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RTI Connext DDS Micro Provides FACE™ Conformant Communications Framework for DDC-I’s Deos Avionics Real-Time Operating System

Phoenix, AZ. January 31, 2020.  DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission and safety-critical applications, today announced the integration of Real-Time Innovations (RTI)  Connext® DDS Micro connectivity framework with DDC-I’s Deos avionics real-time operating system. The integrated platform provides a modular, DDS framework for real-time messaging and information sharing between Deos and FACETM applications.

“We’re excited to be working with RTI to offer avionics developers a certified conformant FACE Transport Services Segment (TSS) platform with DDS connectivity that facilitates seamless, safety-critical communications and data exchange between FACE applications and our DO-178 Deos real-time operating system,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “The integrated solution combines world-class performance and safety certification capabilities with a proven DDS framework that streamlines communications, accelerates integration, and enhances application portability.”

“Deos is an excellent safety-critical RTOS platform for our connectivity software,” states Chip Downing, senior market development director of aerospace and defense at RTI. “Together, Deos and Connext DDS Micro provide an open architecture solution that combines FACE, POSIX, and DDS into a COTS solution stack that reduces  integration and certification risk while accelerating time to market and deployment of critical avionics systems.”

RTI Connext DDS Micro provides a small-footprint modular messaging solution and software connectivity framework for resource-limited devices that facilitates information sharing in real time, enabling applications to work together as an integrated system. Based on the Object Management Group® (OMG®) Data Distribution Service™ (DDS) standard, RTI Connext DDS features peer-to-peer communications, optimized publish/subscribe and real-time Quality of Service (QoS).

RTI Connext DDS Micro is designed to meet the demanding requirements of critical airborne systems requiring low latency, high reliability, scalability, security and COTS DO-178C DAL A certification evidence. RTI Connext TSS is the first certified, conformant FACE Transport Services Segment (TSS), enabling rapid interoperability of FACE system components and networked platforms.

Deos is a safety-critical embedded RTOS that employs patented slack scheduling, memory pools and cache partitioning to deliver higher CPU utilization than any other certifiable safety-critical COTS RTOS. First certified to DO-178 DAL A in 1998, Deos provides a FACE 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 multicore 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 multicore 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 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/pr2001.

About RTI

Real-Time Innovations (RTI) is the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) connectivity company. The RTI Connext® databus is a software framework that shares information in real time, making applications work together as one, integrated system. It connects across field, fog and cloud. Its reliability, security, performance and scalability are proven in the most demanding industrial systems. Deployed systems include medical devices and imaging; wind, hydro and solar power; autonomous planes, trains and cars; traffic control; Oil and Gas; robotics, ships and defense.

RTI is the largest vendor of products based on the Object Management Group (OMG) Data Distribution Service™ (DDS) standard. RTI is privately held and headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif.

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Gables Engineering Selects DDC-I’s Deos DO-178 RTOS to Develop New Avionics Touch Screen Display

Deos real-time operating system to provide safety-critical platform for advanced new avionics display  

Phoenix, AZ. November 6, 2019. DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety-critical applications, today announced that Gables Engineering has selected DDC-I’s Deos safety-critical real-time operating system for use in a new avionics touch screen display. The new display is currently undergoing final development and verification.

“We are excited to have been selected by Gables Engineering to provide the safety-critical RTOS platform for this advanced avionics display,” said Greg Rose, Vice President of Marketing and Product Management at DDC-I. “Advanced features like robust time/space partitioning, ARINC-653 compatibility, and reusable certification evidence make Deos an ideal environment for developing, hosting, and certifying software for DO-178 avionics applications.”

“We are pleased to be working with DDC-I to offer our avionics customers advanced touch screen display capabilities that leverage a best-in-class safety-critical RTOS,” added Rick Finale, Vice President of Engineering and Business Development at Gables Engineering. “All Deos deliveries have been timely, of good quality, and with strong technical support. Deos provides a flexible off-the-shelf solution that greatly accelerates the deployment of high-performance avionics systems requiring the highest level of design assurance,” commented Rene Ramos, Director of Software Engineering at Gables.

DDC-I’s Deos is a field proven, safety-critical, avionics RTOS that has been utilized to host a multitude of flight-critical functions, such as air data computers, air data inertial reference units, cockpit displays, flight control, flight management, engine control, and many more.  Built from the ground up for safety-critical applications, 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 http://www.ddci.com/pr1915.

