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Cloud Development with QNX Neutrino Real-Time Operating System for Medical Device Manufacturers

Safety-critical software in medical devices is essential to saving lives: It is the technological foundation that allows healthcare workers to diagnose, monitor, and treat patients. Any errors or malfunctions could impact patient safety and the integrity of the healthcare system responsible for that patient’s well-being. 

In the fast-evolving world of medical device manufacturing, keeping up with healthcare market conditions, regulations and more is challenging — especially when it comes to ensuring device safety and security. Not only are expectations changing rapidly, but so is the complexity of device and embedded systems development.

Here’s how BlackBerry can help:

The Versatility of BlackBerry QNX Neutrino RTOS

BlackBerry® QNX® Neutrino® Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) is a proven, safe, and secure real-time operating system, certified up to IEC 62304 Class C. Its robust microkernel architecture enables medical device manufacturers to focus on certifying only their portion of software, saving valuable development time. It is trusted across numerous industries as its capabilities meet the highest standards in safety-critical applications — from automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to surgical robotics and beyond.

Unlocking Potential With QNX Accelerate

As the cloud revolutionizes the development, deployment, and maintenance of software, BlackBerry is embracing the future by making the QNX Neutrino RTOS available on AWS EC2 Infrastructure. QNX Accelerate enables streamlined development and unparalleled scalability, ensuring that medical manufacturers building with QNX Neutrino RTOS are maximizing their development efficiency potential. Medical device manufacturers can now leverage the power of this innovative cloud offering and achieve faster time-to-market, reduced development cost, and workplace flexibility.

Simplifying Development With Cloud Integration

Developers in the medical device industry often face challenges due to geographically dispersed teams and localized hardware setups. QNX cloud integration addresses these obstacles head-on. By utilizing the QNX Neutrino RTOS in the cloud, developers gain access to a centralized platform, limiting the need for multiple hardware procurements and maintenance costs. 

This cloud-based approach promotes seamless collaboration and compatibility across teams, driving enhanced efficiency and utilization of resources. Additionally, with scalable QNX Neutrino RTOS instances in the cloud, medical device manufacturers can leverage CI/CD (continuous integration/continuous delivery) pipelines to orchestrate and automate the deployment, testing, and continuous implementation of their software. This further reduces manual intervention and accelerates the development cycle. This in turn boosts efficiency while also enhancing code quality and reliability, by consistently applying standardized processes.

QNX Neutrino RTOS sets a new standard in the medical device manufacturing industry by providing an unparalleled level of safety, security, and reliability. Its integration with AWS ushers in a new era of cloud-based development, enabling developers to streamline processes, reduce inefficiencies, and focus on innovation. As the world moves towards cloud-driven solutions, QNX Neutrino RTOS ensures that medical device manufacturers are well-equipped to meet the challenges of tomorrow by creating products that change the way we work, live, and receive medical care.

Click here to learn more about QNX Accelerate for medical devices.
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Christ Habib

About Christ Habib

Christ Habib is the Senior Technical Product Manager at BlackBerry QNX.

Winston Leung

About Winston Leung

Winston Leung is Senior Product Marketing Manager at BlackBerry QNX.