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DDC-I Delivers Presentation on Safety-Critical Multi-core Avionics at Embedded Safety & Security Summit Virtual Conference

June 14, 2022. Phoenix, AZ.  DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety-critical applications, today announced that it will give a presentation on safety-critical multi-core avionics at the Embedded Safety & Security Summit (ESSS 2022). The virtual conference will be held June 15, 2022 from 11:30 – 17:30 IST. DDC-I will present from 16:10 IST to 16:40 IST, followed by a brief Q & A.

ESSS focuses on the safety and security of critical embedded systems. ESSS 2022, the seventh edition of this global conference and expo, will be held on a virtual platform, offering a distinctive online event experience with an interactive panel discussion, industry keynote sessions, deep-dive technical sessions, an exclusive expo area and the right mix of networking opportunities. ESSS 2022 engages embedded systems professionals at all levels, from software engineers, decision makers, and certified professionals, to representatives from government and regulatory bodies. The conference comes with four technical tracks: Aerospace & Defence, Automotive, Industrial, and Medical.

“DDC-I’s ESSS 2022 presentation is a must see for avionics developers who want to utilize the latest multicore technology while meeting the worst-case execution requirements defined in the FAA’s CAST-32A position paper for multi-core processors,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “Our Deos SafeMC technology uniquely resolves the CAST-32A multicore objectives, enabling developers to achieve unmatched performance and determinism for safety-critical applications.”

While multi-core processors are commonly used in most other markets, the avionics industry has taken years to embrace multi-core technologies. Acceptance has been slow due to an avionics system’s stringent safety and deterministic requirements. As a result, years of study have been invested by certification authorities and industry suppliers to identify the issues multi-core processors pose for safety-critical systems. Formalized positions of these efforts are the FAA CAST-32A Positioning Paper, and EASA’s multi-core Certification Review Item (CRI). The crux of these papers (regarding software) focuses on bounding and controlling the interference patterns that exists when processor cores share resources.

This presentation highlights the challenges of utilizing multi-core processors in avionics systems and shows how Deos SafeMC helps address CAST-32A objectives with unique operating system features designed for minimizing and bounding contention issues within multi-core environments. Features such as cache partitioning, memory pooling and safe scheduling enable users to configure the memory architecture to minimize cache thrashing and schedule applications across all cores. These capabilities enable developers to orchestrate software applications such that conflicts over shared resources are minimized and the overall performance advantages of multi-core processors can best be utilized.

About Deos

Deos is a safety-critical embedded RTOS that employs patented cache partitioning, memory pools, and safe scheduling to deliver higher CPU utilization than any other certifiable safety-critical COTS RTOS on multi-core processors. First certified to DO-178 DAL A in 1998, Deos provides a FACE™ Conformant Safety Base Profile that features hard real-time response, time and space partitioning, and both ARINC-653 and POSIX interfaces.

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++, and Ada application development. For more information regarding DDC-I products, contact DDC-I at 4545 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/pr2207.

DDC-I and CoreAVI Provide Integrated, DO-178C RTOS/Graphics Platform for Fast-Growing SoC Multicore Avionics Market

Speeds development and deployment of next-generation safety-critical avionics applications utilizing high-performance Intel and NXP SoCs equipped with GPUs

 

Phoenix, AZ – May 19, 2022 – DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety-critical applications, today announced that it has teamed with CoreAVI to provide an integrated avionics RTOS/graphics platform for high-performance multicore SoCs equipped with on-board graphical processing units (GPUs), including the NXP i.MX 8 and 11th Generation Intel Core i7 (formerly Tiger Lake). Combining DDC-I’s DO-178C, FACE-conformant Deos™ RTOS with CoreAVI’s Vulkan-based VkCore®SC graphics and compute driver portfolio, the platform greatly accelerates the development, certification and deployment of compute- and graphics-intensive avionics applications requiring data fusion, sense/detect, synthetic vision, graphics and other advanced control functionality.

“CPU designs with dedicated GPUs and array processors are giving way to low-power, inexpensive multicore SoCs with integrated GPUs like the Core i7 and i.MX8,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “We’re excited to be working with CoreAVI to provide a safety-critical operating environment with integrated graphics support that accelerates the development, deployment and certification of safety-critical applications for these high-performance SoCs.”

“CoreAVI is pleased to support DDC-I’s safety-critical Deos RTOS with our safety certifiable Vulkan driver suite,” said Neil Stroud, VP of Marketing and Business Development at CoreAVI. “Avionics developers targeting emerging SoCs like the i.MX8 and Intel’s 11th Gen Core i7 now have a versatile, high-performance GPU acceleration platform to develop highly converged mission and avionics processing solutions with an accelerated, low risk path to flight safety certification.”

