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ProtoLogic EDS and DDC-I Announce Ruggedized, Safety-Critical COTS Avionics Display Platform

Delivers advanced AMLCD display technology, configurable I/O and middleware coupled with a FACE-conformant, safety-critical multi-core RTOS, certifiable to DO-178C DAL-A

Large and small format displays with in house optical bonding; sizes up to 21.5″ diagonal (shown) – with and without touch.

Cumming, GA and Phoenix, AZ , January 25, 2023.  ProtoLogic EDS, an industry leader in ruggedized avionics displays and display processors, and DDC-I, a leading supplier of safety-critical operating systems and tools, today announced that they have joined forces to offer a turnkey, open COTS display platform for avionics. The integrated open COTS platform features ProtoLogic EDS’ ruggedized flat panel AMLCD display, processor and reconfigurable I/O modules running DDC-I’s Deos™ DO-178C Design Assurance Level A (DAL-A) verified ARINC-653 and FACE™ 3.1 conformant software environment in single or multi-core configurations.

“We’re pleased to team with DDC-I to offer the industry a fully integrated COTS display system to commercial and military avionics developers,” added Chris Haan, Vice President of Business Development at ProtoLogic EDS. “Our hardware platform has everything avionics developers need to hit the ground running with readily certifiable value-added display applications.  The quality, support, and performance of the Deos RTOS has proven that we made a good decision to work with DDC-I, and we already have positive feedback from our customers as well.”

“This is an integrated, cost effective, COTS DO-178C DAL-A certifiable display platform for the avionics market,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “Protologic has taken a progressive and unique step towards offering the glass display, electronics, base software environment and middleware and integrated and packaged these components as a display platform.  Together, this reduces risk and time to market for avionics developers by enabling them to focus on application development.”

ProtoLogic EDS’s ruggedized AMLCD display modules and systems feature high-resolution, sunlight readable displays, with integrated CPU/GPU, video processor and analog and digital interfaces and data I/O processors in an expandable open architecture. ProtoLogic’s products are fully certifiable (DO-178/254) and support custom and industry standards (FACE, OpenGL, MOSA, SOSA, HOST) and are designed to withstand the harshest environments (DO-160/MIL-STD-810/461/462).

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).

About ProtoLogic EDS, Inc.

ProtoLogic provides high quality services and products for the ruggedized display industry, featuring a seasoned and knowledgeable engineering team with an extensive background in the design, development, ruggedization and manufacture of flat panel display systems and subsystems for the ruggedized military and industrial industries. ProtoLogic’s utilization of the latest, state-of-the-art design tools and sound engineering design and production principles consistently results in the highest quality products and unmatched program performance. For more information, please contact Chris Haan at 1479 Ventura Drive, Ste. E, Cumming, GA 30040. Phone (678) 513-1700 or fax (678) 513-1621. https://protologiceds.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 https://www.ddci.com/pr2301.

Intelligent Artifacts Demonstrates Safety-Critical Artificial Intelligence Machine Learning and Reasoning on DDC-I’s Deos RTOS Embedded Platform

Intelligent Artifacts Booth #E2

DDC-I Booth #F1

 

Manhattan, NY and Phoenix, AZ – November 2, 2022. Intelligent Artifacts, a leading provider of machine intelligence solutions for mission and safety-critical systems, and DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety-critical applications, today announced the integration of the Intelligent Artifacts GAIuS™ framework, a reusable, certifiable safety-critical Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning and Reasoning (AI/ML/R) solution for embedded avionics systems, running on DDC-I’s Deos™ DO-178C real-time operating system. The companies will demonstrate the integration at Aerospace Tech Week Americas in Atlanta, GA November 8-9.

The GAIuS demo, utilizing a robot constructed by Intelligent Artifacts, will run on the Deos RTOS in a virtual environment using a certifiable GAIuS agent to make predictions. Intelligent Artifacts will demonstrate the engine’s capabilities for sensor fusion, including visual streams, for object detection and recognition. All demonstrated functionality will be supplemented with full visibility into auto-generated world models used by the IA Reasoning Engine, path planning and navigation to gain more information, and the Explainable, Computable, Interpretable, Traceable, and Editable (ExCITE) features that make the AI/ML/R solution regulation-ready for aviation.

“Our explainable, traceable, and problem and data-agnostic technology solves many of the challenges around AI/ML for safety-critical airborne applications, giving avionics developers the unique opportunity to incorporate AI into their platforms,” says Nick Cianciolo, IA’s CEO. “Completion of our Cert-kit, which we will demonstrate on a verified DDC-I Deos embedded platform at Aerospace Tech Week, will unlock dual-use possibilities for civil and military aircraft in application areas like machine vision, sensor fusion, and autonomy.”

