Update for Qt Enterprise Embedded

Published Tuesday April 15th, 2014 | by

It’s time for an update on Qt Enterprise Embedded – featuring Qt Creator 3.1.0, integrating new Qt Enterprise modules, connectivity improvements and a few other items we hope you will like. For Qt Enterprise Embedded, we are providing regular patch updates with bug fixes, enhancements and pre-built versions of our latest Qt Enterprise components.

Here is an overview of what we have done since last time:

Cloud-Connect Your Device

As cloud-connectivity is part of modern embedded device creation, we’ve made it even easier to integrate into Qt Cloud Services. Access to Enginio Data Storage is now provided built-in with the Qt Enterprise Embedded. Through Qt Cloud Services, you can immediately instantiate a whole cloud backend for you embedded, mobile and desktop Qt clients–all through a convenient Qt API. Together with the newly added Bluetooth support (using BlueZ) and the existing Wi-Fi and wired network support, you have everything you need for implementing Internet-of-Things, all within the reach of single technology.

Qt Data Visualization library

For 3D visualization of data we’ve integrated the Qt Data Visualization library to the built-in offering. With the library you can create amazing and well-performing 3D visualizations using 3D bars, 3D scatters and 3D surfaces.

Qt Quick Enterprise Controls (version 1.1)


With Qt Enterprise Embedded we provide a complete set of Qt Quick UI controls to give you a head-start in modern UI development. Both basic Qt Quick Controls as well as the industry-specific Qt Quick Enterprise Controls are built-in to the software stack as well as the UI designer in the development environment. Qt Quick Enterprise Controls is a continuous project where we’ve implemented and provide support for more complex, industrial UI components that are requested by our customers. This release adds a couple of more controls in addition to previous ones and should you have ideas for new ones, let us know!

QSerialPort

We are fortunate to live in a world with USB, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth etc, but sometimes it’s useful to be able to connect some copper wires to the serial port. The QSerialPort API allows you to access both physical and virtual serial ports using a convenient cross-platform API as well as use the Qt streaming classes to read/write data to the port.

Other improvements:

In this release we introduce the possibility for incremental deployment to devices. This reduces the time it takes to deploy your software to your device.

Previous versions of Qt Enterprise Embedded offered USB-connection to the device as the primary way to deploy, run and debug on devices. In addition to USB we are now supporting also connecting to devices in your local network using IP. This should ease sharing of devices among team members, setting up devices for automated testing etc.

We have also updated the OpenSSL library with a fix for the Heartbleed Bug vulnerability.

In addition we have made quite a few updates to our documentation.

We have also put a lot of effort into fixing issues that our users have encountered so far. Further information can be found on the change log.

Reference Devices:

Our reference devices are ones we have set up to run out-of-the-box with Qt Enterprise Embedded, great for evaluating and prototypic. Qt Enterprise Embedded is not limited to these devices, and we are happy to help you up and running on other devices. In fact, for the Embedded Linux based software stack, we provide many more recipes directly for the Yocto Project’s tooling for you to customize your own stack for production.

Device OS
Google Nexus 7 (2012 version) – 1.2 GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex A9, Tegra 3 GPU, 1GB RAM Android 4.2
BeagleBone Black – 1GHz ARM Cortex A8, PowerVR SGX530 GPU, 512MB RAM Android 4.2 & Linux
BeagleBoard xM – 1GHz ARM Cortex A8, PowerVR SGX530 GPU, 512MB RAM Linux
Boundary Devices SABRE Lite (Freescale i.MX 6) – 1 GHz Quad-Core ARM Cortex A9, Vivante GC2000 GPU, 1GB RAM Android 4.2 & Linux
Raspberry Pi model B – 700 MHz ARM1176JZF-S core, Broadcom VideoCore IV GPU, 512 MB RAM Linux
Emulator Android 4.2 & Linux

 

Getting Started

Request a Free 30-day trial via the Try Now page to get started with Qt Enterprise Embedded.

We are looking forward to your feedback!

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One comment to Update for Qt Enterprise Embedded

Filip Piechocki says:

And what about wayland support? Last time I checked it was not included by default to the Qt source package and it still makes me feel it’s a tech preview while the wayland itself looks like the future especially in embedded world

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