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DDC-I Announces Safety-Critical Deos RTOS for Mercury’s ROCK-2 OpenVPX Mission Computing & Avionics Architecture

Save time and money developing and certifying high-performance multi-core mission-critical computers to DO-178

 

Phoenix, AZ – June 25, 2019 – DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety-critical applications today announced the Deos DO-178 safety-critical real-time operating system (RTOS) compatibility with Mercury’s ROCK-2 mission computing architecture. Compute solutions based on the ROCK-2 architecture running Deos RTOS greatly simplifies the flight-safety certification process of mission-critical computers to reduce program risk, while saving cost and time.

The ROCK-2 architecture features BuiltSAFE™ technology, bringing the highest level of flight-safety assurance to aerospace and defense applications. BuiltSAFE is an open systems-compliant, 3U OpenVPX™ form factor that is fully compatible with the Sensor Open Systems Architecture (SOSA). Together, ROCK-2 and BuiltSAFE™ offer customers an extensive portfolio of interoperable NXP® and multi-core Intel® based processing hardware, software, networking, datalink, graphics and I/O building blocks with supporting flight-safety certification artifacts, so their solutions can be deployed quickly with less program and schedule risk, and at a lower total cost of ownership than traditional systems. From design to full product support, the included reusable DAL artifacts simplify the flight-safety certification process for both hardware (DO-254) and software (DO-178B/C) for greater program velocity with reduced risk.

“Deos’ time and space partitioning, SafeMC multicore technology, and IOI deterministic data distribution service are a perfect fit for ROCK-2’s modular, multi-slot, multi-partitioned hardware architecture,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “Deos makes it easy for avionics designers to take full advantage of ROCK-2 multiprocessing, whether it be multiple cores on a single module, or multiple processors spanning several modules.”

“ROCK-2 based solutions running Deos provide a flexible, reusable platform that delivers best-in-class processing with extensive I/O, networking, and multi-media capabilities,” said Ike Song, Mercury’s Vice President and General Manager for Mercury’s Mission Systems group. “Our customers now have an affordable, high-performance COTS platform with which to develop their highly converged mission and avionics processing solutions with, a platform which delivers an accelerated and low risk path to flight safety certification.”

Deos is a field proven, safety-critical, avionics RTOS that is used to host 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, engine management, and many more.  Built from the ground up for safety-critical applications, Deos is the only certifiable time- and space-partitioned COTS RTOS created using RTCA DO-178, Level 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. DDC-I’s SafeMC™ technology extends DDC-I’ s advanced time and space partitioning capabilities to multiple cores, enabling developers of safety-critical systems to achieve best in class multicore performance without compromising safety-critical task response and guaranteed execution times.

 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 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/pr1908.

 Mercury Systems – Innovation That Matters®

Mercury Systems is a leading commercial provider of secure sensor and safety-critical processing subsystems. Optimized for customer and mission success, Mercury’s solutions power a wide variety of critical defense and intelligence programs. Headquartered in Andover, Mass., Mercury is pioneering a next-generation defense electronics business model specifically designed to meet the industry’s current and emerging technology needs. To learn more, visit www.mrcy.com and follow us on Twitter.

 

 

DDC-I and wolfSSL Announce Availability of wolfSSL 4.0 Embedded SSL Library for Deos Safety-Critical RTOS

Brings secure, lightweight, encrypted FIPS 140-2-certified communications to DO-178 avionics applications running Deos real-time operating system

Phoenix, AZ and Edmonds, WA – May 9, 2019 – DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety-critical applications, and wolfSSL, a leading provider of TLS cryptography, today announced the availability of version 4.0 of the wolfSSL embedded SSL library and products for DDC-I’s Deos DO-178 safety-critical real-time operating system. The Deos RTOS equipped with wolfSSL 4.0 enables avionics developers to quickly add secure, encrypted, FIPS 140-2-certified data transport communications capabilities to their avionics systems.

