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Korry Selects DDC-I’s Deos Safety-Critical Real Time Operating System For Next Generation Avionics Data Concentration Products

Phoenix, AZ – June 28, 2022.  DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety-critical applications, today announced that Korry Electronics, an industry leader in aircraft data collection, conversion, control, computing and routing solutions, has selected DDC-I’s Deos™ DO-178C Design Assurance Level A (DAL A) verified safety-critical real-time operating system (RTOS) for use in its fourth-generation avionics data concentration products. Key factors cited in the selection of Deos were its support for MOSA initiatives such as FACE™ 3.1 and ARINC 653, versatile I/O support, a high-performance partitioned architecture that facilitates consolidation of multiple LRU (line replacement unit) functions into one system, and a lower cost/effort for recertification to a variety of aircraft.

“We’re excited to be working with Korry on its next-generation data concentration products,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “DDC-I has long been a leader in providing modular, scalable, reusable, industry standard conforming DO-178C DAL A RTOS solutions to the avionics industry.  We look forward to providing a flexible, high-performance, FACE 3.1 and ARINC 653 RTOS platform for Korry’s next generation of DCUs.”

“Deos provides a modular, reusable readily certifiable RTOS platform with excellent I/O performance that is tailor made for our next-generation data concentrators” added Gordon Ross, Software and Systems Engineering Manager at Korry Electronics. “In addition to Deos providing an architecture that greatly simplifies the integration of multiple LRU functions into a single system, DDC-I’s technical support has been very solid.”

Korry’s next generation GEN-4 DCU design, in work today at Korry, is a Modular Open System Architecture (MOSA) Computing Platform capable of hosting multiple software applications of differing criticalities (DAL A to DAL E), utilizing ARINC-653 and FACE Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). The GEN-4 DCU is effectively an Integrated Avionics Computer (IAC) that combines I/O concentration, computing, networking and graphics into one Line Replaceable Unit (LRU). The GEN-4 DCU is designed to meet the growing demands of certification and functionality plus provide backward compatibility with prior generations of DCUs.

DDC-I’s Deos is a safety-critical time and space partitioned RTOS. Verified to the guidance of DO-178C/ED-12C DAL A for avionics applications, Deos supports ARINC 653 APEX, Rate Monotonic Scheduling (RMS), and is the first RTOS to receive the Future Airborne Capability Environment™ (FACE) Conformance Certificate for the FACE Technical Standard, Edition 3.1.  The certification covers the Safety Extended and Safety Base 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++, and Ada application development. For more information regarding DDC-I products, contact DDC-I at 4545 E. Shea Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85028; phone (602) 275-7172; fax (602) 252-6054; e-mail sales@ddci.com or visit http://www.ddci.com/pr2208.

DDC-I and Partners Demonstrate FACE-Conformant DO-178C Deos RTOS and Tools at Army Aviation Mission Solution Summit

BOOTH # 228

 

Nashville, TN – April 3, 2022.  DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety-critical applications, today announced that it will exhibit at the Army Aviation Mission Solution Summit, which runs from April 3-5 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel & Convention Center in Nashville, TN. DDC-I will showcase its FACE-conformant DO-178C Deos real-time operating system and OpenArbor development tools running on an Intel Tiger Lake reference platform in Booth 228.

The Deos environment will also be featured in partner demonstrations, including NAI’s MOSA-aligned SWaP-optimized architecture, and RTI’s Connext Data Distribution Service. Additional demos from the MOSA and FACE demonstration team will be available in the U.S. Army Program Executive Office (PEO), Aviation MOSA Transformation Office booth.

“We’re excited to be part of the Army Aviation Mission Solution Summit and look forward to demonstrating our world class, FACE-conformant safety-critical platform to the Army aviation community,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “Modular, reusable COTS systems equipped with Deos 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 safety-critical time and space partitioned real-time operating system (RTOS). Verified to the guidance of DO-178C/ED-12C Design Assurance Level A (DAL A) for avionics applications, Deos supports ARINC 653 APEX, Rate Monotonic Scheduling (RMS), and is the first RTOS to receive the Future Airborne Capability Environment™ (FACE) Conformance Certificate for the FACE Technical Standard, Edition 3.1.  The certification covers the Safety Extended and Safety Base Profiles for the Operating System Segment (OSS).

