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

BOOTH # 52

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

DDC-I will showcase its FACE-conformant DO-178C Deos real-time operating system and OpenArbor development tools running on an Intel Tiger Lake reference platform in Booth 52. The Deos environment will also be featured in partner demonstrations, including NAI’s MOSA-aligned SWaP-optimized architecture and RTI’s Connext Data Distribution Service. Additional demos from the MOSA and FACE demonstration team will be available in the U.S. Army Program Executive Office (PEO), Aviation MOSA Transformation Office booth. DDC-I will also participate in the WolfSSL security demo as the Operating System Segment (OSS).

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

“We look forward to demonstrating our world class, FACE-conformant safety-critical platform to the Air Force community,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “Modular, reusable COTS systems equipped with Deos provide an ideal platform for rapid development, certification, and deployment of interoperable safety-critical software for a broad range military avionics applications.”

DDC-I’s Deos is a safety-critical time and space partitioned real-time operating system (RTOS). Verified to the guidance of DO-178C/ED-12C Design Assurance Level A (DAL A) for avionics applications, Deos supports ARINC 653 APEX, Rate Monotonic Scheduling (RMS), and was the first RTOS to receive the Future Airborne Capability Environment™ (FACE) Conformance Certificate for the FACE Technical Standard, Edition 3.1.  The certification covers the Safety Extended and Safety Base Profiles for the Operating System Segment (OSS).

SafeMC technology extends Deos’ advanced capabilities to multiple cores, enabling developers of safety-critical systems to achieve best in class multi-core performance without compromising safety-critical task response and guaranteed execution time. SafeMC employs a bound multiprocessing (BMP) extension of the symmetric multiprocessing architecture (SMP), safe scheduling, and cache partitioning to minimize cross-core contention and interference patterns that affect the performance, safety criticality and certifiability of multi-core systems. These features enable avionics systems developers to address issues that could impact the safety, performance and integrity of a software airborne system executing on Multi-Core Processors (MCP), as specified by the Certification Authorities Software Team (CAST) in its Position Paper CAST-32A for Multi-core Processors.

About DDC-I, Inc.

DDC-I, Inc. is a global supplier of real-time operating systems, software development tools, custom software development services, and legacy software system modernization solutions, with a primary focus on mission- and safety-critical applications. DDC-I’s customer base is an impressive “who’s who” in the commercial, military, aerospace, and safety-critical industries. DDC-I offers safety-critical real-time operating systems, compilers, integrated development environments and run-time systems for C, C++, and Ada application development. For more information regarding DDC-I products, contact DDC-I at 4545 E. Shea Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85028; phone (602) 275-7172; fax (602) 252-6054; e-mail sales@ddci.com or visit http://www.ddci.com/pr2211.

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

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

PHOENIX, AZ. September 7, 2022.  DDC-I, a leading supplier of safety-critical operating systems and tools, today announced that its DO-178 Deos™ multicore real time operating system (RTOS) has been selected by Honeywell to host its new Flight Management System (FMS). Airbus will utilize the next-generation Honeywell FMS to meet the air traffic management needs of its new A320, A330 and A350 twinjets, with service entry planned for the end of 2026.

“Deos has flown for millions of hours in systems aboard commercial air transport, business jet, military aircraft and helicopters,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at  DDC-I. “We are excited to have been selected by Honeywell for this state-of-the-art flight management system. Advanced multicore capabilities that uniquely address CAST-32A objectives, binary modularity and reusable certification evidence make our DO-178C DAL A Deos avionics platform the perfect safety-critical environment for developing, certifying, and deploying advanced flight management systems.”

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

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

Deos is a safety-critical embedded RTOS that employs patented cache partitioning, memory pools, and safe scheduling to deliver higher CPU utilization than any other certifiable safety-critical COTS RTOS on multi-core processors. First certified to DO-178 DAL A in 1998, Deos provides a FACE™ Conformant Safety Base and Safety Extended Profiles that features hard real-time response, time and space partitioning, and Rate Monotonic, ARINC-653 and POSIX interfaces.

