A high performance HTML5 engine with optimized memory usage for use in embedded automotive platforms.
|Key Features and Benefits|
NetFront™ Browser NX is an advanced HTML5 solution that provides In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) platforms with a comprehensive platform to offer services via standardised HTML5 rather than operating system specific binaries or applications.
This enables highly portable applications that can be readily deployed to multiple units by using responsive design techniques. The NetFront™ Browser NX engine features predictable memory usage, high stability, high portability and market leading performance on embedded platforms.
NetFront™ Browser NX utilises ACCESS’ experience of the embedded browser and CE equipment markets and leverages the widespread adoption of WebKit to provide a solution for the automotive market. NetFront™ Browser NX addresses the real world shortcomings that affect WebKit-based browsers, including instability in constrained environments, platform memory fragmentation, large code size and the lack of portability for automotive platforms.
HTML5 Standards and Platform Support Functionality
NetFront™ NX can target the widest range of automotive operating system platforms, including QNX and Linux, and is provided as an embeddable Software Development Kit (SDK). The SDK approach provides the developer maximum flexibility to integrate HTML5 capabilities within their platform to ensure the best presentation of the user interface (UI).
Additionally, NetFront™ Browser NX offers comprehensive support for worldwide Digital Television (DTV) standards and specifications, including HTML5, CE-HTML and HbbTV. Support for online platforms such YouTube Leanback make NetFront™ Browser NX an ideal solution for automotive infotainment systems.
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NetFront™ Browser NX has been engineered to take advantage of platform and hardware capabilities, such as accelerated graphics processing units (GPUs) and OpenGL-ES. Enhanced compositing algorithms enable the rendering engine to dynamically choose hardware or software rendering based on the content in order to provide the best user experience (UX).
NetFront™ Browser NX is a commercially provided and supported comprehensive solution that includes documentation and world class engineering support. ACCESS can also provide professional services to tailor the solution to a particular device or environment and ensure the success of automotive projects.
The Power of One Billion
NetFront™ Browser NX is based on market-proven browser technologies that have been successfully deployed in over 1.5 billion devices throughout the world.
The Engine of Next Generation UIs
Based on WebKit HTML5 technologies and provided as an embeddable technology component software development kit (SDK), NetFront™ Browser NX is a highly capable next-generation UI engine that can deliver greatly enriched user experiences (UX) including 3D graphics and animations, HTML5 application stores and HTML5 based applications.
- HTML5 (Audio/Video tags, Canvas, Web Workers, Web Storage, etc.)
- CSS1, CSS2, CSS3 (Media Queries, Animations, Transforms, Transitions, etc.)
- Configurable digital certificates
- Extended Validation
- Elliptic Curve Cryptography
- ECMAScript (ECMA-262 3rd Edition)
Browser SDK Features
- Embeddable HTML library
- Configurable dynamic memory usage
- Cookie Management
- Cache Management
- Tabbed browsing support
- Page history
- Configurable error pages
Supported CPU Architectures
- TI OMAP
- Renesas R-Car Intel/x86
- Code Size: 30-40MBytes uncompressed
- RAM Size: min. 40MBytes, 128MB recommended