The wolfSSL embedded SSL library is a lightweight, portable, C language-based SSL/TLS library targeted at embedded and RTOS environments and therefore well suited for connected avionics applications. Featuring FIPS 140-2 certified cryptography, the compact library supports industry standards up to TLS 1.3 and DTLS 1.2, is up to 20 times smaller than OpenSSL, offers a simple API, provides an OpenSSL compatibility layer, and includes OCSP and CRL support.

“WolfSSL and Deos bring trusted, military-grade security to connected commercial and military aircraft,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “Advanced safety-critical features like time/space partitioning and the ability to support multiple isolated TCP/IP stacks make Deos an excellent platform for deploying avionics applications that utilize wolfSSL capabilities like secure boot, FIPS 140-2 crypto Internet technologies.”

“We look forward to working with DDC-I to offer our joint customers an integrated platform that features best-in-class RTOS and security,” said Larry Stefonic, CEO and Founder at wolfSSL. “Avionics developers now have a flexible, compact, economical, high-performance COTS platform for quickly delivering enhanced, secure communications that can be readily certified to DO-178.”

DDC-I’s Deos is a field proven, safety-critical, avionics RTOS that is used to host 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, engine management, and many more.  Built from the ground up for safety-critical applications, Deos 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’ 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 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 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/pr1907.

About wolfSSL 
wolfSSL focuses on providing lightweight and embedded security solutions with an emphasis on speed, size, portability, features, and standards compliance. Dual licensed to cater to a diversity of users ranging from hobbyists to the user with commercial needs, we are happy to help our customers and community in any way we can. Our products are open source, giving customers the freedom to look under the hood. Our wolfSSL embedded TLS library is the first commercial release of TLS 1.3 in the world. For more information on wolfSSL products, please visit wolfSSL.com.

DDC-I Debuts Multicore Integrated DO-178 Display Systems at Army Aviation Mission Solution Summit

Power Architecture and i.MX8 platforms equipped with Deos DO-178 RTOS supporting  3D synthetic vision

BOOTH 936

Nashville, TN – April 12, 2019.  DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety-critical applications, today announced that it will present a pair of live avionics demonstrations featuring high-end graphics and display capabilities at the Army Aviation Mission Solution Summit, which runs from April 14-16 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel & Convention Center in Nashville, TN. The first, employing a ruggedized Curtiss Wright NXP Power Architecture T2080-based VPX3-152 OpenVPX single-board computer equipped with DDC-I’s safety-critical Deos real-time operating system and CoreAVI OpenGL graphics, supporting 3D synthetic vision utilizing Ensco IData and IDataMap display software. The second demo, featuring an i.MX8 reference platform running Deos and CoreAVI graphics, will showcase high-end display capabilities utilizing Ansys display software.

The annual Army Aviation Mission Solution Summit, sponsored by the Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA), is the only opportunity for the entire Army aviation community to gather in one place at one time focused solely on Army Aviation issues. The summit provides unique opportunities for the community to network, be recognized, have its voice heard, and support our soldiers and their families. Attending the summit will be soldiers (active, National Guard, and reserves), veterans and retirees, special operations, MEDEVAC, and industry leaders in R & D, simulation, acquisition, logistics, training, doctrine, and maintenance. This year’s edition will feature a Hall of Fame Induction Banquet and close with a Soldier Appreciation Dinner Concert featuring Lee Brice and Ryan Weaver.

“We’re excited to be part of the Army Aviation Mission Solution Summit and look forward to demonstrating our integrated safety-critical platform to the Army aviation community,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “ Multicore COTS systems equipped with Deos and advanced display capability 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 field proven, safety-critical, multicore avionics RTOS that is used to host 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, engine management, and many more.  Built from the ground up for safety-critical applications, Deos was the first RTOS certified to DO-178 DAL A, 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 and cache partitioning, which enables it to deliver higher CPU utilization than any other certifiable safety-critical COTS RTOS. Deos is supported on x86, ARM, and PowerPC microprocessors. 

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 4545 E. Shea Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85028; phone (602) 275-7172; fax (602) 252-6054; email sales@ddci.com or visit https://www.ddci.com/pr1906.

