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DDC-I and Vector Software Announce Availability of VectorCAST Test Automation Platform for Deos DO-178 Safety-Critical RTOS

Speeds time to market for developing, testing, and certifying C/C++ and Ada software for DO-178 safety-critical applications

 

Phoenix, AZ and Providence, RI USA – August 22, 2017.  DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety-critical applications, and Vector Software, a leading provider of automated software testing solutions for safety- and business- critical embedded applications, today announced the availability of the VectorCAST test automation platform for DDC-I’s Deos™ safety-critical real-time operating system and OpenArbor™ integrated development environment. The integrated platform greatly reduces the time and cost associated with developing, testing, and certifying DO-178 safety-critical application software.

“We’re excited to be working with Vector to offer their world-class test automation tools for our safety-critical RTOS,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “The integration of our RTOS and tools with Vector’s test automation suite addresses all aspects of development, test and certification for DO-178 safety-critical applications.”

”We are pleased to support DDC-I’s Deos RTOS with the VectorCAST test automation platform,” said Jeffrey Fortin, head of product management for Vector Software. “The integration, along with both companies’  DO-178 expertise, provides customers with a complete solution for a more efficient certification process.”

VectorCAST is a dynamic software test solution that automates C/C++ and Ada unit and integration testing, which is necessary for validating safety- and mission-critical embedded systems. VectorCAST automates the creation of stubs and drivers as part of the creation of the test harness, normally a manual process, – giving developers time to focus on building high-quality and thorough test cases. With VectorCAST, unit testing can be done natively or on a specific target or simulator. The VectorCAST Runtime Support Package (RSP) provides a full-featured integration that allows for the download, execution and results capture using the built-in networking facilities of the Deos RTOS.

Deos is a safety-critical embedded RTOS that has been certified to DO-178 DAL A since 1998. Featuring deterministic real-time response, the time- and space- partitioned RTOS employs patented slack scheduling to deliver higher CPU utilization than any other certifiable safety-critical COTS RTOS. Deos is built from the ground up for safety-critical applications, and is the only certifiable time- and space-partitioned COTS RTOS that has been created using RTCA DO-178, Level A processes from the very first day of its product development. Deos provides the easiest, lowest cost path of any COTS RTOS to DO-178 Level A certification, the highest level of safety criticality.

Development support for Deos includes DDC-I’s Eclipse-based, mixed-language OpenArbor IDE, which features Ada, C and C++ optimizing compilers, a color-coded source editor, project management support, automated build utilities, and a symbolic debugger. Also included is a virtual target hardware development tool, QEMU (Quick EMUlator), which allows developers to develop, debug and test their code on their development host PC in advance of actual target hardware availability.

About Vector Software

Vector Software is the world’s leading provider of software testing solutions for safety and business critical embedded applications. Companies worldwide in the automotive, aerospace, medical devices, industrial controls, rail, and other business critical sectors rely on Vector Software’s VectorCAST® test automation platform. The VectorCAST environment enables software development teams to easily automate complex testing tasks to improve software quality, using Test-Driven Development, Continuous Integration, and Change-Based Testing processes to engineer reliable software for accelerated time-to-market release cycles. Vector Software is headquartered in East Greenwich, Rhode Island USA with offices worldwide, and a world-class team of support and technology partners. To learn more, visit: vectorcast.com or follow Vector Softwareon FacebookGoogle+LinkedInTwitter, and YouTube.

About DDC-I, Inc.
DDC-I, Inc. is a global supplier of real-time operating systems, software development tools, custom software development services, and legacy software system modernization solutions, with a primary focus on mission- and safety-critical applications. DDC-I’s customer base is an impressive “who’s who” in the commercial, military, aerospace, and safety-critical industries. DDC-I offers safety-critical real-time operating systems, compilers, integrated development environments and run-time systems for C, C++, Ada, and JOVIAL application development. For more information regarding DDC-I products, contact DDC-I at 4600 E. Shea Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85028; phone (602) 275-7172; fax (602) 252-6054; e-mail sales@ddci.com or visit http://www.ddci.com/pr1707.

DDC-I Announces Availability of Deos DO-178 Certifiable Operating System for Abaco’s FORCE2 Rugged Mission Ready Display Computer

Reduces customer risk, cost, and time to deployment for safety certifiable avionic systems

 

PHOENIX, AZ. — May 31, 2017. DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety-critical applications, today announced the availability of its DO-178 safety-critical real operating system Deos for Abaco’s DO-254 certifiable, mission-ready FORCE 2 rugged display computers and SBC314 single board computers. Deos is certifiable to DO-178 Design Assurance Level A (DAL A).

