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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

About Vector Software

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

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

DDC-I’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 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.

IAI to Utilize DDC-I’s Deos Real-Time Operating System for Agile Resilient Embedded System (ARES) Prototyping Effort

ARES Will Provide Enhanced Cyber Security for U.S. Airforce Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAVs)

 

Phoenix, AZ. March 30, 2016. DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety-critical applications, today announced that Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI) will utilize DDCI’s Deos safety-critical DO-178 real-time operating system to develop an Agile Resilient Embedded System (ARES) prototype that will help the U.S. Airforce deliver enhanced cyber security for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS).

The new system will incorporate advanced encryption featuring Lincoln Laboratory’s Open Cryptographic Key Management Architecture (LOCKMA). It will also utilize the COTS open architecture PIX4 autopilot solution. Both modules will be ported to Deos to enhance security and safety criticality.

Improving cyber security for UASs has become crucial due to their increased participation in critical missions, and their dependency on cyber resources. However, current fielded systems do not adequately secure UAS mission computers against cyber threats. To address this critical need and improve embedded system security, IAI and its collaborators proposed the Agile Resilient Embedded System (ARES).

ARES will help develop a new security architecture for embedded systems and associated designs for each architecture module. A reference implementation of the ARES architecture will demonstrate its performance, and enable rapid prototyping. The ARES design philosophy and capabilities can be extended to other UAS sub-systems, enabling secure mission computers and an open, secure, extensible architecture for application to more general cyber systems.

“DDC-I excited to have been selected for the ARES project,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “Time and space partitioning are integral to the Deos architecture, making it ideal for delivering enhanced safety and security capabilities for sophisticated mission critical applications like next generation UASs.”.

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 IAI

Intelligent Automation, Inc. (IAI) is a technology innovation company headquartered in Rockville, MD. We specialize in providing advanced technology solutions and R&D services to federal agencies, and corporations throughout the United States and internationally. Leveraging agile R&D processes, a multi-disciplinary collaborative environment, and a substantial intellectual property portfolio, IAI excels in developing concepts into market-focused products and customer-driven solutions. IAI’s core R&D areas include: Air Traffic Management, Big Data and Social Media Analytics, Control and Signal Processing, Cyber Security, Education and Training Technologies, Health Technologies, Modeling and Simulation, Networks and Communications, Robotics, and Sensor Systems. For more information on IAI, please visit www.i-a-i.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=pr1603.

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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 Webcast Showcases Develop Once Deploy Everywhere Architecture to Slash DO-178C Avionics Development and Certification Costs

Phoenix, AZ. November 10, 2015. DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety-critical applications, today announced that it will host a webcast with OpenSystems Media on reusable I/O software development for DO-178C avionics systems. Moderated by John McHale at OpenSystems Media, the webcast will showcase a DODE (Develop Once Deploy Everywhere) data distribution architecture that reduces avionics software cost by enhancing software reuse and streamlining DO-178C certification.

The webcast will be conducted on November 17 and be available free of charge to software engineers and engineering managers interested in best practices for avionics software development and certification. To register for the webcast, visit http://bitly.com/Nov_Ecast.

Aircraft avionics are I/O intensive, driven by sensors throughout the aircraft that provide a variety of data types, formats and rates, which vary from aircraft to aircraft. DDC-I’s data distribution infrastructure isolates applications from the details of the underlying I/O subsystem, enabling developers to craft DO-178C software that can be readily upgraded and reused across multiple platforms with minimal impact on the software and its DO-178C verification evidence.

Aircraft avionics are I/O intensive, driven by sensors throughout the aircraft that provide a variety of data types, formats and rates, which vary from aircraft to aircraft. DDC-I’s data distribution infrastructure isolates applications from the details of the underlying I/O subsystem, enabling developers to craft DO-178C software that can be readily upgraded and reused across multiple platforms with minimal impact on the software and its DO-178C verification evidence.

DDC-I’s DO-178 certifiable real-time operating system, Deos, has been delivering Develop Once Deploy Everywhere (DODE) software capability to the avionics industry for over 15 years. DDC-I’s data distribution infrastructure allows program managers to maximize reuse, contain costs, and deliver high-quality certifiable software on schedule. The Deos publish/subscribe/data distribution system provides versatile data connections, communicating information in a way that abstracts engineering units, data types and data rates. This separation enables software developers to isolate their software from I/O volatility, thereby minimizing the impact of I/O changes, enhancing reuse and preserving DO-178C verification evidence (such as testing, reviews and analysis) from aircraft to aircraft.

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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=pr1505.

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.