DDC-I Showcases Deos DO-178 Safety-Critical Real-Time Operating System at Avionics Expo Europe

BOOTH # A24

Munich, Germany. March 11, 2019.  DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety-critical applications, today announced that it will exhibit at the Avionics Expo Europe from March 12-13 at the MOC Event Center in Munich, Germany. At the show, DDC-I will provide a live demonstration of an integrated safety-critical system running high-end graphics.  Utilizing NAI’s Custom-on-Standard-Architecture, the integrated system will feature DDC-I’s DO-178 Deos real-time operating system running CoreAVI’s safety-critical OpenGL SC-based graphic drivers and ENSCO IData embedded display software.

“DDC-I is at the forefront of interoperability, certification and standardization efforts in the avionics industry, and has been a leading provider of mission- and safety-critical software for over 35 years,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “Our best-in-class DO-178 real-time operating system not only employs advanced partitioning and scheduling technology that enhances performance and safety criticality, but does so with standard protocols and interfaces that enhance software reuse, portability, interoperability.”

DDC-I’s Deos is a field proven, safety-critical, avionics RTOS that is used to host 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, engine management, and many more.  Built from the ground up for safety-critical applications, Deos was the first RTOS certified to DO-178 DAL A, 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.

About Avionics Expo Europe

Avionics Expo is the leading exhibition and conference in Europe for both the commercial and defense sectors, fixed wing and rotorcraft. Attended by airframers, prime contractors, operators, avionics manufacturers, integrators, and a wide range of engineering, software development, and maintenance professionals, this year’s show will highlight EU and US collaboration in SESAR and Next-Gen, which aim to advance Air Traffic Management (ATM) modernization efforts as part of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Global Air Navigation Plan (GANP) and Aviation System Block Upgrade (ASBU) program. For more information visit:   https://www.aerospacetechweek.com/event/avionics-expo/

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 https://www.ddci.com/pr1905.

DDC-I to Offer Training for Avionics Developers Targeting Deos DO-178 Real-Time Operating System

Session to focus on Deos development fundamentals, ARINC 653, and multicore technology

Phoenix, AZ. Feb 28, 2019.  DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety-critical applications, today announced that it will offer a three-day training program for avionics software developers targeting the Deos real-time operating system, with an emphasis on the Deos development process, ARINC 653, and multicore development. The three-day program will be offered at the SpringHill Suites Marriott at DFW Airport in Dallas, TX from March 5-7.

Participants will learn how to install and utilize the DDC-I Development Environment and Deos Application Programming Interface (API) to develop, debug, and build executable programs to run under Deos, including how to define time and space quota requirements, and how to configure, control, and access platform resources.

Having mastered Deos fundamentals, attendees will receive a primer on how ARINC 653 works within the Deos environment. Participants will learn how to define ARINC 653 partitions, how to optimize time frames within those partitions, and how to combine Deos native threads with ARINC 653 partitions. Developers will also learn how to utilize Deos communications services like sampling ports, queues and IOI, and how to configure health monitoring.

The three-day program will also include a session on multicore development. In this segment, participants will receive an overview of DDC-I’s Deos SafeMC multicore technology, including scheduling features, memory model concepts such as fences, memory pools, and cache partitioning, and how to migrate applications from single-core to multi-core systems.

“Avionics developers targeting the Deos real-time operating system will find everything they need to hit the ground running with the industry’s most advanced safety-critical real-time operating system,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “They will also learn how to utilize ARINC653 within the Deos environment and how to take full advantage of our SafeMC multi-core technology.”

About Deos

Deos is a field proven, safety-critical, avionics RTOS that is used to host 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, engine management, and many more.  Built from the ground up for safety-critical applications, Deos was the first

RTOS certified to DO-178 DAL A 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 product development. Deos features deterministic real-time response as well as time and space partitioning. Deos also features patented slack scheduling and cache partitioning, which enables it to deliver higher CPU utilization than any other certifiable safety-critical COTS RTOS.