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 Army Aviation Mission Solution Summit

The annual Army Aviation Mission Solution Summit, sponsored by the Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA), is an opportunity for the entire Army aviation community to gather in one place at one time focused solely on Army Aviation issues. Experience next generation Army aviation technology and functional static displays of helicopters in the 280,000 square foot exhibit hall; Join thousands at the professional sessions in the main ballroom Monday and the new Aviation Warfighter Theater and the exhibit hall on Tuesday to hear leadership messages and see soldier award presentations; Engage senior leaders in Q&A both Monday and Tuesday afternoon in the Aviation Warfighter Theater in the Exhibit Hall. Open Working Group meetings will include Aviation Warrant Officer Readiness Review; The Future Force Aviation Soldier; Army Aviation Virtual Training & Simulation Panel; Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA); Cavalry Warfighter Forum and Aircraft Survivability.

About DDC-I, Inc.

DDC-I, Inc. is a global supplier of real-time operating systems, software development tools, custom software development services, and legacy software system modernization solutions, with a primary focus on mission- and safety-critical applications. DDC-I’s customer base is an impressive “who’s who” in the commercial, military, aerospace, and safety-critical industries. DDC-I offers safety-critical real-time operating systems, compilers, integrated development environments and run-time systems for C, C++, and Ada application development. For more information regarding DDC-I products, contact DDC-I at 4545 E. Shea Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85028; phone (602) 275-7172; fax (602) 252-6054; e-mail sales@ddci.com or visit http://www.ddci.com/pr2204.

DDC-I Presents Paper at Safety-Critical Systems Symposium 2022

February 7, 2022. Bristol, UK.  DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety-critical applications, today announced that it will present a paper on multicore design considerations and optimization for safety-critical avionics at the Safety-Critical Systems Symposium (SSS’22).  The 30th anniversary Symposium will be held in Bristol, UK from February 8-10 at the Bristol Royal Marriott Hotel and blended online as a live-streamed event through the SCSC website and the Whova application.

The Safety-Critical Systems Symposium comprises three days of live presented papers, including keynote presentations and submitted papers, with a 30-year retrospective and 30-year look ahead. There will also be an evening session on the Wednesday with additional talks. The Symposium is for all of those in the field of systems safety, including engineers, managers, consultants, students, researchers and regulators. It offers wide-ranging coverage of current safety topics with a focus on industrial experience, includes recent developments in the field and progress reports from the SCSC Working Groups, and covers all safety-related sectors including aerospace, defense, health, highways, marine, nuclear and rail.

“We are excited to be part of the 30th anniversary of the Safety-Critical Systems Symposium and look forward to bringing avionics designers up to speed on the latest developments in multicore technology,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I.  “Our presentation is a must see for avionics developers who want to utilize the latest multicore technology while meeting the worst-case execution requirements defined in the FAA’s CAST-32A position paper for Multi-core Processors. Our Deos SafeMC technology uniquely resolves the CAST-32A multicore objectives, enabling developers to achieve unmatched performance and determinism for safety-critical applications.”

Creating a multi-core platform for safety-critical avionics is the next major step for most avionics manufacturers. While multi-core processors are commonly used in most other markets, the avionics industry has taken years to trust multi-core technologies. Acceptance has been slow due to an avionics system’s stringent safety and deterministic requirements. As a result, years of study have been invested by certification authorities and industry suppliers to identify the issues multi-core processors pose for safety-critical systems. Formalized positions of these efforts are the FAA CAST-32A Positioning Paper, and EASA’s multi-core Certification Review Item (CRI). The crux of these papers (regarding software) focuses on bounding and controlling the interference patterns that exists when processor cores share resources.