Vulkan is a new-generation graphics and compute API that provides high-efficiency, cross platform access to modern GPUs. CoreAVI’s new VkCore SC Vulkan-based graphics and compute driver portfolio, as well as its VkCoreGL™ SC1 OpenGL® SC 1.0.1 and VkCoreGL SC2 OpenGL SC 2.0 application libraries, enable implementation of a full safe software stack on i.MX8 and Intel’s 11th Gen Core i7 application processors. Vulkan provides unprecedented access to GPU compute and graphics resources while employing advanced acceleration technology that promotes balanced CPU/GPU usage, thereby boosting performance by better distributing work across multiple cores. Drivers for avionics applications are available with DO-178C safety certification evidence to DAL A.

Deos, first certified to DO-178 DAL A in 1998, provides FACE™ Conformant Safety Base and Safety Extended Profiles and features hard real-time response, time-space partitioning, slack scheduling and both ARINC-653 and POSIX interfaces. These capabilities enable Deos to scale well in the gamut of avionics applications, from highly deterministic deeply embedded FADECs (Full Authority Digital Engine Control) and flight controls to complex high-throughput displays and mission computers.

Deos SafeMC™ provides advanced multicore technology that enables developers to take full advantage of the high-performance computing and graphics capabilities of multicore processors like Core i7 and i.MX8 without compromising safety-critical task response and guaranteed execution time. Employing a bound multiprocessing (BMP) extension of the symmetric multiprocessing architecture (SMP), SafeMC utilizes techniques like safe scheduling, memory pools and cache partitioning to minimize cross-core contention and interference patterns that affect the performance, safety criticality and certifiability of multicore systems, as specified by the Certification Authorities Software Team (CAST) in its position paper “CAST-32A for Multicore Processors”.

 

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++, and Ada application development. For more information regarding DDC-I products, contact DDC-I at 4545 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/pr2206.

 

About CoreAVI

CoreAVI is the global leader in architecting and delivering safety critical graphics and compute software drivers and libraries, embedded ‘system on chip’ and discrete graphics processor components, and certifiable platform hardware IP. CoreAVI’s comprehensive software suite enables development and deployment of complete safety critical solutions for automotive, industrial and aerospace applications requiring certification to the highest integrity levels coupled with full lifecycle support. CoreAVI’s solutions support both graphics and compute applications including safe autonomy, machine vision and AI in the automotive, unmanned vehicle and industrial IoT markets, as well as commercial and military avionics systems. www.coreavi.com

DDC-I Showcases FACE-Conformant DO-178C Deos RTOS at Vertical Flight Society’s 78th Annual Forum & Technology Display

BOOTH # 114

Fort Worth, Texas – May 10, 2022.  DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety-critical applications, today announced that it will demonstrate its FACE-Conformant DO-178C, safety-critical Deos real-time operating system at the Vertical Flight Society’s 78th Annual Forum & Technology Display.

Forum 78 will be held at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Forth Wort, Texas from May 10-12 and will feature more than 200 technical papers covering every discipline from acoustics to unmanned systems. It will also feature presentations and discussions by leaders in the military, government, and industry. DDC-I will showcase its FACE-conformant DO-178C Deos real-time operating system and OpenArbor development tools in Booth 114.

“We’re excited to be part of Forum 78 and look forward to demonstrating our world class, FACE-conformant, safety-critical platform to the vertical flight community,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “Modular, reusable COTS systems equipped with Deos provide an ideal platform for rapid development, certification, and deployment of safety-critical software for a broad range of vertical flight applications.”

DDC-I’s Deos is a safety-critical time- and space-partitioned real-time operating system (RTOS). Verified to the guidance of DO-178C/ED-12C Design Assurance Level A (DAL A) for avionics applications, Deos supports ARINC 653 APEX, Rate Monotonic Scheduling (RMS), and is the first RTOS to receive the Future Airborne Capability Environment™ (FACE) Conformance Certificate for the FACE Technical Standard, Edition 3.1. The certification covers the Safety Extended and Safety Base Profiles for the Operating System Segment (OSS).

