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DDC-I Announces Availability of Deos DO-178 Certifiable Operating System for Abaco’s FORCE2 Rugged Mission Ready Display Computer

Reduces customer risk, cost, and time to deployment for safety certifiable avionic systems

 

PHOENIX, AZ. — May 31, 2017. DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety-critical applications, today announced the availability of its DO-178 safety-critical real operating system Deos for Abaco’s DO-254 certifiable, mission-ready FORCE 2 rugged display computers and SBC314 single board computers. Deos is certifiable to DO-178 Design Assurance Level A (DAL A).

Deos is a field proven, safety-critical, in-flight, avionics RTOS that hosts 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, and engine management.  Built from the ground up for safety-critical applications, Deos has been certified to DO-178 DAL A since 1998, 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 features deterministic real-time response as well as time and space partitioning. Deos also features patented slack scheduling, which enables it to deliver higher CPU utilization than any other certifiable safety-critical COTS RTOS.

“Deos provides the fastest, lowest risk, and most cost-effective path to DO-178 Level A certification for safety critical avionics systems,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “The FORCE2 COTS computer provides an ideal platform for rapidly developing, certifying, and deploying ruggedized avionics applications requiring the highest level of safety criticality. We are delighted to have worked with Abaco to make Deos available for the FORCE2.”

Abaco’s mission ready FORCE2 rugged display computer features a 3U VPX single board computer, which offers a choice of either the Qualcomm (formerly NXP/Freescale) QorIQ T2081 1.8-GHz high performance processor or the T1042 1.4-GHz low-power processor, supported by up to 8 GBytes of memory. It also includes AMD Radeon 8860 or CoreAVI E8860 graphics processing units. Along with the Deos operating system, Abaco provides optimized drivers and APIs that ensure applications developed for FORCE2 will be conformant with the FACE initiative.

“Safety certification is a significant challenge for many of our customers, and Abaco continues to take the lead in helping them, such as providing the artifacts necessary to achieve DAL A DO-254 certification” said Mrinal Iyengar, Vice President, Product Management at Abaco Systems.  “The combination of Abaco’s FORCE 2 with DDC-I’s Deos means that customers can now accelerate their development and certification. We expect it to be very attractive to customers seeking to get their solutions to deployment faster, with less risk and lower cost.”

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/pr1706.

DDC-I Announces Availability of its Safety-Critical Deos RTOS for AMD’s Steppe Eagle Multicore Processor

Provides high-performance, safety-critical, DO-178-certifiable platform for Steppe Eagle-based in-flight applications up to Design Assurance Level A (DAL-A)

 

Phoenix, AZ. May 18, 2017. DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety-critical applications, today announced the availability of its Deos™ safety-critical real-time operating system and certification artifacts, up to Design Assurance Level A (DAL-A), for AMD’s G4-based Steppe Eagle multi-core processor. Deos gives avionics developers targeting Steppe Eagle processors a DO-178-certifiable platform that delivers best-in-class performance with the high level of design assurance required for in-flight applications.

“AMD Steppe Eagle processors provide a unique blend of high-performance multicore computing, graphics, and integrated I/O in a scalable low power package that makes them ideal for many avionics applications,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “Our industry-leading safety-focused multicore support coupled with Deos cache partitioning, slack scheduling, time and space partitioning, and industry standard ARINC 653 interfaces allow avionics developers to take full advantage of the Steppe Eagle platform and achieve maximum CPU utilization while providing the highest level of safety-critical operation.”

Steppe Eagle is based on AMD’s high-performance, low-power, x86-compatible Embedded G-Series SOC platform. Available in dual and quadcore variants at speeds of up to 2.4 GHz, Steppe Eagle provides up to 2 Mbytes of L2 cache and consumes as little as 6W. Steppe Eagle processors feature enterprise class error-correction code (ECC) memory support, an integrated discrete-class GPU with DirectX 11 support, an integrated I/O controller, and a dedicated Platform Security Processor (PSP) compatible with ARM TrustZone security technology.

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 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 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/pr1705.

DDC-I and Mocana Announce Integrated IoT Security Platform for Military and Commercial Avionics

Integrated COTS platform utilizes safety-critical RTOS and IoT security technology to bring trusted boot, updates, crypto, and device-to-cloud communications to avionics applications

Phoenix, AZ. – April 4, 2017 – DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety-critical applications, and Mocana, a leading provider of mission-critical security solutions for embedded systems and the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced an integrated platform for avionics security that combines DDC-I’s Deos certifiable safety-critical real-time operating system (RTOS) with Mocana’s IoT Security Platform. The integrated, commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) platform enables avionics developers to equip their safety critical systems with advanced security capabilities, such as trusted boot and firmware upgrades, certificate management, cryptography, data transport, and device-to-cloud communications.