SafeMC technology extends Deos’ advanced capabilities to multiple cores, enabling developers of safety-critical systems to achieve best in class multi-core performance without compromising safety critical task response and guaranteed execution time. SafeMC employs a bound multiprocessing (BMP) extension of the symmetric multiprocessing architecture (SMP), safe scheduling, and cache partitioning to minimize cross-core contention and interference patterns that affect the performance, safety criticality and certifiability of multi-core systems. These features enable avionics systems developers to address issues that could impact the safety, performance and integrity of a software airborne system specified by multicore guidance contained in AC-20-193 (draft) and AMC-20-193 (released).

About DDC-I, Inc.

DDC-I, Inc. is a global supplier of real-time operating systems, software development tools, custom software development services, and legacy software system modernization solutions, with a primary focus on mission and safety critical applications. DDC-I’s customer base is an impressive “who’s who” in the commercial, military, aerospace, and safety-critical industries. DDC-I offers safety critical real-time operating systems, compilers, integrated development environments and run-time systems for C, C++, and Ada application development. For more information regarding DDC-I products, contact  DDC-I at 4545 E. Shea Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85028; phone (602) 275-7172; fax (602) 252-6054; email sales@ddci.com or visit https://www.ddci.com/pr2210.

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

Provides Development Host Independence for Avionics Developers Targeting Deos

  

Phoenix, AZ – August 24, 2022.  DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety-critical applications, today announced the availability of its Deos Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) and OpenArbor Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for Docker. The Docker container implementation provides host independence and streamlined product installation for avionics developers utilizing OpenArbor on a Docker-equipped host platform to target the Deos safety-critical real-time operating system.

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

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

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

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

OpenArbor is an Eclipse-based, mixed-language IDE, which features C and C++ optimizing compilers, a color-coded source editor, project management support, automated build utilities, and symbolic debugger. Also included is a virtual target hardware development tool, QEMU that allows developers to develop, debug and test their code on their development host in advance of actual target hardware availability.

 

About Deos

Deos is a safety-critical time and space partitioned RTOS. Verified to the guidance of DO-178C/ED-12C Design Assurance Level A (DAL A) for avionics applications, Deos supports both ARINC 653 APEX scheduling and Rate Monotonic Scheduling (RMS), and is the first RTOS to receive the Future Airborne Capability Environment™ (FACE) Conformance Certificate for the FACE Technical Standard, Edition 3.1.  The certification covers the Safety Extended and Safety Base Profiles for the Operating System Segment (OSS).

SafeMC technology extends Deos’ advanced capabilities to multiple cores, enabling developers of safety-critical systems to achieve best in class multi-core performance without compromising safety-critical task response and guaranteed execution time. SafeMC employs a bound multiprocessing (BMP) extension of the symmetric multiprocessing architecture (SMP), safe scheduling, and cache partitioning to minimize cross-core contention and interference patterns that affect the performance, safety criticality and certifiability of multi-core systems. These features enable avionics systems developers to address issues that could impact the safety, performance and integrity of a software airborne system executing on Multi-Core Processors (MCP), as specified by the Certification Authorities Software Team (CAST) in its Position Paper CAST-32A for Multi-core Processors.

About DDC-I, Inc.

DDC-I, Inc. is a global supplier of real-time operating systems, software development tools, custom software development services, and legacy software system modernization solutions, with a primary focus on mission- and safety-critical applications. DDC-I’s customer base is an impressive “who’s who” in the commercial, military, aerospace, and safety-critical industries. DDC-I offers safety-critical real-time operating systems, compilers, integrated development environments and run-time systems for C, C++, and Ada application development. For more information regarding DDC-I products, contact DDC-I at 4545 E. Shea Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85028; phone (602) 275-7172; fax (602) 252-6054; e-mail  sales@ddci.com or visit http://www.ddci.com/pr2209.

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

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

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

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

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

DDC-I’s Deos is a safety-critical time and space partitioned RTOS. Verified to the guidance of DO-178C/ED-12C DAL A for avionics applications, Deos supports ARINC 653 APEX, Rate Monotonic Scheduling (RMS), and is the first RTOS to receive the Future Airborne Capability Environment™ (FACE) Conformance Certificate for the FACE Technical Standard, Edition 3.1.  The certification covers the Safety Extended and Safety Base Profiles for the Operating System Segment (OSS).

