Alan Freedman -- The Computer Language Company - Computer Desktop Encyclopedia
Computer Desktop Encyclopedia
Longest-Running Tech Reference on the Planet

A CDE Definition

You'll love The Computer Desktop Encyclopedia (CDE) for Tech Term of the Day (TTOD)

LOOK UP ANOTHER TERM


QNX

A multiuser, multitasking, real-time operating system from BlackBerry. Originally developed by QNX Software Systems, Ltd., Ottawa, Ontario, and sold to home entertainment company Harman International in 2004, the QNX division was acquired by BlackBerry (then Research In Motion) in 2010.

BlackBerry Tablet OS and BlackBerry 10
QNX was first used in BlackBerry PlayBook tablets. It is also the OS in the BlackBerry 10 smartphone, a complete change for BlackBerry phones. See BlackBerry 10.

For Embedded Systems
QNX runs on a variety of popular platforms in the embedded systems market, including x86, PowerPC, MIPS and ARM. During Harman's ownership of QNX, the OS was widely used in automobile entertainment and navigation control systems. Noted for its low-memory requirement and rapid response, QNX was first introduced in 1982 for the x86 market. QNX-4 became the first POSIX-compliant version. See BlackBerry, smartphone and POSIX.



Personal Use Only

Before/After Your Search Term
BeforeAfter
QIC-157QoE
QIC-EXQoS
QIC-WideQOS Packet Scheduler
QKDQpass
QLEDQPI
QMQppD
qmailQPS
QMFQPSK
Qmodem ProQQVGA
QMSQR

Terms By Topic
Click any of the following categories for a list of fundamental terms.
Computer Words You Gotta KnowSystem design
Job categoriesUnix/Linux
Interesting stuffPersonal computers
InternetIndustrial Automation/Process Control
Communications & networkingAssociations/Standards organizations
HistoryDesktop publishing
Audio/VideoGraphics
MainframesSecurity
ProgrammingHealthcare IT
System design