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DDC-I’s Safety-Critical, DO-178 Deos RTOS Available for Abaco Systems’ Ruggedized SBC314 VPX CPU Board

Ruggedized platform speeds development, certification and deployment of safety-critical avionics applications utilizing T2081 multicore processors  

 

Phoenix, AZ and Huntsville, AL – September 12, 2019 – DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety critical applications and Abaco Systems, a global leader in open architecture computing and electronic systems for aerospace, defense and industrial applications, today announced the availability of its Deos™ DO-178 real-time operating system (RTOS) for Abaco Systems’ rugged SBC314 3U VPX single board computer. The integrated multicore platform greatly accelerates the development, certification and deployment of high-performance, safety-critical avionics applications.

 

“Abaco’s SBC314 single board computers running the Deos RTOS provide a low risk and cost effective COTS DO-178C certifiable software solution for safety-critical avionics systems,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “The SBC314’s high-performance multi-core processing, versatile I/O, and flexible mezzanine expansion capability make it an ideal platform for rapidly developing, and deploying ruggedized Deos-based avionics applications requiring the highest level of safety criticality in the harshest operating environments.”

 

“Safety certification is a significant challenge for many of our customers, and Abaco helps streamline that process by providing the artifacts necessary to achieve DAL A DO-254 hardware certification,” said Peter Thompson, vice president, product management at Abaco Systems.  “The combination of Abaco’s SBC314 with DDC-I’s Deos enables our customers to accelerate development and certification and get their solutions to deployment faster with less risk and lower cost.”

 

The SBC314 is a rugged, 3U VPX single board computer with XMC/PMC mezzanine expansion. Based on a dual-threaded, four core, AltiVec-equipped T2081 processor running at speeds up to1.4-GHz, the Level 1-5 air/conduction cooled CPU board provides up to 4Gbytes of DDR3L memory and features versatile network and I/O options, including Gigabit Ethernet, GPIO, SATA, PCIe, and USB. For low power applications, the SBC314 is also available with a T1042 processor, which consumes less than 7.5W.

 

Deos is a field proven, certifiable, safety-critical, avionics RTOS that is used to host a multitude of flight critical functions, such as air data computers, air data inertial reference units, cockpit video, displays and flight instrumentation, flight management systems, engine management, and many more.  Built from the ground up for safety-critical applications, Deos is the first partitioned DO-178C multicore COTS RTOS for processors with verification evidence to Design Assurance Level A.

Deos features a unique modular design with time and space partitioning, providing the easiest, lowest cost path to DO-178C DAL A certification, the highest level of safety criticality. DDC-I’s SafeMC™ technology extends DDC-I’ s advanced time and space partitioning capabilities to multiple cores, enabling developers of safety-critical systems to achieve best in class multicore performance without compromising safety-critical task response and guaranteed execution times.

 

About DDC-I, Inc.

DDC-I, Inc. is a global supplier of real-time operating systems, software development tools, custom software development services, and legacy software system modernization solutions, with a primary focus on mission- and safety-critical applications. DDC-I’s customer base is an impressive “who’s who” in the commercial, military, aerospace, and safety-critical industries. DDC-I offers safety-critical real-time operating systems, compilers, integrated development environments and run-time systems for C, C++, Ada, and JOVIAL application development. For more information regarding DDC-I products, contact DDC-I at 4545 E. Shea Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85028; phone (602) 275-7172; fax (602) 252-6054; e-mail sales@ddci.com or visit https://www.ddci.com/pr1911.