Deos is a field proven, safety-critical, in-flight, avionics RTOS that hosts a multitude of flight critical functions, such as air data computers, air data inertial reference units, cockpit video, displays and flight instrumentation, flight management systems, and engine management.  Built from the ground up for safety-critical applications, Deos has been certified to DO-178 DAL A since 1998, and is the only certifiable time- and space-partitioned COTS RTOS that has been created using RTCA DO-178, Level A processes from the very first day of its product development. Deos features deterministic real-time response as well as time and space partitioning. Deos also features patented slack scheduling, which enables it to deliver higher CPU utilization than any other certifiable safety-critical COTS RTOS.

“Deos provides the fastest, lowest risk, and most cost-effective path to DO-178 Level A certification for safety critical avionics systems,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “The FORCE2 COTS computer provides an ideal platform for rapidly developing, certifying, and deploying ruggedized avionics applications requiring the highest level of safety criticality. We are delighted to have worked with Abaco to make Deos available for the FORCE2.”

Abaco’s mission ready FORCE2 rugged display computer features a 3U VPX single board computer, which offers a choice of either the Qualcomm (formerly NXP/Freescale) QorIQ T2081 1.8-GHz high performance processor or the T1042 1.4-GHz low-power processor, supported by up to 8 GBytes of memory. It also includes AMD Radeon 8860 or CoreAVI E8860 graphics processing units. Along with the Deos operating system, Abaco provides optimized drivers and APIs that ensure applications developed for FORCE2 will be conformant with the FACE initiative.

“Safety certification is a significant challenge for many of our customers, and Abaco continues to take the lead in helping them, such as providing the artifacts necessary to achieve DAL A DO-254 certification” said Mrinal Iyengar, Vice President, Product Management at Abaco Systems.  “The combination of Abaco’s FORCE 2 with DDC-I’s Deos means that customers can now accelerate their development and certification. We expect it to be very attractive to customers seeking to get their solutions to deployment faster, with less risk and lower cost.”

About DDC-I, Inc.

DDC-I, Inc. is a global supplier of real-time operating systems, software development tools, custom software development services, and legacy software system modernization solutions, with a primary focus on mission- and safety-critical applications. DDC-I’s customer base is an impressive “who’s who” in the commercial, military, aerospace, and safety-critical industries. DDC-I offers safety-critical real-time operating systems, compilers, integrated development environments and run-time systems for C, C++, Ada, and JOVIAL application development. For more information regarding DDC-I products, contact DDC-I at 4600 E. Shea Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85028; phone (602) 275-7172; fax (602) 252-6054; e-mail sales@ddci.com or visit http://www.ddci.com/pr1706.

DDC-I Announces Availability of its Safety-Critical Deos RTOS for AMD’s Steppe Eagle Multicore Processor

Provides high-performance, safety-critical, DO-178-certifiable platform for Steppe Eagle-based in-flight applications up to Design Assurance Level A (DAL-A)

 

Phoenix, AZ. May 18, 2017. DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety-critical applications, today announced the availability of its Deos™ safety-critical real-time operating system and certification artifacts, up to Design Assurance Level A (DAL-A), for AMD’s G4-based Steppe Eagle multi-core processor. Deos gives avionics developers targeting Steppe Eagle processors a DO-178-certifiable platform that delivers best-in-class performance with the high level of design assurance required for in-flight applications.

“AMD Steppe Eagle processors provide a unique blend of high-performance multicore computing, graphics, and integrated I/O in a scalable low power package that makes them ideal for many avionics applications,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “Our industry-leading safety-focused multicore support coupled with Deos cache partitioning, slack scheduling, time and space partitioning, and industry standard ARINC 653 interfaces allow avionics developers to take full advantage of the Steppe Eagle platform and achieve maximum CPU utilization while providing the highest level of safety-critical operation.”

Steppe Eagle is based on AMD’s high-performance, low-power, x86-compatible Embedded G-Series SOC platform. Available in dual and quadcore variants at speeds of up to 2.4 GHz, Steppe Eagle provides up to 2 Mbytes of L2 cache and consumes as little as 6W. Steppe Eagle processors feature enterprise class error-correction code (ECC) memory support, an integrated discrete-class GPU with DirectX 11 support, an integrated I/O controller, and a dedicated Platform Security Processor (PSP) compatible with ARM TrustZone security technology.

