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DDC-I Expands with New Sales Office in Huntsville; Adds Regional Sales Manager

Phoenix, AZ. May 25, 2021.  DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety-critical applications, today announced that it has expanded its operations in the southeast region with a new office in Huntsville, Alabama. The new office will focus on the burgeoning military/aerospace sector in the Huntsville area with an emphasis on providing COTS solutions based on dominant interoperability standards such as the Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE™) and MOSA. The office will be headed by Rusty DeShazo, a 30-year veteran in the military/aerospace and commercial embedded systems sectors.

“We are excited to add Rusty to the team, expand and solidify our operations in the Huntsville area,” said Bob Morris, president/CEO at DDC-I. “Huntsville and the surrounding areas are home to a number of major mil/aero installations, and our Deos™ DO-178C RTOS is the preferred platform for developers of advanced avionic subsystems that require a portable, upgradeable COTS solution that delivers best-in-class safety-critical performance, FACE™ 3.0 conformance and rapid safety certifiability.”

Huntsville, Alabama is home to the Redstone Arsenal, which includes the US Army Aviation and Missile Command, US Army DEVCOM AvMC, Missile Defense Agency and NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center. Alabama is also home to the Anniston Army Depot, Fort Rucker, and Maxwell-Gunter AFB, with the Pensacola Naval Air Station close by.

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 for Deos extends its 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 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/pr2103.

DDC-I’s Deos Safety-Critical Real-Time Operating System to Fly Aboard Bell 360 Invictus

Bell’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft competitive prototype will use DDC-I’s FACE Conformant, safety-critical Deos RTOS for Data Concentrator Unit

Phoenix, AZ. March 25, 2021.  DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety-critical applications, today announced that its Deos™ safety-critical DO-178 real-time operating system has been selected by Bell Textron, Inc. for use in a Data Concentrator Unit (DCU) that will fly aboard the Bell 360 Invictus as part of the U.S. Army’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) Competitive Prototype program. The Bell 360 is an innovative, high-performance aircraft that will deliver soldiers an agile and lethal solution to win on the modern battlefield.

“We are excited for the opportunity to fly aboard this impressive aircraft,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “FACE™ 3.0 conformance, best-in-class safety-critical performance and rapid safety certifiability make Deos the preferred platform for advanced avionics subsystems, especially those requiring portable, upgradeable multicore solutions that meet the CAST-32A objectives.”

“The Bell 360 Invictus offers great improvements in capability for soldiers and our team has designed this aircraft to mitigate technical risk and improve survivability at an affordable cost,” said Jayme Gonzalez, program manager, Bell 360 Invictus. “We look forward to working with DDC-I as their proven solutions incorporate the required Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA). These modular DCUs work well with Bell’s intent to deliver a versatile weapon system that emphasizes operational availability, sustainability, and maintainability for attack and reconnaissance missions.”

DCUs are modular sensor interface units that collect and convert analog flight data, managing, monitoring, and controlling discrete analog and avionics bus data inputs from aircraft equipment and sensors, to and from the Vehicle Management System (VMS) and Heath Usage Monitoring System (HUMS). The DCU provides a variety of standard communication interfaces, including MIL-STD-1553, RS-422, ARINC-429 and Ethernet. It also supports hundreds of digital and analog I/O interfaces, including programmable discrete, A/D, D/A, strain Gauge, thermocouple, RTD, variable reluctance/monopole, chip-detect and LVDT with AC reference measurement signals.

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 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.

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/pr2102.

DDC-I’s Deos Safety-Critical RTOS Available for North Atlantic Industries’ 68PPC2 Multicore Open VPX Single Board Computer

Integrated avionics platform couples bounded multicore response times with complete DO-178C/ED-12C DAL A verification for rapid development and deployment

 

Phoenix, AZ and Bohemia, NY – March 10, 2021. DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety-critical applications, and North Atlantic Industries, a leading provider of embedded systems for mil/aero applications, today announced the availability of DDC-I’s Deos™ safety-critical real-time operating system for NAI’s 68PPC2 T2080 PowerPC OpenVPX single-board computer. The integrated platform comes with complete DO-178C/ED-12C DAL A verification evidence for the Board Support Package, including all network and I/O drivers, greatly accelerating the development, deployment and certification of high-performance safety-critical applications for avionics systems.