 

About Abaco Systems

With more than 30 years’ experience, Abaco Systems is a global leader in open architecture computing and electronic systems for aerospace, defense and industrial applications. We create innovative, modular solutions based on open standards that are characterized by outstanding price/performance, ultimate rugged reliability and minimal SWaP. Our goal is to be a significant contributor to our customers’ success, partnering with them to reduce cost, time-to-deployment and risk and supporting them over the long term.  With an active presence in hundreds of national asset platforms on land, sea and in the air, Abaco Systems is trusted where it matters most. www.abaco.com

CoreAVI’s Vulkan®-based VkCore™ SC Graphics and Compute Libraries available for DDC-I’s Safety-Critical Deos RTOS

Speeds development and deployment of next-generation compute- and graphics-based safety critical applications utilizing high-performance NXP i.MX 8 applications processors

Phoenix, AZ, and Tampa, FL – August 19, 2019 – DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety critical applications, and Core Avionics & Industrial Inc. (CoreAVI) today announced the availability of CoreAVI’s Vulkan-based VkCore SC graphics and compute driver portfolio for DDC-I’s Deos™ real-time operating system running atop the Arm® A53-based i.MX 8 applications processor with dual GPUs. Together, Deos and VkCore SC greatly accelerate the development, certification and deployment of high-performance avionics applications utilizing the i.MX8 processor’s advanced graphics, imaging and computational capabilities.

“CoreAVI’s Vulkan-based libraries provide the i.MX 8 with unprecedented access to compute and graphics resources with efficient, balanced performance that is ideal for multicore applications,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “We’re pleased to be working with CoreAVI to provide a safety-critical operating environment for their libraries that accelerates the development, deployment and certification of i.MX 8 safety-critical applications requiring data fusion, sense/detect, synthetic vision, graphics and other advanced control functionality.”

“CoreAVI is pleased to support DDC-I’s safety-critical RTOS running on NXP i.MX 8 applications processors with the industry’s first safety certifiable Vulkan driver suite,” said Dan Joncas, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at CoreAVI. “Our joint customers now have a versatile, high-performance, graphics and compute platform to develop highly converged mission and avionics processing solutions with an accelerated, low risk path to flight safety certification.”

Vulkan is a new-generation graphics and compute API that provides high-efficiency, cross platform access to modern GPUs. Developed by the Khronos Group, an open consortium of leading hardware and software companies formed to create advanced acceleration standards, Vulkan promotes balanced CPU/GPU usage and is optimized to better distribute work across multiple cores.

CoreAVI’s new VkCore SC Vulkan-based graphics and compute driver portfolio, as well as its VkCoreGL™ SC1 OpenGL® SC 1.0.1 and VkCoreGL SC2 OpenGL SC 2.0 application libraries, enable implementation of a full safe software stack on the i.MX 8 application processor. Drivers for automotive applications are certified as Safety Elements out of Context (SEooC). Drivers for avionics applications are available with DO-178C safety certification evidence to DAL A.

The i.MX 8 series of applications processors is a feature- and performance-scalable multicore platform that includes single-, dual-, and quad-core families based on the ArmCortex architecture for advanced graphics, imaging, machine vision, audio, voice, video, and safety-critical applications.

Deos is a field proven, certifiable, safety-critical, avionics RTOS that is used to host a multitude of flight critical functions, such as air data computers, air data inertial reference units, cockpit video, displays and flight instrumentation, flight management systems, engine management, and many more.  Built from the ground up for safety-critical applications, Deos is the first partitioned DO-178C multicore COTS RTOS for NXP i.MX 8 applications processors with verification evidence to Design Assurance Level A.

Deos features a unique modular design with time and space partitioning, providing the easiest, lowest cost path to DO-178C DAL A certification, the highest level of safety criticality. DDC-I’s SafeMC™ technology extends DDC-I’ s advanced time and space partitioning capabilities to multiple cores, enabling developers of safety-critical systems to achieve best in class multicore performance without compromising safety-critical task response and guaranteed execution times.

About DDC-I, Inc.

DDC-I, Inc. is a global supplier of real-time operating systems, software development tools, custom software development services, and legacy software system modernization solutions, with a primary focus on mission- and safety-critical applications. DDC-I’s customer base is an impressive “who’s who” in the commercial, military, aerospace, and safety-critical industries. DDC-I offers safety-critical real-time operating systems, compilers, integrated development environments and run-time systems for C, C++, Ada, and JOVIAL application development. For more information regarding DDC-I products, contact DDC-I at 4545 E. Shea Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85028; phone (602) 275-7172; fax (602) 252-6054; e-mail sales@ddci.com or visit https://www.ddci.com/pr1910.