This paper, scheduled for Thursday February 10 at 13:05, highlights the challenges of implementing multi-core processors for avionics developers. It will present Deos SafeMC and show how it helps address CAST-32A objectives by utilizing unique operating system features designed for minimizing and bounding contention issues within multi-core environments. Features such as cache partitioning, memory pooling and safe scheduling enable users to configure the memory architecture to minimize cache thrashing and schedule applications across all cores. Together, these capabilities enable developers to employ modern systems that orchestrate software applications such that conflicts over shared resources are minimized and the overall performance advantages of multicore processors can best be utilized.

About Deos

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

SafeMC technology extends Deos’ advanced capabilities to multiple cores, enabling developers of safety-critical systems to achieve best in class multi-core performance without compromising safety-critical task response and guaranteed execution time. SafeMC employs a bound multiprocessing (BMP) extension of the symmetric multiprocessing architecture (SMP), safe scheduling, and cache partitioning to minimize cross-core contention and interference patterns that affect the performance, safety criticality and certifiability of multi-core systems. These features enable avionics systems developers to address issues that could impact the safety, performance and integrity of a software airborne system executing on Multi-Core Processors (MCP), as specified by the Certification Authorities Software Team (CAST) in its Position Paper CAST-32A for Multi-core Processors.

About DDC-I, Inc.

DDC-I, Inc. is a global supplier of real-time operating systems, software development tools, custom software development services, and legacy software system modernization solutions, with a primary focus on mission- and safety-critical applications. DDC-I’s customer base is an impressive “who’s who” in the commercial, military, aerospace, and safety-critical industries. DDC-I offers safety-critical real-time operating systems, compilers, integrated development environments and run-time systems for C, C++, and Ada application development. For more information regarding DDC-I products, contact DDC-I at 4545 E. Shea Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85028; phone (602) 275-7172; fax (602) 252-6054; e-mail sales@ddci.com or visit http://www.ddci.com/pr2201.

DDC-I’s Multicore Deos RTOS Powers New Honeywell Anthem Integrated Flight Deck

Safety-critical multicore RTOS gives best-in-class flight deck unprecedented modularity, scalability, and reuse with highest performance per watt

PHOENIX, December 21, 2021.  DDC-I, a leading supplier of safety-critical operating systems and tools, today announced that its DO-178 Deos™ multicore real time operating system (RTOS)  has been selected by Honeywell to host its new Honeywell Anthem cloud-native cockpit system. Deos features such as fine grain cache partitioning, binary modularity, and reusable certification evidence give Honeywell Anthem the ability to set the new gold standard for future flight deck systems.

Larry Miller, Honeywell’s Real Time Operating Systems Chief Engineer, stated, “Deos plays a central role in the Honeywell Anthem Flight Deck. It yields excellent performance on modern, power efficient processors while also offering unique capabilities that give us better control of core-to-core contention. This allows us to meet our safety objectives with deterministic operation while at the same time reducing the worst-case CPU utilization of our applications.  Deos boosts processing performance by implementing fine grained cache partitioning in software rather than hardware, which gives us access to faster and more efficient processors. As a result, the Honeywell Anthem system enjoys a compelling advantage in throughput per watt over other competitive offerings. In addition, Deos’ capabilities promote software modularity and binary reuse, which reduces our verification and validation complexity and lowers our certification cost, thereby reducing the effort needed to reapply Honeywell Anthem from one aircraft type to the next. We have decades of experience using Deos in numerous safety-critical Honeywell products, and it has a strong technical pedigree.”

Honeywell Anthem is an always-on, cloud-connected cockpit system that improves autonomy, flight efficiency, operations, safety, and comfort. Anthem’s flight deck combines unprecedented connectivity with an intuitive smart-phone-like interface, crystal clear 2k display and modern aesthetics comparable to those in the high-end automotive market. With a few finger swipes, pilots or operators, whether in the cockpit or on their device at home, can reconfigure screens and information and customize the layout of digital displays within the cockpit just like they would on their personal smart device.

