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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

About DDC-I, Inc.

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

About NAI

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

DDC-I Announces Industry Leading SafeMC Technology For Deos Safety-Critical RTOS on Multicore Processors

Delivers maximum performance while ensuring safety-critical execution and bounded response times across multiple processing cores

Phoenix, AZ. November 14, 2016. DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety-critical applications, today announced the release of its industry leading SafeMC™ Technology for Deos safety critical real-time operating system on multicore processors. SafeMC enables developers of safety-critical systems utilizing multicore processors to achieve best in class multiprocessor performance without compromising safety-critical task response and guaranteed execution times.

“The worst-case response and guaranteed execution time requirements of safety-critical applications make it very difficult for developers to take advantage of the performance potential of today’s multicore processors unless the underlying operating system has multicore specific enabling technology,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “SafeMC gives users the configurability they need to bound the non-deterministic nature of multicore processors. It also allows developers to boost system performance by providing advanced partitioning and scheduling facilities that reduce resource contention and deliver increased multicore CPU utilization without compromising worst-case response.”

Today’s high-performance multicore CPUs are designed to optimize average-case execution times, which maximizes overall system throughput. However, these optimizations often come at the expense of worst-case execution time. In a multicore system, contention for shared resources such as L2 cache and the memory subsystem increases not only worst-case execution time, but also the spread between average and worst-case execution. Unfortunately, safety-critical developers must budget for worst-case outcomes, even though those outcomes may be rare. The net result is tremendous underutilization of CPU performance, as the CPU time budgeted for worst-case scenarios generally goes to waste. DDC-I’s SafeMC Technology allows system developers to minimize the effects of the multicore processor hardware through its safe scheduling and advanced partitioning capabilities.

SafeMC technology enables developers to manage the execution of tasks and the configuration of multiprocessor hardware in a way that makes it easy to isolate detrimental sources of multicore contention and alleviate multicore bottlenecks. The result is enhanced determinism and increased CPU utilization for safety-critical applications spanning one or more cores.

SafeMC’s patented cache partitioning and memory pools facilitate a fine-grained layout of physical RAM that minimizes cache effects on safety critical task execution times. With memory pools, developers can allocate RAM to specific processes or groups of processes. This ensures that all RAM allocated to a given process uses the same collection of cache sets, and that those sets are independent of the cache sets used by other processes, thereby eliminating cache interference between processes on the same or multiple cores.

SafeMC’s multicore scheduling enables developers to minimize the non-deterministic interference that can occur between arbitrary sets of processes executing concurrently on multiple cores. It also allows system integrators to choose optimal scheduling algorithms (i.e., ARINC 653, POSIX, or Rate Monotonic Scheduling) in user specified time slices for groups of processes executing on multiple cores. Developers can allocate processes and process groups across one or more cores, and specify the associated scheduling algorithm and execution time window for each process and group, all to limit interference effects among tasks.

SafeMC also extends DDC-I’s patented slack scheduling technology to multiple cores. Slack scheduling takes advantage of the fact that the average thread execution time is typically much shorter than the worst-case execution time. For those threads where the actual execution time is less than worst-case budgeted time, Deos reclaims the unused time and makes it available to other slack-enabled threads, thereby boosting overall system performance.

“All of the advanced protection, partitioning, and scheduling capabilities that have made Deos a best-in-class safety-critical RTOS for single-processor applications are now available to designers of DO-178 certifiable multicore systems,” noted Greg Rose. “With DDC-I’s SafeMC technology, designers can now quickly configure multi-core systems running Deos to deliver maximum performance and resource utilization while reducing worst-case response times in a way that meets the most demanding safety critical requirements.”

More on Deos
Deos is an embedded RTOS that has been used in hundreds of safety-critical avionics applications on commercial and military aircraft. Certified to DO-178B DAL A since 1998, the time and space partitioned RTOS features deterministic real-time response and employs patented “slack scheduling” to deliver higher CPU utilization than any other certifiable safety-critical COTS RTOS. Deos is built from the ground up for safety-critical applications, and is the only certifiable time and space partitioned COTS RTOS that has been created using RTCA DO-178B, Level A processes from the very first day of its product development. Deos also provides the easiest, lowest cost path of any COTS RTOS to DO-178B Level 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 4600 E. Shea Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85028; phone (602) 275-7172; fax (602) 252-6054; e-mail sales@ddci.com or visit http://www.ddci.com/pr1607.

