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DDC-I Features DO-178C, Multi-core Avionics RTOS at Aerospace Tech Week Europe

BOOTH #617

Munich, Germany – April 17-18, 2024. DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety-critical applications, today announced that it will demonstrate its DO-178C multi-core avionics RTOS at Aerospace Tech Week Europe, which will be held on April 17-18 at Hall 4 at the MOC Event Center Messe in Munich Germany. DDC-I will showcase its Deos™ safety-critical avionics real-time operating system (RTOS), which utilizes the latest DO-178C Design Assurance Level A (DAL A) multi-core verified baseline.

Aerospace Tech Week is the largest gathering of aerospace technology, airlines, avionics, aerospace testing, flight ops and MRO communities. Combining multiple events under one roof with dedicated conference tracks for core technologies and a large central exhibition, ATW features seven different conferences, covering everything from avionics hardware and software testing, to connectivity, MRO, and Flight Ops IT.

DDC-I will host a pair of safety-critical avionics display demos at its booth (#617). Both demos will feature Deos running on an NXP i.MX8qm processor with integrated Vivante GC7000 GPU and CoreAVI VkCoreGL® SC2 OpenGL® SC driver and libraries. One demo, focusing on avionics instruments, utilizes the Ensco IData cockpit display graphics tool suite to create and deploy human machine interface (HMI) displays. The second demo, focusing on instrument and drone capabilities, utilizes the Ansys SCADE display design and development environment to create and deploy the HMI.

“DDC-I has been a pioneer in the development of embedded avionics RTOS technology and an early adopter of safety-critical and interoperability standards like DO-178C and The Future Airborne Capability Environment®, also known as FACE®, with a focus on worst-case execution time and multi-core,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing at DDC-I. “We look forward to sharing our latest multi-core technology and graphical integration capabilities with avionics designers at Aerospace Tech Week.”

About Deos

DDC-I’s Deos is a safety-critical time and space partitioned RTOS. First certified to DO-178 DAL A in 1998, Deos combines DO-178C DAL A artifacts with FACE® Technical Standard support that encompasses the Safety Base and Safety Extended Profiles for the Operating System Segment (OSS). The Safety Base Profile features hard real-time response, time, and space partitioning, and both 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 executing on Multi-Core Processors (MCP), as specified by the FAA Advisory Circular AC 20-193.

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/pr2405.

DDC-I to Exhibit at the Aerospace Tech Week Americas

BOOTH #C12

 

Atlanta, GA – November 14, 2023. DDC-I a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission and safety-critical applications, today announced that it will present technical papers as well as exhibit at the Aerospace Tech Week Americas show, which will be held on November 14-15, at the JW Marriott Buckhead in Atlanta, GA.

DDC-I’s Gary Gilliland will present two papers. The first paper in the Avionics Track, is titled Safety Critical Multicore for Complex Avionics. This paper highlights the features needed to support a high degree of integration and reuse in avionics systems. The second paper in the Testing Track, is titled Security in Avionics Systems. This paper addresses the architectural foundation of Deos and how these strategies can be integrated with cryptography provided by WolfSSL to provide the secure capability required by todays avionics manufactures.  Gary is also the chair for the Leveraging Commercial Technology for Defense Applications session.

DDC-I’s exhibit (Booth C12) features 2 demonstrations

  • The Deos RTOS integration with CoreAVI and Ensco Idata HMI graphics package on an NXP i.MX8qm processor
  • The Deos RTOS integration with CoreAVI and Ansys SCADE and CDS graphics package

“DDC-I is at the forefront of the avionics industry, having been a leading provider of mission- and safety-critical software for over 35 years,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing at DDC-I. “We look forward to various levels of technical conference participation as well as providing product demonstrations of our world class safety-critical platform in the exhibit hall.”

About Aerospace Tech Week

Aerospace Tech Week (ATW) is an event that has been expanding the technology sectors that it covers since its Avionics origins in 2001.  It synergistically covers Connectivity, Flight Ops iT, MRO iT, Testing, Space and Sustainability. ATW consists of multiple events, all under one roof, with dedicated conference tracks for its core technologies, as well as a large central exhibition.

ATW Americas offers an exclusive epicenter on the Americas’ developments for the commercial, defense and bizjet aerospace tech sectors. The annual show brings the latest technology developments in aircraft connectivity (air-to-ground and nose-to-tail), IoT, Big data, airline e-Enablement, flight operations software, fuel efficiency, weather data, MRO software, digital transformation, AI, M2M, regulatory, policy, technical SES and next-generation challenges for avionics, plus the testing systems that are used in the design, construction and maintenance of all commercial and military aircraft (both hardware and software).

