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CoreAVI’s Vulkan®-based VkCore™ SC Graphics and Compute Libraries available for DDC-I’s Safety-Critical Deos RTOS

Speeds development and deployment of next-generation compute- and graphics-based safety critical applications utilizing high-performance NXP i.MX 8 applications processors

Phoenix, AZ, and Tampa, FL – August 19, 2019 – DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety critical applications, and Core Avionics & Industrial Inc. (CoreAVI) today announced the availability of CoreAVI’s Vulkan-based VkCore SC graphics and compute driver portfolio for DDC-I’s Deos™ real-time operating system running atop the Arm® A53-based i.MX 8 applications processor with dual GPUs. Together, Deos and VkCore SC greatly accelerate the development, certification and deployment of high-performance avionics applications utilizing the i.MX8 processor’s advanced graphics, imaging and computational capabilities.

“CoreAVI’s Vulkan-based libraries provide the i.MX 8 with unprecedented access to compute and graphics resources with efficient, balanced performance that is ideal for multicore applications,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “We’re pleased to be working with CoreAVI to provide a safety-critical operating environment for their libraries that accelerates the development, deployment and certification of i.MX 8 safety-critical applications requiring data fusion, sense/detect, synthetic vision, graphics and other advanced control functionality.”

“CoreAVI is pleased to support DDC-I’s safety-critical RTOS running on NXP i.MX 8 applications processors with the industry’s first safety certifiable Vulkan driver suite,” said Dan Joncas, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at CoreAVI. “Our joint customers now have a versatile, high-performance, graphics and compute platform to develop highly converged mission and avionics processing solutions with an accelerated, low risk path to flight safety certification.”

Vulkan is a new-generation graphics and compute API that provides high-efficiency, cross platform access to modern GPUs. Developed by the Khronos Group, an open consortium of leading hardware and software companies formed to create advanced acceleration standards, Vulkan promotes balanced CPU/GPU usage and is optimized to better distribute work across multiple cores.

CoreAVI’s new VkCore SC Vulkan-based graphics and compute driver portfolio, as well as its VkCoreGL™ SC1 OpenGL® SC 1.0.1 and VkCoreGL SC2 OpenGL SC 2.0 application libraries, enable implementation of a full safe software stack on the i.MX 8 application processor. Drivers for automotive applications are certified as Safety Elements out of Context (SEooC). Drivers for avionics applications are available with DO-178C safety certification evidence to DAL A.

The i.MX 8 series of applications processors is a feature- and performance-scalable multicore platform that includes single-, dual-, and quad-core families based on the ArmCortex architecture for advanced graphics, imaging, machine vision, audio, voice, video, and safety-critical applications.

Deos is a field proven, certifiable, safety-critical, avionics RTOS that is used to host a multitude of flight critical functions, such as air data computers, air data inertial reference units, cockpit video, displays and flight instrumentation, flight management systems, engine management, and many more.  Built from the ground up for safety-critical applications, Deos is the first partitioned DO-178C multicore COTS RTOS for NXP i.MX 8 applications processors with verification evidence to Design Assurance Level A.

Deos features a unique modular design with time and space partitioning, providing the easiest, lowest cost path to DO-178C DAL A certification, the highest level of safety criticality. DDC-I’s SafeMC™ technology extends DDC-I’ s advanced time and space partitioning capabilities to multiple cores, enabling developers of safety-critical systems to achieve best in class multicore performance without compromising safety-critical task response and guaranteed execution times.

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, and JOVIAL 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 https://www.ddci.com/pr1910.

About Core Avionics & Industrial Inc.

Core Avionics & Industrial Inc. (“CoreAVI”) is a pioneer in the military and aerospace sector with a proven track record in providing entire software and hardware IP platform solutions that enable safety critical applications. A global leader in architecting and supplying real-time and safety critical graphics, compute, and video drivers, “program ready” embedded graphics processors, and DO-254/ED-80 certifiable COTS hardware IP, CoreAVI’s suite of products enables the design and implementation of complete safety critical embedded solutions that achieve the highest levels of safety certification with long-term support. CoreAVI’s solutions are deployed in commercial and military avionics systems, and support rapidly emerging compute applications in the automotive, unmanned vehicle, and internet of things markets. CoreAVI’s products may be purchased with certification data kits for the most stringent levels of safety certification, including RTCA DO-254/DO-178C and EUROCAE ED-80/ED-12C. www.coreavi.com.