About DDC-I, Inc.

DDC-I, Inc. is a global supplier of real-time operating systems, software development tools, custom software development services, and legacy software system modernization solutions, with a primary focus on mission- and safety-critical applications. DDC-I’s customer base is an impressive “who’s who” in the commercial, military, aerospace, and safety-critical industries. DDC-I offers safety-critical real-time operating systems, compilers, integrated development environments and run-time systems for C, C++, and Ada application development. For more information regarding DDC-I products, contact DDC-I at 4545 E. Shea Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85028; phone (602) 275-7172; fax (602) 252-6054; e-mail sales@ddci.com or visit http://www.ddci.com/pr2208.

DDC-I Delivers Presentation on Safety-Critical Multi-core Avionics at Embedded Safety & Security Summit Virtual Conference

June 14, 2022. Phoenix, AZ.  DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety-critical applications, today announced that it will give a presentation on safety-critical multi-core avionics at the Embedded Safety & Security Summit (ESSS 2022). The virtual conference will be held June 15, 2022 from 11:30 – 17:30 IST. DDC-I will present from 16:10 IST to 16:40 IST, followed by a brief Q & A.

ESSS focuses on the safety and security of critical embedded systems. ESSS 2022, the seventh edition of this global conference and expo, will be held on a virtual platform, offering a distinctive online event experience with an interactive panel discussion, industry keynote sessions, deep-dive technical sessions, an exclusive expo area and the right mix of networking opportunities. ESSS 2022 engages embedded systems professionals at all levels, from software engineers, decision makers, and certified professionals, to representatives from government and regulatory bodies. The conference comes with four technical tracks: Aerospace & Defence, Automotive, Industrial, and Medical.

“DDC-I’s ESSS 2022 presentation is a must see for avionics developers who want to utilize the latest multicore technology while meeting the worst-case execution requirements defined in the FAA’s CAST-32A position paper for multi-core processors,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “Our Deos SafeMC technology uniquely resolves the CAST-32A multicore objectives, enabling developers to achieve unmatched performance and determinism for safety-critical applications.”

While multi-core processors are commonly used in most other markets, the avionics industry has taken years to embrace multi-core technologies. Acceptance has been slow due to an avionics system’s stringent safety and deterministic requirements. As a result, years of study have been invested by certification authorities and industry suppliers to identify the issues multi-core processors pose for safety-critical systems. Formalized positions of these efforts are the FAA CAST-32A Positioning Paper, and EASA’s multi-core Certification Review Item (CRI). The crux of these papers (regarding software) focuses on bounding and controlling the interference patterns that exists when processor cores share resources.

This presentation highlights the challenges of utilizing multi-core processors in avionics systems and shows how Deos SafeMC helps address CAST-32A objectives with unique operating system features designed for minimizing and bounding contention issues within multi-core environments. Features such as cache partitioning, memory pooling and safe scheduling enable users to configure the memory architecture to minimize cache thrashing and schedule applications across all cores. These capabilities enable developers to orchestrate software applications such that conflicts over shared resources are minimized and the overall performance advantages of multi-core processors can best be utilized.

About Deos

Deos is a safety-critical embedded RTOS that employs patented cache partitioning, memory pools, and safe scheduling to deliver higher CPU utilization than any other certifiable safety-critical COTS RTOS on multi-core processors. First certified to DO-178 DAL A in 1998, Deos provides a FACE™ Conformant Safety Base Profile that features hard real-time response, time and space partitioning, and both ARINC-653 and POSIX interfaces.

About DDC-I, Inc.

DDC-I, Inc. is a global supplier of real-time operating systems, software development tools, custom software development services, and legacy software system modernization solutions, with a primary focus on mission- and safety-critical applications. DDC-I’s customer base is an impressive “who’s who” in the commercial, military, aerospace, and safety-critical industries. DDC-I offers safety-critical real-time operating systems, compilers, integrated development environments and run-time systems for C, C++, and Ada application development. For more information regarding DDC-I products, contact DDC-I at 4545 E. Shea Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85028; phone (602) 275-7172; fax (602) 252-6054; e-mail sales@ddci.com or visit http://www.ddci.com/pr2207.

