May 8, 2017

QNX SDP 7.0 for i.MX platforms

In our quest to offer the latest and greatest support to our customers, we are glad to release our QNX SDP 7.0 BSP for the following platforms:

For the impatient

You can download the QNX SDP 7.0 BSP from here:

Those archives contain pre-built QNX IFS/IPL as well as a release notes documentation.

As for BSP building, we strongly recommend reading our QNX Getting Started Guide article to learn that process.

Note that Nitrogen7 BSP will be available soon.

QNX SDP 7.0 features

QNX Software Development Platform (SDP 7.0) provides a comprehensive, multi-level, policy-driven security model incorporating best-in-class security technologies from BlackBerry.

Here is a short list of new features:

  • High performance: Full 64-bit and 32-bit support for ARMv7, ARMv8.
  • Complete hardware optimization: NXP i.MX platforms.
  • GPU integration: Vivante (GC300, GC2000, GC3000)
  • Standards-based tools: Eclipse-based IDE with C++14 support.
  • Safety certified pedigree: ISO 26262 ASIL D for automotive, IEC 61508 SIL3 for industrial and IEC 62304 for medical.

Another noticeable change is the use of the QNX Software Center which is now necessary to install the QNX base OS. It will also allow to easily install OS updates and new components.

Here is a full list of features from this OS update:

Also, the online documentation is as usual very well-written and detail-oriented:

For instance, there’s a migrating guide that can be useful for your existing applications:

Boundary Devices BSP update

Compared to our QNX SDP 6.6 BSP, this release brings the following improvements:

For the full list of features, please read our Release Notes documentation inside the BSP package.

From a BSP standpoint, one noticeable change is the use of the new io-usb-otg USB stack which works for both Host & Device modes.

gles2-gears running on QNX7.0

gles2-gears running on QNX7.0

Note that, as of this writing, Qt adaptation to QNX7.0 is still in Beta, please contact QNX for more details.

However as soon as it is ready for release, it will appear as a new package in the QNX Software Center.