SafeMC technology extends Deos’ advanced capabilities to multiple cores, enabling developers of safety-critical systems to achieve best-in-class multi-core performance without compromising safety-critical task response and guaranteed execution time. SafeMC employs a bound multiprocessing (BMP) extension of the symmetric multiprocessing architecture (SMP), safe scheduling, and cache partitioning to minimize cross-core contention and interference patterns that affect the performance, safety criticality and certifiability of multi-core systems. These features enable avionics systems developers to address issues that could impact the safety, performance and integrity of a software airborne system executing on Multi-Core Processors (MCP), as specified by the Certification Authorities Software Team (CAST) in its Position Paper CAST-32A for Multi-core Processors. 

About Forum 78

Forum 78 is the longest running rotorcraft event in the industry, and the most extensive exposition addressing the needs of the VTOL, STOVL and related aerospace industry. The VFS Forum provides access to an elite technical community responsible for directing the engineering and manufacturing processes of the global rotorcraft industry, with leading manufacturers, service providers, defense agencies, universities and research and development organizations showcasing the very latest in vertical flight technology.

Exhibitors will interface with top program decision makers on the show floor during unopposed exhibit hall viewing hours as well as at exhibit hall luncheons, receptions, and industry-wide sessions such as the US Army and US Navy / Marine Corps military program manager briefings. In addition, top ranking officers from the military source selection committees of the US Army, US Navy, US Marine Corps, US Air Force, US Coast Guard, Canadian Department of National Defence and international counterparts will seek out products, capabilities and expertise for their training and operation needs.

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++, and Ada application development. For more information regarding DDC-I products, contact DDC-I at 4545 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/pr2205.

DDC-I and Partners Demonstrate FACE-Conformant DO-178C Deos RTOS and Tools at Army Aviation Mission Solution Summit

BOOTH # 228

 

Nashville, TN – April 3, 2022.  DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety-critical applications, today announced that it will exhibit at the Army Aviation Mission Solution Summit, which runs from April 3-5 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel & Convention Center in Nashville, TN. DDC-I will showcase its FACE-conformant DO-178C Deos real-time operating system and OpenArbor development tools running on an Intel Tiger Lake reference platform in Booth 228.

The Deos environment will also be featured in partner demonstrations, including NAI’s MOSA-aligned SWaP-optimized architecture, and RTI’s Connext Data Distribution Service. Additional demos from the MOSA and FACE demonstration team will be available in the U.S. Army Program Executive Office (PEO), Aviation MOSA Transformation Office booth.

“We’re excited to be part of the Army Aviation Mission Solution Summit and look forward to demonstrating our world class, FACE-conformant safety-critical platform to the Army aviation community,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “Modular, reusable COTS systems equipped with Deos provide an ideal platform for rapid development, certification, and deployment of safety-critical software for a broad range of Army aviation applications.”

DDC-I’s Deos is a safety-critical time and space partitioned real-time operating system (RTOS). Verified to the guidance of DO-178C/ED-12C Design Assurance Level A (DAL A) for avionics applications, Deos supports ARINC 653 APEX, Rate Monotonic Scheduling (RMS), and is the first RTOS to receive the Future Airborne Capability Environment™ (FACE) Conformance Certificate for the FACE Technical Standard, Edition 3.1.  The certification covers the Safety Extended and Safety Base Profiles for the Operating System Segment (OSS).

SafeMC technology extends Deos’ advanced capabilities to multiple cores, enabling developers of safety-critical systems to achieve best in class multi-core performance without compromising safety-critical task response and guaranteed execution time. SafeMC employs a bound multiprocessing (BMP) extension of the symmetric multiprocessing architecture (SMP), safe scheduling, and cache partitioning to minimize cross-core contention and interference patterns that affect the performance, safety criticality and certifiability of multi-core systems. These features enable avionics systems developers to address issues that could impact the safety, performance and integrity of a software airborne system executing on Multi-Core Processors (MCP), as specified by the Certification Authorities Software Team (CAST) in its Position Paper CAST-32A for Multi-core Processors.

About the Army Aviation Mission Solution Summit

The annual Army Aviation Mission Solution Summit, sponsored by the Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA), is an opportunity for the entire Army aviation community to gather in one place at one time focused solely on Army Aviation issues. Experience next generation Army aviation technology and functional static displays of helicopters in the 280,000 square foot exhibit hall; Join thousands at the professional sessions in the main ballroom Monday and the new Aviation Warfighter Theater and the exhibit hall on Tuesday to hear leadership messages and see soldier award presentations; Engage senior leaders in Q&A both Monday and Tuesday afternoon in the Aviation Warfighter Theater in the Exhibit Hall. Open Working Group meetings will include Aviation Warrant Officer Readiness Review; The Future Force Aviation Soldier; Army Aviation Virtual Training & Simulation Panel; Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA); Cavalry Warfighter Forum and Aircraft Survivability.

