DDC-I and Vector Cohost March 30 Webinar on Automated Testing for DO-178C Safety-Critical Avionics Applications

Phoenix, AZ. March 30, 2022. DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission and safety-critical applications, and Vector, a specialist in the development and test of automotive electronics and software-based systems, will cohost a joint webinar on optimizing the development and testing of DO-178C safety-critical software. The complimentary one-hour webinar will be held on March 30, 2022, at 11:00 EST. For more information on the webinar, or to register, please visit https://vector-group.webex.com/vector-group/onstage/g.php?MTID=e50955022e5dd3cf01be09d95e112b489

The development and testing of safety-critical software often requires testing software in the target environment in all phases of development. VectorCAST enables automated testing of real-time applications directly in an embedded target or simulator environment. Integrating Deos with VectorCAST enables testing of critical software functions in the same operational environment as the deployed target. It also facilitates compliance with industry standards such as DO-178C/ED-12C.

During the webinar, Vector will demonstrate how you can use the VectorCAST test automation platform with Deos to create an efficient, fully integrated solution that optimizes software integrity while saving time and cost. The webinar will provide an overview of Deos features that simplify multicore application development, reuse, and verification to DO-178C/ED-12C. Then, utilizing a demo featuring Vector’s unit testing tools running on DDC-I’s PC-hosted Quick EMUlator (QEMU), the webinar will examine customized VectorCAST I/O facilities that support target communication; Change-Based Testing (CBT) features that enhance testing efficiency; automated generation of test reports and metrics; and the VectorCAST Tool Qualification Package for DO-178C/ED-12C

“This webinar is ideal for avionics developers who want to reduce safety-critical development, test, verification, and certification time by utilizing an automated test environment that is tightly integrated with the target RTOS and development tools,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “The integration of our safety-critical RTOS and OpenArbor IDE with Vector’s test automation suite accelerates all aspects of development, test and certification for DO-178 safety-critical applications.”

VectorCAST is a dynamic software test solution that automates C/C++ and Ada unit and integration testing, which is necessary for validating safety- and mission-critical embedded systems. VectorCAST automates the creation of stubs and drivers as part of the creation of the test harness, normally a manual process, giving developers time to focus on building thorough, high-quality test cases. With VectorCAST, unit testing can be done natively or on a specific target or simulator. The VectorCAST Runtime Support Package (RSP) provides a full-featured integration that allows for download, execution and results capture using the built-in networking facilities of the Deos RTOS.

DDC-I’s Deos is a safety-critical time and space partitioned real-time operating system (RTOS). Verified to the guidance of DO-178C/ED-12C Design Assurance Level A (DAL A) for avionics applications, Deos supports ARINC 653 APEX, Rate Monotonic Scheduling (RMS), and is the first RTOS to receive the Future Airborne Capability Environment™ (FACE) Conformance Certificate for the FACE Technical Standard, Edition 3.1.  The certification covers the Safety Extended and Safety Base Profiles for the Operating System Segment (OSS).

SafeMC technology extends Deos’ advanced capabilities to multiple cores, enabling developers of safety-critical systems to achieve best in class multi-core performance without compromising safety-critical task response and guaranteed execution time. SafeMC employs a bound multiprocessing (BMP) extension of the symmetric multiprocessing architecture (SMP), safe scheduling, and cache partitioning to minimize cross-core contention and interference patterns that affect the performance, safety criticality and certifiability of multi-core systems. These features enable avionics systems developers to address issues that could impact the safety, performance and integrity of a software airborne system executing on Multi-Core Processors (MCP), as specified by the Certification Authorities Software Team (CAST) in its Position Paper CAST-32A for Multi-core Processors.

About Vector

Vector is the leading manufacturer of software tools and embedded components for the development of electronic systems and their networking with many different systems from CAN to Automotive Ethernet.

Vector has been a partner of automotive manufacturers and suppliers and related industries since 1988. Vector tools and services provide engineers with the decisive advantage to make a challenging and highly complex subject area as simple and manageable as possible. Vector employees work on electronic innovations for the automotive industry every day. Worldwide customers in the automotive, commercial vehicles, aerospace, transportation, and control technology industries rely on the solutions and products of the independent Vector Group for the development of technologies for future mobility.

Vector worldwide currently employs more than 3,000 people with sales of EUR 948 million in 2021. Vector is headquartered in Germany (Stuttgart) and has subsidiaries in Brazil, China, France, Great Britain, India, Italy, Japan, Austria, Romania, Sweden, South Korea, Spain and the USA.

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++, and Ada application development. For more information regarding DDC-I products, contact DDC-I at 4545 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/pr2203.

DDC-I and Vector Cohost March 30 Webinar on Automated Testing for DO-178C Safety-Critical Avionics Applications
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