DDC-I Showcases FACE-Conformant DO-178C Deos RTOS at Vertical Flight Society’s 78th Annual Forum & Technology Display

BOOTH # 114

Fort Worth, Texas – May 10, 2022.  DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety-critical applications, today announced that it will demonstrate its FACE-Conformant DO-178C, safety-critical Deos real-time operating system at the Vertical Flight Society’s 78th Annual Forum & Technology Display.

Forum 78 will be held at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Forth Wort, Texas from May 10-12 and will feature more than 200 technical papers covering every discipline from acoustics to unmanned systems. It will also feature presentations and discussions by leaders in the military, government, and industry. DDC-I will showcase its FACE-conformant DO-178C Deos real-time operating system and OpenArbor development tools in Booth 114.

“We’re excited to be part of Forum 78 and look forward to demonstrating our world class, FACE-conformant, safety-critical platform to the vertical flight community,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “Modular, reusable COTS systems equipped with Deos provide an ideal platform for rapid development, certification, and deployment of safety-critical software for a broad range of vertical flight applications.”

DDC-I’s Deos is a safety-critical time- and space-partitioned real-time operating system (RTOS). Verified to the guidance of DO-178C/ED-12C Design Assurance Level A (DAL A) for avionics applications, Deos supports ARINC 653 APEX, Rate Monotonic Scheduling (RMS), and is the first RTOS to receive the Future Airborne Capability Environment™ (FACE) Conformance Certificate for the FACE Technical Standard, Edition 3.1. The certification covers the Safety Extended and Safety Base Profiles for the Operating System Segment (OSS).

SafeMC technology extends Deos’ advanced capabilities to multiple cores, enabling developers of safety-critical systems to achieve best-in-class multi-core performance without compromising safety-critical task response and guaranteed execution time. SafeMC employs a bound multiprocessing (BMP) extension of the symmetric multiprocessing architecture (SMP), safe scheduling, and cache partitioning to minimize cross-core contention and interference patterns that affect the performance, safety criticality and certifiability of multi-core systems. These features enable avionics systems developers to address issues that could impact the safety, performance and integrity of a software airborne system executing on Multi-Core Processors (MCP), as specified by the Certification Authorities Software Team (CAST) in its Position Paper CAST-32A for Multi-core Processors. 

About Forum 78

Forum 78 is the longest running rotorcraft event in the industry, and the most extensive exposition addressing the needs of the VTOL, STOVL and related aerospace industry. The VFS Forum provides access to an elite technical community responsible for directing the engineering and manufacturing processes of the global rotorcraft industry, with leading manufacturers, service providers, defense agencies, universities and research and development organizations showcasing the very latest in vertical flight technology.

Exhibitors will interface with top program decision makers on the show floor during unopposed exhibit hall viewing hours as well as at exhibit hall luncheons, receptions, and industry-wide sessions such as the US Army and US Navy / Marine Corps military program manager briefings. In addition, top ranking officers from the military source selection committees of the US Army, US Navy, US Marine Corps, US Air Force, US Coast Guard, Canadian Department of National Defence and international counterparts will seek out products, capabilities and expertise for their training and operation needs.

About DDC-I, Inc.

DDC-I, Inc. is a global supplier of real-time operating systems, software development tools, custom software development services, and legacy software system modernization solutions, with a primary focus on mission- and safety-critical applications. DDC-I’s customer base is an impressive “who’s who” in the commercial, military, aerospace, and safety-critical industries. DDC-I offers safety-critical real-time operating systems, compilers, integrated development environments and run-time systems for C, C++, and Ada application development. For more information regarding DDC-I products, contact DDC-I at 4545 E. Shea Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85028; phone (602) 275-7172; fax (602) 252-6054; e-mail sales@ddci.com or visit http://www.ddci.com/pr2205.

