Kansas City, Mo. - Arcom Control Systems has unveiled a simple and ready-to-run development kit featuring the QNX real-time platform (RTP). The kit comes with QNX technology preloaded onto the flash-based drive of an Arcom single-board computer (SBC). The QNX RTP is available free for noncommercial use at http://get.qnx.com.
The platform features a POSIX, SMP microkernel, full memory protection, transparent networking, a customizable and embeddable GUI, Internet and multimedia technologies and driver development kits.
Based on Arcom's SBC-Geode-GXm SBC, the development kit was created with a focus on the QNX RTP. The unit is a 233-MHz Pentium-performance processor board with standard PC interfaces, including flash disk, video, Ethernet, USB, touchscreen, audio, serial ports and a PC/104-Plus expansion interface. The kit provides all the necessary peripheral interface devices to build an embedded QNX application. The QNX RTOS and the QNX Photon microGUI (core components of the QNX RTP), as well as the Voyager browser, come preloaded on the Arcom SBC.
Also included is a full QNX real-time platform CD and a noncommercial development license. In addition, the kit contains a PS/2 mouse, connection cables for VGA or flat-panel displays, serial cable, +5-V power supply, and sample code. An optional NEC 6.5-inch color LCD module is available.
Priced at $795 without LCD and $1,345 with LCD, the SBC-Geode-GXm kit is available directly from Arcom.
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