About Deos

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 certified conformant FACE OSS Safety Base and Safety Extended Profiles that feature hard real-time response, time and space partitioning, with support for 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 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/pr2315.

DDC-I Showcases Deos Avionics RTOS and Delivers Presentation on Multicore Processing at Aerospace TechWeek in Munich, Germany

BOOTH # 818

Munich, Germany – March 28, 2023. DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety-critical applications, today announced that it will showcase its safety- and mission-critical multicore real-time operating system environment at Aerospace Tech Week in Munich, Germany on March 29-30, 2023. The conference and exhibition combines multiple events under one roof with dedicated conference tracks for core technologies as well as a large central exhibition.

At the exhibit, DDC-I will feature its Deos RTOS, development tools and graphics integration on a NXP ARM Cortex A-53 i.MX8 reference platform in Booth 818.  DDC-I will also present a paper in the conference track on Multicore Processing in the Safety Critical Avionics Environment, on Wednesday, March 29 from 14:00 – 15:30 in Room E124.

The annual ATW show features the latest technology developments in aircraft connectivity (air-to-ground and nose-to-tail), IoT, big data, airline e-Enablement, flight operations software, fuel efficiency, weather data, MRO software, digital transformation, AI, M2M, regulatory, policy, technical SES, and next-generation challenges for avionics. It also highlights the testing systems that are used in the design, construction, and maintenance of all commercial and military aircraft (both hardware and software).

About Deos

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 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/pr2303.

DDC-I Showcases Industry’s First FACE 3.1 Conformant RTOS at Aerospace Tech Week

Booth #900

Phoenix, AZ. Toulouse, France. October 29, 2021.  DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety-critical applications, today announced that it will be at Aerospace Tech Week demonstrating the industry’s first RTOS to pass Operating System Segment (OSS) Conformance Testing for the Safety Base and Safety Extended Profiles of the FACE Technical Standard, Edition 3.1. DDC-I will also present a technical paper on Accelerating Avionics Safety and Airworthiness Using the FACE Architecture.

Aerospace Tech Week will be held in Toulouse, France November 3-4. DDC-I will exhibit in Booth # 900 directly adjacent to the Open Group FACE Consortium Pavilion, the first public Future Airborne Compatibility Environment (FACE) event in Europe.  Attendance at this event expands the exposure of the FACE capabilities and associated software portability into NATO countries and strengthens its relationships with global coalition partners.

Deos™ is a certified FACE conformant OSS on ARM, PowerPC and Intel processors.  At the show DDC-I will provide a live demonstration of its Deos SafeMC™ multicore kernel running on a quad core NXP Layerscape ARM Cortex-A53 processor.  To highlight its ARINC 653 and FACE application portability, Deos will run RTI’s FACE aligned DDS connectivity software as the Transport Services Segment (TSS). The demo will also highlight Deos development tools, which provide visibility into the resource availability and timing of the multicore system.

“FACE is gaining market acceptance as a standard framework for software portability that reduces cost and speeds time to market by fostering standard, open interfaces that enhance portability, interoperability, and reuse,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “We’re excited to be involved with this first FACE event at Aerospace Tech Week and look forward to introducing the avionics community to the advancements in portability of our safety-critical DO-178C DAL A verified RTOS, the industry’s first FACE 3.1 conformant COTS RTOS certified on ARM, PowerPC, and Intel processors.”

The Deos RTOS Platform for FACE combines the time and space partitioned Deos RTOS and SafeMC multi-core technology with RTEMS (Real Time Executive for Multiprocessor Systems), a mature, deterministic, open systems, hard real-time POSIX executive. The integrated platform combines the strengths and pedigree of both ARINC-653 and POSIX RTOSs, providing the industry standard interfaces and feature set required for conformance with the FACE Technical Standard, Safety Extended and Safety Base Operating System Profiles, all in a time- and space-partitioned, hard real-time, multi-core execution model.

About Deos

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 Profile that features hard real-time response, time and space partitioning, and both 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 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.

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Aerospace Tech Week is uniquely positioned to accelerate post-Covid recovery in the aviation/airline and A&D industries. When airplanes are fully back in the skies, the right technologies and innovations will not only make them safer, but also more efficient, compliant and future proof. Aerospace Tech week, in conjunction with Aerospace Tech Review, provides a perfect venue for bringing airlines and leading tech providers together, with laser-focused conference sessions and networking opportunities for its participating 300+ airlines, 1500+ OEMs, and 150+ global technology providers.

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/pr2110.