The latest addition will help medical device manufacturers to deliver safe, secure medical devices to the healthcare market faster than before
Canadian software firm BlackBerry has released a new real-time embedded hypervisor product, QNX Hypervisor 2.2 for Safety.
The latest addition will help medical device manufacturers to deliver safe, secure medical devices to the healthcare market faster than before, said the company.
According to BlackBerry, the product is certified to the latest ISO 26262 ASIL D standard for automotive and IEC 61508 SIL3 for electronic systems.
QNX Hypervisor 2.2 for Safety also received the highest functional safety standard for medical device software – IEC 62304 Class C compliance – from the independent auditors at TÜV Rheinland.
The new offering will aid medical device manufacturers and other embedded system providers to consolidate multiple systems with mixed-criticality and different operating environments onto a single hardware platform.
It will eventually lower both the initial development and long-term costs of ownership for a wide range of embedded systems in industrial, automotive, transportation, and heavy machinery industries.
BlackBerry QNX products and strategy VP Grant Courville said: “Medical device manufacturers operate in an environment filled with intense market pressures, stringent safety regulations and concerns about cyberthreats.
“BlackBerry QNX solutions are used in more than 50 types of medical devices and with the release of the QNX Hypervisor 2.2 for Safety, embedded developers have a software foundation that they can continue to count on which has been specifically designed for safety, security and reliability, enabling them to overcome many challenges at once.”
The company said medical device manufacturers rely on BlackBerry QNX software for a variety of life-critical and graphics-intensive medical applications, such as surgical robots, infusion pumps, and pacemakers.
The QNX Hypervisor and the QNX Neutrino Real-time Operating System, as well as middleware and development tools, are part of BlackBerry QNX’s extensive range of embedded system software built for mission-critical installations.