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++, and Ada application development. For more information regarding DDC-I products, contact DDC-I at 4545 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/pr2204.

DDC-I and Vector Cohost March 30 Webinar on Automated Testing for DO-178C Safety-Critical Avionics Applications

Phoenix, AZ. March 30, 2022. DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission and safety-critical applications, and Vector, a specialist in the development and test of automotive electronics and software-based systems, will cohost a joint webinar on optimizing the development and testing of DO-178C safety-critical software. The complimentary one-hour webinar will be held on March 30, 2022, at 11:00 EST. For more information on the webinar, or to register, please visit https://vector-group.webex.com/vector-group/onstage/g.php?MTID=e50955022e5dd3cf01be09d95e112b489

The development and testing of safety-critical software often requires testing software in the target environment in all phases of development. VectorCAST enables automated testing of real-time applications directly in an embedded target or simulator environment. Integrating Deos with VectorCAST enables testing of critical software functions in the same operational environment as the deployed target. It also facilitates compliance with industry standards such as DO-178C/ED-12C.

During the webinar, Vector will demonstrate how you can use the VectorCAST test automation platform with Deos to create an efficient, fully integrated solution that optimizes software integrity while saving time and cost. The webinar will provide an overview of Deos features that simplify multicore application development, reuse, and verification to DO-178C/ED-12C. Then, utilizing a demo featuring Vector’s unit testing tools running on DDC-I’s PC-hosted Quick EMUlator (QEMU), the webinar will examine customized VectorCAST I/O facilities that support target communication; Change-Based Testing (CBT) features that enhance testing efficiency; automated generation of test reports and metrics; and the VectorCAST Tool Qualification Package for DO-178C/ED-12C

“This webinar is ideal for avionics developers who want to reduce safety-critical development, test, verification, and certification time by utilizing an automated test environment that is tightly integrated with the target RTOS and development tools,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “The integration of our safety-critical RTOS and OpenArbor IDE with Vector’s test automation suite accelerates all aspects of development, test and certification for DO-178 safety-critical applications.”

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 thorough, high-quality 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 download, execution and results capture using the built-in networking facilities of the Deos RTOS.

DDC-I’s Deos is a safety-critical time and space partitioned real-time operating system (RTOS). Verified to the guidance of DO-178C/ED-12C Design Assurance Level A (DAL A) for avionics applications, Deos supports ARINC 653 APEX, Rate Monotonic Scheduling (RMS), and is the first RTOS to receive the Future Airborne Capability Environment™ (FACE) Conformance Certificate for the FACE Technical Standard, Edition 3.1.  The certification covers the Safety Extended and Safety Base Profiles for the Operating System Segment (OSS).

SafeMC technology extends Deos’ advanced capabilities to multiple cores, enabling developers of safety-critical systems to achieve best in class multi-core performance without compromising safety-critical task response and guaranteed execution time. SafeMC employs a bound multiprocessing (BMP) extension of the symmetric multiprocessing architecture (SMP), safe scheduling, and cache partitioning to minimize cross-core contention and interference patterns that affect the performance, safety criticality and certifiability of multi-core systems. These features enable avionics systems developers to address issues that could impact the safety, performance and integrity of a software airborne system executing on Multi-Core Processors (MCP), as specified by the Certification Authorities Software Team (CAST) in its Position Paper CAST-32A for Multi-core Processors.

About Vector

Vector is the leading manufacturer of software tools and embedded components for the development of electronic systems and their networking with many different systems from CAN to Automotive Ethernet.

Vector has been a partner of automotive manufacturers and suppliers and related industries since 1988. Vector tools and services provide engineers with the decisive advantage to make a challenging and highly complex subject area as simple and manageable as possible. Vector employees work on electronic innovations for the automotive industry every day. Worldwide customers in the automotive, commercial vehicles, aerospace, transportation, and control technology industries rely on the solutions and products of the independent Vector Group for the development of technologies for future mobility.

Vector worldwide currently employs more than 3,000 people with sales of EUR 948 million in 2021. Vector is headquartered in Germany (Stuttgart) and has subsidiaries in Brazil, China, France, Great Britain, India, Italy, Japan, Austria, Romania, Sweden, South Korea, Spain and the USA.

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++, and Ada application development. For more information regarding DDC-I products, contact DDC-I at 4545 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/pr2203.

