LONDON Software vendor QNX Software Systems (Ottawa, Canada) has said it has added support for the Renesas SH7786 dual-core processor to Neutrino RTOS and the QNX Momentics development suite.
QNX said the move was part of collaboration with Renesas Technology Corp. to accelerate the adoption of multicore technology for in-car infotainment and navigation systems.
The Neutrino RTOS supports symmetric (SMP), bound (BMP), and asymmetric (AMP) multiprocessing models. The QNX Momentics development suite provides debugging and performance-visualization tools designed to optimize multicore systems.
The Renesas SH7786 multicore processor incorporates dual 32-bit SH-4A cores. The SH7786 processor is suitable for multimedia systems, 3-D navigation units, and other demanding automotive applications, QNX claimed. The processor, built with a 65-nm process, will support both symmetric (SMP) and asymmetric (AMP) multiprocessing.
More than 180 car models worldwide use QNX Software technology for a variety of telematics and infotainment products; everything from hands-free cell phone kits to high-end multimedia and navigation systems. Besides providing the Neutrino RTOS, QNX Software Systems offers instant-on technology for ultra-fast bootup times, advanced 2D/3D graphics for navigation displays, multimedia frameworks, fault-tolerant file systems, and a variety of other technologies optimized for the automotive market.