National Instruments and QNX Software Systems Deliver Measurement-Quality Analog I/O to OEMs
By Robotics Trends Staff - Filed Nov 21, 2007
National Instruments (Nasdaq:NATI) and QNX Software Systems announced an OEM evaluation bundle of software and hardware that reduces the barrier to entry for engineers and scientists using graphical system design to create embedded devices that require measurement-quality analog I/O. The new bundle features a low-cost USB data acquisition device from NI, a single-board computer and drivers as well as evaluation versions of the QNX(R) Momentics(R) development suite and the NI LabVIEW Microprocessor SDK (Software Development Kit). Using the bundle, engineers and scientists quickly can incorporate the market’s leading data acquisition hardware into their embedded designs.
“Almost all embedded systems involve some degree of analog-to-digital conversion, and designs that require more precision can greatly increase the complexity of embedded development,” said Linda Campbell, director of strategic alliances at QNX. “The new evaluation bundle from QNX and National Instruments significantly benefits OEMs who are using the QNX Momentics IDE and QNX Neutrino(R) RTOS to design products that require high-quality analog measurements.”

The OEM bundle contains a Power Architecture-based single-board computer with up to 400 MHz of processing power and an NI USB-6009 data acquisition device that provides analog and digital I/O in a low-cost, off-the-shelf unit. The USB-6009 offers eight analog inputs with 14-bit resolution and a 48 S/s sampling rate and two analog outputs with 12-bit resolution and a 150 kS/s sampling rate for acquiring and generating signals reliably. The included NI Measurement Hardware DDK (Driver Development Kit) features development tools and a register-level programming interface for controlling the NI data acquisition hardware.

Because the bundle is shipped with evaluation versions of the QNX Momentics development suite and the LabVIEW Microprocessor SDK, users can develop their applications using either NI LabVIEW graphical code or C/C++ code.
For more information about the National Instruments and QNX OEM bundle, including product specifications, readers can visit http://www.ni.com/qnxbundle

About National Instruments
National Instruments (http://www.ni.com) is transforming the way engineers and scientists design, prototype and deploy systems for measurement, automation and embedded applications. NI empowers customers with off-the-shelf software such as NI LabVIEW and modular cost-effective hardware, and sells to a broad base of more than 25,000 different companies worldwide, with no one customer representing more than 3 percent of revenue and no one industry representing more than 10 percent of revenue. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, NI has more than 4,500 employees and direct operations in nearly 40 countries. For the past eight years, FORTUNE magazine has named NI one of the 100 best companies to work for in America. Readers can obtain investment information from the company’s investor relations department by calling 512-683-5090, e-mailing or visiting http://www.ni.com/nati.

About QNX Software Systems
QNX Software Systems, a Harman International company (NYSE:HAR), is the industry leader in realtime, embedded OS technology. The component-based architectures of the QNX(R) Neutrino(R) RTOS, QNX Momentics(R) development suite, and QNX Aviage middleware together provide the industry’s most reliable and scalable framework for building innovative, high-performance embedded systems. Global leaders such as Cisco, Daimler, General Electric, Lockheed Martin, and Siemens depend on QNX technology for network routers, medical instruments, vehicle telematics units, security and defense systems, industrial robotics, and other mission- or life-critical applications. Founded in 1980, QNX Software Systems is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, and distributes products in over 100 countries worldwide.

LabVIEW, National Instruments, NI and ni.com are trademarks of National Instruments. QNX, Momentics and Neutrino are trademarks of QNX Software Systems GmbH & Co. KG, registered in certain jurisdictions, and are used under license. Other product and company names listed are trademarks or trade names of their respective companies.

Contact
Julia Betts
National Instruments, Austin
P:  512-683-8165

Ernest Martinez
P:  800-258-7022

About National Instruments
National Instruments (http://www.ni.com) is transforming the way engineers and scientists design, prototype and deploy systems for measurement, automation and embedded applications. NI empowers customers with off-the-shelf software such as NI LabVIEW and modular cost-effective hardware, and sells to a broad base of more than 25,000 different companies worldwide, with no one customer representing more than 3 percent of revenue and no one industry representing more than 10 percent of revenue. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, NI has more than 4,500 employees and direct operations in nearly 40 countries. For the past eight years, FORTUNE magazine has named NI one of the 100 best companies to work for in America. Readers can obtain investment information from the company’s investor relations department by calling 512-683-5090, e-mailing or visiting http://www.ni.com/nati.

About QNX Software Systems
QNX Software Systems, a Harman International company (NYSE:HAR), is the industry leader in realtime, embedded OS technology. The component-based architectures of the QNX(R) Neutrino(R) RTOS, QNX Momentics(R) development suite, and QNX Aviage middleware together provide the industry’s most reliable and scalable framework for building innovative, high-performance embedded systems. Global leaders such as Cisco, Daimler, General Electric, Lockheed Martin, and Siemens depend on QNX technology for network routers, medical instruments, vehicle telematics units, security and defense systems, industrial robotics, and other mission- or life-critical applications. Founded in 1980, QNX Software Systems is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, and distributes products in over 100 countries worldwide.

LabVIEW, National Instruments, NI and ni.com are trademarks of National Instruments. QNX, Momentics and Neutrino are trademarks of QNX Software Systems GmbH & Co. KG, registered in certain jurisdictions, and are used under license. Other product and company names listed are trademarks or trade names of their respective companies.

Contact
Julia Betts
National Instruments, Austin
P:  512-683-8165

Ernest Martinez
P:  800-258-7022

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