DDC-I to Exhibit at TSOA-ID Showcasing Deos on the Intel Tiger Lake Processor and its FACE Conformant Operating System Segment with Partner Demonstrations

BOOTH #3

Phoenix, AZ. March 14, 2022.  DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission and safety-critical applications, today announced that it will exhibit at the Tri-Service Open Architecture Interoperability Demonstration (TSOA-ID), which will be held on March 15 at the Solomons Inn Resort and Marina in Solomons, Maryland. DDC-I will showcase the host development tools and a Deos environment on an Intel Tiger Lake reference platform. Cooperative demonstrations will be showcased in partner booths including North Atlantic Industries (NAI) and Real-Time Innovations (RTI). The demonstrations will feature NAI’s Configurable Open Systems Architecture (COSA), DDC-I’s Deos’ FACE conformant Operating System Segment (OSS) software, and RTI’s Connext DDS Micro data distribution service.

“We’re excited to be working with NAI and RTI to offer avionics developers  modular, certified FACE-conformant  platforms with DDS connectivity that facilitates seamless, safety-critical communications, data exchange, and interoperability,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “The integrated solutions combine world-class performance and safety certification capabilities with the proven DDS framework that streamlines communications, accelerates integration, and enhances reuse and application portability.”

About TSOA-ID

The Tri-Service Open Architecture Interoperability Demonstration (TSOA-ID) is a one-day focused event bringing leading technical experts and decision-authorities together to discuss open architecture, open standards, and modular open systems approaches. Featuring influential keynotes and other speakers, as well as live product demonstrations, TSOA-ID 2022 will showcase open standards interoperability, reusability and portability for faster transition and incorporation of innovation, and rapid delivery of new capabilities (or replacement technology) to the warfighter. Stakeholders include select industry partners as well as NAVAIR, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Army PEO Aviation and DEVCOM. www.tsoa-id.net.

About Deos

The Deos RTOS Platform for FACE Technical Standard 3.1 Safety Extended and Safety Base Profiles, combines the time and space partitioned Deos RTOS and SafeMC™ multi-core technology with RTEMS (Real Time Executive for Multiprocessor Systems), a mature, deterministic, open systems, hard real-time POSIX executive. The integrated platform combines the strengths and pedigree of both ARINC-653 and POSIX RTOSs, providing the industry standard interfaces and feature set required for conformance with the FACE Technical Standard, Safety Extended and Safety Base Operating System Profiles, all in a time and space partitioned, hard real-time, multi-core execution model.

SafeMC technology extends Deos’ advanced capabilities to multiple cores, enabling developers of safety-critical systems to achieve best in class multi-core performance without compromising safety-critical task response and guaranteed execution time. SafeMC employs a bound multiprocessing (BMP) extension of the symmetric multiprocessing architecture (SMP), safe scheduling, and cache partitioning to minimize cross-core contention and interference patterns that affect the performance, safety criticality and certifiability of multi-core systems. These features enable avionics systems developers to address issues that could impact the safety, performance and integrity of a software airborne system executing on Multi-Core Processors (MCP), as specified by the Certification Authorities Software Team (CAST) in its Position Paper CAST-32A for Multi-core Processors.

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++, and Ada application development. For more information regarding DDC-I products, contact DDC-I at 4545 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/pr2202.

DDC-I Presents Paper at Safety-Critical Systems Symposium 2022

February 7, 2022. Bristol, UK.  DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety-critical applications, today announced that it will present a paper on multicore design considerations and optimization for safety-critical avionics at the Safety-Critical Systems Symposium (SSS’22).  The 30th anniversary Symposium will be held in Bristol, UK from February 8-10 at the Bristol Royal Marriott Hotel and blended online as a live-streamed event through the SCSC website and the Whova application.

The Safety-Critical Systems Symposium comprises three days of live presented papers, including keynote presentations and submitted papers, with a 30-year retrospective and 30-year look ahead. There will also be an evening session on the Wednesday with additional talks. The Symposium is for all of those in the field of systems safety, including engineers, managers, consultants, students, researchers and regulators. It offers wide-ranging coverage of current safety topics with a focus on industrial experience, includes recent developments in the field and progress reports from the SCSC Working Groups, and covers all safety-related sectors including aerospace, defense, health, highways, marine, nuclear and rail.

“We are excited to be part of the 30th anniversary of the Safety-Critical Systems Symposium and look forward to bringing avionics designers up to speed on the latest developments in multicore technology,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I.  “Our presentation is a must see for avionics developers who want to utilize the latest multicore technology while meeting the worst-case execution requirements defined in the FAA’s CAST-32A position paper for Multi-core Processors. Our Deos SafeMC technology uniquely resolves the CAST-32A multicore objectives, enabling developers to achieve unmatched performance and determinism for safety-critical applications.”

