Texas Instruments has launched the QNX Academy for Functional Safety, a comprehensive online software developer program that aims to speed up software innovation and reduce the risk of product development for safe and secure embedded systems. The program combines BlackBerry® QNX® and Texas Instruments™ development tools, evaluation hardware, software, and self-paced training to offer real-time performance and safe and secure systems. The program provides developers with powerful TDA4VM Edge AI starter kit evaluation board from Texas Instruments, access to QNX development evaluation licenses, and prebuilt demonstration software, as well as training from functional safety experts from BlackBerry QNX. The program is hosted on the TI Developer Zone and aims to provide a foundational understanding about safety-critical development.
“Our collaboration with BlackBerry QNX will help embedded software developers accelerate their product development – allowing them to not only learn but innovate at their own pace,” said Sameer Wasson, Vice President, Processors, Texas Instruments. “High-performance processors, such as the TDA4VM, feature vision, sensor fusion and AI technology can dramatically enhance perception and automation capabilities for a variety of systems. As software developers push the limits of what their systems can do, providing resources to help them more easily meet their functional safety requirements becomes even more critical.”
“When it comes to developing safety-critical systems such as industrial robots, AI vision systems or real-time industrial control systems, it is important that developers have a solid grounding in functional safety and can leverage products and expertise that are proven and trusted in the industry,” said Grant Courville, Vice President, Products and Strategy at BlackBerry QNX. “With BlackBerry QNX and Texas Instruments collaborating, developers of safety systems get the best of all worlds – the powerful TDA4VM Edge AI starter kit evaluation board from Texas Instruments, access to QNX development evaluation licenses, and prebuilt demonstration software that includes support for camera, Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) and LiDAR sensors out of the box – all coupled with training developed by some of the world’s foremost functional safety experts from BlackBerry QNX.”
The QNX Academy for Functional Safety, hosted on the TI Developer Zone, dev.ti.com, offers embedded software developers a comprehensive online program to enhance their development skills and improve safety and security in embedded systems. The program includes access to development tools, evaluation hardware and software, and self-paced training modules from both BlackBerry® QNX® and Texas Instruments™. The program aims to accelerate development of real-time performance systems that are safe and secure. It includes the TDA4VM Edge AI starter kit from Texas Instruments, evaluation licenses of the QNX Hypervisor for Safety and QNX Software Development Platform, and training on various functional safety topics such as safety culture, Safety of the Intended Functionality, Goal Structuring Notation and Bayesian Belief Networks, Fault Tree Analysis, Anomaly Detection, and more. The program also provides real-world examples to assist developers throughout their projects.
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