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DDC-I Announces First Partitioned DO-178C Safety-Critical Multicore COTS RTOS for NXP i.MX 8QuadMax Multimedia Applications Processor

Deos RTOS brings high-speed i.MX 8 multicore, multi-display, multimedia processing to DO-178 safety-critical avionics applications

Phoenix, AZ – October 30, 2018.  DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety-critical applications, today announced the first partitioned DO-178C multicore commercial off the shelf (COTS) real-time operating system (RTOS) for the NXP i.MX 8QuadMax Applications Processor, with verification evidence to Design Assurance Level A. NXP i.MX 8QuadMax processors running Deos™ make an excellent platform for developing, deploying and certifying DO-178C avionics software with the most demanding I/O, networking, control, multimedia, and display requirements.

“Many of the same attributes that make the i.MX 8QuadMax an optimal ecockpit platform for automotive applications and an ideal machine vision platform for industrial control and automation applications make it equally attractive for a multitude of DO-178C avionics applications requiring performance graphics and/or synthetic vision,” said Ron Martino, vice president i.MX applications processors product line at NXP. “We are pleased to be working with DDC-I to offer our joint avionics customers a world-class multicore safety-critical RTOS platform for our i.MX 8QuadMax Application Processors.”

“NXP’s i.MX 8QuadMax provides a unique blend of high performance multicore computing, integrated multimedia processing and versatile I/O that makes it ideal for avionics applications requiring data fusion, synthetic vision, graphics and other advanced control and cockpit functionality,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “Deos cache partitioning, memory pools and time/space partitioning allow avionics developers to take full advantage of the i.MX 8’s multicore computing, I/O, imaging, graphics and security features while reducing worst-case execution time to achieve the highest level of safety-critical operation.”

The i.MX 8QuaMax applications processor is a feature- and performance-scalable multi-core platform that combines a pair of Cortex-A72 cores with four Cortex-A53 cores and two Cortex M4F cores. Featuring dual graphics processing units and an integrated digital signal processor, the i.MX8 QuadMax is ideal for advanced compute-intensive graphics, imaging, machine vision, audio, voice, video, and safety-critical applications. The i.MX 8QuadMax features video encode/decode, MIPI-DSI, HDMI and parallel display interfaces with resolutions of up to 4k x 1024, and integrated MIPI-CSI, HDMI, and parallel camera interfaces. The i.MX 8QuadMax also features built-in security capabilities, integrated power management, and a variety of I/O interfaces, including Ethernet, CAN, USB 3.0, SPI, and I2C.

Deos is a safety-critical embedded RTOS that was first certified to DO-178 DAL A in 1998. Featuring deterministic real-time response, the time- and space- partitioned RTOS employs patented slack scheduling, memory pools, and cache partitioning to deliver higher CPU utilization than any other certifiable safety-critical COTS RTOS. Deos provides the easiest, lowest cost path of any COTS RTOS to DO-178 Level 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. SafeMC’s safe scheduling, memory pools, and cache partitioning technology help developers manage the execution of tasks and the configuration of multicore hardware in a way that makes it easy to manage high-level and low-level interference patterns, isolate detrimental sources of contention, and alleviate resource bottlenecks. The result is enhanced determinism and increased CPU utilization for safety-critical applications spanning one or more cores.

Development support for Deos includes DDC-I’s Eclipse-based, mixed-language OpenArbor™ IDE, which features C and C++ optimizing compilers, a color-coded source editor, project management support, automated build utilities, and symbolic debugger. Also included is a virtual target hardware development tool, QEMU (Quick EMUlator), that 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/pr1807.

 

DDC-I to Sponsor NXP Workshop on Multicore for Avionics

Will demonstrate Deos real-time operating system optimized for safety-critical DO-178 multicore applications

Phoenix, AZ – October 22, 2018.  DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety-critical applications, today announced that it will sponsor NXP’s Multicore for Avionics (MCFA) Workshop. At the workshop, DDC-I will showcase its safety-critical Deos real-time operating system, which is optimized for developing, deploying, and certifying DO-178 avionics software for NXP multicore processors hosting the most demanding I/O, networking, control, multimedia, and display requirements. The MCFA workshop will be held October 23-24 at the Hyatt Lost Pines in Lost Pines, Texas.