Mocana provides high-performance, lightweight, small footprint, mission-critical IoT software security solutions that enable companies to harden embedded systems and connect safely to the broader world with exceptional visibility and control. Leveraging a full-stack, non-open source software architecture, Mocana’s IoT Security Platform provides trusted boot and firmware updates, as well as secure, high-integrity device authentication, encryption, and device-to-cloud communications. The software is FIPS 140-2 validated, OpenSSL compatible, features multiple TCP/IP stacks, supports a variety of networking environments (SSL, SSH, multicast, IPSec, wireless and SCEP, EST), and can be readily customized in C/C++ and Java to facilitate easy compliance with a variety of industry requirements.

“Mocana and Deos bring trusted, military-grade security and cloud-based communications to connected commercial and military aircraft, including secure boot and secure update capabilities that are rapidly becoming requirements for avionics,” said Bob Morris, president and CEO of DDC-I. “Advanced safety-critical features like time/space partitioning and support for multiple isolated TCP/IP stacks make Deos an excellent platform for integrating and deploying applications that utilize Mocana’s innovative IoT security capabilities.”

“We are pleased to be working with DDC-I to offer our joint customers an integrated platform that features best-in-class RTOS and security technology,” said William Diotte, CEO at Mocana. “Avionics developers now have a flexible, high-performance, off-the-shelf solution for delivering enhanced security and Internet connectivity.”

Deos is an embedded RTOS that has been used in hundreds of safety-critical avionics applications on commercial and military aircraft. Certified to DO-178B DAL A since 1998, the time- and space-partitioned RTOS features deterministic real-time response and employs patented 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.

About Mocana

Founded in 2002, Mocana Corporation provides mission-critical IoT security solutions for embedded systems and the Internet of Things. The company’s software is used by hundreds of companies to secure millions of devices, controllers and embedded systems. Its comprehensive device-to-cloud platform is designed to operate across complex, multi-vendor, multi-technology environments where performance and security are mission-critical. www.mocana.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 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/pr1704.

DDC-I and Logicircuit to Deliver Enhanced DO-178C and DO-254 Support for Xilinx All Programmable Devices

Delivers full-service solution for reusable software and hardware, including safety-critical RTOS, COTS IP, multi-core and programmable logic for the safety-critical and aerospace markets

 

Phoenix, AZ. March 22, 2017. DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety-critical applications, and Logicircuit, a leading supplier of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) intellectual property (IP) cores and professional services for DO-254 and DO-178C compliance, today announced they are collaborating to provide Xilinx customers with a comprehensive solution for meeting the stringent requirements of safety-critical compliance for the aerospace industry.

 

Today’s modern All Programmable devices offer powerful platforms for aerospace development. These Xilinx FPGA and SOC solutions provide a unique combination of high-performance multiprocessing and customizable hardware capability, making them ideal for compute-intensive, safety-critical applications. Leveraging these features, however, means complying with the rigorous safety-critical development standards DO-178C (for software) and DO-254 (for hardware). DDC-I and Logicircuit are bringing together their respective DO-178C and DO-254 knowledge and extensive history supporting these standards to offer end-to-end solutions for aerospace companies seeking to leverage the most advanced hardware and software capabilities available.

 

“We’re excited to be working with Logicircuit to provide aerospace developers a turnkey solution for reusable safety-critical software, hardware, and certification based on Xilinx All Programmable devices and the Deos RTOS,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “Avionics developers now have an efficient solution for developing, deploying and certifying safety-critical software and customizable Xilinx All Programable hardware that meets the most demanding DO-178C and DO-254 specifications.”

 

DDC-I provides integration and certification services for DO-178. The company’s flagship safety-critical RTOS, Deos, has been used in hundreds of 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.

Logicircuit provides several critical elements required for airborne use of Xilinx All Programmable devices. Designers can utilize the programmable hardware portion of these devices for their custom design functions. This custom design, and any Xilinx IP the designer may choose for their design, are subject to DO-254 compliance. Logicircuit provides professional service support to manage and perform all the activities associated with DO-254 compliance, working directly with the client’s design team. Logicircuit also re-engineers the COTS IP, performing all activities and providing the artifacts to demonstrate compliance of the IP cores.

 

“The combination of DDC-I and Logicircuit products and services provides developers of aerospace applications an end-to-end solution for powerful and compliant airborne software and hardware systems,” said  Joe Goode, president at Logicircuit.  “Logicircuit has worked closely with DDC-I to provide a turnkey safety-critical platform for Xilinx All Programable devices that addresses all aspects of DO-178C and DO-254 software and hardware certification, all the way down to the drivers required for the custom I/O peripherals created using Xilinx programmable logic.”

 

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/pr1703.

 

About Logicircuit, Inc.

