ProtoLogic EDS and DDC-I Announce Ruggedized, Safety-Critical COTS Avionics Display Platform

Delivers advanced AMLCD display technology, configurable I/O and middleware coupled with a FACE-conformant, safety-critical multi-core RTOS, certifiable to DO-178C DAL-A

Large and small format displays with in house optical bonding; sizes up to 21.5″ diagonal (shown) – with and without touch.

Cumming, GA and Phoenix, AZ , January 25, 2023.  ProtoLogic EDS, an industry leader in ruggedized avionics displays and display processors, and DDC-I, a leading supplier of safety-critical operating systems and tools, today announced that they have joined forces to offer a turnkey, open COTS display platform for avionics. The integrated open COTS platform features ProtoLogic EDS’ ruggedized flat panel AMLCD display, processor and reconfigurable I/O modules running DDC-I’s Deos™ DO-178C Design Assurance Level A (DAL-A) verified ARINC-653 and FACE™ 3.1 conformant software environment in single or multi-core configurations.

“We’re pleased to team with DDC-I to offer the industry a fully integrated COTS display system to commercial and military avionics developers,” added Chris Haan, Vice President of Business Development at ProtoLogic EDS. “Our hardware platform has everything avionics developers need to hit the ground running with readily certifiable value-added display applications.  The quality, support, and performance of the Deos RTOS has proven that we made a good decision to work with DDC-I, and we already have positive feedback from our customers as well.”

“This is an integrated, cost effective, COTS DO-178C DAL-A certifiable display platform for the avionics market,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “Protologic has taken a progressive and unique step towards offering the glass display, electronics, base software environment and middleware and integrated and packaged these components as a display platform.  Together, this reduces risk and time to market for avionics developers by enabling them to focus on application development.”

ProtoLogic EDS’s ruggedized AMLCD display modules and systems feature high-resolution, sunlight readable displays, with integrated CPU/GPU, video processor and analog and digital interfaces and data I/O processors in an expandable open architecture. ProtoLogic’s products are fully certifiable (DO-178/254) and support custom and industry standards (FACE, OpenGL, MOSA, SOSA, HOST) and are designed to withstand the harshest environments (DO-160/MIL-STD-810/461/462).

Deos is a safety-critical embedded RTOS that employs patented cache partitioning, memory pools, and safe scheduling to deliver higher CPU utilization than any other certifiable safety-critical COTS RTOS on multi-core processors. First certified to DO-178 DAL A in 1998, Deos provides a FACE Conformant Safety Base and Safety Extended Profiles that features hard real-time response, time and space partitioning, and Rate Monotonic, ARINC-653 and POSIX interfaces.

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 as specified by the Certification Authorities Software Team (CAST).

About ProtoLogic EDS, Inc.

ProtoLogic provides high quality services and products for the ruggedized display industry, featuring a seasoned and knowledgeable engineering team with an extensive background in the design, development, ruggedization and manufacture of flat panel display systems and subsystems for the ruggedized military and industrial industries. ProtoLogic’s utilization of the latest, state-of-the-art design tools and sound engineering design and production principles consistently results in the highest quality products and unmatched program performance. For more information, please contact Chris Haan at 1479 Ventura Drive, Ste. E, Cumming, GA 30040. Phone (678) 513-1700 or fax (678) 513-1621.

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 or visit

ProtoLogic EDS and DDC-I Announce Ruggedized, Safety-Critical COTS Avionics Display Platform
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