The folks at Opal Kelly, a leading producer of powerful FPGA modules that provide essential device-to-computer interconnect, using USB or PCI Express, have just announced the expansion of their FrontPanel cross-platform SDK family to the QNX Neutrino 6.5.0 real-time operating system.
With QNX RTOS support, the guys and gals at Opal Kelly say that this continues to demonstrate their dedication to hardware platform design by supporting the languages and operating systems with which engineers are most comfortable.
The Opal Kelly FrontPanel API is now available for 13 OS/language combinations. In addition, there is a shared object (DLL) extending it to nearly any common development environment. FrontPanel/USB for QNX, combined with Opal Kelly USB-based FPGA integration modules, delivers engineering efficiency that significantly accelerates hardware platform design.
Opal Kelly originally developed QNX support in response to several customers’ requests for FPGA deployment in real-time embedded systems. When compared to custom in-house development of an integrated FPGA solution, Opal Kelly estimates a 6-12 man-month savings in engineering development time, and between $80K – $200K in total development costs, not including maintenance and upgrades, over the lifetime of the product.
QNX Neutrino, the latest release of the QNX real-time operating system, was developed by QNX Software Systems Limited, a subsidiary of Research In Motion. (For more information on QNX, please visit www.qnx.com)
For download and release information on the latest version of the FrontPanel SDK with QNX, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Also available is the EVB1005, a 5-Mpixel image sensor module with complete software – an evaluation product to introduce engineers to designing with the FrontPanel SDK.
About Opal Kelly
The EVB1005 image sensor evaluation module.
Opal Kelly, founded in 2004, offers a range of powerful, off-the-shelf, USB and PCI Express FPGA modules, including the easy-to-use Opal Kelly FrontPanel software interface and robust API. Opal Kelly products provide the essential device-to-computer interconnect for fast and efficient product prototyping, testing, development, and OEM integration. Development engineers, researchers, teachers, and serious hobbyists, worldwide, use Opal Kelly modules for a versatile and economical interconnect solution that shortens development time, fills expertise gaps, and dramatically accelerates time to market. For more information, or to purchase Opal Kelly products, please visit www.opalkelly.com
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