Curtiss-Wright and DDC-I Collaborate for First Live Demonstration of Deos™ DO-178 Level A RTOS on Safety-Certifiable Arm® V3-1703 Single Board Computer

 NXP® LAYERSCAPE® 1043A (LS1043A) ARM QUAD-CORE A53-BASED RTCA/DO-254 SAFETY-CERTIFIABLE COTS SBC NOW SUPPORTS DDC-I’S DEOS RTOS

Multicore for Avionics (MCFA) Workshop, Bee Cave, Texas – October 29, 2019 – Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division, a trusted leading supplier of rugged safety-certifiable commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) avionics, in collaboration with DDC-I, today announced that DDC-I’s Deos DO-178 RTCA/DO-254 Design Assurance Level (DAL) A safety-critical, multi-core real-time operating system (RTOS) will be publicly demonstrated for the first time running on the Curtiss-Wright’s NXP Layerscape LS1043A Arm quad-core A53 processor-based V3-1703 module, the industry’s first DAL A safety-certifiable COTS Arm processor-based single board computer (SBC).  The demonstration, hosted in DDC-I’s booth at the 2019 Multicore for Avionics Workshop (MCFA), will feature the Deos RTOS running on the 3U OpenVPX™ V3-1703 and provide an integration example for system designers who are interested in building complete rugged DO-254/DO-178 safety-certifiable avionics solutions based on the Deos RTOS for aerospace, military, and other high reliability markets.

“We are seeing increased interest in the use of Arm-based SBCs in aerospace applications,” said Lynn Bamford, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Defense and Power.  “Support for DDC-I Deos DO-178C DAL A safety-certifiable RTOS on our DO-254 safety-certifiable Arm-based V3-1703 single board computer provides avionics system designers with the critical building blocks they need to quickly and cost-effectively develop Arm-based safety-certifiable systems.”

“Deos SafeMC™ technology provides innovative features, such as cache partitioning, that help developers of Arm-based multicore avionics software segregate shared L2 cache on both a core-by-core and application-by-application basis, thereby bounding interference, improving determinism and reducing software jitter,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product managementat DDC-I. “As highlighted in the FAA’s CAST-32A paper, reducing interference is essential for certifying multicore systems.  This is one of the reasons that Deos has proven to be an excellent RTOS for modern avionics systems, and why may avionics suppliers are migrating to Deos world-wide.”

About the DDC-I Deos RTOS

DDC-I’s Deos is a field proven, safety-critical avionics RTOS that has been utilized to host a multitude of flight-critical functions, such as air data computers, air data inertial reference units, cockpit displays, flight control, flight management, engine control, and many more.  Built from the ground up for safety-critical applications, Deos features a modular design with time and space partitioning that provides a straightforward, low-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 maximize multicore performance without compromising safety-critical task response and guaranteed execution times.

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 multicore 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 the V3-1703 SBC

The recently introduced the V3-1703, the safety-certifiable variant of the VPX3-1703 SBC, is a low-power module (14W to 21W depending on frequency and application) ideal for size, weight and power (SWaP) constrained deployed applications. This rugged, highly capable module brings Arm’s unparalleled power-to-performance ratio to safety-critical avionics systems. Designed specifically to address DO-254 avionics applications, the V3-1703 is available with data artifacts up to DAL A to help accelerate and ease the system certification process and greatly reduce program risks and costs.

The V3-1703’s LS1043A processor, supported by NXP with a 15-year lifecycle, features four low-power Arm A53 cores that provide a good balance between performance, power, and cost for deployed defense and aerospace systems. What’s more, because A53 cores are well known and field proven, they provide an ideal high-confidence pedigree for demanding and critical safety-certifiable applications such as avionics and motor/engine control. The fully rugged V3-1703 is ideal for use in mission computers, as well as general-purpose SBC applications, both safety-certifiable and non-certifiable.

Safety Certifiable for All Major Processor Architectures

Curtiss-Wright is the only COTS vendor with announced products that provide support for DO-254 hardware along with DO-178C software safety-certifiable operating environments from our operating systems partners across all three major processor architectures: Arm, Intel® and Power Architecture. This makes Curtiss-Wright uniquely positioned to support avionics system developers seeking to deploy embedded solutions that feature dissimilar redundant system architectures (i.e., using two or more different processor types while also running different operating systems) in order to meet the stringent requirements of DAL A certification.