DDC-I’s approach to building safety critical software mirrors North Atlantic’s approach to configuring boards, with an emphasis on modular, scalable portable DAL-A verification.  Deos utilizes a DAL A linking loader that allows OS binary components and their artifacts to travel separately.   NAI’s Configurable Open Systems Architecture™ (COSA®) utilizes highly modular, portable components that can be added or removed, and reapplied to other system configurations with maximum reuse of DAL-A artifacts. This shared commitment to modularity, portability and reuse enables avionics designers utilizing Deos and the COSA architecture to reconfigure their I/O systems with minimal impact on hardware, software and DO-178 recertification.

The 68PPC2 is a 3U OpenVPX™ NXP® T2080 PowerPC single-board computer that can be configured with up to two NAI smart I/O and communications function modules. Featuring an NXP QorlQ® T2080 Quad Core e6500 Processor running at 1.5 GHz, and consuming less then 25W, the 68PPC2 is ideally suited for rugged Mil-Aero applications that accelerate deployment of SWaP-optimized systems in air, land and sea applications. The 68PPC2 comes equipped with eight Mbytes of DDR3 SDRAM and 32 Gbytes of SATA II NAND Flash. It also features PCIe, USB, I2C, TTL, and RS-232 interfaces, as well as an optional SATA II for external access to up to 512 Gbytes of expansion memory.

“Advanced SafeMC™ multicore technology, together with reusable verification evidence, make Deos an ideal environment for developing, hosting, and certifying high-performance safety-critical avionics applications targeting the 68PPC2 and COSA architecture,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “Deos SafeMC technology uniquely resolves the CAST-32A multicore objectives, enabling it to deliver unmatched performance and determinism for safety-critical applications running on NXP PowerPC multicore processors.”

“We are pleased to be working with DDC-I to offer our joint customers an integrated platform that combines our high-performance multicore capability with a best-in-class safety-critical RTOS,” added Lino Massafra, vice president of sales and marketing at NAI. “Developers requiring the highest level of design assurance now have a rugged, flexible, off-the-shelf solution combining high-performance multicore computing and configurable I/O in a compact, low-power package that accelerates deployment of safety-critical systems.”

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 combines FACE conformance with DO-178C DAL A artifacts, providing 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 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 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/pr2101.

 About NAI

NAI is a leading independent supplier of embedded computing, Input/Output, communications, measurement, simulation, power and systems products for commercial, industrial and military applications built on a Configurable Open System Architecture (COSATM). COSA offers the greatest modularity, flexibility, adaptability and configurability in the industry that accelerates our customer’s time-to-mission.  COSA supports a Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA) that delivers the best of both worlds: custom solutions from COTS components with No NRE.  For over 50 years, companies like Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Northrop Grumman and Raytheon have leveraged NAI’s capabilities to meet the demanding requirements of a wide range of I/O and communication-centric applications, and do so with uncompromising quality, efficiency and responsiveness. Information about NAI and its products can be found at www.naii.com.

DDC-I Announces Additional FACE™ 3.0 Conformance for Deos Safety-Critical Real-Time Operating System Running on ARM and x86 Processors

Builds on existing FACE Conformant PowerPC offering

 

Phoenix, AZ. December 9, 2020.  DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety-critical applications, today announced Future Airborne Capability Environment ™ (FACE) 3.0 Conformance for its Deos safety-critical DO-178 real-time operating system and OpenArbor development tools running on ARM and x86 processors. The certification covers the FACE™ Technical Standard, Edition 3.0 Safety Base and Security Profiles for the Operating System Segment (OSS).

“The addition of ARM and the x86 to our existing PowerPC FACE offering gives DDC-I the most robust, multi-platform, multi-core, FACE conformant RTOS and development tool portfolio in the avionics industry,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “Avionics developers targeting ARM, PowerPC, and x86 processors now have a seamless FACE conformant RTOS platform that combines best-in-class performance and safety certifiability with enhanced application portability across the industry’s most advanced avionics processors.”

The Deos RTOS Platform for FACE Technical Standard 3.0 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. Deos provides ARINC 653 APEX interfaces and multi-core scheduling. A para-virtualized implementation of RTEMS, which runs in a secure Deos partition, provides POSIX interfaces and scheduling. 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 Base and Security and Operating System Profiles, all in a time and space partitioned, hard-real-time, multi-core execution model.

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 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.

About The Open Group FACE Consortium

The Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) Consortium, a consortium of The Open Group, is an aviation-focused professional group made up of U.S. industry suppliers, customers, and users. The FACE Consortium provides a vendor-neutral forum for industry and the U.S. government to work together to develop and consolidate the open standards, best practices, guidance documents and business models necessary to achieve these results.  For more information visit: www.opengroup.org/face.

