DDC-I and OpenSystems Media Announce Webcast for Safety-Critical DO-178 Software Development

Managing Resource Contention in Processors (Multi-core and Single Core) for Safety Critical Avionics Software Applications

Phoenix, AZ. October 30, 2013. DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety-critical applications, today announced that it is offering a live and on-demand webcast in conjunction with OpenSystems Media focusing on the use of cache partitioning to enhance CPU performance in DO-178B-compliant safety-critical avionics software. Moderated by Curt Schwaderer at OpenSystems Media, and available free of charge, the webcast is ideal for software engineers and engineering managers interested in the latest developments in operating systems for avionics and other safety-critical applications.

Tim King, technical marketing manager at DDC-I, will begin the webcast with an overview of cache contention in multi-core systems, and how it impacts the development of safety-critical software, with a focus on performance and worst-case execution time. He will then highlight real-time operating system technology known as cache partitioning that allows developers to manage cache contention safely, deterministically and efficiently in both single- and multi-core systems. Known as cache partitioning, the methodology boosts CPU utilization and response time without compromising safety criticality. Tim will close with a discussion of cache partitioning test methodology and results.

Tim King is a technical marketing manager at DDC-I, where he is responsible for technical marketing functions with an emphasis on Deos, DDC-I’s time- and space-partitioned real-time operating system (RTOS). Tim has over 20 years of experience developing and marketing commercial avionics and RTOS software. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa and Arizona State University, where he earned masters degrees in Computer Science and Business Administration, respectively.

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.

Register to attend this interactive live or on-demand event here: http://event.on24.com/r.htm?e=700052&s=1&k=74A4EB7114B817B4CA4B7348421D672E&partnerref=ddci

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=pr1304.

DDC-I and OpenSystems Media Announce Webcast for Safety-Critical DO-178 Software Development