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 https://www.ddci.com/pr1904

DDC-I to Exhibit at Aero India 2019

Bengaluru, India. February 20, 2019.  DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety-critical applications, today announced that it will exhibit at the Aero India show from February 20-24 in Bengaluru, India at the Yelahanka Air Force Station. DDC-I will join its regional embedded systems distributor, Embedded Software Development Systems (ESDS), in their booth (Hall F, Space # 3.1 ) to showcase DDC-I’s Deos real-time operating system, the industry’s most advanced DO-178 certifiable safety-critical RTOS for avionics applications.

“We’re excited to be part of Air India and look forward to working with ESDS to deliver best-in-class safety-critical software solutions to aircraft manufacturers targeting the burgeoning India defense and civil aviation markets,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “DDC-I has been a pioneer in providing mission- and safety-critical software to the military and aerospace industry for over 35 years and will continue to provide that leadership on a worldwide basis.”

Deos is a field proven, safety-critical, avionics RTOS that is used to host 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, engine management, and many more.  Built from the ground up for safety-critical applications, Deos was the first

RTOS certified to DO-178 DAL A 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 product development. Deos features deterministic real-time response as well as time and space partitioning. Deos also features patented slack scheduling and cache partitioning, which enables it to deliver higher CPU utilization than any other certifiable safety-critical COTS RTOS.

Aero India is a biennial air show and aviation exhibition held in Bengaluru, India at the Yelahanka Air Force Station. Founded in 1996, Aero India is the premier aerospace and aviation exhibition in the region. The show’s 2019 tagline, “The Runway to a Billion Opportunities”, was created to communicate India’s value proposition in addressing immense opportunities in the global defense and civil aerospace industry, where India is an emerging hub. For more information on Air India https://aeroindia.gov.in/Aero-India

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 https://www.ddci.com/pr1903.

DDC-I, Core Avionics & Industrial and North Atlantic Industries Partner to Deliver High-Performance Safety-Critical DO-178C Display Solutions for Avionics

FACE Consortium Member Meeting, Scottsdale, AZ – January 29, 2019. DDC-I today announced it is working with Core Avionics & Industrial (CoreAVI), Arm, and North Atlantic Industries (NAI) to deliver an integrated safety-critical display and GPU computing solution designed for next-generation avionics systems. The smart display solution, utilizing the Arm®Cortex®-A53 multicore processor on AMD’s E9171 GPU, integrates the Deos DO-178 real-time operating system with CoreAVI’s newest safety-critical VkCore SC Vulkan®-based driver suite and VkCoreGL SC OpenGL®-based graphics and video libraries, all deployed on NAI’s 3U, single-slot OpenVPX singe-board computers. The integrated platform gives avionics OEMs a high-performance embedded platform for developing and deploying complex 2D/3D graphics and advanced streaming video in a scalable, DO-254/DO-178C package that is certifiable to Design Assurance Level (DAL) A.

“Arm has significant expertise in functional safety across automotive and industrial markets, where we continue to lead the way in advanced safety compute,” said Neil Stroud, director of technology strategy, Embedded & Automotive Line of Business, Arm. “Alongside DDC-I, CoreAVI, and North Atlantic Industries, we will apply this expertise to our mutual customers to deliver a best-in-class Arm-based avionics platform with safety-critical RTOS and OpenGL graphics.”

“Deos with SafeMC multicore technology provides advanced facilities like safe scheduling and cache partitioning that enable avionics OEMs to take full advantage of the high-performance multicore processing capabilities that Cortex-A53 brings,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “It also provides a time- and space-partitioned architecture that makes it ideal for hosting avionics display applications utilizing CoreAVI Safety Critical OpenGL libraries. Now, avionics developers can hit the ground running with a COTS avionics display platform that is fully integrated and ready to certify to DO-178C DAL A.”

“CoreAVI’s DO-178C DAL A certifiable Vulkan-based drivers and OpenGL SC-based libraries provides our avionics customers with the state-of-the-art graphics and compute capabilities that the newest generation of applications require,” added Dan Joncas, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at CoreAVI. “We’re excited to collaborate on this innovative joint solution with DDC-I, ARM, and NAI to provide our customers with a platform that unlocks the best performance possible using the latest graphics processors for avionics from CoreAVI.”

