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EDS2018: ByteSnap launches new SnapUI for QNX operating systems

10 September 2018: Award-winning embedded systems consultancy ByteSnap Design will highlight a number of new developments at the Electronics Design Show 2018, including the launch of a new version of its SnapUI development tool for QNX, a V2G project update and a demo of motor control design skills.

ByteSnap is unveiling its new QNX development services with the latest version of its flagship product SnapUI specially developed to run on the QNX platform.

SnapUI is a lightweight user interface development tool which streamlines the UI (user interface) prototyping and building process, enabling QNX users to edit an application’s UI independently from the core of the application itself.

The embedded software specialists’ SnapUI tool now runs on QNX on various iMX6 platforms. It also runs on the Karo platform, in collaboration with distributor/developer Direct Insight.

Director at ByteSnap Graeme Wintle comments: “At EDS, one of our demonstrations will feature s QNX on an iMX6 platform running our SnapUI user interface. This combination provides a high reliability system with our easy to use accelerated OpenGL graphics framework.”

ByteSnap’s consultants will also showcase their experience in developing products for the electric vehicle charging market. Earlier this year, the company and a consortium of partners were awarded a two-year collaborative project, VIGIL (Vehicle-to-Grid Intelligent Control), under a Vehicle-to-Grid competition, funded by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) and the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

The Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) project will see ByteSnap developing an OCPP module and companion Android app.

“We’re really excited to be working on the next generation of vehicle charging technology,” says Director Dunstan Power. “We’d love to talk to customers who are working in that space.”

The company will also showcase its motor control expertise and User Interface development for mission-critical applications.

On stand L22, an overhead cable car demonstration will show how ByteSnap’s engineers use their motor control design skills to optimise product development.

The 3D-printed cable car houses a 360-degree camera (with architecture built by ByteSnap) which will send data to a PC, which will then display stitched-together footage.

Director, Graeme Wintle says: “Our Alpine cable car demo shows our development of hardware and software of a 360 camera coupled with an embedded motor control unit and OpenGL image processing to display a full stitched image in real-time on an i.MX8 embedded system.

“The demo shows off our skills from hard real-time systems, Linux embedded system and OpenGL application development.”

Meet ByteSnap’s consultants on Stand L22 to discuss how its expertise across the embedded systems stack can accelerate your time to market.

About ByteSnap Design (

ByteSnap Design is a specialist in innovative embedded systems development, encompassing hardware and software design, with an international client list.

ISO 9001:2008 certified, ByteSnap Design is an NXP Approved Engineering Consultant and an ARM Connected Community Partner. The team’s experience ranges from electronic design through to BSP porting and mobile app development.

ByteSnap Design won 2016 Design Team of the Year and Consultancy of the Year in 2013 at the British Engineering Excellence Awards (BEEA). The team was ‘Highly Commended’ for design work on electric vehicle charging posts for the London 2012 Olympic Games at the BEEA 2012. ByteSnap Design also won ‘European Design Team of the Year’ 2011 in the Elektra awards.

The consultancy also has experience of electronic circuit design, microcontroller design, Linux and embedded software development, designing hardware products from wireless sensors to ruggedized tablets with multiple software projects such as developing Android BSPs through to video processing applications.

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