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 www.ddci.com/pr2010.

DDC-I Joins Arm Functional Safety Partnership Program

Ported to Arm since 2013, Deos offers widest breadth of Arm based processor support for certifiable safety critical avionics

Phoenix, AZ – October 29, 2020 – DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety-critical applications, today announced that it has joined the Arm Functional Safety Partnership Program. The program will enable DDC-I to be more integrated within the Arm ecosystem, receive early access to roadmaps, and play an active role in joint marketing and other promotions within the ecosystem.

DDC-I’s Deos runs on a multitude of Arm based processors including the Altera/Intel Cyclone, NXP Layerscape, i.MX and S32 automotive families, and the Xilinx Zynx 7000 and Ultrascale families. With an emphasis on supporting multicore applications, Deos scales well in the gamut of avionics applications, from highly deterministic deeply embedded FADECs (Full Authority Digital Engine Control) to complex high throughput displays and mission computers. Deos’s SafeMC technology uniquely resolves the CAST-32A multicore objectives, enabling it to deliver unmatched performance and determinism for safety-critical applications running on Arm multicore processors.

Arm’s Functional Safety Partnership Program showcases a range of functional safety partners specializing in the areas of software and tools, design services and training services. With an ecosystem numbering thousands of partners, Arm understands it can sometimes be difficult for customers to find the right partners with the right experience and expertise in the field of functional safety. Arm’s Functional Safety Partnership Program makes the process easier and quicker, providing its customers with the right support and ultimately shortening time to market for their functional safety product.

“DDC-I’s safety-critical Deos RTOS has been ported to multiple Arm processor cores and processors leveraging Arm IP since its first design win in 2013 on the NXP i.MX6,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “We are seeing the majority of new designs in the commercial and military aero markets transitioning to Arm based designs due to their superior performance per watt capability.”

DDC-I’s Deos is a field proven, 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 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’ unique modular design and verification evidence provides the easiest, lowest cost path to DO-178C DAL A certification, the highest level of safety criticality.

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 4600 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/pr2009.

DDC-I’s Safety-Critical Deos Avionics RTOS First to Offer DAL-A DO-178C Certifiable Encryption

wolfCrypt brings secure, lightweight, encrypted FIPS 140-2-certified communications to DO-178 avionics applications running Deos

 

Phoenix, AZ and Edmonds, WA – September 21, 2020 – DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety-critical applications, and wolfSSL, a leading provider of TLS cryptography, today announced the availability of the wolfCrypt cryptography library and certification kit, certifiable to DO-178C Level A, for DDC-I’s Deos DO-178C safety-critical real-time operating system.  Avionics developers now have a flexible, compact, and high-performance COTS solution for quickly delivering a secure, FIPS 140-2 validated, communications.

Deos has always provided a robust foundation for secure systems. Its modularity, hard partitioning, denial of dynamic operations, integrity checks, and controlled interprocess communications all make it the preferred environment for high assurance systems.  The addition of wolfCrypt provides the proper cryptographic underpinnings for secure data transport, boot and firmware upgrades. Together, Deos and wolfCrypt provide trusted, military-grade security to connected avionics systems, making it ideal for not only military systems, but also Urban Air Mobility and next generation commercial avionics systems.

“DDC-I and wolfSSL provide best in class RTOS and crypto technology for DO-178C high design assurance applications that are not offered elsewhere,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “Contrasting with the closed and restrictive approach most RTOS suppliers have taken with security, DDC-I has stayed firm to an open model leveraging third party solutions so customers can use the vendor and solution that works best for them. As a result, Deos users are empowered to incorporate the best-in-class technology available in the market, such as the products from wolfSSL, to solve their unique system requirements.”

“The integration of Deos and wolfCrypt should prove very attractive to avionics developers who require a secure, out-of-the-box, safety-critical solution that comes ready to certify, complete with DAL A evidence,” said Larry Stefonic, CEO and Founder at wolfSSL. “We have a very strong working relationship with DDC-I and find Deos to be quite straightforward to work with. Together, I believe we offer our joint customers a world class platform that features best-in-class RTOS and security.”

The wolfSSL embedded SSL library is a lightweight, portable, C language-based SSL/TLS library that targets embedded and RTOS environments for connected applications such as avionics. Featuring FIPS 140-2 certified cryptography, the compact library supports industry standards up to TLS 1.3 and DTLS 1.2, is up to 20 times smaller than OpenSSL, offers a simple API, provides an OpenSSL compatibility layer, and includes OCSP and CRL support.