In conjunction with the workshop, DDC-I will present a paper, “Multicore Processors for Safety Critical Avionics,” which will discuss the use of Deos on multicore ARM platforms, and how this solution provides a robust environment for today’s avionics systems. The presentation will focus on the ARM multicore architecture, and how patented Deos technology minimizes multicore resource contention to address the issues outlined in CAST-32A. In the demonstration area, DDC-I will also showcase its Deos RTOS with SafeMC technology running on NXP ARM processors (i.MX 8, and S32V234) as well as an NXP T1042 PowerPC platform.  The demonstrations will be focused on multicore execution capabilities and the value of cache partitioning in a multicore system.

NXP’s Multicore for Avionics Workshop provides unique access to critical information needed to develop and certify avionics systems using COTS multicore SoCs. The workshop will address software architectures for mixed criticality systems, provide updates on NXP multicore SoC roadmaps (Layerscape, automotive S32x families), and feature breakout sessions on SoC safety and security. It will also provide an opportunity for participants to network with key NXP architects and executives, industry peers, and eco-system partners.

“We look forward to participating in NXP’s MFCA workshop and receiving the latest updates on NXP architecture and roadmaps,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “We also look forward to sharing the latest information on our Deos safety-critical RTOS with our partners and customers and showing them how they can exploit Deos’ advanced multicore partitioning and scheduling capabilities to take full advantage of NXP processors in avionics applications requiring data fusion, synthetic vision, graphics and other advanced control and cockpit functionality.”

Deos is a safety-critical embedded RTOS that was first certified to DO-178 DAL A in 1998. Featuring deterministic real-time response, the time- and space- partitioned RTOS employs patented slack scheduling, memory pools, and cache partitioning to deliver higher CPU utilization than any other certifiable safety-critical COTS RTOS. Deos provides the easiest, lowest cost path of any COTS RTOS to DO-178 Level 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. SafeMC’s safe scheduling, memory pools, and cache partitioning technology help developers manage the execution of tasks and the configuration of multicore hardware in a way that makes it easy to manage high-level and low-level interference patterns, isolate detrimental sources of contention, and alleviate resource bottlenecks. The result is enhanced determinism and increased CPU utilization for safety-critical applications spanning one or more cores.

Development support for Deos includes DDC-I’s Eclipse-based, mixed-language OpenArbor™ IDE, which features C and C++ optimizing compilers, a color-coded source editor, project management support, automated build utilities, and symbolic debugger. Also included is a virtual target hardware development tool, QEMU (Quick EMUlator), that 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/pr1806.

DDC-I Attends US Army Aviation FACE™ Technical Interchange Meeting (TIM) and Delivers Rapid Integration Framework Demo

Demo will feature FACE-aligned CMS I/O converter system utilizing Deos RTOS with SafeMC™ Multicore Technology

 BOOTH #25

Huntsville, AL– September 14, 2018.  DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety-critical applications, today announced that it will attend the US Army FACE Technical Interchange Meeting (TIM) on September 18 in Huntsville, Alabama at the Von Braun Center, East Hall 1, 2, and 3.

At the TIM, DDC-I will participate in the Rapid Integration Framework Demo, show casing an alternative FACE-aligned I/O converter system utilizing IOS, PSSS, and TSS running on Deos RTOS with its SafeMC multicore technology.  Deos SafeMC provides a FACE Safety Base Profile that delivers hard real-time response, time and space partitioning, and both ARINC-653 and POSIX interfaces.

In addition to participating in the TIM Rapid Integration Framework Demo, DDC-I will provide a live demonstration of an integrated safety-critical system running high-end graphics utilizing NAI’s Custom-on-Standard-Architecture™ (COSA®), the integrated system will feature Deos running Ensco IData and CoreAVI’s ArgusCore SC OpenGL® graphic drivers. See the demo in the exhibit hall at Booth #25.

The FACE TIM is hosted by US Army Aviation. Attended by over 30 partners from industry and government, the FACE TIM will provide demonstrations and showcase products aligned with the FACE Technical Standard that will help warfighters quickly and affordably benefit from continued software innovations. The venue is open to all visitors who are interested in open standards and open architectures for aviation systems.