Creating a multi-core platform for safety-critical avionics is the next major step for most avionics manufacturers. While multi-core processors are commonly used in most other markets, the avionics industry has taken years to trust multi-core technologies. Acceptance has been slow due to an avionics system’s stringent safety and deterministic requirements. As a result, years of study have been invested by certification authorities and industry suppliers to identify the issues multi-core processors pose for safety-critical systems. Formalized positions of these efforts are the FAA CAST-32A Positioning Paper, and EASA’s multi-core Certification Review Item (CRI). The crux of these papers (regarding software) focuses on bounding and controlling the interference patterns that exists when processor cores share resources.

This paper, scheduled for Thursday February 10 at 13:05, highlights the challenges of implementing multi-core processors for avionics developers. It will present Deos SafeMC and show how it helps address CAST-32A objectives by utilizing unique operating system features designed for minimizing and bounding contention issues within multi-core environments. Features such as cache partitioning, memory pooling and safe scheduling enable users to configure the memory architecture to minimize cache thrashing and schedule applications across all cores. Together, these capabilities enable developers to employ modern systems that orchestrate software applications such that conflicts over shared resources are minimized and the overall performance advantages of multicore processors can best be utilized.

About Deos

Deos is a safety-critical embedded RTOS that employs patented cache partitioning, memory pools, and safe scheduling to deliver higher CPU utilization than any other certifiable safety-critical COTS RTOS on multi-core processors. First certified to DO-178 DAL A in 1998, Deos provides a FACE™ Conformant Safety Base Profile that features hard real-time response, time and space partitioning, and both ARINC-653 and POSIX interfaces.

SafeMC technology extends Deos’ advanced capabilities to multiple cores, enabling developers of safety-critical systems to achieve best in class multi-core performance without compromising safety-critical task response and guaranteed execution time. SafeMC employs a bound multiprocessing (BMP) extension of the symmetric multiprocessing architecture (SMP), safe scheduling, and cache partitioning to minimize cross-core contention and interference patterns that affect the performance, safety criticality and certifiability of multi-core systems. These features enable avionics systems developers to address issues that could impact the safety, performance and integrity of a software airborne system executing on Multi-Core Processors (MCP), as specified by the Certification Authorities Software Team (CAST) in its Position Paper CAST-32A for Multi-core Processors.

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++, and Ada application development. For more information regarding DDC-I products, contact DDC-I at 4545 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/pr2201.

DDC-I’s Multicore Deos RTOS Powers New Honeywell Anthem Integrated Flight Deck

Safety-critical multicore RTOS gives best-in-class flight deck unprecedented modularity, scalability, and reuse with highest performance per watt

PHOENIX, December 21, 2021.  DDC-I, a leading supplier of safety-critical operating systems and tools, today announced that its DO-178 Deos™ multicore real time operating system (RTOS)  has been selected by Honeywell to host its new Honeywell Anthem cloud-native cockpit system. Deos features such as fine grain cache partitioning, binary modularity, and reusable certification evidence give Honeywell Anthem the ability to set the new gold standard for future flight deck systems.

Larry Miller, Honeywell’s Real Time Operating Systems Chief Engineer, stated, “Deos plays a central role in the Honeywell Anthem Flight Deck. It yields excellent performance on modern, power efficient processors while also offering unique capabilities that give us better control of core-to-core contention. This allows us to meet our safety objectives with deterministic operation while at the same time reducing the worst-case CPU utilization of our applications.  Deos boosts processing performance by implementing fine grained cache partitioning in software rather than hardware, which gives us access to faster and more efficient processors. As a result, the Honeywell Anthem system enjoys a compelling advantage in throughput per watt over other competitive offerings. In addition, Deos’ capabilities promote software modularity and binary reuse, which reduces our verification and validation complexity and lowers our certification cost, thereby reducing the effort needed to reapply Honeywell Anthem from one aircraft type to the next. We have decades of experience using Deos in numerous safety-critical Honeywell products, and it has a strong technical pedigree.”

Honeywell Anthem is an always-on, cloud-connected cockpit system that improves autonomy, flight efficiency, operations, safety, and comfort. Anthem’s flight deck combines unprecedented connectivity with an intuitive smart-phone-like interface, crystal clear 2k display and modern aesthetics comparable to those in the high-end automotive market. With a few finger swipes, pilots or operators, whether in the cockpit or on their device at home, can reconfigure screens and information and customize the layout of digital displays within the cockpit just like they would on their personal smart device.