Curtiss-Wright and DDC-I Collaborate for First Live Demonstration of Deos™ DO-178 Level A RTOS on the VPX3-152 SBC with Multi-Core NXP® Power Architecture® Processor

DDC-I’s DEOS RTOS AND CURTISS-WRIGHT’S RUGGED MODULES WILL BE SHOWN RUNNING A 3D SYNTHETIC VISION APPLICATION BASED ON ENSCO AVIONICS’S IDATA® TOOL SUITE

2019 ARMY AVIATION MISSION SOLUTIONS SUMMIT, NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Booth #1068) – April 15, 2019 – Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division, a trusted leading supplier of rugged safety-certifiable commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) avionics, today announced that at the Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit, DDC-I’s Deos™ DO-178 DAL Level A safety-critical multi-core real-time operating system (RTOS) will be demonstrated for the first time on Curtiss-Wright’s NXP Power Architecture QorIQ™ Quad-core AltiVec™-enabled T2080 processor-based VPX3-152, a DO-254 safety-certifiable 3U OpenVPX™ single board computer (SBC). The live demonstration (hosted in DDC-I’s booth #936) will also feature Curtiss-Wright’s DO-254 safety-certifiable VPX3-719 graphics card, and highlight the COTS modules and RTOS running a 3D Synthetic Vision Display application based on ENSCO’s IData Tool Suite – featuring IDataMap 2.0, a platform-independent HMI Toolkit for embedded displays. Software drivers for the demonstration are based on the Core Avionics & Industrial Inc. (CoreAVI) suite of high-performance OpenGL® ES/SC drivers and EASA ED-12C/ FAA DO-178C Level A certification packages.  The demonstration provides an integration example for system designers who are interested in building complete rugged DO-254/DO-178 safety-certifiable avionics solutions based on DDC-I’s Deos RTOS for aerospace, military and other high reliability markets.

“We are excited to collaborate with DDC-I to showcase the first live demonstration of their Deos DO-178C DAL A safety-certifiable RTOS running on Curtiss-Wright’s industry-leading DO-254 and safety-certifiable processing and graphics solutions,” said Lynn Bamford, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Defense Solutions division.  “When combined with the Deos RTOS, ENSCO IData and CoreAVI’s graphics drivers, our SBCs, graphics modules and I/O cards provide system designers with the critical building blocks they need to quickly and cost-effectively develop safety-certifiable systems.”

About the VPX3-152 Single Board Computer

Curtiss-Wright’s VPX3-152 is a DO-254 DAL A safety-certifiable, commercially designed SBC. The rugged 3U OpenVPX module features NXP’s QorIQ T2080 multicore SOC. For safety-certifiable SBC designs, the QorIQ T2080, a quad-core AltiVec-equipped 64-bit Power Architecture SOC processor, has emerged as a de facto standard thanks to its support from a wide range of field-proven OS vendors, such as DDC-I. Curtiss-Wright designed the VPX3-152 from the ground up to be cost-effective and support DO-254 DAL A safety-certifiability for critical defense and aerospace avionics applications. The VPX3-152 takes full advantage of the T2080’s features to reduce the chip count and complexity, which lowers the cost and the risk associated with the safety-certification effort. Designed for use in size, weight, and power (SWaP)-constrained applications, the VPX3-152’s compact 3U design is ideal for use in a wide range of C4ISR applications deployed in harsh environments, especially those that require safety-certifiable DO-254 hardware and DO-178C software.

About the VPX3-719 Graphics Card

Curtiss-Wright’s DO-254 safety-certifiable VPX3-719 graphics module features built-in HD-SDI video capture and output interfaces. It supports extremely low latency video capture, graphics generation and overlay, with flexible I/O interfaces. The card’s AMD E8860 Radeon™ GPU is supported with up to six independent and simultaneous graphics outputs selectable from 4x DVI, 2x HD-SDI, and 2x analog RGBHV or STANAG interfaces. The VPX3-719 provides 2 GB of dedicated video memory, and a hardware accelerated video compression encoder and decoder. It features built-in video capture and format conversion and provides two channels of video capture from HD-SDI, analog RGBHV, or STANAG sources. The video data is transferred directly to processor or GPU memory. Curtiss-Wright also offers the VPX3-717 DO-254 safety-certifiable graphics module for applications that do not need video capture.

About the DDC-I Deos RTOS

Deos™ is a high-performance time- and space-partitioned RTOS that is trusted and field proven, as well as certified to DO-178 Level A, since 1998. Deos offers several unique fundamental and patented architectural advantages and delivers a high-performance, low risk, simple to certify solution with the lowest cost of ownership of any time- and space-partitioned COTS RTOS. The field proven, safety-critical avionics RTOS is used to host a multitude of flight-critical functions, such as air data computers, air data inertial reference units, cockpit video, displays and flight instrumentation, flight management systems, engine management, and many more.

