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Qt for MCUs 1.0 is now available

Published on Tuesday December 10, 2019 by Santtu Ahonen in Qt Quick Dev Loop Qt for Device Creation Qt Quick Components Qt for MCUs Biz Circuit Qt Quick Ultralite | Comments

Qt for MCUsWe are out of Alpha and Beta! Qt for MCUs first release is now available.

To visit the Qt for MCUs product page, click here.

Qt for MCUs enables creation of fluid graphical user interfaces (GUI) with a low memory footprint on displays powered by microcontrollers (MCU). It is a complete graphics toolkit with everything needed to design, develop, and deploy GUIs on MCUs. It enables a unified technology approach for an entire product line to create a consistent and branded end user experience. Watch the Qt for MCUs video showcasing different use cases.

Qt for MCUs 1.0 has already been adopted by lead customers in Japan, Europe and the US, who have started developing their next generation product. This release has been tested on microcontrollers from NXP, Renesas and STMicroelectronics. The software release contains Platform Adaptations for NXP i.MX RT1050 and STM32F769i as the default Deployment Platforms. Platform Adaptations for several other NXP and STM32 microcontrollers as well as the Renesas RH850 microcontroller are available as separate Deployment Platform Packages. On request, Qt Professional Services can provide new Platform Adaptions for additional microcontrollers.

Qt for MCUs comes with the new QML rendering engine, Qt Quick Ultralite (QUL), that facilitates reuse of engineering competencies and QML assets with the upcoming Qt 5.14. QUL allows applications to run on bare metal or on a real-time operating system and within the internal memory of an MCU. Those familiar with earlier technology previews will now find localization for left-to-right languages and UI styling and theming in addition to the documentation and sample apps as part of this release.

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Curious? Download Qt for MCUs demo binaries.

Qt for MCUs 1.0 currently supports Windows as Development Host. Support for MacOS and Linux will be coming soon.

Step by step to try out Qt for MCUs. 

  1. Go to the Qt for MCUs page and click 'Try Qt for MCUs'. 
  2. On the following 'Get Qt' page, under 'Try Qt', click 'Download Qt now' and enter your details.
  3. Download and run the installer
  4. Sign in to the Qt installer using your Qt Account the login details you have created during the download process (or use your existing Qt Account login details)
  5. In 'Select Components', Select 'Latest releases' and hit 'Refresh'
  6. Select the dropdown option for Qt for MCUs 1.0.0
  7. Select Qt Quick Ultralite Evaluation and complete the installation

Commercial Qt for Device Creation license holders already have access to the evaluation package and can skip steps 1 and 2 and use the Maintenance Tool in step 3.

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