“We’re excited to be working with NAI, OAR, Ensco and CoreAVI to offer integrated FACE-aligned solutions that deliver maximum portability,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “We believe these integrated systems will be very attractive to avionics developers targeting a FACE environment who desire a readily certifiable RTOS solution on a standard platform with advanced graphics capabilities.”

About The Open Group FACE Consortium

The Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE™) Consortium, a consortium of The Open Group, is an aviation-focused professional group made up of U.S. industry suppliers, customers and users. The FACE Consortium provides a vendor-neutral forum for industry and the U.S. government to work together to develop and consolidate the open standards, best practices, guidance documents and business models necessary to achieve these results.

For more information visit: www.opengroup.org/face.

About Deos

Deos is a safety-critical embedded RTOS that was first certified to DO-178 DAL A in 1998. Featuring deterministic real-time response, the time- and space- partitioned RTOS employs patented slack scheduling, memory pools, and cache partitioning to deliver higher CPU utilization than any other certifiable safety-critical COTS RTOS. Deos provides the easiest, lowest cost path of any COTS RTOS to DO-178 Level 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. SafeMC’s safe scheduling, memory pools, and cache partitioning technology help developers manage the execution of tasks and the configuration of multicore hardware in a way that makes it easy to manage high-level and low-level interference patterns, isolate detrimental sources of contention, and alleviate resource bottlenecks. The result is enhanced determinism and increased CPU utilization for safety-critical applications spanning one or more cores.

Development support for Deos includes DDC-I’s Eclipse-based, mixed-language OpenArbor™ IDE, which features C and C++ optimizing compilers, a color-coded source editor, project management support, automated build utilities, and symbolic debugger. Also included is a virtual target hardware development tool, QEMU (Quick EMUlator), that 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/pr1805.

DDC-I Showcases Integrated Safety-Critical Platform at Aviation Electronics Europe (AEE) on June 19 & 20 in Munich

Joins panel on Advancing Integrated Systems & Connectivity, and presents paper on Multicore ARM Processors for Safety-Critical Avionics

BOOTH # B10a

 Phoenix, AZ – June 12, 2018.  DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety-critical applications, today announced that it will demonstrate an integrated safety-critical platform running high-end graphics at the Aviation Electronics Europe (AEE) show. Utilizing North Atlantic Industries’ (NAI) Custom-on-Standard-Architecture (COSA), the integrated system will feature DDC-I’s Deos DO-178 real-time operating system running CoreAVI OpenGL graphics and ENSCO IData display software.

DDC-I also announced that technical marketing manager Gary Gilliland will join a panel discussion on Advancing Integrated Systems & Connectivity and present a technical paper on Multicore ARM Processors for Safety-Critical Avionics. DDC-I will demonstrate its integrated safety-critical platform in Booth B10a at the show, which runs from June 19 – 20 at the MOC Event Center in Munich Germany.

Attending the show will be CEOs, engineers, and business development managers representing airlines, airframers, integrators and prime contractors (fixed wing and rotorcraft), avionics manufacturers, software developers, IT and technical managers, R&D, supply chain managers, distributors, maintenance staff, EASA, FAA and other regulatory personnel. Conference topics will include mandates and regulations, and how they impact the industry and supply chain, evolution of the European Institutional Framework, advances in ATM, navigation & surveillance, integrated systems & connectivity, and disruptive technologies and trends such as artificial intelligence. Workshops will address operations and safety, operating systems and architecture, and hardware/software challenges, including DO-154 and DO-178C.

“AEE provides an excellent venue for DDC-I to demonstrate its integrated safety-critical platform to the international avionics community,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “COSA systems equipped with Deos and high-end display capabilities provide an ideal open architecture platform for rapid development, certification, and deployment of safety-critical software for a broad range of commercial and military avionics applications.”

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.

Deos features deterministic real-time response as well as time and space partitioning. Deos also features patented slack scheduling and cache partitioning, which enables it to deliver higher CPU utilization than any other certifiable safety-critical COTS RTOS. Deos is supported on x86, ARM, and PowerPC microprocessors.

