DDC-I’s Safety-Critical Real-Time Operating System Available for Intel’s Atom Embedded Processor

Deos RTOS and OpenArbor Development Tools Accelerate Deployment and Certification for Atom-Based DO-178B Avionics Systems

Phoenix, AZ. September 21, 2009 – 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 and OpenArbor™ software development tools now provide architecture support for Intel’s Atom embedded processor. Deos and OpenArbor greatly accelerate the development, deployment, and DO-178B certification of safety-critical avionics applications targeting Atom-based systems. DDC-I also announced support for Compulab Ltd.’s fit-PC2 reference board, which facilitates rapid prototyping, development and testing of application code targeting Atom-based safety-critical systems running Deos.

“The Atom processor’s low power consumption and high performance make it ideal for safety-critical avionics applications,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing at DDC-I. “The Deos real-time operating system, together with our OpenArbor IDE, provides a turnkey development and run-time solution for safety-critical developers targeting the Atom processor. Deos provides the fastest, lowest risk path to DO-178B certification of any COTS RTOS, and flies on more commercial and military aircraft than any other COTS RTOS.”

Deos is the industry’s most robust, highest performance real-time operating system for the safety-critical market. Featuring deterministic real-time response, the memory-protected RTOS employs patented “slack scheduling” to deliver higher CPU utilization than any other safety-critical commercial off the shelf (COTS) RTOS. Deos is the only certifiable time and space (T&S) partitioned COTS RTOS built from the ground up for safety-critical applications.

Development support for the Atom processor and Deos RTOS includes DDC-I’s Eclipse-based OpenArbor integrated development environment (IDE). Featuring C and C++ optimizing compilers, OpenArbor provides a color-coded source editor, project management support, automated build/make utilities, and a multi-window symbolic debugger. The debugger recognizes C and C++ expressions and can view objects, expressions, call chains, execution traces, interspersed machine code, machine registers, and program stacks. The debugger is non intrusive, can debug at the source or machine level, and can be enabled without changing the generated code.

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 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 real-time Java, C, C++, Ada, Fortran and JOVIAL application development. For more information regarding DDC-I products, contact DDC-I at 1825 E. Northern Ave., Suite #125, Phoenix, Arizona 85020; phone (602) 275-7172; fax (602) 252-6054; e-mail sales@ddci.com or visit http://www.ddci.com/mktg.php?mc=pr0907.

DDC-I’s Safety-Critical Real-Time Operating System Available for Intel’s Atom Embedded Processor