DO-254 DAL A is required for safety-critical avionics applications such as flight control computers, fly-by-wire, flight displays, air data systems, and full authority digital engine control. A white paper discussing the benefits of dissimilar redundant architectures, “Why Dissimilar Redundant Architectures Are a Necessity for DAL A” is available for download. A second white paper, “Is Arm the Future for Airborne Platforms in Military and Aerospace?” highlights the benefits of Arm-based processing in safety-critical deployed applications.

Using the rugged V3-1703 module, avionics system designers can easily and rapidly integrate complete high-performance rugged DO-254/DO-178 safety-certifiable system solutions that run the Deos RTOS. The Deos RTOS has successfully met DO-178 DAL A certification objectives and has received Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) Conformance certification for FACE™ Technical Standard, Edition 3.0 Safety Base and Security Profiles for the Operating System Segment (OSS).

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 to Present CAST-32A from a Software Perspective at Multicore for Avionics (MFCA) Workshop

Live demos include first running of Deos safety-critical RTOS on Curtiss-Wright’s quad-core Arm A53-based VPX3-1703 single-board computer

 

Multicore for Avionics (MCFA) Workshop, Bee Cave, Texas,  – October 29, 2019 – DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety-critical applications, today announced that it will present CAST-32A from a Software Perspective at the Multicore for Avionics (MFCA) Workshop, which will be held at the Sonesta Bee Cave Austin Hotel in Bee Cave Texas on October 29. DDC-I will also present several live multicore demos at the workshop featuring the Deos DO-178C safety-critical real-time operating system and SafeMC multicore technology.

The MFCA workshop, hosted by NXP, gives members unique access to the critical information needed to develop and certify avionics systems using COTS multicore SoCs. In addition to receiving updates on NXP multicore SoC roadmaps (Layerscape, i.MX, automotive S32x families), certification support package presentations, and the latest on software and tools for mixed criticality systems, attendees will have an opportunity to network with key NXP system architects and executives, MFCA peers, and eco-system partners.

Featured among the live demos will be the first running of Deos on Curtiss-Wright’s NXP Layerscape LS1043A Arm Quad-core A53 processor-based V3-1703 module, the industry’s first DAL A safety-certifiable Arm processor-based single board computer (SBC).  The demo provides an excellent example for system designers who are interested in building complete, rugged DO-254/DO-178 safety-certifiable avionics systems based on the Deos RTOS for aerospace, military and other high reliability markets. Deos with SafeMC technology will also be featured running on NXP’s i.mx8qm Quad Max development board.

“Deos SafeMC™ technology provides unique features such as cache partitioning that help developers of Arm-based multicore avionics software segregate shared L2 cache on both a core-by-core and application-by-application basis, thereby bounding interference, improving determinism and reducing software jitter,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “As highlighted in the FAA’s CAST-32A paper, bounding cross-core interference is essential for certifying multicore systems.  This is one of the reasons that Deos has proven to be the superior RTOS for modern avionics systems, and why avionics suppliers are migrating to Deos world-wide.”

Deos is a safety-critical embedded RTOS that employs patented slack scheduling, memory pools, and cache partitioning to deliver higher CPU utilization than any other certifiable safety-critical COTS RTOS. First certified to DO-178 DAL A in 1998, Deos has been utilized to host a multitude of flight-critical functions, such as air data computers, air data inertial reference units, cockpit displays, flight control, flight management, engine control, and many more.

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/pr1914

DDC-I Demonstrates FACE-Aligned RTOS Platform at US Air Force FACE and SOSA Expo and Technical Interchange Meeting

Phoenix, AZ. September 17, 2019.  DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety-critical applications, today announced that it will demonstrate a FACE-aligned RTOS solution at the US Air Force FACE and SOSA Expo and Technical Interchange Meeting, Booth #72, which will be held on September 17 at the Dayton Convention Center in Dayton, OH. DDC-I and its partners will host a variety of live demonstrations that utilize Deos to provide high-end synthetic vision, display, and data marshalling.

