Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 9th Apr 2010 17:43 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
QNX Well, I have to admit I didn't see this one coming. Not too long ago, QNX Software Systems was acquired by Harman International (Harman/Kardon and JBL), and now, six years later, the embedded software specialist has been bought by BlackBerry maker Research In Motion. Interesting acquisition.
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RE: Not only
by chrish on Tue 13th Apr 2010 12:15 UTC in reply to "Not only"
chrish
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Not only automotive for cars, it is also used for the ISS robot arm, for medical machines, etc.
And it is fault tolerant too. Not a small thing.
I have looks at it since years, it seems very nice and efficient work for programmers and very powerful and stable OS for users.


I'm reasonably certain the Canadarm robot arm is using QNX 2 to control it; medical machines are using QNX 4, and automotive systems are using QNX 6... these are all vastly different and complete rewrites of the QNX microkernel.

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