To facilitate DO-178C level A certification, the wolfCrypt certification kit provides traceable artifacts for the following encryption algorithms:  SHA-256 message digest; AES encryption and decryption; RSA for signing and verifying messages; and chacha20_poly1305 for authenticated encryption and decryption. Any of the FIPS 140-2 validated crypto algorithms can be used in DO-178 mode for combined FIPS 140-2/DO 178 consumption.

DDC-I’s Deos is a field proven, 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 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’ unique modular design and verification evidence provides the easiest, lowest cost path to DO-178C DAL A certification, the highest level of safety criticality.

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/pr2008.

About wolfSSL 
wolfSSL focuses on providing lightweight and embedded security solutions with an emphasis on speed, size, portability, features, and standards compliance. Dual licensed to cater to a diversity of users ranging from hobbyists to the user with commercial needs, we are happy to help our customers and community in any way we can. Our products are open source, giving customers the freedom to look under the hood. Our wolfSSL embedded TLS library is the first commercial release of TLS 1.3 in the world. For more information on wolfSSL products, please contact us at facts@wolfSSL.com or visit wolfSSL.com.

DDC-I, Presagis, and CoreAVI Offer Free June 18 Webinar on Avionics Cockpit Display Development

Phoenix, AZ. June 18, 2020.  DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission and safety-critical applications, today announced that it will collaborate with Presagis and CoreAVI to offer a complimentary webinar on avionics cockpit design, Thursday June 18 at 11:00 AM EDT. The one-hour webinar will focus on the challenges facing designers of modern human-machine interfaces for avionics cockpits, and how they can utilize tools, technology, and techniques to de-risk the safety-critical architectures underpinning these systems.

Register Now –  https://bit.ly/June2020Webcast

Developers of modern avionics cockpit display systems face a myriad of challenges in developing versatile, high-performance HMIs that are reusable, certifiable, meet the latest standards and deliver the highest degree of safety criticality. This webcast, featuring industry experts in RTOS, graphics, and modeling, will show developers how they can take advantage of modern capabilities and new developments in devices, tools and software to meet these challenges while minimizing risk. These experts will examine system architecture, modeling, rapid prototyping and validation, as well as performance, reuse, certification, field maintenance, data fusion, and legacy systems. All these will be examined in relation to the latest standards, including, DO-178C, ARINC 653, ARINC 661, DO-297, CAST-32A, and FACE.

“This is a valuable webinar for developers who want to hit the ground running with their next HMI project,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “This webinar touches all of the bases, from the RTOS, hardware and modeling tools, through the graphical interface and all of the major standards.”

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/pr2007.

DDC-I’s Deos RTOS Selected by MDA to Develop Communications System for SNC’s Dream Chaser Cargo System

Phoenix, AZ. June 10, 2020. DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety-critical applications, today announced that its Deos safety-critical real-time operating system has been selected by Macdonald Dettwiler and Associates (MDA) for use in a communications subsystem destined for Sierra Nevada Corporation’s (SNC) Dream Chaser® Cargo System. The subsystem will provide on-board communication signal processing capabilities for the Dream Chaser® Cargo System, a cargo transportation spacecraft being developed by SNC under the NASA Commercial Resupply Services (CRS2) program. The spacecraft is scheduled for at least six cargo delivery missions to and from the International Space Station between 2020 and 2024.

“We are excited to have been selected by MDA to provide the safety-critical RTOS platform for this prestigious project,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “Deos has a proven pedigree in the avionics industry, and our DO-178C processes track well with NASA and ESA assurance requirements. Add to that a modular, reusable architecture that decouples I/O device drivers from the RTOS and BSP and you have a tailor made platform for rapid development, certification, and deployment of the most demanding safety- and mission-critical applications.”

“We have enjoyed working with DDC-I to develop advanced new communications capabilities for SNC’s Dream Chaser Cargo System,” said Steven Tasker, Program Manager – DCCS Comm Subsystem at MDA. “DDC-I’s track record in the safety-critical industry, together with their advanced RTOS capabilities, certification expertise and customer support were certainly key factors in our decision to bring them aboard.”

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/pr2006

DDC-I’s Deos DO-178 RTOS Selected by Pratt & Whitney Engine Controls

Phoenix, AZ. May 11, 2020. DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety-critical applications, today announced that Pratt & Whitney has selected DDC-I’s Deos safety-critical real-time operating system for use in its new PT6 E-Series™ engine. The PT6E-67XP engine features a new turbine design with the first dual-channel integrated electronic propeller- and engine-control system in general aviation. It provides full digital envelope protection, precise and intuitive engine control, reduced pilot workload, and optimized power.

