QNX, SoftIntegration Team Up to Provide C/C++ Scripting Technology
DAVIS, California, January 10, 2005 – SoftIntegration, Inc. today
announced the availability of Ch Standard Edition 4.7, Ch SDK 4.7, and
Embedded Ch 4.7 for the QNX Neutrino RTOS. Ch is an embeddable C/C++
interpreter for cross-platform scripting, 2D/3D plotting, numerical
computing, shell programming, and embedded scripting. Extending its success
in Windows, Unix and MacOS X, SoftIntegration now allows QNX developers
to use C/C++ for scripting, shell programming, and embedded scripting.
SoftIntegration provides software developers with a robust C/C++
interpreter, compatible with C99 and C++ class.
“Many of SoftIntegration’s customers have already requested Ch for the
QNX Neutrino RTOS. We recognize that QNX Neutrino is one of leading realtime
operating systems in the embedded industry, and we are pleased to provide
a powerful C/C++ interpreter for QNX users,” said Dr. Dawn Cheng,
president of SoftIntegration.
“We are pleased that SoftIntegration is now offering both Ch and Embedded
Ch to the QNX development community,” added Linda Campbell, director of
strategic alliances, QNX Software Systems. “These solutions complement
the rich suite of C/C++ tools offered by the QNX Momentics development
suite and allow QNX developers to apply their existing C/C++ skills to
a greater variety of programming tasks”
Below is a list of major Ch features:
* C/C++ interpreter
Ch supports 1999 ISO C Standard (C99) and C++ classes. Ch also
supports many industry standards with over 8,000 functions, including
POSIX, socket/Winsock, X11/Motif, OpenGL, ODBC, C LAPACK, GTK+, Win32,
and CGI. Functions in static or dynamic binary C/C++ libraries can be
executed interpretively in scripting without re-compilation using Ch SDK.
* Shell programming and cross-platform scripting
Ch shell is C compatible shell while C-shell (csh) is a C like shell.
Ch is an interpretive implementation of C, similar to Unix/MS-DOS shells.
Ch in Windows includes over 100 commonly used Unix commands for portable
shell programming. Ch can also be used as a login shell just like sh, csh
and ksh. Ch bridges the gap between the C language and shell languages.
With its built-in string type and many enhanced scripting features, Ch is
an alternative to other scripting languages for automating repetitive
tasks, regression test, and hardware testing with direct interface to
* Interface with binary C/C++ libraries
Ch SDK 4.7 can easily integrate existing C/C++ libraries as part of
Ch scripting modules. Functions and classes in static or dynamic libraries
can be invoked in a Ch script file or Ch command shell.
* Embeddable scripting
Ch 4.7 is optimized for embedded scripting. Embedded Ch allows users
to embed Ch into other C/C++ application programs and hardware. It is
ideal for open-architecture application integration. With Embedded Ch,
C/C++ applications can be extended with all features of Ch. It allows
execution of C/C++ scripts generated dynamically on-line. Embedded Ch has a
small footprint. The pointer and time deterministic nature of the C language
provides a perfect interface with hardware in realtime systems.
* Ch toolkits and third party software support
Ch supports an increasing number of third party software applications.
It includes Ch Control toolkit, Ch Mechanism Toolkit, Ch NAG Statistics
Package, Ch CGI toolkit, Ch ODBC toolkit, Ch XML toolkit, Intel OpenCV for
computer vision and image processing, National Instruments’ data acquisition
toolkit NI-DAQ and motion control toolkit NI-Motion, Barret Technology’s
Barret Hand robotic manipulator control, and IDE.
Pricing and Availability
Ch Standard Edition is free for both commercial and non-commercial uses in
all platforms. Ch SDK costs $899. To purchase Embedded Ch, contact
About SoftIntegration, Inc.
SoftIntegration, Inc., is the leader of scripting technology for ubiquitous
computing. SoftIntegration provides infrastructure software and services for
rapid application development and deployment, scientific numerical computing,
embedded scripting, and Web-based software integration. Ch, the company’s
flagship product, is an embeddable C/C++ interpreter that provides a
comprehensive solution for engineers, scientists, Web programmers, software
developers, C/C++ beginners and experts, system administrators, realtime
programmers, quality analysts, and instructors and professors.
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