Building on its proven history of providing highly reliable software platforms for safety-critical environments, QNX Software Systems Limited, a subsidiary of BlackBerry announced a new release of its OS for medical devices. The QNX OS for Medical 1.1 complies with the IEC 62304 medical device standard for software life cycle processes and is designed to help manufacturers reduce the cost of developing robotic surgical instruments, patient monitoring systems, infusion pumps, blood analysis systems, and other safety-critical products that must pass stringent regulatory approval.
The QNX OS for Medical 1.1 is based on QNX OS technology field-proven in an array of systems for angiography, proton therapy, laser eye surgery, hemodynamic monitoring, and other critical healthcare applications. The OS supports both single-core and multi-core devices based on ARMv7 and Intel x86 processors, and it offers API compatibility with other members of the QNX OS family, enabling a high degree of software re-use.
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