DDC-I to Exhibit Best-In-Class Safety-Critical Deos RTOS at SAE 2016 Aerospace Systems & Technology Conference

Phoenix, AZ. September 12, 2016. DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission-and safety-critical applications, today announced that it will be exhibiting at the SAE Aerospace Systems & Technology Conference (ASTC) from September 27-30 in Hartford, CT. The exhibit (Booth #13) will showcase DDC-I’s Deos real-time operating system, the industry’s most advanced DO-178-certifiable safety-critical RTOS for avionics applications.

“The ASTC provides an excellent venue for sharing best practices, products, technology, and solutions among engineers, engineering managers, and contractors in the avionics industry,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “We look forward to demonstrating our best in class safety-critical RTOS, tools and certification services, as well as giving partners and customers insight into future product, service and integration roadmaps.”

The SAE 2016 Aerospace Systems and Technology Conference (ASTC) combines the strength of the SAE Power Systems Conference (PSC) and Aerospace Electronics and Avionics Systems Conference (AEAS) with tracks for unmanned systems and systems engineering.

The ASTC provides an open technical forum for aerospace systems professionals working in avionics, power systems, propulsion, safety, systems engineering, unmanned systems, V/STOL aircraft and transformative flight to gather valuable technical knowledge, insight, and information on emerging and applied technologies in commercial, military, and unmanned aviation.

Keynote presentations, panel discussions, and technical sessions will highlight the event, catering to the aerospace technical community, government, and research personnel. The event will provide an invaluable opportunity for attendees to renew and develop important business relationships within the international aerospace industry. Attendees will interact directly with the event organizers and technical leaders from Boeing, Airbus, GE, NASA, U.S. Air Force, Honeywell, Pratt & Whitney/UTAS, Rolls-Royce, Sikorsky, and many others.

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

About DDC-I, Inc.
DDC-I, Inc. is a global supplier of real-time operating systems, software development tools, custom software development services, and legacy software system modernization solutions, with a primary focus on mission- and safety-critical applications. DDC-I’s customer base is an impressive “who’s who” in the commercial, military, aerospace, and safety-critical industries. DDC-I offers safety-critical real-time operating systems, compilers, integrated development environments and run-time systems for C, C++, Ada and JOVIAL application development. For more information regarding DDC-I products, contact DDC-I at 4600 E. Shea Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85028; phone (602) 275-7172; fax (602) 252-6054; e-mail sales@ddci.com or visit  http://www.ddci.com/pr1606.

DDC-I Announces Small Footprint Version of Deos RTOS for NXP e200-based Safety-Critical Avionics Applications

Phoenix, AZ. April 12, 2016. DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission-and safety-critical applications, today announced the availability of a reduced footprint implementation of its safety-critical, DO-178C-certifiable Deos real-time operating system. The new small footprint RTOS targets NXP’s ultra-reliable MPC 56XX and 57XX family of microcontrollers (MCUs), which are optimized for safety-critical applications such as powertrains, engine management, motor control, body control, gateways, chassis control, instrument clusters and display management.

The NXP MPC56XX and MPC57XX families of processors, built on Power Architecture technology, feature hardware and software compatibility across the product line. Available in single- and dual-core versions with scalable processor speeds from 32 MHz to over 300 MHz, the processors also provide a versatile, scalable mix of onboard memory, peripherals and thermal qualities that make it very attractive for avionics end point and automotive applications operating in the harshest environments requiring the utmost in safety, reliability and software integrity.

DDC-I’s Deos supports these devices with a time- and space-partitioned RTOS that is certifiable to DO-178C Design Assurance Level A (DAL A), thereby allowing avionics applications with mixed criticality to be safely integrated on the same processor in the same operating environment. Developers now have the ability to run high design assurance flight critical applications on the same processor as lower criticality maintenance and monitoring functions in flight, thereby maximizing the value-added features they can offer to their customers on avionics end point devices.

