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BlackBerry, AMD collaborate to enhance performance and reliability in robotic systems

BlackBerry and AMD announced a collaboration at Embedded World in Nuremberg, Germany, on April 9, 2024, to address the need for real-time capabilities in robotics-focused hardware.

The partnership aims to provide an affordable and powerful platform that delivers improved performance, reliability, and scalability for robotic systems in industrial and healthcare settings; the companies said in a statement.

The platform combines BlackBerry QNX’s real-time foundational software solutions and the QNX Software Development Platform (SDP) with AMD’s heterogeneous hardware solutions powered by the Kria K26 SOM, which features both Arm and FPGA programmable logic-based architecture. The combination allows users to run low latency, deterministic functions on the programmable logic of the Kria KR260 robotics starter kit while utilizing the QNX microkernel real-time operating system (RTOS) on the Arm sub-system.

The integrated solution is currently available to customers.

[Image courtesy: AMD]

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