About Core Avionics & Industrial Inc.

Core Avionics & Industrial Inc. (“CoreAVI”) is a pioneer in the military and aerospace sector with a proven track record in providing entire software and hardware IP platform solutions that enable safety critical applications. A global leader in architecting and supplying real-time and safety critical graphics, compute, and video drivers, “program ready” embedded graphics processors, and DO-254/ED-80 certifiable COTS hardware IP, CoreAVI’s suite of products enables the design and implementation of complete safety critical embedded solutions that achieve the highest levels of safety certification with long-term support. CoreAVI’s solutions are deployed in commercial and military avionics systems, and support rapidly emerging compute applications in the automotive, unmanned vehicle, and internet of things markets. CoreAVI’s products may be purchased with certification data kits for the most stringent levels of safety certification, including RTCA DO-254/DO-178C and EUROCAE ED-80/ED-12C. www.coreavi.com.

DDC-I Announces DO-178C DAL A Support for NXP’s Layerscape QorIQ LS1043A and LS1048A Processors

Accelerates development, certification and deployment of Layerscape-based DO-178C safety-critical avionics applications

 

Phoenix, AZ – July 31, 2019 – DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety-critical applications, today announced the availability of its Deos™ DO-178C certifiable safety-critical real-time operating system (RTOS) for NXP’s Layerscape QorIQ LS1043A and LS1048A processors, with verification evidence to Design Assurance Level A (DAL A). Layerscape processors running Deos provide a modular, high-performance, reusable platform for quickly developing and certifying avionics applications to DO-178C DAL A, the highest level of safety criticality.

“Deos cache partitioning, memory pools and time/space partitioning allow avionics developers to take full advantage of Layerscape’s high-performance multicore computing and versatile I/O and networking facilities while minimizing worst-case execution time,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “Avionics designers utilizing Layerscape processors now have a flexible, reusable COTS platform to quickly develop safety-critical avionics applications with an accelerated, low risk path to flight safety certification.”

QorIQ® LS1043A and LS1048A processors are quad-core,  Arm®-based SoC processors that combine four Arm® Cortex®-A53 cores with 32 kbytes of instruction and data cache per core and 1M byte of L2 cache shared among the cores. Featuring integrated security, power management, coherency fabric, and data path acceleration capabilities, plus integrated I/O processing, the processors offer versatile I/O and networking interfaces such as Gigabit Ethernet, IFC and Quad SPI flash, PWM, GPIO, USB 3.0, SATAIII, PCIe, I2C, SPI, and Flex Timers.

Deos is a field proven, safety-critical, avionics RTOS that is used to host a multitude of flight critical functions such as air data computers, air data inertial reference units, cockpit video, displays and flight instrumentation, flight management systems, engine management, and many more.  Built from the ground up for safety-critical applications, Deos is the only certifiable time- and space-partitioned COTS RTOS created using RTCA DO-178, Level A processes from the very first day of its product development. Deos’ unique modular design and verification evidence provides the easiest, lowest cost path to DO-178C DAL A certification, the highest level of safety criticality.

DDC-I’s SafeMC™ technology extends DDC-I’ s advanced time and space partitioning capabilities to multiple cores, enabling developers of safety-critical systems to achieve best in class multicore performance without compromising safety-critical task response and guaranteed execution times.

 

About DDC-I, Inc.

DDC-I, Inc. is a global supplier of real-time operating systems, software development tools, custom software development services, and legacy software system modernization solutions, with a primary focus on mission- and safety-critical applications. DDC-I’s customer base is an impressive “who’s who” in the commercial, military, aerospace, and safety-critical industries. DDC-I offers safety-critical real-time operating systems, compilers, integrated development environments and run-time systems for C, C++, Ada, and JOVIAL application development. For more information regarding DDC-I products, contact DDC-I at 4545 E. Shea Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85028; phone (602) 275-7172; fax (602) 252-6054; e-mail sales@ddci.com or visit https://www.ddci.com/pr1909.