DDC-I and Partners Demonstrate FACE-Conformant DO-178C Deos RTOS and Tools at Army Aviation Mission Solution Summit

BOOTH # 228

 

Nashville, TN – April 3, 2022.  DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety-critical applications, today announced that it will exhibit at the Army Aviation Mission Solution Summit, which runs from April 3-5 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel & Convention Center in Nashville, TN. DDC-I will showcase its FACE-conformant DO-178C Deos real-time operating system and OpenArbor development tools running on an Intel Tiger Lake reference platform in Booth 228.

The Deos environment will also be featured in partner demonstrations, including NAI’s MOSA-aligned SWaP-optimized architecture, and RTI’s Connext Data Distribution Service. Additional demos from the MOSA and FACE demonstration team will be available in the U.S. Army Program Executive Office (PEO), Aviation MOSA Transformation Office booth.

“We’re excited to be part of the Army Aviation Mission Solution Summit and look forward to demonstrating our world class, FACE-conformant safety-critical platform to the Army aviation community,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “Modular, reusable COTS systems equipped with Deos provide an ideal platform for rapid development, certification, and deployment of safety-critical software for a broad range of Army aviation applications.”

DDC-I’s Deos is a safety-critical time and space partitioned real-time operating system (RTOS). Verified to the guidance of DO-178C/ED-12C Design Assurance Level A (DAL A) for avionics applications, Deos supports ARINC 653 APEX, Rate Monotonic Scheduling (RMS), and is the first RTOS to receive the Future Airborne Capability Environment™ (FACE) Conformance Certificate for the FACE Technical Standard, Edition 3.1.  The certification covers the Safety Extended and Safety Base Profiles for the Operating System Segment (OSS).

SafeMC technology extends Deos’ advanced capabilities to multiple cores, enabling developers of safety-critical systems to achieve best in class multi-core performance without compromising safety-critical task response and guaranteed execution time. SafeMC employs a bound multiprocessing (BMP) extension of the symmetric multiprocessing architecture (SMP), safe scheduling, and cache partitioning to minimize cross-core contention and interference patterns that affect the performance, safety criticality and certifiability of multi-core systems. These features enable avionics systems developers to address issues that could impact the safety, performance and integrity of a software airborne system executing on Multi-Core Processors (MCP), as specified by the Certification Authorities Software Team (CAST) in its Position Paper CAST-32A for Multi-core Processors.

About the Army Aviation Mission Solution Summit

The annual Army Aviation Mission Solution Summit, sponsored by the Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA), is an opportunity for the entire Army aviation community to gather in one place at one time focused solely on Army Aviation issues. Experience next generation Army aviation technology and functional static displays of helicopters in the 280,000 square foot exhibit hall; Join thousands at the professional sessions in the main ballroom Monday and the new Aviation Warfighter Theater and the exhibit hall on Tuesday to hear leadership messages and see soldier award presentations; Engage senior leaders in Q&A both Monday and Tuesday afternoon in the Aviation Warfighter Theater in the Exhibit Hall. Open Working Group meetings will include Aviation Warrant Officer Readiness Review; The Future Force Aviation Soldier; Army Aviation Virtual Training & Simulation Panel; Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA); Cavalry Warfighter Forum and Aircraft Survivability.

About DDC-I, Inc.

DDC-I, Inc. is a global supplier of real-time operating systems, software development tools, custom software development services, and legacy software system modernization solutions, with a primary focus on mission- and safety-critical applications. DDC-I’s customer base is an impressive “who’s who” in the commercial, military, aerospace, and safety-critical industries. DDC-I offers safety-critical real-time operating systems, compilers, integrated development environments and run-time systems for C, C++, and Ada application development. For more information regarding DDC-I products, contact DDC-I at 4545 E. Shea Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85028; phone (602) 275-7172; fax (602) 252-6054; e-mail sales@ddci.com or visit http://www.ddci.com/pr2204.

DDC-I and Vector Cohost March 30 Webinar on Automated Testing for DO-178C Safety-Critical Avionics Applications

Phoenix, AZ. March 30, 2022. DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission and safety-critical applications, and Vector, a specialist in the development and test of automotive electronics and software-based systems, will cohost a joint webinar on optimizing the development and testing of DO-178C safety-critical software. The complimentary one-hour webinar will be held on March 30, 2022, at 11:00 EST. For more information on the webinar, or to register, please visit https://vector-group.webex.com/vector-group/onstage/g.php?MTID=e50955022e5dd3cf01be09d95e112b489

The development and testing of safety-critical software often requires testing software in the target environment in all phases of development. VectorCAST enables automated testing of real-time applications directly in an embedded target or simulator environment. Integrating Deos with VectorCAST enables testing of critical software functions in the same operational environment as the deployed target. It also facilitates compliance with industry standards such as DO-178C/ED-12C.