“DDC-I’s Deos is a mature, robust DO-178C DAL A verified avionics platform that has already flown for millions of hours in Honeywell systems aboard commercial air transport, business jet, military aircraft and helicopters,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “We are excited to have been selected by Honeywell for this next generation of flight deck systems. Advanced features like multicore capabilities that address CAST-32A objectives, low-jitter deterministic operation, and reusable certification evidence make Deos the perfect safety-critical environment for developing, certifying, and deploying advanced avionics systems like Anthem.”

Deos is a safety-critical embedded RTOS that employs patented cache partitioning, memory pools, and safe scheduling to deliver higher CPU utilization than any other certifiable safety-critical COTS RTOS on multi-core processors. First certified to DO-178 DAL A in 1998, Deos provides a FACE™ Conformant Safety Base and Safety Extended Profiles that features hard real-time response, time and space partitioning, and Rate Monotonic, ARINC-653 and POSIX interfaces.

SafeMC technology extends Deos’ advanced capabilities to multiple cores, enabling developers of safety-critical systems to achieve best in class multi-core performance without compromising safety critical task response and guaranteed execution time. SafeMC employs a bound multiprocessing (BMP) extension of the symmetric multiprocessing architecture (SMP), safe scheduling, and cache partitioning to minimize cross-core contention and interference patterns that affect the performance, safety criticality and certifiability of multi-core systems. These features enable avionics systems developers to address issues that could impact the safety, performance and integrity of a software airborne system as specified by the Certification Authorities Software Team (CAST) in its Position Paper CAST-32A for Multi-core Processors.

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++, and Ada application development. For more information regarding DDC-I products, contact DDC-I at 4545 E. Shea Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85028; phone (602) 275-7172; fax (602) 252-6054; e-mail sales@ddci.com or visit https://www.ddci.com/pr2113.

 

DDC-I Announces Deos Multicore Platform for Jacinto 7 Developers Targeting High Assurance Aerospace Market

Phoenix, AZ – November 17, 2021 – DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety-critical applications, today announced that it will port its Deos DO-178C safety-critical real-time operating system to Texas Instruments’ Jacinto™ 7 family of processors. Jacinto 7 processors running Deos™ provide an ideal platform for developing, deploying and certifying DO-178C avionics software with the most demanding I/O, networking, and control requirements.

The Jacinto 7 processor family features a heterogeneous architecture optimized for control node and intelligent sensor applications. Featuring Arm® Cortex®-A72 cores and a mix of fixed and floating-point DSP cores, Jacinto 7 processors are also equipped with matrix multiplication accelerators for machine learning, integrated ISP and vision processing. While primarily intended for automotive and industrial applications, the Jacinto 7 processor family’s integrated feature set also makes it an excellent choice for avionics systems.

“Jacinto 7 processors provide a unique blend of high performance multicore computing, co-processing and versatile I/O that make it superb for avionics applications requiring data fusion, array processing, and other advanced control and sensor functionality,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “Deos cache partitioning, time/space partitioning, and system redundancy features allow avionics developers to take full advantage of the Jacinto 7 processors’ multicore computing, I/O, coprocessing, and security features while reducing worst-case execution time to achieve the highest level of safety-critical operation.”

Deos is a safety-critical embedded RTOS that uses patented technology to deliver the highest possible CPU utilization on multi-core processors, including a broad range of Arm®-based processors and cores. First certified to DO-178 DAL A in 1998, Deos features hard real-time response, time and space partitioning, ARINC-653 and POSIX interfaces, all in a FACE™ Conformant Safety Extended and Safety Base Profiles. With an emphasis on multicore applications, Deos scales well in the gamut of avionics applications, from highly deterministic deeply embedded FADECs (Full Authority Digital Engine Control) and flight controls to complex high throughput displays and mission computers.

DDC-I’s SafeMC™ technology extends Deos’ advanced capabilities to multiple cores, enabling developers of safety-critical systems to achieve best in class multi-core performance without compromising safety-critical task response and guaranteed execution time. SafeMC employs a bound multiprocessing (BMP) architecture, safe scheduling, and cache partitioning to minimize cross-core contention and interference patterns that affect the performance, safety criticality and certifiability of multi-core systems. Together with Deos’ unique redundancy features, avionics systems developers can develop highly robust systems using Multi-Core Processors (MCP), as specified by the Certification Authorities Software Team (CAST).