Deos also includes technology that enables unmodified reuse of not only software, but also its related certification artifacts. User applications can be bundled as separately loadable binary modules. This modularity allows users to easily integrate software and reuse its associated verification evidence between products and programs, thereby achieving significant cost and schedule savings. Deos’ binary modularity also facilitates software development and integration between multiple application groups or third-parties, enabling developers to independently develop binaries and easily integrate them into the avionics device.

“The NXP MPC 56XX and 57XX families of processors are ultra-reliable MCUs offering best in class quality, reliability and safety for the harshest environments,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “Deos’ time and space partitioning gives avionics developers a multitude of options for integrating advanced features into end point control devices not previously available to them when leveraging these powerful microcontrollers.”

“Deos’ partitioning coupled with its unique binary modularity gives application developers the ability to easily snap together and qualify systems built with applications from multiple parties,” added Rose. “It also reduces recertification time, which makes it easier to enhance current products with new features.”

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

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, Fortran and JOVIAL application development. For more information regarding DDC-I products, contact DDC-I at at 4600 E. Shea Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85028; phone (602) 275-7172; fax (602) 252-6054; e-mail sales@ddci.com or visit  http://www.ddci.com/mktg.php?mc=pr1604.

DDC-I and OAR Demonstrate Deos/RTEMS RTOS Integration at US Army Aviation FACE™ Technical Interchange Meeting

Phoenix, AZ. February 2, 2016. DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety-critical applications, and On-Line Applications Research (OAR), developer of the RTEMS™ real-time operating system, today announced that they will showcase an integration of DDC-I’s Deos™ safety-critical RTOS with RTEMS at the US Army Aviation FACE™ Technical Interchange Meeting (TIM). The integration, which will feature RTEMS hosted in a Deos time partition, will offer safety-critical developers targeting the FACE Safety Base Profile a versatile RTOS solution that delivers hard real-time response, time- and space-partitioning, and both POSIX and ARINC-653 interfaces in a DO-178C certifiable package.

The FACE TIM, hosted by US Army Aviation, will be held on February 2 at the South Hall of the Von Braun Civic Center in Huntsville, AL. Over 30 partners from industry and government will showcase products aligned with the FACE Technical Standard that will help warfighters quickly and affordably benefit from continued software innovations. The venue is open to all visitors who are interested in open standards and open architectures for aviation systems. For more information on the FACE exhibits, visit http://face.intrepidinc.com.

“DDC-I is delighted to partner with OAR to showcase the integration of Deos and RTEMS as a best-in-class FACE candidate operating system,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I.“This integration will be very attractive to avionics developers targeting a FACE environment who desire a readily certifiable RTOS solution that combines state of the art RTOS capabilities with maximum portability.”.

“Deos and RTEMS provide an excellent platform for quickly developing, verifying, certifying and deploying safety-critical applications that offer enhanced portability, interoperability and reusability,” added Dr. Joel Sherrill, Director of Research and Development at OAR. “We look forward to working with DDC-I to demonstrate this integrated solution at the FACE TIM, and working with our joint customers in the defense industry to quickly deliver optimal solutions that offer the utmost in safety and security at the lowest possible cost.”

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

RTEMS (Real-Time Executive for Multiprocessor Systems) is an open source, full featured RTOS that delivers hard real-time response and supports a variety of open standard application programming interfaces (API) and interface standards such as POSIX and BSD sockets. RTEMS is used in space flight, medical devices, networking and many more embedded systems across a wide range of processor architectures including ARM, PowerPC, Intel, Blackfin, MIPS, Microblaze and more.

