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3 Questions to BlackBerry QNX


Can you tell us more about BlackBerry QNX ?

BlackBerry® QNX® is a trusted supplier of safe and secure operating systems, hypervisors, frameworks and development tools, and provides expert support and services for building the world’s most critical embedded systems. Founded in 1980, BlackBerry QNX is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada and was acquired by BlackBerry in 2010.


BlackBerry QNX offers everything you need to build better embedded systems – software, support and professional services. BlackBerry QNX was born in embedded, and provides time-tested and trusted foundation software, including our deterministic microkernel real-time operating system (RTOS), safety-certified products, middleware and security solutions, all purpose-built for embedded systems. When you choose BlackBerry QNX, we back up our products with top quality support from our extensive knowledge base, best-in-class documentation and expert advice some of the industry’s foremost experts.


What is your latest innovation showcased at SIDO?

We recently introduced QNX® Software Development Platform (SDP) 8.0 featuring QNX OS 8.0, the next release of our development tools and QNX Operating System. This is a major product release, which builds on our proven and trusted QNX microkernel architecture with a focus on even higher performance and 1-to-1 CPU core scalability.

The QNX SDP 8.0 Operating System is designed to power our customers’ next-generation IoT systems, those driven by the high-performance Systems-on-Chip (SoCs) that handle compute-intensive software like autonomous driving or industrial control systems. Our next-generation QNX OS 8.0 isa real-time microkernel-based operating system with new advanced microkernel technology designed to maximize performance on the latest ARM and x86 hardware platforms with up to 64 cores. This product was created specifically for developers of next-generation and/or high-performance systems in all IoT industries including  automotive, industrial controls, robotics and medical devices.

With its microkernel architecture, QNX OS is secure by design, providing layered security that isolates and protects critical processes, and a full suite of security features.

Developers can request early access to this product now through their representative  or  by  filling out the request form at


Can you explain how you help solve the complexity of your customers challenges?  

Customers are looking to address the challenges associated with increased device complexity, automation and connectivity and of course do not want to compromise on performance, reliability, safety, or security. BlackBerry QNX is answering this market need with QNX SDP 8.0, featuring QNX OS.

QNX SDP 8.0 is built for performance and offers the following benefits:

  • Future-proof design
  • Game-changing performance
  • Seamless scaling
  • High performance execution
  • 1-to-1 scalability with the number of CPU cores
  • Low latency
  • High performance networking
  • Best-in-class toolchain
  • Enhanced security capabilities
  • Architecture that incorporates safety- and safety-by-design

QNX SDP 8.0 reduces software complexity and improves scalability by allowing processes to execute in parallel as you scale with more hardware cores.)


Some examples of applications for which QNX SDP has been specifically designed for:

  • Industry autonomous mobile robots (ie cobots)
  • Medical advanced vision system:  in areas like image guidance for minimally invasive surgeries

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