“DDC-I’s Deos is a mature, robust DO-178C DAL A verified avionics platform that has already flown for millions of hours in Honeywell systems aboard commercial air transport, business jet, military aircraft and helicopters,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “We are excited to have been selected by Honeywell for this next generation of flight deck systems. Advanced features like multicore capabilities that address CAST-32A objectives, low-jitter deterministic operation, and reusable certification evidence make Deos the perfect safety-critical environment for developing, certifying, and deploying advanced avionics systems like Anthem.”

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

SafeMC technology extends Deos’ advanced capabilities to multiple cores, enabling developers of safety-critical systems to achieve best in class multi-core performance without compromising safety critical task response and guaranteed execution time. SafeMC employs a bound multiprocessing (BMP) extension of the symmetric multiprocessing architecture (SMP), safe scheduling, and cache partitioning to minimize cross-core contention and interference patterns that affect the performance, safety criticality and certifiability of multi-core systems. These features enable avionics systems developers to address issues that could impact the safety, performance and integrity of a software airborne system as specified by the Certification Authorities Software Team (CAST) 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++, and Ada application development. For more information regarding DDC-I products, contact DDC-I at 4545 E. Shea Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85028; phone (602) 275-7172; fax (602) 252-6054; e-mail sales@ddci.com or visit https://www.ddci.com/pr2113.

 

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

Booth #900

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

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

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

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

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

About Deos

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

SafeMC technology extends Deos’ advanced capabilities to multiple cores, enabling developers of safety-critical systems to achieve best in class multi-core performance without compromising safety-critical task response and guaranteed execution time. SafeMC employs a bound multiprocessing (BMP) extension of the symmetric multiprocessing architecture (SMP), safe scheduling, and cache partitioning to minimize cross-core contention and interference patterns that affect the performance, safety criticality and certifiability of multi-core systems. These features enable avionics systems developers to address issues that could impact the safety, performance and integrity of a software airborne system executing on Multi-Core Processors (MCP), as specified by the Certification Authorities Software Team (CAST) in its Position Paper CAST-32A for Multi-core Processors.

More on Aerospace Tech Week

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

About DDC-I, Inc.

DDC-I, Inc. is a global supplier of real-time operating systems, software development tools, custom software development services, and legacy software system modernization solutions, with a primary focus on mission- and safety-critical applications. DDC-I’s customer base is an impressive “who’s who” in the commercial, military, aerospace, and safety-critical industries. DDC-I offers safety-critical real-time operating systems, compilers, integrated development environments and run-time systems for C, C++, and Ada application development. For more information regarding DDC-I products, contact DDC-I at 4545 E. Shea Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85028; phone (602) 275-7172; fax (602) 252-6054; e-mail sales@ddci.com or visit http://www.ddci.com/pr2110.

DDC-I’s Deos RTOS is First to Receive OSS Conformance Certification for FACE™ Technical Standard, Edition 3.1

Phoenix, AZ. October 22, 2021.  DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission and safety-critical applications, today announced that its Deos™ DO-178C Design Assurance Level A (DAL A) safety-critical real-time operating system is the first RTOS to receive the Future Airborne Capability Environment™ (FACE) Conformance Certificate for the FACE Technical Standard, Edition 3.1. The certification covers the Safety Extended and Safety Base Profiles for the Operating System Segment (OSS). The Safety Extended Profile, which adds support for TCP/IP communications, multi-process support, and expanded POSIX capability (80 extra functions), is a superset of the functionality required by the Safety Base and Security Profiles.

The Deos RTOS Platform for FACE Technical Standard 3.1 combines the time and space partitioned Deos RTOS and SafeMC™ multi-core technology with RTEMS (Real Time Executive for Multiprocessor Systems), a mature, deterministic, open systems, hard real-time POSIX executive. The integrated platform combines the strengths and pedigree of both ARINC-653 and POSIX RTOSs, providing the industry standard interfaces and feature set required for conformance with the FACE Technical Standard, Safety Extended and Safety Base Operating System Profiles, all in a time and space partitioned, hard real-time, multi-core execution model.