NAI’s Custom-On-Standard-Architecture (COSA) 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’s COSA systems provide the highest packaging density and greatest flexibility of any SBC platform in the industry.

The CoreAVI driver suite supports OpenGL SC 2.0 + Extensions, is certified to DO-178C DAL A, and is FACE Aligned, including the General-Purpose, Safety, and Security profiles. The OpenGL drivers support multi-threading, multiple partitions, Hypervisor Multi-core, context management, integrated video capture, and GPU security. All CoreAVI drivers are designed and developed from the ground up to enhance safety, reliability and security. Each driver also includes a comprehensive suite of Built-In-Tests (BIT).

IData is an advanced COTS Human Machine Interface (HMI) software development toolkit for creating and deploying embedded software display applications. Architected with the same philosophy as the ARINC 661 specification, IData is a single integrated display design solution with a data driven architecture, platform independent, high performing, and certifiable to DO-178C DAL A. IData offers a rich set of advanced features with seamless integrations for 2-D and 3-D digital moving maps and 3-D views to design powerful and functional HMI applications that can run on a number of target platforms.

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; email sales@ddci.com or visit https://www.ddci.com/pr1804.

DDC-I Announces First Partitioned DO-178C Safety-Critical Multicore RTOS for NXP S32V234 Vision and Sensor Fusion Processor

Deos RTOS brings high-speed S32V234 multicore processing, I/O, imaging, control and graphics to DO-178 safety-critical avionics applications

Phoenix, AZ – May 14, 2018.  DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety-critical applications, today announced the first partitioned DO-178C multicore real-time operating system for the NXP S32V234 processor with verification evidence to Design Assurance Level A. S32V234 processors running Deos™ make an excellent platform for developing, deploying and certifying compute-intensive DO-178C avionics software with the most demanding I/O, control, imaging and display requirements.

“High-volume automotive applications drive the semiconductor market for the aerospace industry,” said Allan Mcauslin, Automotive ADAS segment manager at NXP. “Many of the same attributes that make the S32V234 an optimal compute, sensor, and vision platform for safety-critical automotive applications make it equally attractive for a multitude of DO-178C avionics applications. We are pleased to be working with DDC-I to offer our joint avionics customers a world-class multicore safety-critical RTOS platform for our processors.”

“The functionality and safety-critical requirements of automotive and avionics applications are aligning in the areas of visualization, data fusion, and dashboard/cockpit functions,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “Deos cache partitioning, memory pools and time/space partitioning allow avionics developers to take full advantage of the S32V24’s high-performance multicore computing, I/O, imaging and graphics while reducing worst-case execution time to achieve the highest level of safety-critical operation.”

The S32V234 is optimized for secure, compute-intensive vision and sensor fusion applications, featuring four 1-GHz ARM Cortex-A53 Neon processors with additional processing engines for I/O, graphics, image processing and security functions. The processors share 512 kbytes of L2 cache and 4 Mbytes of internal RAM, which can be segmented with Deos memory pools and cache partitioning to reduce worst case execution times and cache-induced jitter. The S32V234 also provides external memory interfaces for high-speed access to LPDDR2 and LPDDR3 DRAM and a quad-SPI interface for access to external flash. I/O support includes dual CAN-FD 64 Mag interfaces, and a 5-Gbps PCIe lane.

Deos is a safety-critical embedded RTOS that was first certified to DO-178 DAL A in 1998. Featuring deterministic real-time response, the time- and space- partitioned RTOS employs patented slack scheduling, memory pools, and cache partitioning to deliver higher CPU utilization than any other certifiable safety-critical COTS RTOS. Deos provides the easiest, lowest cost path of any COTS RTOS to DO-178 Level 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. SafeMC’s safe scheduling, memory pools, and cache partitioning technology help developers manage the execution of tasks and the configuration of multicore hardware in a way that makes it easy to isolate detrimental sources of contention and alleviate resource bottlenecks. The result is enhanced determinism 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/pr1803.