Deos is a safety-critical embedded RTOS that has been certified to DO-178 DAL A since 1998. Featuring deterministic real-time response, the time- and space-partitioned RTOS employs patented slack scheduling to deliver higher CPU utilization than any other certifiable safety-critical COTS RTOS. Deos is built from the ground up for safety-critical applications, and is the only certifiable time- and space-partitioned COTS RTOS that has been created using RTCA DO-178, Level A processes from the very first day of its product development. Deos provides the easiest, lowest cost path of any COTS RTOS to DO-178 Level A certification, the highest level of safety criticality.

Development support for Deos includes DDC-I’s Eclipse-based, mixed-language OpenArbor™ IDE, which features C and C++ optimizing compilers, a color-coded source editor, project management support, automated build utilities, and a symbolic debugger. Also included is a virtual target hardware development tool, QEMU (Quick EMUlator), which allows developers to develop, debug and test their code on their development host PC in advance of actual target hardware availability.

 

About DDC-I, Inc.

DDC-I, Inc. is a global supplier of real-time operating systems, software development tools, custom software development services, and legacy software system modernization solutions, with a primary focus on mission- and safety-critical applications. DDC-I’s customer base is an impressive “who’s who” in the commercial, military, aerospace, and safety-critical industries. DDC-I offers safety-critical real-time operating systems, compilers, integrated development environments and run-time systems for C, C++, Ada, and JOVIAL application development. For more information regarding DDC-I products, contact DDC-I at 4600 E. Shea Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85028; phone (602) 275-7172; fax (602) 252-6054; e-mail sales@ddci.com or visit http://www.ddci.com/pr1705.

DDC-I and Mocana Announce Integrated IoT Security Platform for Military and Commercial Avionics

Integrated COTS platform utilizes safety-critical RTOS and IoT security technology to bring trusted boot, updates, crypto, and device-to-cloud communications to avionics applications

Phoenix, AZ. – April 4, 2017 – DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety-critical applications, and Mocana, a leading provider of mission-critical security solutions for embedded systems and the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced an integrated platform for avionics security that combines DDC-I’s Deos certifiable safety-critical real-time operating system (RTOS) with Mocana’s IoT Security Platform. The integrated, commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) platform enables avionics developers to equip their safety critical systems with advanced security capabilities, such as trusted boot and firmware upgrades, certificate management, cryptography, data transport, and device-to-cloud communications.

Mocana provides high-performance, lightweight, small footprint, mission-critical IoT software security solutions that enable companies to harden embedded systems and connect safely to the broader world with exceptional visibility and control. Leveraging a full-stack, non-open source software architecture, Mocana’s IoT Security Platform provides trusted boot and firmware updates, as well as secure, high-integrity device authentication, encryption, and device-to-cloud communications. The software is FIPS 140-2 validated, OpenSSL compatible, features multiple TCP/IP stacks, supports a variety of networking environments (SSL, SSH, multicast, IPSec, wireless and SCEP, EST), and can be readily customized in C/C++ and Java to facilitate easy compliance with a variety of industry requirements.

“Mocana and Deos bring trusted, military-grade security and cloud-based communications to connected commercial and military aircraft, including secure boot and secure update capabilities that are rapidly becoming requirements for avionics,” said Bob Morris, president and CEO of DDC-I. “Advanced safety-critical features like time/space partitioning and support for multiple isolated TCP/IP stacks make Deos an excellent platform for integrating and deploying applications that utilize Mocana’s innovative IoT security capabilities.”

“We are pleased to be working with DDC-I to offer our joint customers an integrated platform that features best-in-class RTOS and security technology,” said William Diotte, CEO at Mocana. “Avionics developers now have a flexible, high-performance, off-the-shelf solution for delivering enhanced security and Internet connectivity.”

Deos is an embedded RTOS that has been used in hundreds of safety-critical avionics applications on commercial and military aircraft. Certified to DO-178B DAL A since 1998, the time- and space-partitioned RTOS features deterministic real-time response and employs patented technologies for reducing resource contention. Deos is the only certifiable time and space partitioned COTS RTOS that has been created using RTCA DO-178, Design Assurance Level A (DAL A) processes from the very first day of its product development. Deos’ unique modular design and verification evidence provides the easiest, lowest cost path to DO-178C DAL A certification, the highest level of safety criticality.

About Mocana

Founded in 2002, Mocana Corporation provides mission-critical IoT security solutions for embedded systems and the Internet of Things. The company’s software is used by hundreds of companies to secure millions of devices, controllers and embedded systems. Its comprehensive device-to-cloud platform is designed to operate across complex, multi-vendor, multi-technology environments where performance and security are mission-critical. www.mocana.com

About DDC-I, Inc.