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 OAR

On-Line Applications Research (OAR) Corporation was founded in 1978 to research, develop, and implement practical solutions to computer science and engineering problems in commercial and military marketplaces. OAR’s expertise includes open source, real-time systems, object oriented design, operating systems, system architecture, verification, and validation. OAR is also the original developer and maintainer of the RTEMS real-time operating system. OAR provides a unique set of services for RTEMS including support, training, and custom development. For more information regarding OAR, contact OAR at 7047 Old Madison Pike, Suite 320, Huntsville, AL 35806; phone (256) 722-9985; fax (256) 722-0985; e-mail salesandinfo@oarcorp.com or visit www.oarcorp.com and www.rtems.com .

About DDC-I, Inc.

DDC-I, Inc. is a global supplier of real-time operating systems, software development tools, custom software development services, and legacy software system modernization solutions, with a primary focus on mission- and safety-critical applications. DDC-I’s customer base is an impressive “who’s who” in the commercial, military, aerospace, and safety-critical industries. DDC-I offers safety-critical real-time operating systems, compilers, integrated development environments and run-time systems for C, C++, Ada, Fortran and JOVIAL application development. For more information regarding DDC-I products, contact DDC-I at at 4600 E. Shea Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85028; phone (602) 275-7172; fax (602) 252-6054; e-mail sales@ddci.com or visit  http://www.ddci.com/mktg.php?mc=pr1602.

DDC-I’s Safety-Critical Deos Real-Time Operating System Available for Extreme Engineering’s Freescale T2080-Based XPedite Single-Board Computer

Phoenix, AZ. January 12, 2016. DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety-critical applications, today announced the availability of its Deos real-time operating system for Extreme Engineering Solutions’ Freescale-based XPedite single-board computer. Together, Deos and XPedite provide an ideal platform for targeting safety-critical, DO-178C-certifiable avionics applications with the most demanding size, power and performance constraints.

“XPedite SBCs running Deos provide an out-of-the-box solution for Freescale avionics developers who require a flexible, compact, low-power, high-performance platform that can be readily certified to the most demanding DO-178C safety-critical requirements,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I.

“The combination of proven, rugged, military avionics hardware from X-ES and the DO-178-certified, deterministic, Deos RTOS from DDC-I provides immediate solutions for customers requiring in-house DO-160 environmental testing capabilities,” added Aaron Lindner, director of engineering at Extreme Engineering Solutions. “X-ES is also analyzing additional requirements in order to provide DO-254 artifacts for its products.”

The XPedite5970 is a 3U OpenVPX™ REDI single board computer based on the Freescale QorIQ T2080 processor, which features eight virtual (four dual-threaded) e6500 cores running at up to 1.8 GHz, and a 128-bit AltiVec SIMD engine for each core. The XPedite5970 supports up to 8 GB of DDR3-1600 SDRAM and provides a plethora of I/O options to the backplane, including 10 Gigabit Ethernet, Gen3 PCIe, and Gen2 SRIO. The XPedite5970 also offers superior growth and expansion capabilities by including an XMC or PMC site with full 10 mm I/O envelope support while maintaining a 0.8 inch VPX slot pitch. This gives system integrators access to a wide variety of COTS options for additional I/O, storage, or processing while minimizing total system size, weight, power and cost (SWaP-C).

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

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

About DDC-I, Inc.
DDC-I, Inc. is a global supplier of real-time operating systems, software development tools, custom software development services, and legacy software system modernization solutions, with a primary focus on mission- and safety-critical applications. DDC-I’s customer base is an impressive “who’s who” in the commercial, military, aerospace, and safety-critical industries. DDC-I offers safety-critical real-time operating systems, compilers, integrated development environments and run-time systems for C, C++, Ada, Fortran and JOVIAL application development. For more information regarding DDC-I products, contact DDC-I at at 4600 E. Shea Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85028; phone (602) 275-7172; fax (602) 252-6054; e-mail sales@ddci.com or visit http://www.ddci.com/mktg.php?mc=pr1601.

DDC-I’s Deos Real-Time Operating System Scales from Intel Atom to Core I7 for Safety-Critical Avionics Applications

Phoenix, AZ. October 19, 2015. DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission-and safety-critical applications, today announced enhanced scalability for Deos, its DO-178C-certifiable safety-critical RTOS solution targeting Pentium processors. From the low-power embedded Intel Atom to the high-performance Intel Core I7, the Deos real-time operating system provides an ideal platform for Pentium processors targeting safety-critical avionics applications.

