Siemens, and General Electric depend on 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

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