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++, and Ada application development. For more information regarding DDC-I products, contact DDC-I at 4545 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/pr2112.

VLAB Works and DDC-I Announce Virtual Software Platform for NXP T2080 QDS Board

Austin TX, and Phoenix, AZ – November 9th 2021 – ASTC’s VLAB Works and DDC-I today announced the availability of a new T2080 QDS VLAB Virtual Machine for Development and Test (VLAB VDM), running DDC-I’s Deos™ DO-178C avionics operating system on a range of IT host platforms, such as Desktop PCs, Servers and Cloud. The T2080 QDS VLAB VDM provides a software-only representation of the popular NXP T2080 QDS hardware board that runs the same unmodified software as the physical board and is now available for licensing from VLAB Works. It can run either standalone as a virtual machine or in conjunction with advanced VLAB user tools.

VLAB Works and DDC-I have collaborated to validate seamless Deos operation on this new platform. This integration effort has enabled unmodified software builds running Deos on VLAB VDM’s for development and test convenience, before moving the same binary to hardware for final validation and product deployment.

“Working within a purely virtual environment in VLAB and on your IT host infrastructure frees designers from the constraints of embedded hardware-based software development, enabling continuous development, debug, integration and test of target compiled software from any location,” said Ross Dickson, Global Product Manager for VLAB. “Easy platform maintenance and scalability of virtualization and test performance are provided along with the capability for multi-board and system-level extensions in a software-only environment. With VLAB your digital twin can be binary compatible.”

“Our Deos safety-critical RTOS  running atop VLAB is ideal for avionics developers targeting the NXP T2080 QDS hardware who want to accelerate the development process with a binary compatible virtual platform,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “The platform has everything avionics designers need to develop, simulate, and test production code hosted on Deos prior to final validation and deployment on the target hardware.”

VLAB supports the T2080 QDS with:

  • Choice of VLAB user environments to suit your needs, from standalone configurations, to a full development IDE with a suite of user tools, to batch mode supporting parallel, continuous integration testing.
  • Fully scriptable environment for workflow automation providing compatibility with automation frameworks including Jenkins, Git Labs, and others.
  • Scalable test and validation infrastructure via operational IT or cloud resources rather than single use capital intensive embedded hardware.
  • Advanced non-intrusive software analysis tools including code profiling, tracing, and coverage (statement, function, branch & MC/DC), optimization, and many more. Connection to 3rd party tools including debuggers, co-simulation environments, system analyzers, system simulations, hardware in the loop test benches, and more.
  • Fault injection frameworks enabling fault isolation and recovery testing and enabling corner case testing via direct branch manipulation.

Deos is a safety-critical embedded RTOS that employs patented cache partitioning, memory pools, and safe scheduling to deliver higher CPU utilization than any other certifiable safety-critical COTS RTOS on multi-core processors. First certified to DO-178 DAL A in 1998, Deos provides a FACE™ Conformant Safety Extended and Safety Base Profiles that features hard real-time response, time and space partitioning, and both ARINC-653 and POSIX interfaces.

SafeMC™ technology extends Deos’ advanced capabilities to multiple cores, enabling developers of safety-critical systems to achieve best in class multi-core performance without compromising safety-critical task response and guaranteed execution time. SafeMC employs a bound multiprocessing (BMP) extension of the symmetric multiprocessing architecture (SMP), safe scheduling, and cache partitioning to minimize cross-core contention and interference patterns that affect the performance, safety criticality and certifiability of multi-core systems. These features enable avionics systems developers to address issues that could impact the safety, performance and integrity of a software airborne system executing on Multi-Core Processors (MCP), as specified by the Certification Authorities Software Team (CAST) in its Position Paper CAST-32A for Multi-core Processors.

 

VLAB Works is an ASTC Pty Ltd company – our core mission is to reduce the barriers to the broader application of modeling, simulation, and all-in-software product prototyping, providing new alternatives to traditional industry development tools and methodologies. With VLAB, companies can significantly reduce the complexity and cost of adoption and application of these technologies in their internal development operations. Additionally, VLAB customers can significantly reduce the cost of support to their own customers and partners in the design ecosystem. This end-to-end value proposition of VLAB to the entire development process helps companies achieve greater return on investment.

For more information on VLAB and VLAB Virtual Platforms, please see www.vlabworks.com or contact sales@vlabworks.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++, and Ada application development. For more information regarding DDC-I products, contact DDC-I at 4545 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/pr2111.