About CoreAVI Safety Critical Software Drivers

CoreAVI provides the industry’s leading safety critical graphics, video and compute drivers which enable integrators of safety-critical embedded systems to maximize the performance of the latest graphics and compute technology. All CoreAVI products are available with COTS certification evidence to support the certification of systems to the most stringent levels of RTCA DO-254/DO-178C and EUROCAE ED-80/ED-12C. (www.coreavi.com).

About ENSCO Avionics

For more than 30 years, ENSCO Avionics has developed sophisticated airborne systems for the aerospace industry to meet DO-178C/ED-12, DO-254/ED-80, DO-278A/ED-109, DO-326A, SEAL and military standards for manned and unmanned systems. The focus of ENSCO Avionics is on safety- and mission-critical software and programmable hardware engineering solutions, display application development, tailored synthetic vision applications, integration test solutions, and the IData Tool Suite. ENSCO Avionics, based in Endicott, N.Y., is a wholly owned subsidiary of ENSCO, Inc. (www.ensco.com).

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, and JOVIAL application development. For more information regarding DDC-I products, contact DDC-I at sales@ddci.com or visit https://www.ddci.com.

For more information about Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division, please visit www.curtisswrightds.com.

About Curtiss-Wright Corporation

Curtiss-Wright Corporation is a global innovative company that delivers highly engineered, critical function products and services to the commercial, industrial, defense and energy markets.  Building on the heritage of Glenn Curtiss and the Wright brothers, Curtiss-Wright has a long tradition of providing reliable solutions through trusted customer relationships. The company employs approximately 9,000 people worldwide. For more information, visit www.curtisswright.com.

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DDC-I Debuts Multicore Integrated DO-178 Display Systems at Army Aviation Mission Solution Summit

Power Architecture and i.MX8 platforms equipped with Deos DO-178 RTOS supporting  3D synthetic vision

BOOTH 936

Nashville, TN – April 12, 2019.  DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety-critical applications, today announced that it will present a pair of live avionics demonstrations featuring high-end graphics and display capabilities at the Army Aviation Mission Solution Summit, which runs from April 14-16 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel & Convention Center in Nashville, TN. The first, employing a ruggedized Curtiss Wright NXP Power Architecture T2080-based VPX3-152 OpenVPX single-board computer equipped with DDC-I’s safety-critical Deos real-time operating system and CoreAVI OpenGL graphics, supporting 3D synthetic vision utilizing Ensco IData and IDataMap display software. The second demo, featuring an i.MX8 reference platform running Deos and CoreAVI graphics, will showcase high-end display capabilities utilizing Ansys display software.

The annual Army Aviation Mission Solution Summit, sponsored by the Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA), is the only opportunity for the entire Army aviation community to gather in one place at one time focused solely on Army Aviation issues. The summit provides unique opportunities for the community to network, be recognized, have its voice heard, and support our soldiers and their families. Attending the summit will be soldiers (active, National Guard, and reserves), veterans and retirees, special operations, MEDEVAC, and industry leaders in R & D, simulation, acquisition, logistics, training, doctrine, and maintenance. This year’s edition will feature a Hall of Fame Induction Banquet and close with a Soldier Appreciation Dinner Concert featuring Lee Brice and Ryan Weaver.

“We’re excited to be part of the Army Aviation Mission Solution Summit and look forward to demonstrating our integrated safety-critical platform to the Army aviation community,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “ Multicore COTS systems equipped with Deos and advanced display capability provide an ideal platform for rapid development, certification, and deployment of safety-critical software for a broad range of Army aviation applications.”

DDC-I’s Deos is a field proven, safety-critical, multicore avionics RTOS that is used to host a multitude of flight critical functions, such as air data computers, air data inertial reference units, cockpit video, displays and flight instrumentation, flight management systems, engine management, and many more.  Built from the ground up for safety-critical applications, Deos was the first RTOS certified to DO-178 DAL A, 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 features deterministic real-time response as well as time and space partitioning. Deos also features patented slack scheduling and cache partitioning, which enables it to deliver higher CPU utilization than any other certifiable safety-critical COTS RTOS. Deos is supported on x86, ARM, and PowerPC microprocessors. 

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, and JOVIAL 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; email sales@ddci.com or visit https://www.ddci.com/pr1906.