“DDC-I has been a pioneer in providing mission and safety-critical software to the military and aerospace industry for over 35 years,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “We’re proud to deliver the industry’s first FACE 3.1-Conformant OSS to the avionics community and look forward to supporting FACE standardization efforts with an open, conformant platform that combines best-in-class performance and safety certifiability with enhanced application portability.”

First certified to DO-178 DAL A in 1998, Deos is a safety-critical embedded RTOS that employs patented technology to deliver the highest possible CPU utilization to avionics systems developers. SafeMC technology extends Deos’ advanced capabilities to multiple cores, enabling developers of safety-critical systems to achieve best in class multi-core performance without compromising safety critical task response and guaranteed execution time. SafeMC employs a bound multiprocessing (BMP) extension of the symmetric multiprocessing architecture (SMP), safe scheduling, and cache partitioning to minimize cross-core contention and interference patterns that affect the performance, safety criticality and certifiability of multi-core systems. These features enable avionics systems developers to address issues that could impact the safety, performance and integrity of a software airborne system as specified by the Certification Authorities Software Team (CAST) 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++, and Ada application development. For more information regarding DDC-I products, contact DDC-I at 4545 E. Shea Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85028; phone (602) 275-7172; fax (602) 252-6054; e-mail sales@ddci.com or visit https://www.ddci.com/pr2109.

DDC-I and Intel Bring Safety-Critical Multi-core Computing to Avionics Displays and High Compute Sensors

Deos real-time operating system provides deterministic, low-jitter, high-performance, DO-178C multi-core platform for 11th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors

 

Phoenix, AZ – September 21, 2021 – DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety-critical applications, today announced that it has teamed with Intel to port its Deos™ DO-178C safety-critical real-time operating system and Eclipse-based development tools to Intel’s 11th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 multi-core application processor. Intel Core i7 processors running Deos provide an excellent platform for a wide number of applications, including displays and high compute smart sensors.

Deos has supported the x86 processor architecture with DAL-A artifacts since 1998, with thousands of x86-based Deos systems certified and flying today. With Intel Core i7 processors, Deos extends its existing support for the Intel Atom®, Intel® Xeon®, and other i7 architectures, providing a common certification package (at the binary level) and development tools across all these processors, including our DO-330 qualified tools.

The Intel Core i7 SoC application processor is the 11th generation of Intel® Core™ architecture. Combining 4 CPU cores operating at up to 4.4 GHz with an Intel® Iris® Xe graphics processor and up to 12 Mbytes of cache, Intel Core i7 features Enhanced Media (AV1 Codec/12b support via 2 VDBOX) and AI/DL Instruction Sets with VNNI support for CV/AI and OpenVINO. Intel Core i7 also provides four DP/HDMI outputs (four 4K or two 8K resolution display outputs), 4 PCIe Gen4 Lanes (CPU), and 12 HSIO (PCH) channels with support for 802.11ac, PCIe Gen 3, and USB4.

“Intel Core i7’s high-performance multi-core architecture, on-chip graphics, and AI processing, together with the availability of certification data, makes it very attractive to our avionics customers,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “Our SafeMC™ multi-core technology leverages many of these capabilities, employing techniques like cache partitioning, memory pools, time-space partitioning and slack scheduling. Together they provide an efficient, robust, and deterministic platform that builds on Intel’s technology to maximize performance while providing a certifiable multi-core environment by reducing multi-core interference and worst-case response.”

“Intel Core i7 offers a high degree of functional integration, making it ideal for e-Cockpit advanced displays and high-compute smart sensors,” added Tony Franklin, General Manager of Federal and Aerospace group at Intel. “DDC-I has been a long-time supporter of the x86 architecture, and we are pleased to be working with them again to offer our joint avionics customers a world-class multi-core safety-critical RTOS platform for our 11th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 processors.”