DDC-I, Inc. is a global supplier of real-time operating systems, software development tools, custom software development services, and legacy software system modernization solutions, with a primary focus on mission- and safety-critical applications. DDC-I’s customer base is an impressive “who’s who” in the commercial, military, aerospace, and safety-critical industries. DDC-I offers safety-critical real-time operating systems, compilers, integrated development environments and run-time systems for C, C++, Ada, and JOVIAL application development. For more information regarding DDC-I products, contact DDC-I at 4600 E. Shea Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85028; phone (602) 275-7172; fax (602) 252-6054; e-mail sales@ddci.com or visit http://www.ddci.com/pr1704.

DDC-I and Logicircuit to Deliver Enhanced DO-178C and DO-254 Support for Xilinx All Programmable Devices

Delivers full-service solution for reusable software and hardware, including safety-critical RTOS, COTS IP, multi-core and programmable logic for the safety-critical and aerospace markets

 

Phoenix, AZ. March 22, 2017. DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety-critical applications, and Logicircuit, a leading supplier of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) intellectual property (IP) cores and professional services for DO-254 and DO-178C compliance, today announced they are collaborating to provide Xilinx customers with a comprehensive solution for meeting the stringent requirements of safety-critical compliance for the aerospace industry.

 

Today’s modern All Programmable devices offer powerful platforms for aerospace development. These Xilinx FPGA and SOC solutions provide a unique combination of high-performance multiprocessing and customizable hardware capability, making them ideal for compute-intensive, safety-critical applications. Leveraging these features, however, means complying with the rigorous safety-critical development standards DO-178C (for software) and DO-254 (for hardware). DDC-I and Logicircuit are bringing together their respective DO-178C and DO-254 knowledge and extensive history supporting these standards to offer end-to-end solutions for aerospace companies seeking to leverage the most advanced hardware and software capabilities available.

 

“We’re excited to be working with Logicircuit to provide aerospace developers a turnkey solution for reusable safety-critical software, hardware, and certification based on Xilinx All Programmable devices and the Deos RTOS,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “Avionics developers now have an efficient solution for developing, deploying and certifying safety-critical software and customizable Xilinx All Programable hardware that meets the most demanding DO-178C and DO-254 specifications.”

 

DDC-I provides integration and certification services for DO-178. The company’s flagship safety-critical RTOS, Deos, has been used in hundreds of avionics applications on commercial and military aircraft. Certified to DO-178 DAL A since 1998, the time and space partitioned RTOS features deterministic real-time response and employs patented technologies for reducing resource contention. Deos is the only certifiable time and space partitioned COTS RTOS that has been created using RTCA DO-178, Design Assurance Level A (DAL A) processes from the very first day of its product development. Deos’ unique modular design and verification evidence provides the easiest, lowest cost path to DO-178C DAL A certification, the highest level of safety criticality.

Logicircuit provides several critical elements required for airborne use of Xilinx All Programmable devices. Designers can utilize the programmable hardware portion of these devices for their custom design functions. This custom design, and any Xilinx IP the designer may choose for their design, are subject to DO-254 compliance. Logicircuit provides professional service support to manage and perform all the activities associated with DO-254 compliance, working directly with the client’s design team. Logicircuit also re-engineers the COTS IP, performing all activities and providing the artifacts to demonstrate compliance of the IP cores.

 

“The combination of DDC-I and Logicircuit products and services provides developers of aerospace applications an end-to-end solution for powerful and compliant airborne software and hardware systems,” said  Joe Goode, president at Logicircuit.  “Logicircuit has worked closely with DDC-I to provide a turnkey safety-critical platform for Xilinx All Programable devices that addresses all aspects of DO-178C and DO-254 software and hardware certification, all the way down to the drivers required for the custom I/O peripherals created using Xilinx programmable logic.”

 

About DDC-I, Inc.

DDC-I, Inc. is a global supplier of real-time operating systems, software development tools, custom software development services, and legacy software system modernization solutions, with a primary focus on mission- and safety-critical applications. DDC-I’s customer base is an impressive “who’s who” in the commercial, military, aerospace, and safety-critical industries. DDC-I offers safety-critical real-time operating systems, compilers, integrated development environments and run-time systems for C, C++, Ada, and JOVIAL application development. For more information regarding DDC-I products, contact DDC-I at 4600 E. Shea Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85028; phone (602) 275-7172; fax (602) 252-6054; e-mail sales@ddci.com or visit http://www.ddci.com/pr1703.

 

About Logicircuit, Inc.