Intelligent Artifacts is on track to be the first certifiable reusable software component that enables AI/ML/R for avionics systems. Their Cert-kit enables plug-and-play AI/ML/R capabilities for aerospace platforms, featuring semantic reasoning, dynamic decisioning, and a host of other advanced capabilities that move the industry towards the goal of human-level machine intelligence. Additionally, Intelligent Artifacts offers DO-330 qualifiable tools for newly proposed learning assurance. The enhanced technology stays true to the company’s ExCITE philosophy, with a goal of keeping systems EXplainable, Computable and deterministic, Interpretable, Traceable, and Editable. The technology does not use neural nets; It is completely analytical.

“We are excited to be collaborating with Intelligent Artifacts to demonstrate their world class machine learning avionics technology on our Deos safety-critical RTOS platform,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “Deos systems equipped with GAIuS technology provide a modular, scalable, reusable, FACE-Conformant, DO-178C COTS platform that is ideal for quickly developing, certifying, and deploying safety-critical avionics applications that utilize state of the art AI, machine learning and reasoning technology.”

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 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 Intelligent Artifacts

Intelligent Artifacts is a leader in machine intelligence, providing the complete intelligence layer for Defense and Aerospace customers in need of modular, flexible, and scalable AI solutions. Their fully explainable AI/ML and Reasoning (AI/ML/R) framework is trustworthy and transparent for safety-critical applications as a pathway to human-level intelligence. To learn more visit www.intelligent-artifacts.com. Interested in partnering with IA to complete their Cert-kit? Reach out to sales@Intelligent-artifacts.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/pr2213.

DDC-I to Exhibit at High Integrity Software Conference in Bristol England

BOOTH # 13

Bristol, England – October 10, 2022. DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety-critical applications, today announced that it will be showcasing its multi-core enabled safety and mission critical products and services at the High Integrity Software Conference in Bristol England. After two years of virtual events, HIS 2022 will be making its physical comeback on Tuesday October 11th at the Bristol Marriott Hotel City Centre.

Modern programs are often comprised of critical software-intensive systems that must remain operational for the long term – often over several decades. HIS 2022 will consider the issue from a technical perspective, focusing on how early decisions around cyber-physical system architectures and adopting effective software development lifecycles and verification techniques will later impact defect rates and maintainability. The conference will also consider broader issues within the software development ecosystem, such as sustainable supply chains and talent streams. HIS 2022 will share challenges, best practice and experience between software engineering practitioners, featuring talks from industrial and academic specialists across industry sectors.

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/pr2212.

DDC-I Showcases FACE-Conformant DO-178C Deos RTOS at Air Force FACE and SOSA TIM and Expo

BOOTH # 52

Dayton, OH – September 26, 2022. DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety-critical applications, today announced that it will demonstrate Deos™, a FACE conformant RTOS solution, at the Air Force FACE and SOSA Technical Interchange Meeting (TIM) and Expo on September 27, 2022 at the Dayton Convention Center in Dayton, OH.

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 52. 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. DDC-I will also participate in the WolfSSL security demo as the Operating System Segment (OSS).

The U.S. Air Force – FACE™ and SOSA™ Technical Interchange Meeting and Expo, hosted by the Air Force Lifecycle Management Center (AFLCMC), is an important opportunity to discover new advancements and the progress being made for functionality and interoperability of modular open system environments. The event features DoD leaders and members in the Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) and the Sensor Open System Architecture (SOSA) Consortia.

“We look forward to demonstrating our world class, FACE-conformant safety-critical platform to the Air Force 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 interoperable safety-critical software for a broad range military avionics 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 was 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 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/pr2211.

DDC-I’s Multicore DO-178C Deos RTOS Hosts Honeywell Flight Management System for Airbus

Safety-critical multicore RTOS gives Airbus flight management system unprecedented multi-core performance, modularity, scalability, and reuse

PHOENIX, AZ. September 7, 2022.  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 Flight Management System (FMS). Airbus will utilize the next-generation Honeywell FMS to meet the air traffic management needs of its new A320, A330 and A350 twinjets, with service entry planned for the end of 2026.

“Deos has flown for millions of hours in 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 state-of-the-art flight management system. Advanced multicore capabilities that uniquely address CAST-32A objectives, binary modularity and reusable certification evidence make our DO-178C DAL A Deos avionics platform the perfect safety-critical environment for developing, certifying, and deploying advanced flight management systems.”

Honeywell’s FMS provides the primary navigation, flight planning, optimized route determination and enroute guidance for the A320, A330, A350 and A380 platforms, delivering best-in-class operational efficiency, reliability, and safety. The next-generation FMS will also incorporate connectivity with non-avionics systems in the outside world, such as Electronic Flight Bags and airline operational control centers.