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

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

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

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

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

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

DDC-I’s Deos is a field proven, safety-critical, avionics RTOS that is used to host a multitude of flight critical functions, such as air data computers, air data inertial reference units, cockpit video, displays and flight instrumentation, flight management systems, engine management, and many more.  Built from the ground up for safety-critical applications, Deos is the only certifiable time- and space-partitioned COTS RTOS that has been created using RTCA DO-178, Level A processes from the very first day of its product development. Deos’ unique modular design and verification evidence provides the easiest, lowest cost path to DO-178C DAL A certification, the highest level of safety criticality.

About DDC-I, Inc.

DDC-I, Inc. is a global supplier of real-time operating systems, software development tools, custom software development services, and legacy software system modernization solutions, with a primary focus on mission- and safety-critical applications. DDC-I’s customer base is an impressive “who’s who” in the commercial, military, aerospace, and safety-critical industries. DDC-I offers safety-critical real-time operating systems, compilers, integrated development environments and run-time systems for C, C++, Ada, and JOVIAL application development. For more information regarding DDC-I products, contact DDC-I at 4545 E. Shea Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85028; phone (602) 275-7172; fax (602) 252-6054; e-mail sales@ddci.com or visit https://www.ddci.com/pr1907.

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

Curtiss-Wright and DDC-I Collaborate for First Live Demonstration of Deos™ DO-178 Level A RTOS on the VPX3-152 SBC with Multi-Core NXP® Power Architecture® Processor

DDC-I’s DEOS RTOS AND CURTISS-WRIGHT’S RUGGED MODULES WILL BE SHOWN RUNNING A 3D SYNTHETIC VISION APPLICATION BASED ON ENSCO AVIONICS’S IDATA® TOOL SUITE

2019 ARMY AVIATION MISSION SOLUTIONS SUMMIT, NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Booth #1068) – April 15, 2019 – Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division, a trusted leading supplier of rugged safety-certifiable commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) avionics, today announced that at the Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit, DDC-I’s Deos™ DO-178 DAL Level A safety-critical multi-core real-time operating system (RTOS) will be demonstrated for the first time on Curtiss-Wright’s NXP Power Architecture QorIQ™ Quad-core AltiVec™-enabled T2080 processor-based VPX3-152, a DO-254 safety-certifiable 3U OpenVPX™ single board computer (SBC). The live demonstration (hosted in DDC-I’s booth #936) will also feature Curtiss-Wright’s DO-254 safety-certifiable VPX3-719 graphics card, and highlight the COTS modules and RTOS running a 3D Synthetic Vision Display application based on ENSCO’s IData Tool Suite – featuring IDataMap 2.0, a platform-independent HMI Toolkit for embedded displays. Software drivers for the demonstration are based on the Core Avionics & Industrial Inc. (CoreAVI) suite of high-performance OpenGL® ES/SC drivers and EASA ED-12C/ FAA DO-178C Level A certification packages.  The demonstration provides an integration example for system designers who are interested in building complete rugged DO-254/DO-178 safety-certifiable avionics solutions based on DDC-I’s Deos RTOS for aerospace, military and other high reliability markets.

“We are excited to collaborate with DDC-I to showcase the first live demonstration of their Deos DO-178C DAL A safety-certifiable RTOS running on Curtiss-Wright’s industry-leading DO-254 and safety-certifiable processing and graphics solutions,” said Lynn Bamford, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Defense Solutions division.  “When combined with the Deos RTOS, ENSCO IData and CoreAVI’s graphics drivers, our SBCs, graphics modules and I/O cards provide system designers with the critical building blocks they need to quickly and cost-effectively develop safety-certifiable systems.”