During the webinar, Vector will demonstrate how you can use the VectorCAST test automation platform with Deos to create an efficient, fully integrated solution that optimizes software integrity while saving time and cost. The webinar will provide an overview of Deos features that simplify multicore application development, reuse, and verification to DO-178C/ED-12C. Then, utilizing a demo featuring Vector’s unit testing tools running on DDC-I’s PC-hosted Quick EMUlator (QEMU), the webinar will examine customized VectorCAST I/O facilities that support target communication; Change-Based Testing (CBT) features that enhance testing efficiency; automated generation of test reports and metrics; and the VectorCAST Tool Qualification Package for DO-178C/ED-12C

“This webinar is ideal for avionics developers who want to reduce safety-critical development, test, verification, and certification time by utilizing an automated test environment that is tightly integrated with the target RTOS and development tools,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “The integration of our safety-critical RTOS and OpenArbor IDE with Vector’s test automation suite accelerates all aspects of development, test and certification for DO-178 safety-critical applications.”

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

DDC-I’s Deos is a safety-critical time and space partitioned real-time operating system (RTOS). Verified to the guidance of DO-178C/ED-12C Design Assurance Level A (DAL A) for avionics applications, Deos supports ARINC 653 APEX, Rate Monotonic Scheduling (RMS), and is the first RTOS to receive the Future Airborne Capability Environment™ (FACE) Conformance Certificate for the FACE Technical Standard, Edition 3.1.  The certification covers the Safety Extended and Safety Base Profiles for the Operating System Segment (OSS).

SafeMC technology extends Deos’ advanced capabilities to multiple cores, enabling developers of safety-critical systems to achieve best in class multi-core performance without compromising safety-critical task response and guaranteed execution time. SafeMC employs a bound multiprocessing (BMP) extension of the symmetric multiprocessing architecture (SMP), safe scheduling, and cache partitioning to minimize cross-core contention and interference patterns that affect the performance, safety criticality and certifiability of multi-core systems. These features enable avionics systems developers to address issues that could impact the safety, performance and integrity of a software airborne system executing on Multi-Core Processors (MCP), as specified by the Certification Authorities Software Team (CAST) in its Position Paper CAST-32A for Multi-core Processors.

About Vector

Vector is the leading manufacturer of software tools and embedded components for the development of electronic systems and their networking with many different systems from CAN to Automotive Ethernet.

Vector has been a partner of automotive manufacturers and suppliers and related industries since 1988. Vector tools and services provide engineers with the decisive advantage to make a challenging and highly complex subject area as simple and manageable as possible. Vector employees work on electronic innovations for the automotive industry every day. Worldwide customers in the automotive, commercial vehicles, aerospace, transportation, and control technology industries rely on the solutions and products of the independent Vector Group for the development of technologies for future mobility.

Vector worldwide currently employs more than 3,000 people with sales of EUR 948 million in 2021. Vector is headquartered in Germany (Stuttgart) and has subsidiaries in Brazil, China, France, Great Britain, India, Italy, Japan, Austria, Romania, Sweden, South Korea, Spain and the USA.

About DDC-I, Inc.

DDC-I, Inc. is a global supplier of real-time operating systems, software development tools, custom software development services, and legacy software system modernization solutions, with a primary focus on mission- and safety-critical applications. DDC-I’s customer base is an impressive “who’s who” in the commercial, military, aerospace, and safety-critical industries. DDC-I offers safety-critical real-time operating systems, compilers, integrated development environments and run-time systems for C, C++, and Ada application development. For more information regarding DDC-I products, contact DDC-I at 4545 E. Shea Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85028; phone (602) 275-7172; fax (602) 252-6054; e-mail sales@ddci.com or visit http://www.ddci.com/pr2203.