The new FMS combines multiple current Airbus FMS offerings into a single standardized hardware and software platform for Airbus aircraft, providing the multi-core performance, functionality and modularity needed to deliver future enhancements without hardware changes. At the completion of development, the new FMS will be a standalone federated system, making it easier for operators to support the fleet.

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 specified by multicore guidance contained in AC-20-193 (draft) and AMC-20-193 (released).

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; email sales@ddci.com or visit https://www.ddci.com/pr2210.

DDC-I’s Deos Safety-Critical RTOS and Development Tools Available for Docker-Enabled Hosts

Provides Development Host Independence for Avionics Developers Targeting Deos

  

Phoenix, AZ – August 24, 2022.  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 (RTOS) and OpenArbor Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for Docker. The Docker container implementation provides host independence and streamlined product installation for avionics developers utilizing OpenArbor on a Docker-equipped host platform to target the Deos safety-critical real-time operating system.

“Docker provides unprecedented access to our development tools and safety-critical DO-178C Design Assurance Level A Deos RTOS,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “Avionics developers targeting the Deos RTOS can now hit the ground running with our OpenArbor IDE running on platforms equipped with the popular Docker technology, unhindered by the development host operating system.”

Docker is an open platform for developing, shipping, and running applications. Docker enables developers to isolate the application development environment from the host infrastructure, thereby expediting software installation and code development through seamless integration and by limiting unwanted host configuration dependencies and conflicts.

Docker provides the ability to package and run an application in a loosely isolated environment called a container. The isolation and security allow developers to run multiple containers simultaneously on a given host. Containers are lightweight and contain everything needed to run the application, so developers do not need to rely on what is currently installed on the host. Containers can easily be shared among developers, ensuring that everybody gets the same container working in the same way on different host development environments.

Any development host equipped with Docker can utilize OpenArbor and the Deos development tools, enabling avionics designers to develop and debug code for Deos. The development host runs the Docker application. The Docker image contains the OpenArbor development environment needed to build and debug Deos applications on various hardware platforms. OpenArbor’s QEMU (Quick EMUlator) virtual machine then allows the user to run Deos and the integrated customer applications in the Docker container, thereby facilitating application testing in an isolated environment without the target hardware.

OpenArbor is an Eclipse-based, mixed-language 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 that allows developers to develop, debug and test their code on their development host in advance of actual target hardware availability.

 

About Deos

Deos is a safety-critical time and space partitioned RTOS. Verified to the guidance of DO-178C/ED-12C Design Assurance Level A (DAL A) for avionics applications, Deos supports both ARINC 653 APEX scheduling and 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 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/pr2209.

Korry Selects DDC-I’s Deos Safety-Critical Real Time Operating System For Next Generation Avionics Data Concentration Products

Phoenix, AZ – June 28, 2022.  DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety-critical applications, today announced that Korry Electronics, an industry leader in aircraft data collection, conversion, control, computing and routing solutions, has selected DDC-I’s Deos™ DO-178C Design Assurance Level A (DAL A) verified safety-critical real-time operating system (RTOS) for use in its fourth-generation avionics data concentration products. Key factors cited in the selection of Deos were its support for MOSA initiatives such as FACE™ 3.1 and ARINC 653, versatile I/O support, a high-performance partitioned architecture that facilitates consolidation of multiple LRU (line replacement unit) functions into one system, and a lower cost/effort for recertification to a variety of aircraft.

“We’re excited to be working with Korry on its next-generation data concentration products,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “DDC-I has long been a leader in providing modular, scalable, reusable, industry standard conforming DO-178C DAL A RTOS solutions to the avionics industry.  We look forward to providing a flexible, high-performance, FACE 3.1 and ARINC 653 RTOS platform for Korry’s next generation of DCUs.”

“Deos provides a modular, reusable readily certifiable RTOS platform with excellent I/O performance that is tailor made for our next-generation data concentrators” added Gordon Ross, Software and Systems Engineering Manager at Korry Electronics. “In addition to Deos providing an architecture that greatly simplifies the integration of multiple LRU functions into a single system, DDC-I’s technical support has been very solid.”

Korry’s next generation GEN-4 DCU design, in work today at Korry, is a Modular Open System Architecture (MOSA) Computing Platform capable of hosting multiple software applications of differing criticalities (DAL A to DAL E), utilizing ARINC-653 and FACE Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). The GEN-4 DCU is effectively an Integrated Avionics Computer (IAC) that combines I/O concentration, computing, networking and graphics into one Line Replaceable Unit (LRU). The GEN-4 DCU is designed to meet the growing demands of certification and functionality plus provide backward compatibility with prior generations of DCUs.

DDC-I’s Deos is a safety-critical time and space partitioned RTOS. Verified to the guidance of DO-178C/ED-12C 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).

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/pr2208.

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 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 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.