“Our highly-integrated, 3U, single-slot, OpenVPX 68GP2 single-board computers are certifiable to DO-254 DAL A and offer avionics OEMs the latest AMD E9171 and Xilinx Quad Core Arm Cortex-A53 Zynq Ultrascale+ SoC technology,” said Lino Massafra, vice president of sales and marketing at NAI. “CoreAVI’s and DDC-I’s DO-178C DAL A certifiable VkCore SC, OpenGL SC and Deos running on the 68GP2 meets the most demanding video processing requirements with the least SWaP-C”. “We look forward to working with the best-in-class video, processor and OS suppliers!”

The Arm Cortex-A53 is a high-performance, low-power 64-bit multicore processor that features one to four cores and is based on the Arm®v8-A architecture. Utilized by leading CPU and SoC manufacturers such as NXP and Xilinx, the Cortex-A53 is backward compatible with the 32-bit Arm architecture and provides up to 64 kbytes of L1 cache and 2 Mbytes of L2 cache. The multicore processor features DSP and NEON SIMD extensions, a VFPv4 floating point unit for each core, hardware virtualization support, and Arm®TrustZone® security extensions.

DDC-I’s Deos is a field proven, safety-critical, avionics RTOS that is used to host 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, engine management, and many more.  Built from the ground up for safety-critical applications, Deos was the first RTOS certified to DO-178 DAL A 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 and cache partitioning, which enables it to deliver higher CPU utilization than any other certifiable safety-critical COTS RTOS. Deos is supported on x86, Arm, and PowerPC microprocessors. 

CoreAVI’s VKCore SC driver suites and VkCoreGL SC application libraries are certifiable to DO-178C DAL A, and the VkCoreGL SC libraries are FACE-aligned. VkCore SC drivers support multi-threading, multiple partitions, Hypervisor Multicore, mixed DAL and virtualized graphics, context management, integrated video capture, and GPU security. All CoreAVI drivers are designed and developed from the ground up to enhance safety, reliability and security and have a high technology readiness level.

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; email sales@ddci.com or visit https://www.ddci.com/pr1902.

About Core Avionics & Industrial Inc.

Core Avionics & Industrial Inc. (“CoreAVI”​), a Channel One company, is a global leader in providing products and services designed to enable complete solutions for safety critical applications. A supplier of real-time and safety-critical graphics and video drivers, compute drivers, “program ready”​ embedded graphics processors, and DO-254/ED-80 certifiable COTS hardware IP, CoreAVI’s suite of products enables commercial GPUs, SoC components, and COTS hardware designs to meet the requirements of long-term high-reliability and safety-critical embedded systems with long-term support.  CoreAVI’s products may be purchased with certification data kits for the most stringent levels of RTCA DO-254/DO-178C and EUROCAE ED-80/ED-12C.  www.coreavi.com/.

About NAI

NAI is a specialized provider of embedded electronics, power supplies and computing for sense & response-intensive, military and aerospace applications. We accelerate our clients’ time-to-mission with a unique approach based on our Configurable Open Systems 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 our 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.

DDC-I Cosponsors January 29 FACE™ Consortium F2F Meeting with North Atlantic Industries and CoreAVI

Scottsdale, AZ. January 25, 2019.  DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety-critical applications, today announced that it will join with North Atlantic Industries and CoreAVI in co-sponsoring the January 29 FACE Consortium F2F meeting. The meeting, which drives the latest FACE standardization efforts, will be held from January 29-31 at the Scottsdale Plaza Hotel in Scottsdale, AZ.

“DDC-I has been a pioneer in providing mission- and safety-critical software to the military and aerospace industry for over 35 years and continues to provide that leadership in helping drive FACE standardization efforts and offer FACE-aligned RTOS solutions and integrated systems,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “Like FACE, our safety-critical DO-178 RTOS solutions have been crafted from the ground up for reuse and binary portability, from the microkernel architecture to industry standard software interfaces.”