Logicircuit, Inc. is a leader in the DO-254/DO-178C market, providing avionics suppliers with process and efficiency support through their skilled team of service professionals and portfolio of IP products. Established in 2000, the company is exclusively comprised of “DO-focused” engineers who serve the worldwide market while providing all certification-related work onshore at their USA headquarters (6758 Jamestown Drive, Alpharetta, GA 30005). For more information e-mail info@logicircuit.com or visit http://www.logicircuit.com/.

DDC-I’s Deos Safety-Critical RTOS Available for North Atlantic Industries’ (NAI) ARM Cortex-A9 Single Board Computers and Systems

Integrated, modular NAI platforms use Deos to streamline DO-178 certification and reduce bounded response times for safety-critical industrial, commercial and military applications

 

Phoenix, AZ. March 2, 2017. DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety-critical applications, and North Atlantic Industries, a leading provider of embedded systems for mil/aero applications, today announced the availability of DDC-I’s Deos safety-critical real-time operating system for NAI’s ARM® Cortex®-A9 SBC and system products. NAI’s I/O-configurable SBC and systems, equipped with Deos, give developers targeting safety-critical commercial, industrial and military applications a rugged, reusable, DO-178 certifiable platform that combines high-performance processing and configurable I/O in a compact, low-power package.

NAI’s SBC and systems are based on NAI’s unique Custom-On-Standard-Architecture™ (COSA®), which offers highly configurable solutions on standard platforms, with a choice of over 40 intelligent I/O, measurement and simulation, communications and Ethernet switch functions. NAI systems provide the highest packaging density and greatest flexibility of any SBC or system in the industry.

“Advanced features like time/space partitioning and slack scheduling, together with reusable certification evidence, make Deos an ideal environment for developing, hosting, and certifying safety-critical ARM Cortex-A9 applications deployed on ARM SBCs,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “Together, the NAI 75ARM1 SBC and Deos provide a modular core platform with reusable certification evidence that can be rapidly reconfigured and recertified for a broad range of demanding safety-critical applications.”

“We are pleased to be working with DDC-I to offer our joint customers an integrated platform that features a best-in-class safety-critical RTOS and our COSA technology,” states Lino Massafra, vice president of sales and marketing at NAI. “Developers requiring the highest level of design assurance for reliable operation in safety-critical applications now have a flexible, high-performance, off-the-shelf solution that accelerates deployment of safety-critical systems.”

Deos is an embedded RTOS that has been used in hundreds of safety-critical avionics applications on commercial and military aircraft. Certified to DO-178 DAL A since 1998, the time and space partitioned RTOS features deterministic real-time response and employs patented technologies for reducing resource contention. Deos is the only certifiable time and space partitioned COTS RTOS that has been created using RTCA DO-178, Design Assurance Level A (DAL A) processes from the very first day of its product development. Deos’ unique modular design and verification evidence provides the easiest, lowest cost path to DO-178C DAL A certification, the highest level of safety criticality.

NAI’s ARM SBCs and systems are based on the Xilinx® Zynq Z-7015 SoC, which combines an 800-MHz ARM Cortex-A9 with 28-nm Xilinx programmable logic (PL). Consuming less than 5W, the SBC may be configured as either a system controller or peripheral. The ARM SBC features 512 MB DDR3L SDRAM, up to 32 GB of SATA II NAND Flash, front and rear I/O, dual Gigabit Ethernet, RS-232, an I2C Bus, and Background Built-In-Test (BIT) for continuous I/O monitoring.

About DDC-I, Inc.

DDC-I, Inc. is a global supplier of real-time operating systems, software development tools, custom software development services, and legacy software system modernization solutions, with a primary focus on mission- and safety-critical applications. DDC-I’s customer base is an impressive “who’s who” in the commercial, military, aerospace, and safety-critical industries. DDC-I offers safety-critical real-time operating systems, compilers, integrated development environments and run-time systems for C, C++, Ada, and JOVIAL application development. For more information regarding DDC-I products, contact DDC-I at 4600 E. Shea Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85028; phone (602) 275-7172; fax (602) 252-6054; e-mail sales@ddci.com or visit http://www.ddci.com/pr1702.

About NAI

NAI is a specialized provider of embedded electronics and computing for sense & response-intensive, military and aerospace applications. NAI accelerates clients’ time-to-mission with a unique approach based on Custom-on-Standard-Architecture™ (COSA®) that delivers the best of both worlds: custom solutions from standard COTS components. For over 50 years, companies like Boeing, Northrop Grumman and Raytheon have leveraged NAI’s capabilities to meet the demanding requirements of a wide range of I/O and communication-centric applications, and do so with uncompromising quality, efficiency and responsiveness. Information about NAI and its products can be found at www.naii.com.