Santa Clara, CA — Trolltech announced plans to provide a complete graphical user interface (GUI) solution to hardware manufacturers using NEC Electronics’ VR Series 64-bit MIPS RISC microprocessors. Qt/Embedded, Trolltech’s GUI application framework for embedded Linux, has been adapted to run on NEC’s evaluation boards featuring the VR4100 family of processors. The VR4100 processors’ high speed, low power consumption and high integration make them ideal for use in portable handheld systems. In addition, these microprocessors provide stability and scalability to manufacturers of embedded devices.
“There is an increasing demand for Linux-based system solutions,” said Hogne Tjemsland, Trolltech Qt/Embedded product manager. “Trolltech can offer Qt/Embedded support to industry leaders like NEC and in turn NEC will be able to offer an attractive Linux-based graphical user interface solution to their customers.”
Trolltech will hold the official product launch for Qt/Embedded at the LinuxWorld expo at the San Jose Convention Center, which will run from August 15 to 17. Qt/Embedded will be demonstrated on NEC’s VR4181 based reference platform and VR4121 based Casio Cassiopeia E-105. Qt/Embedded, which is completely independent of the X Windows system (X11), allows for significant memory/power savings and additional features like anti-aliased text and alpha blended pixmaps.
“NEC Electronics is committed to supporting Linux. We are pleased that Trolltech is supporting embedded developers with the tools needed to implement next-generation Linux applications using NEC’s VR4100 family of processors,” said Karl Auker, assistant general manager of the VR Series microprocessors business unit at NEC. “Trolltech’s GUI solution in combination with NEC’s processors expand the options for system designers looking for more complete solutions.”
Trolltech provides software components that enable customers to develop efficient, maintainable commercial-grade software. The flagship product, Qt offers a cross-platform graphical user interface toolkit that is a fully object-oriented and easily extensible C++ application framework that enables rapid building of state-of-the-art GUI applications. Qt has formed the basis of many successful commercial applications worldwide, as well as being the basis for the KDE Linux desktop environment. Trolltech is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with offices in Brisbane, Australia, and Santa Clara, California.