DDC-I will share keynote duties with fellow co-sponsors NAI and CoreAVI, focusing on FACE requirements and implementation for safety-critical real-time operating systems. DDC-I will also join its fellow co-sponsors in providing a live demonstration of an integrated FACE-aligned safety-critical system running high-end graphics.  Utilizing NAI’s Custom-on-Standard-Architecture™ (COSA®), the integrated system will feature DDC-I’s DO-178 Deos real-time operating system running CoreAVI’s safety-critical OpenGL SC-based graphic drivers and ENSCO IData embedded display software.

Deos is a safety-critical embedded RTOS that employs patented slack scheduling, memory pools, and cache partitioning to deliver higher CPU utilization than any other certifiable safety-critical COTS RTOS. First certified to DO-178 DAL A in 1998, Deos provides a FACE 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 multicore performance without compromising safety-critical task response and guaranteed execution time.

About The Open Group FACE Consortium

The Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE™) Consortium, a consortium of The Open Group, is an aviation-focused professional group made up of U.S. industry suppliers, customers and users. The FACE Consortium provides a vendor-neutral forum for industry and the U.S. government to work together to develop and consolidate the open standards, best practices, guidance documents and business models necessary to achieve these results. For more information visit: www.opengroup.org/face.

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 https://www.ddci.com/pr1901.

DDC-I Teams with TTTech to Bring Time-Triggered Ethernet and ARINC 664 Communications to Deos-Hosted DO-178 Avionics Applications

Phoenix, AZ – December 16, 2018.  DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety-critical applications, today announced the integration of its safety-critical Deos real-time operating system with TTTech’s PMC- and XMC-based TTEEnd System A664 Rugged cards. The integrated solution brings ruggedized, redundant, switched, real-time, deterministic Ethernet and ARINC 664 communications to DO-178 avionics systems running the Deos operating system.

“We are pleased to be working with TTTech to offer our avionics customers a ruggedized, safety-critical, real-time communications solution,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “TTTech’s End System solutions give avionics applications hosted on the Deos real-time operating system the ability to communicate in a reliable, secure, high-speed fashion using standard Ethernet, ARINC 664 or SAE AS6802 traffic classes”.

The TTEEnd System A664 Rugged is an end system that provides real-time Ethernet communications between an embedded computer and TTEthernet switches for redundant channels in a safety-critical system. Equipped with three 10/100/1000 Mbit/sec Ethernet P14 rear I/O ports running at full duplex speeds, the conduction cooled board is designed to withstand the harshest conditions.

“Combining the deterministic network time and space partitioning features of TTEthernet with the ARINC 653 Deos operating system on a certifiable state-of-the-art avionics platform  simplifies system integration”, added Christian Fidi, Director of Product Management at TTTech Aerospace.

The TTEEnd System A664 Rugged supports three Ethernet traffic classes, all operating in parallel on one physical infrastructure: standard Ethernet (IEEE 802.3), rate-constrained (ARINC 664 p7) and time-triggered (SAE AS6802). Available in PMC and XMC form factors, the board is fully implemented in hardware, enabling it to provide deterministic IP/UDP communications for critical traffic while offloading the host CPU. The board features fixed latency and transmission jitter in the sub-microsecond range and unmatched bandwidth efficiency while maintaining full determinism (up to 95 % utilization of available network bandwidth).

Deos is a safety-critical embedded RTOS that was first certified to DO-178 DAL A in 1998. Featuring deterministic real-time response, the time- and space-partitioned RTOS employs patented slack scheduling, memory pools, and cache partitioning to deliver higher CPU utilization than any other certifiable safety-critical COTS RTOS. Deos provides the easiest, lowest cost path of any COTS RTOS to DO-178 Level A certification, the highest level of safety criticality.

DDC-I’s SafeMC™ technology extends DDC-I’ s advanced time and space partitioning capabilities to multiple cores, enabling developers of safety-critical systems to achieve best in class multicore performance without compromising safety-critical task response and guaranteed execution times. SafeMC’s safe scheduling, memory pools, and cache partitioning technology help developers manage the execution of tasks and the configuration of multicore hardware in a way that makes it easy to manage high-level and low-level interference patterns, isolate detrimental sources of contention, and alleviate resource bottlenecks. The result is enhanced determinism and increased CPU utilization for safety-critical applications spanning one or more cores.

