DDC-I’s Deos Safety-Critical RTOS and LDRA’s Tool Suite Provide Integrated Solution for Avionics Cockpits

Integrated solution instruments code, performs structural and unit test, and hosts code in safety-critical target environment

Phoenix, AZ. January 27, 2014. DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety-critical applications, today announced that its Deos™ safety-critical real-time operating system has been integrated with the LDRA tool suite® for use in developing and hosting next-generation avionics. The Deos/LDRA integration is ideal for developing and instrumenting avionics code, performing structural and unit test, post processing, and hosting the production code in the safety-critical cockpit environment.

“LDRA’s tools are a perfect complement to our own proven safety-critical RTOS, which uses slack scheduling and cache partitioning to achieve optimal performance,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing at DDC-I. “This integration gives developers the turnkey platform they need to quickly develop, debug, comprehensively test and deploy safety-critical software that can be readily certified to the most demanding avionics requirements.”

“The LDRA tool suite has been used extensively with Deos on a custom basis for a number of safety-critical projects, including air data units, navigation systems and ground-based augmentation GPS systems by several avionics suppliers,” added Ian Hennell, Operations Director of LDRA. “The LDRA/Deos integration provides a premier COTS platform that reduces the time and cost associated with developing, testing, deploying, and certifying safety-critical software.”

The LDRA tool suite provides comprehensive automated software testing and code analysis for a broad range of military and aerospace, telecommunications, transportation, power, and medical applications. The suite covers the full software development lifecycle, including requirements traceability and programming standards checking (e.g., MISRA C:2004, MISRA C++:2008, JSF++ AV, and CERT C), code coverage, structural coverage analysis up to DO-178 Level A, automated unit testing, and test verification.

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 also provides the easiest, lowest cost path of any COTS RTOS to DO-178 Level A certification, the highest level of safety criticality.

About LDRA
For more than forty years, LDRA has developed and driven the market for software that automates code analysis and software testing for safety-, mission-, security-, and business-critical markets. Working with clients to achieve early error identification and full compliance with industry standards, LDRA traces requirements through static and dynamic analysis to unit testing and verification for a wide variety of hardware and software platforms. Boasting a worldwide presence, LDRA is headquartered in the United Kingdom with subsidiaries in the United States and India coupled with an extensive distributor network. For more information on the LDRA tool suite, please visit www.ldra.com.

About DDC-I, Inc.
DDC-I, Inc. is a global supplier of real-time operating systems, software development tools, custom software development services, and legacy software system modernization solutions, with a primary focus on mission- and safety-critical applications. DDC-I’s customer base is an impressive “who’s who” in the commercial, military, aerospace, and safety-critical industries. DDC-I offers safety-critical real-time operating systems, compilers, integrated development environments and run-time systems for C, C++, Ada, Fortran and JOVIAL application development. For more information regarding DDC-I products, contact DDC-I at at 4600 E. Shea Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85028; phone (602) 275-7172; fax (602) 252-6054; e-mail sales@ddci.com or visit http://www.ddci.com/mktg.php?mc=pr1402.

DDC-I’s Deos Safety-Critical RTOS and LDRA’s Tool Suite Provide Integrated Solution for Avionics Cockpits