DDC-I to Exhibit at TSOA-ID Showcasing Deos on the Intel Tiger Lake Processor and its FACE Conformant Operating System Segment with Partner Demonstrations

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Phoenix, AZ. March 14, 2022.  DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission and safety-critical applications, today announced that it will exhibit at the Tri-Service Open Architecture Interoperability Demonstration (TSOA-ID), which will be held on March 15 at the Solomons Inn Resort and Marina in Solomons, Maryland. DDC-I will showcase the host development tools and a Deos environment on an Intel Tiger Lake reference platform. Cooperative demonstrations will be showcased in partner booths including North Atlantic Industries (NAI) and Real-Time Innovations (RTI). The demonstrations will feature NAI’s Configurable Open Systems Architecture (COSA), DDC-I’s Deos’ FACE conformant Operating System Segment (OSS) software, and RTI’s Connext DDS Micro data distribution service.

“We’re excited to be working with NAI and RTI to offer avionics developers  modular, certified FACE-conformant  platforms with DDS connectivity that facilitates seamless, safety-critical communications, data exchange, and interoperability,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “The integrated solutions combine world-class performance and safety certification capabilities with the proven DDS framework that streamlines communications, accelerates integration, and enhances reuse and application portability.”

About TSOA-ID

The Tri-Service Open Architecture Interoperability Demonstration (TSOA-ID) is a one-day focused event bringing leading technical experts and decision-authorities together to discuss open architecture, open standards, and modular open systems approaches. Featuring influential keynotes and other speakers, as well as live product demonstrations, TSOA-ID 2022 will showcase open standards interoperability, reusability and portability for faster transition and incorporation of innovation, and rapid delivery of new capabilities (or replacement technology) to the warfighter. Stakeholders include select industry partners as well as NAVAIR, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Army PEO Aviation and DEVCOM. www.tsoa-id.net.

About Deos

The Deos RTOS Platform for FACE Technical Standard 3.1 Safety Extended and Safety Base Profiles, combines the time and space partitioned Deos RTOS and SafeMC™ multi-core technology with RTEMS (Real Time Executive for Multiprocessor Systems), a mature, deterministic, open systems, hard real-time POSIX executive. The integrated platform combines the strengths and pedigree of both ARINC-653 and POSIX RTOSs, providing the industry standard interfaces and feature set required for conformance with the FACE Technical Standard, Safety Extended and Safety Base Operating System Profiles, all in a time and space partitioned, hard real-time, multi-core execution model.

SafeMC technology extends Deos’ advanced capabilities to multiple cores, enabling developers of safety-critical systems to achieve best in class multi-core performance without compromising safety-critical task response and guaranteed execution time. SafeMC employs a bound multiprocessing (BMP) extension of the symmetric multiprocessing architecture (SMP), safe scheduling, and cache partitioning to minimize cross-core contention and interference patterns that affect the performance, safety criticality and certifiability of multi-core systems. These features enable avionics systems developers to address issues that could impact the safety, performance and integrity of a software airborne system executing on Multi-Core Processors (MCP), as specified by the Certification Authorities Software Team (CAST) in its Position Paper CAST-32A for Multi-core Processors.

About DDC-I, Inc.

DDC-I, Inc. is a global supplier of real-time operating systems, software development tools, custom software development services, and legacy software system modernization solutions, with a primary focus on mission- and safety-critical applications. DDC-I’s customer base is an impressive “who’s who” in the commercial, military, aerospace, and safety-critical industries. DDC-I offers safety-critical real-time operating systems, compilers, integrated development environments and run-time systems for C, C++, and Ada application development. For more information regarding DDC-I products, contact DDC-I at 4545 E. Shea Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85028; phone (602) 275-7172; fax (602) 252-6054; e-mail sales@ddci.com or visit http://www.ddci.com/pr2202.

DDC-I Presents Paper at Safety-Critical Systems Symposium 2022

February 7, 2022. Bristol, UK.  DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety-critical applications, today announced that it will present a paper on multicore design considerations and optimization for safety-critical avionics at the Safety-Critical Systems Symposium (SSS’22).  The 30th anniversary Symposium will be held in Bristol, UK from February 8-10 at the Bristol Royal Marriott Hotel and blended online as a live-streamed event through the SCSC website and the Whova application.