“Pentium processors run the gamut, from compact low-power embedded processors, to high-performance, multi-core mobile processors, all sharing a common architecture that maximizes compatibility across its platforms,”, said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “Deos scales across the entire Pentium family, providing a common RTOS platform that enables avionics designers to leverage advanced features like slack scheduling and memory partitioning that meet the most demanding performance and safety-critical requirements.”

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

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, Fortran and JOVIAL application development. For more information regarding DDC-I products, contact DDC-I at at 4600 E. Shea Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85028; phone (602) 275-7172; fax (602) 252-6054; e-mail sales@ddci.com or visit http://www.ddci.com/mktg.php?mc=pr1504.

DDC-I Announces the First Verified High-Performance, FAA-Certifiable, DO-178C RTOS to Support Cache Partitioning

Cache partitioning reduces worst-case execution time and boosts CPU utilization for time critical tasks

Phoenix, AZ. May 11, 2015. DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety-critical applications, today announced Deos™ Fourpeaks, a verified DO-178 baseline for the Deos real-time operating system with complete Design Assurance Level A (DAL A) certification artifacts. The new baseline supports Deos cache partitioning and slack scheduling, which reduce worst-case execution time and boost overall performance without compromising safety criticality. The new baseline also features support for the ARINC 653 Part 1 Revision 3 specification, which provides the APEX API, scheduling, and time/space partitioning per the latest published ARINC 653 Standard.

“Deos was designed from the ground up to streamline the DO-178 certification process”, said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “This new Deos baseline provides complete verification evidence per the guidance of DO-178 Design Assurance Level A (DAL A) and supports our latest Deos innovations, including our cache partitioning functionality.”

Cache partitioning reduces worst-case execution time, increases CPU utilization, and simplifies safety certification by reducing cache competition. By setting aside dedicated partitions for critical applications, developers can reduce interference from applications residing in other partitions (on the same core or multiple cores), thereby speeding cache access and minimizing cache flushes and refills. This not only reduces worst-case execution time, but minimizes the time that must be budgeted to critical tasks. Together with Deos slack scheduling, which harvests the unused time budgeted to time-critical tasks and allocates it to other tasks, cache partitioning boosts CPU utilization for time critical tasks and overall performance.

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

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, Fortran and JOVIAL application development. For more information regarding DDC-I products, contact DDC-I at at 4600 E. Shea Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85028; phone (602) 275-7172; fax (602) 252-6054; e-mail sales@ddci.com or visit http://www.ddci.com/mktg.php?mc=pr1502.

DDC-I and Vector Software Sponsor OpenSystems Media Webcast on Navigating the Hurdles of DO-178C Development for Avionics Systems

Phoenix, AZ. February 12, 2015. DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety-critical applications, today announced that it will co-sponsor a webcast along with Vector Software on developing DO-178C software for avionics systems. The webcast, moderated by John McHale at OpenSystems Media, will be conducted on March 4 and be available free of charge to software engineers and engineering managers interested in best practices for DO-178C software development and certification. To register for the webcast, visit http://www.bitly.com/MarchEcast.

DO-178C is now the standard for virtually all new software flying today. Developing DO-178C avionics software, however, adds a significant effort over standard industry practices. Depending on a company’s current engineering processes, complying with DO-178C requires 20% – 70% of additional effort, most of which is centered not writing the software, but verifying that it meets all the requirements.

In this joint webinar, industry experts from DDC-I and Vector Software will provide fast-paced technical guidance, helping developers and managers navigate the nearly 600 new pages of DO-178C. The webinar will also examine best practices for DO-178C and showcase development and certification tools that can be used to enhance productivity while complying with DO-178C guidance.

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

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, Fortran and JOVIAL application development. For more information regarding DDC-I products, contact DDC-I at at 4600 E. Shea Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85028; phone (602) 275-7172; fax (602) 252-6054; e-mail sales@ddci.com or visit http://www.ddci.com/mktg.php?mc=pr1501.