DDC-I and North Atlantic Industries Showcase Integrated Safety-Critical Platform at Army Aviation Mission Solution Summit

DO-178 COSA® Platform equipped with Deos Real-Time OS runs Ensco IData and CoreAVI OpenGL graphics

BOOTH 3007

Phoenix, AZ – March 29, 2018.  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 that they will demonstrate an integrated safety-critical platform running high-end graphics at the Army Aviation Mission Solution Summit. Utilizing NAI’s Custom-on-Standard-Architecture™ (COSA®), the integrated system will feature DDC-I’s DO-178 real-time operating system running Ensco IData and CoreAVI OpenGL graphics.

DDC-I and NAI will demonstrate their integrated solution in Booth 3007 at the show, which runs from April 25-27 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel & Convention Center in Nashville, TN.

The annual Army Aviation Mission Solution Summit, sponsored by the Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA), gives the entire Army aviation community an ideal venue to gather in one place at one time to focus solely on Army Aviation issues. The summit provides unique opportunities for the community to network, be recognized, have its voice heard, and support our soldiers and their families. Attending the summit will be soldiers (active, National Guard, and reserves), veterans and retirees, special operations, MEDEVAC, and industry leaders in R & D, simulation, acquisition, logistics, training, doctrine, and maintenance. Also at the summit, NATO will hold their Helicopter Inter-Service Working Group (HISWG) meeting.

“The Army Aviation Mission Solution Summit provides an excellent venue for DDC-I and NAI to demonstrate our integrated safety-critical platform to the Army aviation community,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “ COSA systems equipped with Deos and high-end graphics provide an ideal platform for rapid development, certification, and deployment of safety-critical software for a broad range of Army aviation applications.”

“We are pleased to be working with DDC-I to offer our joint Army aviation 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. “Army aviation developers requiring the highest level of design assurance now have a flexible, high-performance, off-the-shelf solution that accelerates deployment of safety-critical avionics systems.”

NAI’s Custom-On-Standard-Architecture™ (COSA®) 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’s COSA systems provide the highest packaging density and greatest flexibility of any SBC platform or system in the industry.

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.

Deos features deterministic real-time response as well as time and space partitioning. Deos also features patented slack scheduling and cache partitioning, which enables it to deliver higher CPU utilization than any other certifiable safety-critical COTS RTOS. Deos is supported on x86, ARM, and PowerPC microprocessors.

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; email sales@ddci.com or visit https://www.ddci.com/pr1802.

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.

Cobham Deploys DDC-I’s Deos Safety-Critical RTOS in its RT-7000PMR Airborne VHF/UHF AM-FM Tactical Radio

Phoenix, AZ – February 5, 2018.  DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety-critical applications, today announced that its Deos DO-178C certifiable real-time operating system has been deployed by Cobham Aerospace Communications in the company’s RT-7000PMR airborne VHF/UHF panel-mount tactical radio.

 

“We’re pleased that Cobham has deployed Deos as the safety-critical RTOS platform for its new best-in-class airborne tactical radio,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “Our field proven RTOS and its extensive DO-178 certifiable avionics pedigree provide the perfect software foundation for Cobham’s new software-defined radio.”

 

Cobham’s RT-7000PMR (Panel Mount Radio) supports the full spectrum of airborne VHF and UHF, AM/FM communications from 29.7 MHz to 960 MHz, with up to three (3) embedded and individual transceivers, providing the equivalent capability of three (3) individual radios in one compact form factor. Each radio can perform P25 conventional digital modulation over the full VHF and UHF spectrum. With the addition of Motorola APX-8000 based transceiver modules, the RT-7000 can cover any requirements for P25 trunking, including Phase 2 trunking and Motorola-proprietary radio network features.

 

The RT-7000PMR features front panel-programmability with up to 3000 preset channels, programmable scan groups, multi-key FIPS-140-2 encryption and a best-in-class multi-color NVIS Green B-compliant touchscreen display. Push-to-Talk facilitates on-the-fly connection of up to two external devices, including hand-held radios, mobile phones, and SATCOM handsets.

 

DDC-I’s Deos is a field proven, safety-critical, avionics RTOS that has been utilized 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 first certified to DO-178 DAL A in 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 and cache partitioning, which enables it to deliver higher CPU utilization than any other certifiable safety-critical COTS RTOS. Deos is supported on x86, ARM, and PowerPC microprocessors.

 

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; email sales@ddci.com or visit https://www.ddci.com/pr1801.

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.