Currently we are investigating if QNX RTP 6 can be used for our
to-be-developed controller achitecture. One of the issues to the
hardware platform. I know that there is a list of supported hardware,
but I just would like to hear some ideas from the ones that use it for
some time now.
The idea is to use java with realtime extentions to develop the
software. The target platform must be disc-less, so it should run from
flash eprom. The purpose is process control, so the hardware should be
expandable with analog and digital I/O cards, network cards for
Due to the fact that a java VM will be running, there are additional
RAM and speed requirements. I think the lower limit for available RAM
is 128 MB (+ 256 MB for Flash).
Last, but certainly not least: The hardware must be available for a
couple of years. If possible the same hardware.
We are looking for some kind of ‘industrial’ embedded PC. Processor
type is at this moment not really an issue.
Well, whole story. Any suggestions for a good, reliable hardware
platform that meets our requirements ?