“We are excited to have been selected by Pratt & Whitney to provide the safety-critical RTOS platform for this world class engine,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “Advanced features like time/space partitioning, low jitter deterministic operation, and binary modularity for reusable certification evidence make Deos the pre-eminent safety-critical environment for developing, certifying and deploying software for DO-178 avionics applications like engine control, flight management and cockpit display.”

“The PT6 E-Series™ engine sets a new standard for general aviation’s leading engine,” said Jim Jarvo, Control Systems Senior Fellow, Pratt & Whitney Canada. “It has been a pleasure working with DDC-I on this project. Their customer support has been top notch, and we look forward to working with them in the future to make general aviation’s number one engine even better.”

The PT6E-67XP constantly monitors more than 100 parameters, allowing predictive analysis of the engine and system operation, as well as proactive maintenance planning. As the electronic engine control (EEC) receives key engine and aircraft data, it makes adjustments that optimize delivery of engine power throughout all phases of flight. Once the aircraft lands, engine flight data is wirelessly downloaded, providing operators and maintainers valuable insight into the performance and health of the engine. Deos is a key component in the overall system design.

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/pr2005

DDC-I and Rapita Systems Simplify Verification and Certification of Multicore Avionics Applications

Phoenix, AZ. & York, UK.  April 21, 2020.  DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission and safety-critical applications, and Rapita Systems, a leading provider of software verification tools and services, today announced the integration of Rapita’s verification tools (RVS) with DDC-I’s Deos DO-178C DAL A certifiable safety critical RTOS. The integrated platform simplifies multicore verification and certification by providing the safety critical timing information needed to satisfy CAST-32A guidance, enabling developers to simulate multicore resource contention, characterize interference patterns, and provide the certification evidence needed to prove that competition for shared resources does not adversely affect the execution of safety-critical tasks.

DDC-I and Rapita have worked closely to develop a seamless, hardware-agnostic integration of RVS with Deos, portable to every architecture supported by Deos (PowerPC, ARM, and x86). Tracing is accomplished by applying RVS instrumentation with a trace mechanism available within the Deos kernel. Rapita’s RapiDaemons provide a means of generating contention for specific resources that are shared by multiple cores in the system and observing the resulting interference. Together, these capabilities enable developers to understand timing and cross-core interference on Deos-based multicore systems and determine how to best coordinate multicore applications for optimal system performance consistent with the CAST-32A objectives.

“We are excited to be working with Rapita to offer Deos users seamless access to Rapita’s world-class verification tools,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “Rapita tools running atop Deos provide an ideal platform for characterizing multicore resource contention issues, bounding real-world worst-case execution times, and providing the certification evidence needed to meet CAST-32A objectives.”

“RTOS/tool integration often requires substantial NRE for our customers at the application level,” added Guillem Bernat, CEO at Rapita Systems. “Deos provided the native hooks we needed for a seamless integration that minimizes NRE and provides a best-in-class, out-of-the-box verification, WCET timing analysis and certification solution for our joint avionics customers.”

RapiTask provides scheduling visualization and analysis, helping avionics developers identify and analyze system level resource issues. By displaying CPU utilization metrics at each time point of code execution, and allowing programmers to jump to specific time intervals, RapiTask makes it easy to identify utilization issues and verify that each application meets its requirements. With the addition of RapiTime, which provides on-target timing analysis, programmers can also determine worst-case execution time (WCET) for each task.

RapiDaemons interference generators provide a means of simulating contention for shared resources from applications running on multiple cores and form a key part of Rapita’s end-to-end CAST-32A Compliance package.

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.

Deos SafeMC™ technology extends those 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. 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.

DDC-I and Rapita will offer free a joint webinar on this solution for multicore analysis on April 22 at 8:30 PDT, 16:30 BST. Registration information – https://bitly.com/DDCWB2002

About Rapita Systems

Rapita Systems is a leading provider of on-target software verification tools and services to the aerospace and automotive industries. Rapita provides world class tools for system timing analysis, multicore timing analysis, RTOS scheduling visualization, code coverage analysis, data logging, and unit/system testing. Services include tool integration, tool qualification, V&V services, and training, including DO-178C. Rapita Systems’ US affiliate, Rapita Systems Inc., handles all Department of Defense interactions. For more information, please contact Nick Bowles in the UK at nbowles@rapitasystems.com or Dan McClung in the US at dmcclung@rapitasystems.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 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/pr2004.