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 symbolic debugger. Also included is a virtual target hardware development tool, QEMU (Quick EMUlator), that 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 https://www.ddci.com/pr1808.

DDC-I Announces First Partitioned DO-178C Safety-Critical Multicore COTS RTOS for NXP i.MX 8QuadMax Multimedia Applications Processor

Deos RTOS brings high-speed i.MX 8 multicore, multi-display, multimedia processing to DO-178 safety-critical avionics applications

Phoenix, AZ – October 30, 2018.  DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety-critical applications, today announced the first partitioned DO-178C multicore commercial off the shelf (COTS) real-time operating system (RTOS) for the NXP i.MX 8QuadMax Applications Processor, with verification evidence to Design Assurance Level A. NXP i.MX 8QuadMax processors running Deos™ make an excellent platform for developing, deploying and certifying DO-178C avionics software with the most demanding I/O, networking, control, multimedia, and display requirements.

“Many of the same attributes that make the i.MX 8QuadMax an optimal ecockpit platform for automotive applications and an ideal machine vision platform for industrial control and automation applications make it equally attractive for a multitude of DO-178C avionics applications requiring performance graphics and/or synthetic vision,” said Ron Martino, vice president i.MX applications processors product line at NXP. “We are pleased to be working with DDC-I to offer our joint avionics customers a world-class multicore safety-critical RTOS platform for our i.MX 8QuadMax Application Processors.”

“NXP’s i.MX 8QuadMax provides a unique blend of high performance multicore computing, integrated multimedia processing and versatile I/O that makes it ideal for avionics applications requiring data fusion, synthetic vision, graphics and other advanced control and cockpit functionality,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “Deos cache partitioning, memory pools and time/space partitioning allow avionics developers to take full advantage of the i.MX 8’s multicore computing, I/O, imaging, graphics and security features while reducing worst-case execution time to achieve the highest level of safety-critical operation.”

The i.MX 8QuaMax applications processor is a feature- and performance-scalable multi-core platform that combines a pair of Cortex-A72 cores with four Cortex-A53 cores and two Cortex M4F cores. Featuring dual graphics processing units and an integrated digital signal processor, the i.MX8 QuadMax is ideal for advanced compute-intensive graphics, imaging, machine vision, audio, voice, video, and safety-critical applications. The i.MX 8QuadMax features video encode/decode, MIPI-DSI, HDMI and parallel display interfaces with resolutions of up to 4k x 1024, and integrated MIPI-CSI, HDMI, and parallel camera interfaces. The i.MX 8QuadMax also features built-in security capabilities, integrated power management, and a variety of I/O interfaces, including Ethernet, CAN, USB 3.0, SPI, and I2C.

Deos is a safety-critical embedded RTOS that was first certified to DO-178 DAL A in 1998. Featuring deterministic real-time response, the time- and space- partitioned RTOS employs patented slack scheduling, memory pools, and cache partitioning to deliver higher CPU utilization than any other certifiable safety-critical COTS RTOS. Deos provides the easiest, lowest cost path of any COTS RTOS to DO-178 Level A certification, the highest level of safety criticality.

DDC-I’s SafeMC™ technology extends DDC-I’ s advanced time and space partitioning capabilities to multiple cores, enabling developers of safety-critical systems to achieve best in class multicore performance without compromising safety-critical task response and guaranteed execution times. SafeMC’s safe scheduling, memory pools, and cache partitioning technology help developers manage the execution of tasks and the configuration of multicore hardware in a way that makes it easy to manage high-level and low-level interference patterns, isolate detrimental sources of contention, and alleviate resource bottlenecks. The result is enhanced determinism and increased CPU utilization for safety-critical applications spanning one or more cores.

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 symbolic debugger. Also included is a virtual target hardware development tool, QEMU (Quick EMUlator), that 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 https://www.ddci.com/pr1807.