Qt Lite optimizes development framework for small-footprint embedded and IoT devices

HELSINKI, FINLAND and SANTA CLARA, CA. The Qt Company has introduced the Qt Lite Project, a lightweight version of Qt’s existing software development framework tailored to embedded and Internet of Things (IoT) devices with 16-32 bits of RAM or Flash memory. Additionally, a 2D software renderer for Qt Quick that allows the use of the QML language to create user interfaces on embedded devices that does not support OpenGL hardware.

A flexible developer workflow available in Qt Lite allows developers to start with a minimal deployable configuration and add necessary features based on the full Qt Core, Qt Network, Qt GUI, Qt GUI, Qt QML, and Qt Quick development suites through a new configuration system. Further, a graphical configuration tool enables provides default configurations and integrated documentation for various use cases, decreasing development time.

“For the past 20 years Qt has been used on a massively wide range of operating systems and embedded devices, but we’ve seen a growing need for Qt to become a more targeted framework that will facilitate the whole development cycle and lifetime of products for embedded devices,” said Lars Knoll, chief technology officer, The Qt Company. “By introducing Qt Lite, we’re providing our customers and partners with a lightweight and streamlined version of the Qt framework they’ve come to know and trust.”

The Qt Lite Project will be presented at this year’s Qt World Summit at Pier 27 in San Francisco from October 18-20. For more information on the Qt Lite Project, visit http://blog.qt.io/blog/2016/08/18/introducing-the-qt-lite-project-qt-for-any-platform-any-thing-any-size/. To find out more about the Qt World Summit 2016, visit http://www.qtworldsummit.com/.