The FACE and SOSA Expo and Technical Interchange Meeting, hosted by the US Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, charts the progress made in the use of modular open systems in both the Future Airborne Capability Environment and the Sensor Open System Architecture consortia. Targeting program managers, contractors and suppliers across all branches of the service, the expo and TIM will give consortia members an opportunity to present their latest results and showcase their FACE and SOSA solutions for war-fighting applications.

“We’re excited to be working with the FACE Consortium and our partners to offer integrated FACE solutions that deliver maximum portability and safety criticality,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “Like FACE, our safety-critical DO-178C RTOS solutions have been crafted from the ground up for reuse and binary portability, from the microkernel architecture to industry standard software interfaces.”

DDC-I will host a pair of live demonstrations at its booth. The first demo, 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, will utilize Ensco IData and IDataMap display software to provide 3D synthetic vision. The second demo, featuring an i.MX8 reference platform running Deos and CoreAVI graphics, will showcase high-end display capabilities utilizing ANSYS display software. Deos technology will also be featured in a number of partner booths, including a helmet mounted avionics display system from Elbit Systems and data marshalling technology from Kihomac.

Deos is a safety-critical embedded RTOS that employs patented slack scheduling, memory pools, and cache partitioning to deliver higher CPU utilization than any other certifiable safety-critical COTS RTOS. First certified to DO-178 DAL A in 1998, Deos provides a FACE 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 multicore performance without compromising safety-critical task response and guaranteed execution time.

For more information about the FACE and SOSA Consortia, please visit:  www.opengroup.org/face and www.opengroup.org/sosa.

 

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/pr1912.

 

DDC-I’s Safety-Critical, DO-178 Deos RTOS Available for Abaco Systems’ Ruggedized SBC314 VPX CPU Board

Ruggedized platform speeds development, certification and deployment of safety-critical avionics applications utilizing T2081 multicore processors  

 

Phoenix, AZ and Huntsville, AL – September 12, 2019 – DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety critical applications and Abaco Systems, a global leader in open architecture computing and electronic systems for aerospace, defense and industrial applications, today announced the availability of its Deos™ DO-178 real-time operating system (RTOS) for Abaco Systems’ rugged SBC314 3U VPX single board computer. The integrated multicore platform greatly accelerates the development, certification and deployment of high-performance, safety-critical avionics applications.

 

“Abaco’s SBC314 single board computers running the Deos RTOS provide a low risk and cost effective COTS DO-178C certifiable software solution for safety-critical avionics systems,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “The SBC314’s high-performance multi-core processing, versatile I/O, and flexible mezzanine expansion capability make it an ideal platform for rapidly developing, and deploying ruggedized Deos-based avionics applications requiring the highest level of safety criticality in the harshest operating environments.”

 

“Safety certification is a significant challenge for many of our customers, and Abaco helps streamline that process by providing the artifacts necessary to achieve DAL A DO-254 hardware certification,” said Peter Thompson, vice president, product management at Abaco Systems.  “The combination of Abaco’s SBC314 with DDC-I’s Deos enables our customers to accelerate development and certification and get their solutions to deployment faster with less risk and lower cost.”

 

The SBC314 is a rugged, 3U VPX single board computer with XMC/PMC mezzanine expansion. Based on a dual-threaded, four core, AltiVec-equipped T2081 processor running at speeds up to1.4-GHz, the Level 1-5 air/conduction cooled CPU board provides up to 4Gbytes of DDR3L memory and features versatile network and I/O options, including Gigabit Ethernet, GPIO, SATA, PCIe, and USB. For low power applications, the SBC314 is also available with a T1042 processor, which consumes less than 7.5W.

 

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 a robust partitioned DO-178C multicore COTS RTOS for 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/pr1911.

 

About Abaco Systems

With more than 30 years’ experience, Abaco Systems is a global leader in open architecture computing and electronic systems for aerospace, defense and industrial applications. We create innovative, modular solutions based on open standards that are characterized by outstanding price/performance, ultimate rugged reliability and minimal SWaP. Our goal is to be a significant contributor to our customers’ success, partnering with them to reduce cost, time-to-deployment and risk and supporting them over the long term.  With an active presence in hundreds of national asset platforms on land, sea and in the air, Abaco Systems is trusted where it matters most. www.abaco.com

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.