Qt Enterprise Embedded comprises two main parts: a development environment and a software stack, called the Boot to Qt Software Stack. The self-contained development environment is installed and updated through a single online installer and features a full Qt Creator IDE. Development is done with Qt Enterprise libraries and device deployment can be achieved with one click directly from Qt Creator to a target connected via USB or network. Alternatively, the application can be deployed to an emulator on the host system that is running the same software stack as the target device.
The Boot to Qt software stack is a lightweight, Qt-optimized, full software stack that is installed on the target hardware. Installation is accomplished by copying a pre-built image from the development environment on to the target device's memory card or directly to the device's internal memory. The stack is supplied in embedded Android and embedded Linux formats. The embedded Android variant, which is based on the Android kernel and selected middleware, is a lean software stack where Qt/QML replaces the entire top Java layer including graphics and the Dalvik VM. It also has the Zygote process layer and Android home screen removed, enabling better customization of the device's user experience. The embedded Linux stack is using the traditional Linux kernel and built using the Yocto Poky reference system.
Qt's ability to deliver impressive graphics is enhanced by the use of OpenGL ES 2.0, the version of the graphics application programming interface designed specifically for embedded systems and mobile devices. This makes it easier to develop and deploy rich graphics with velvet-like animations and transitions as well as smoothly rendered 2D and 3D animations on devices with relatively limited performance. In addition to the versatile cross-platform Qt APIs, applications built with Qt can also use directly platform and device-specific APIs giving the developer the freedom to integrate any functionality their application requires.
The Qt Enterprise Embedded development environment runs on Ubuntu Linux 64-bit 12.04 LTS or later. Target hardware supported as standard at time of launch includes: Google Nexus 7 tablet (Tegra 3, ARM Cortex-A9); Beagle Board xM (ARM Cortex-A8); Boundary Devices SabreLite (
Full details on supported hardware, more information about Qt Enterprise Embedded and to get the 30-day free trial can be found at http://qt.digia.com/qtenterpriseembedded For further company information please visit: About Qt and About Digia Qt To download the company logo please click here
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