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Maurice Kalinowski

Building a Bridge from Qt to DDS

Published Wednesday June 6th, 2018 | 3 Comments on Building a Bridge from Qt to DDS
Posted in Automation, Dev Loop, Embedded, Internet of Things | Tags: ,

In our previous posts, we looked into various aspects of using Qt in a telemetry scenario. Part one focused on reducing message overhead, while part two was about serialization. To demonstrate a typical IoT scenario, we used MQTT as a protocol and the Qt MQTT module available in Qt for Automation. However, the landscape of […]

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Miao Luo

Meet us at TU Automotive Detroit 2018 – Booth #B136

Published Friday June 1st, 2018 | Comments Off on Meet us at TU Automotive Detroit 2018 – Booth #B136
Posted in Automotive, Biz Circuit, Community, Embedded

Are you going to TU Automotive Detroit this year? So are we! Join us at the Qt booth #B136, have a chat and check out what’s new in the world of automotive HMIs with our latest demos #builtWithQt.  2D and 3D instrument clusters. Watch how easy it is to design and implement both 2D and […]

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Maurice Kalinowski

Serialization in and with Qt

Published Thursday May 31st, 2018 | 17 Comments on Serialization in and with Qt
Posted in Automation, Dev Loop, Embedded, Internet of Things | Tags: , , ,

In our first part of this series, we looked at how to set up messages, combine them, and reduce their overhead in the context of telemetry sensors. This part focuses on the payload of messages and how to optimize them. There are multiple methods to serialize an object with Qt. In part one, we used […]

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QtKNX updates for 5.11

Published Friday May 18th, 2018 | 2 Comments on QtKNX updates for 5.11
Posted in Automation, Embedded, Internet of Things, Network, Uncategorized | Tags: ,

It has been a while since our last KNX development blog post, so we would like to give you a quick glance into some of the updates in QtKNX that are coming with the 5.11 release. API improvements One of the main improvements in this update was making Qt KNX’s object introspection and construction more […]

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Maurice Kalinowski

Optimizing Device Communication with Qt MQTT

Published Wednesday May 16th, 2018 | 5 Comments on Optimizing Device Communication with Qt MQTT
Posted in Automation, Dev Loop, Embedded | Tags: , ,

Qt for Automation has been launched in conjunction with Qt 5.10 as an AddOn to Qt for Application Development or Qt for Device Creation. One module in that offering is our client-side solution for MQTT called Qt MQTT. Qt MQTT focusses on the client side, helping developers to create sensor devices and or gateways managing […]

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Frank Meerkötter

OPC UA support in Qt 5.11

Published Wednesday May 16th, 2018 | 4 Comments on OPC UA support in Qt 5.11
Posted in Automation, Dev Loop, Embedded | Tags: , ,

OPC UA is a central element of the Industry 4.0 story providing seamless communication between IT and industrial production systems. basysKom has initiated Qt OPC UA in 2015 with the goal of providing an out of the box Qt API for OPC UA. In 2017 basysKom, together with The Qt Company, has finished up a […]

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Lars König

Qt for Automation Blog Series

Published Wednesday May 9th, 2018 | 1 Comment on Qt for Automation Blog Series
Posted in Automation, Biz Circuit, Embedded | Tags: , , , , , ,

Greetings! It’s not a big secret that both the industrial and infrastructure sectors will be far more automated in the future. The main trends that drive this movement are the ubiquitous Digital Transformation, as well as standardization within the industry 4.0 and upcoming industrial IoT technologies. Side note: if you’d like to learn more about […]

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Eirik Aavitsland

Compressed Textures in Qt 5.11

Published Monday May 7th, 2018 | 8 Comments on Compressed Textures in Qt 5.11
Posted in Embedded, OpenGL, Qt Quick, Qt Quick 2, Uncategorized | Tags: ,

As modern user interfaces become ever more graphics intensive, the demands on graphics memory to hold the textures increase. This is particularly relevant for embedded systems, where resources come at a higher premium, and can be a challenge for system performance. One of the key remedies for this is to reduce the memory requirements of the […]

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Timo Kytömäki

Scaling Down to Low-End Hardware with Qt Professional Services

Published Thursday May 3rd, 2018 | 2 Comments on Scaling Down to Low-End Hardware with Qt Professional Services
Posted in Biz Circuit, Embedded, Qt | Tags: ,

How low do you want to go? Our fantastic guys at R&D have brought Qt over to the microcontroller units (MCUs). Make sure to check our proof-of-concept. The results look promising, and we have received a lot of requests from customers who want to use lower-end hardware to reduce costs. Our ultimate goal this year is to make this service available […]

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Mikhail Svetkin

Qt on Microcontrollers (MCU)

Published Thursday May 3rd, 2018 | 16 Comments on Qt on Microcontrollers (MCU)
Posted in Dev Loop, Embedded | Tags: , , ,

People often ask us about if it’s possible to use Qt for software development on microcontrollers (MCU), and if Qt can run without an operating system (“bare metal”). Today we will answer these questions and show you some concrete examples. What is the point of using microcontrollers? MCUs are small computers on a single integrated circuit. They’re similar to […]

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