Logicircuit, Inc. is a leader in the DO-254/DO-178C market, providing avionics suppliers with process and efficiency support through their skilled team of service professionals and portfolio of IP products. Established in 2000, the company is exclusively comprised of “DO-focused” engineers who serve the worldwide market while providing all certification-related work onshore at their USA headquarters (6758 Jamestown Drive, Alpharetta, GA 30005). For more information e-mail info@logicircuit.com or visit http://www.logicircuit.com/.

DDC-I Announces SafeMC RTOS Technology on Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC Multicore Devices

Delivers maximum performance and bounded response times for safety-critical execution across multiple ARM Cortex-A53 processing cores

 

Phoenix, AZ. February 22, 2017. DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety-critical applications, today announced the availability of its Deos safety-critical real-time operating system and SafeMC™ multicore technology for Xilinx® Zynq® Ultrascale+ MPSoC devices. Deos, equipped with SafeMC technology, enables Zynq Ultrascale+ MPSoC developers targeting safety-critical applications to take full advantage of the device’s multicore capabilities without compromising safety-critical task response and guaranteed execution times.

“Xilinx Zynq Ultrascale+ MPSoC devices provide a unique combination of high-performance multiprocessing and customizable hardware capability that make them ideal for a wide range of compute-intensive safety-critical applications requiring ease of hardware configurability,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “Together, Deos and the Zynq Ultrascale+ MPSoC provide an integrated platform the safety-critical industry has been looking for, a common SoC compute engine for the core system that is certifiable to DO-178C DAL A, plus the added flexibility of programmable logic.”

“Safety-critical certification capabilities and advanced multi-core features for safe operation make Deos an excellent choice for hosting safety-critical applications on Zynq Ultrascale+ MPSoC devices,” said Dagan White, System Architect, Aerospace and Defense at Xilinx. “With Deos now available on Zynq Ultrascale+ MPSoC devices, our joint customers now have an integrated platform and easy access to best-in-class safety-critical technology.”

Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC devices integrate dual- or quad-core ARM® Cortex– A53 processors with 16-nm FinFET+ programmable logic. This architecture gives developers a flexible compute platform with configurable I/O and co-processing elements that make the technology ideal for applications including avionics, next generation ADAS, and Industrial Internet-of-Things applications.

Deos has been certified to DO-178 DAL A since 1998, and flies on tens of thousands of commercial and military aircraft. Utilizing time and space partitioning, Deos maximizes safety, reduces worst-case response times, and maximizes CPU utilization.

DDC-I’s industry leading SafeMC technology extends the performance and safety-critical capabilities of Deos to multiple ARM Cortex-A53 cores by providing customizable scheduling and partitioning capabilities that enable developers to isolate and alleviate multicore bottlenecks. The result is enhanced determinism, reduced worst-case response time, and increased CPU utilization for safety-critical applications spanning one or more cores.

 

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/pr1701.

DDC-I Teams with ANSYS to Integrate SCADE with Deos Real-Time Operating System for DO-178C Avionics Applications

Phoenix, AZ. June 16, 2015. DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety-critical applications, today announced the integration of its Deos™ real-time operating system with ANSYS® SCADE® model-based solutions. Now, ANSYS® SCADE® Suite and ANSYS SCADE Display users who want to target the high-performance, safety-critical Deos real-time operating system can take advantage of an integrated solution that addresses all phases of modeling, simulation, verification, optimization, code generation, compliance with ARINC 661, RTOS integration, and certification for DO-178C avionics applications.

“We’re excited to be working with ANSYS to make our best-in-class safety-critical Deos RTOS available to SCADE users”, said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “Now SCADE users can target an RTOS that has been built from the ground up for DO-178C applications, and take advantage of advanced features like slack scheduling and cache partitioning that reduce worst-case response while boosting overall performance.”

“We are pleased to partner with DDC-I, opening the possibility of using SCADE to the many Deos users in the safety-critical aeronautics industry,” said Eric Bantegnie, vice president of the System Business Unit at ANSYS. “This integration enhances our ability to provide a best-in-class solution for DO-178C applications.”

System and software engineers use ANSYS SCADE solutions to graphically design, verify, and automatically generate critical systems and software applications with high dependability requirements. SCADE solutions easily integrate, allowing for development optimization and increased communication among team members.

SCADE Suite’s and SCADE Display’s code generation technology makes it easy for designers to transform their models into C and/or Ada code that is ready to run under Deos, and ready to certify for DO-178C. The code generation DO-178C Certification Kit kit provides all the material required by DO-178C certification authorities, including a Tool Qualification Plan (TQP), Tool Operational Requirements (TOR), Tool Accomplishment Summary (TAS) or Safety Case (SC), Compliance Analysis to certification standards, Software Installation Procedure (SIP), and Tool Configuration Index (TCI).

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 https://www.ddci.com/mktg.php?mc=pr1503.