DDC-I to Present at OpenSystems Media Webcast on Safety-Critical Development for ARM-Based Avionics Systems

Phoenix, AZ. November 14, 2014. DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety-critical applications, today announced that it will co-sponsor and present at an OpenSystems Media webcast on managing avionics safety certification in unmanned aerial systems (UAS) platforms. The webcast, moderated by John McHale at OpenSystems Media, will be conducted on November 19 and be available free of charge to software engineers and engineering managers interested in safety-critical certification for UAS platforms. To register for the webcast, visit: http://www.bitly.com/NovEcast.

Safety certification for avionics hardware and software is an expensive, complicated process, but absolutely necessary to ensure safe skies for commercial aircraft passengers and military jets flying in the national airspace. Now, flight critical electronics for unmanned aircraft will also have to meet these same safety requirements as the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) starts to open up the national airspace to unmanned aerial systems. While the rules are still being drawn up, embedded software and hardware designers are already looking at ways for UAS platform integrators to solve certification challenges and manage the process of compliance with safety certification standards such as DO-178B and DO-178C. This webcast of industry experts will discuss how to enable safety certification of UAS platforms through efficient and cost-effective solutions.

DDC-I will present the requirements for UAS safety certification in the national airspace as well as the technical capabilities required for UAS functionality. We will then discuss the challenges designers face in meeting the demands of certification, and how the ARM processor’s high level of integration addresses UAS space, weight and power (SWaP) requirements. Finally, we will show how DDC-I’s Deos™ real-time operating system running (RTOS) on ARM processors completes the solution by providing a path to DO-178C certification for these complex systems.

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 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 http://www.ddci.com/mktg.php?mc=pr1409.

DDC-I to Present at OpenSystems Media Webcast on Safety-Critical Development for ARM-Based Avionics Systems