About the VPX3-152 Single Board Computer

Curtiss-Wright’s VPX3-152 is a DO-254 DAL A safety-certifiable, commercially designed SBC. The rugged 3U OpenVPX module features NXP’s QorIQ T2080 multicore SOC. For safety-certifiable SBC designs, the QorIQ T2080, a quad-core AltiVec-equipped 64-bit Power Architecture SOC processor, has emerged as a de facto standard thanks to its support from a wide range of field-proven OS vendors, such as DDC-I. Curtiss-Wright designed the VPX3-152 from the ground up to be cost-effective and support DO-254 DAL A safety-certifiability for critical defense and aerospace avionics applications. The VPX3-152 takes full advantage of the T2080’s features to reduce the chip count and complexity, which lowers the cost and the risk associated with the safety-certification effort. Designed for use in size, weight, and power (SWaP)-constrained applications, the VPX3-152’s compact 3U design is ideal for use in a wide range of C4ISR applications deployed in harsh environments, especially those that require safety-certifiable DO-254 hardware and DO-178C software.

About the VPX3-719 Graphics Card

Curtiss-Wright’s DO-254 safety-certifiable VPX3-719 graphics module features built-in HD-SDI video capture and output interfaces. It supports extremely low latency video capture, graphics generation and overlay, with flexible I/O interfaces. The card’s AMD E8860 Radeon™ GPU is supported with up to six independent and simultaneous graphics outputs selectable from 4x DVI, 2x HD-SDI, and 2x analog RGBHV or STANAG interfaces. The VPX3-719 provides 2 GB of dedicated video memory, and a hardware accelerated video compression encoder and decoder. It features built-in video capture and format conversion and provides two channels of video capture from HD-SDI, analog RGBHV, or STANAG sources. The video data is transferred directly to processor or GPU memory. Curtiss-Wright also offers the VPX3-717 DO-254 safety-certifiable graphics module for applications that do not need video capture.

About the DDC-I Deos RTOS

Deos™ is a high-performance time- and space-partitioned RTOS that is trusted and field proven, as well as certified to DO-178 Level A, since 1998. Deos offers several unique fundamental and patented architectural advantages and delivers a high-performance, low risk, simple to certify solution with the lowest cost of ownership of any time- and space-partitioned COTS RTOS. The field proven, safety-critical avionics RTOS 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.

About CoreAVI Safety Critical Software Drivers

CoreAVI provides the industry’s leading safety critical graphics, video and compute drivers which enable integrators of safety-critical embedded systems to maximize the performance of the latest graphics and compute technology. All CoreAVI products are available with COTS certification evidence to support the certification of systems to the most stringent levels of RTCA DO-254/DO-178C and EUROCAE ED-80/ED-12C. (www.coreavi.com).

About ENSCO Avionics

For more than 30 years, ENSCO Avionics has developed sophisticated airborne systems for the aerospace industry to meet DO-178C/ED-12, DO-254/ED-80, DO-278A/ED-109, DO-326A, SEAL and military standards for manned and unmanned systems. The focus of ENSCO Avionics is on safety- and mission-critical software and programmable hardware engineering solutions, display application development, tailored synthetic vision applications, integration test solutions, and the IData Tool Suite. ENSCO Avionics, based in Endicott, N.Y., is a wholly owned subsidiary of ENSCO, Inc. (www.ensco.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, and JOVIAL application development. For more information regarding DDC-I products, contact DDC-I at sales@ddci.com or visit https://www.ddci.com.

For more information about Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division, please visit www.curtisswrightds.com.

About Curtiss-Wright Corporation

Curtiss-Wright Corporation is a global innovative company that delivers highly engineered, critical function products and services to the commercial, industrial, defense and energy markets.  Building on the heritage of Glenn Curtiss and the Wright brothers, Curtiss-Wright has a long tradition of providing reliable solutions through trusted customer relationships. The company employs approximately 9,000 people worldwide. For more information, visit www.curtisswright.com.

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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 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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