Opal Kelly Adds QNX RTOS Support for FrontPanel/USB SDK

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Opal Kelly expands its FrontPanel cross-platform SDK family to the QNX Neutrino 6.5.0 real-time operating system. Combined with Opal Kelly FPGA module saves 70% of development time/cost.

Opal Kelly, a leading producer of powerful FPGA modules that provide essential device-to-computer interconnect, using USB or PCI Express, announced the expansion of its FrontPanel cross-platform SDK family to the QNX Neutrino 6.5.0 real-time operating system. With QNX RTOS support, Opal Kelly continues its dedication to hardware platform design, by supporting languages and operating systems that engineers are most comfortable with. Opal Kelly FrontPanel API is now available for 13 OS/language combinations in addition to 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, deliver 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 http://www.qnx.com.

For download and release information on the latest version of the FrontPanel SDK with QNX, please contact sales(at)opalkelly(dot)com. 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

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 http://www.opalkelly.com.

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