Yesterday, the Qt team introduced a new graphics toolkit called Qt for MCUs for creating fluid user interfaces (UIs) on cost-effective microcontrollers (MCUs). The toolkit will enable new and existing users to take advantage of the existing Qt tools and libraries used for Device Creation, thus enabling companies to provide better user experience.
Petteri Holländer, the Senior Vice President of Product Management at Qt said, “With the introduction of Qt for MCUs, customers can now use Qt for almost any software project they’re working on, regardless of target – with the added convenience of using just one technology framework and toolset.” He further adds, “This means that both existing and new Qt customers can pursue the many business growth opportunities offered by connected devices – across a wide and diverse range of industries.”
Qt for MCUs utilizes the Qt Modeling Language (QML) and the developer-designing tools for constructing a fast and customized Qt application. “With the frontend defined in declarative QML and the business logic implemented in C/ C++, the end result is a fluid graphical UI application running on microcontrollers,” says the Qt team.
Key benefits offered by Qt for MCUs
- Existing skill sets can be reused for Qt for microcontrollers
- Same technology can be used in high-end and mass market devices, thus yielding low maintenance cost
- No compromise on graphics performance, hence reduced hardware costs
- Users can upgrade to the cross-platform graphical toolkit from a legacy solution
Check out the Qt for MCUs website for more information.