The Safety-Critical Systems Symposium comprises three days of live presented papers, including keynote presentations and submitted papers, with a 30-year retrospective and 30-year look ahead. There will also be an evening session on the Wednesday with additional talks. The Symposium is for all of those in the field of systems safety, including engineers, managers, consultants, students, researchers and regulators. It offers wide-ranging coverage of current safety topics with a focus on industrial experience, includes recent developments in the field and progress reports from the SCSC Working Groups, and covers all safety-related sectors including aerospace, defense, health, highways, marine, nuclear and rail.

“We are excited to be part of the 30th anniversary of the Safety-Critical Systems Symposium and look forward to bringing avionics designers up to speed on the latest developments in multicore technology,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I.  “Our presentation is a must see for avionics developers who want to utilize the latest multicore technology while meeting the worst-case execution requirements defined in the FAA’s CAST-32A position paper for Multi-core Processors. Our Deos SafeMC technology uniquely resolves the CAST-32A multicore objectives, enabling developers to achieve unmatched performance and determinism for safety-critical applications.”

Creating a multi-core platform for safety-critical avionics is the next major step for most avionics manufacturers. While multi-core processors are commonly used in most other markets, the avionics industry has taken years to trust multi-core technologies. Acceptance has been slow due to an avionics system’s stringent safety and deterministic requirements. As a result, years of study have been invested by certification authorities and industry suppliers to identify the issues multi-core processors pose for safety-critical systems. Formalized positions of these efforts are the FAA CAST-32A Positioning Paper, and EASA’s multi-core Certification Review Item (CRI). The crux of these papers (regarding software) focuses on bounding and controlling the interference patterns that exists when processor cores share resources.

This paper, scheduled for Thursday February 10 at 13:05, highlights the challenges of implementing multi-core processors for avionics developers. It will present Deos SafeMC and show how it helps address CAST-32A objectives by utilizing unique operating system features designed for minimizing and bounding contention issues within multi-core environments. Features such as cache partitioning, memory pooling and safe scheduling enable users to configure the memory architecture to minimize cache thrashing and schedule applications across all cores. Together, these capabilities enable developers to employ modern systems that orchestrate software applications such that conflicts over shared resources are minimized and the overall performance advantages of multicore processors can best be utilized.

About Deos

Deos is a safety-critical embedded RTOS that employs patented cache partitioning, memory pools, and safe scheduling to deliver higher CPU utilization than any other certifiable safety-critical COTS RTOS on multi-core processors. First certified to DO-178 DAL A in 1998, Deos provides a FACE™ Conformant Safety Base Profile that features hard real-time response, time and space partitioning, and both ARINC-653 and POSIX interfaces.

SafeMC technology extends Deos’ advanced capabilities to multiple cores, enabling developers of safety-critical systems to achieve best in class multi-core performance without compromising safety-critical task response and guaranteed execution time. SafeMC employs a bound multiprocessing (BMP) extension of the symmetric multiprocessing architecture (SMP), safe scheduling, and cache partitioning to minimize cross-core contention and interference patterns that affect the performance, safety criticality and certifiability of multi-core systems. These features enable avionics systems developers to address issues that could impact the safety, performance and integrity of a software airborne system executing on Multi-Core Processors (MCP), as specified by the Certification Authorities Software Team (CAST) in its Position Paper CAST-32A for Multi-core Processors.

About DDC-I, Inc.

DDC-I, Inc. is a global supplier of real-time operating systems, software development tools, custom software development services, and legacy software system modernization solutions, with a primary focus on mission- and safety-critical applications. DDC-I’s customer base is an impressive “who’s who” in the commercial, military, aerospace, and safety-critical industries. DDC-I offers safety-critical real-time operating systems, compilers, integrated development environments and run-time systems for C, C++, and Ada application development. For more information regarding DDC-I products, contact DDC-I at 4545 E. Shea Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85028; phone (602) 275-7172; fax (602) 252-6054; e-mail sales@ddci.com or visit http://www.ddci.com/pr2201.