Deos is a safety-critical embedded RTOS that employs patented cache partitioning, memory pools, and safe scheduling to deliver a certifiable system with 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.

Deos runs on a broad range of processors. With an emphasis on multi-core applications, Deos scales well in the gamut of avionics applications, from highly deterministic deeply embedded FADECs (Full Authority Digital Engine Control) and flight controls to complex high throughput displays and mission computers.

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++, and Ada application development. For more information regarding DDC-I products, contact DDC-I at 4545 E. Shea Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85028; phone (602) 275-7172; fax (602) 252-6054; e-mail sales@ddci.com or visit http://www.ddci.com/pr2106.

DDC-I Demonstrates FACE Conformant RTOS Platform at US Army FACE and SOSA Expo and Technical Interchange Meeting

Demo will feature FACE Technical Standard 3.0 Conformant Deos RTOS with SafeMC Multicore Technology

Booth #33

Phoenix, AZ. September 10, 2021.  DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety-critical applications, today announced that it will demonstrate Deos™, a FACE conformant RTOS solution, at the US Army FACE™ and SOSA™ Expo and Technical Interchange Meeting (TIM), Booth #33, which will be held on September 14, 2021 at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, AL.

The U.S. Army – FACE and SOSA TIM, hosted by the U.S. Army, is an important opportunity to discover new advancements and the progress being made for functionality and interoperability of modular open system environments. The event features DoD leaders and members in the Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) and the Sensor Open System Architecture (SOSA) Consortia. The TIM is open to the public and free to attend. 

At the TIM, DDC-I will participate in the PEO AVN Open Systems Demo, showcasing a FACE-aligned data concentrator unit (DCU) utilizing the I/O Services Segment (IOS), Platform Specific Services Segment (PSSS), and Transport Services Segment (TSS) executing on the Deos RTOS, including its SafeMC™ multicore technology, as the Operating System Segment (OSS). Deos SafeMC provides a FACE Safety Base Profile that delivers hard real-time response, time and space partitioning, and both ARINC-653 and POSIX interfaces.

In addition to participating in the TIM Open Systems Demo, DDC-I will provide a live demonstration of the BALSA architecture running on Deos in a POSIX partition. See the demo in the exhibit hall at Booth #33.

“We’re excited to be working with our partners and the FACE Consortium to offer solutions that deliver maximum portability and safety criticality following the guidance of FACE and the Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA)” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “Much like the primary goals of FACE and MOSA our safety-critical DO-178C DAL A verified RTOS, Deos, has been designed to enable software reuse and applications portability since its first certification baseline in 1998.”

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

SafeMC™ technology extends Deos’ advanced capabilities to multiple cores, enabling developers of safety-critical systems to achieve best in class multi-core performance without compromising safety-critical task response and guaranteed execution time. SafeMC employs a bound multiprocessing (BMP) extension of the symmetric multiprocessing architecture (SMP), safe scheduling, and cache partitioning to minimize cross-core contention and interference patterns that affect the performance, safety criticality and certifiability of multi-core systems. These features enable avionics systems developers to address issues that could impact the safety, performance and integrity of a software airborne system executing on Multi-Core Processors (MCP), as specified by the Certification Authorities Software Team (CAST) in its Position Paper CAST-32A for Multi-core Processors.

For more information about the FACE and SOSA Expo and TIM, please visit https://meet.opengroup.org/event/TIM/2021-Sep-14.  For more info on 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++, and Ada application development. For more information regarding DDC-I products, contact DDC-I at 4545 E. Shea Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85028; phone (602) 275-7172; fax (602) 252-6054; e-mail sales@ddci.com or visit http://www.ddci.com/pr2105.

DDC-I and LDRA Accelerate Compliance for Multicore Aerospace Systems

Integration delivers powerful, efficient means of developing, verifying, and hosting production code in safety-critical cockpit environments requiring software verified to the guidance of DO-178C/ED-12C

 

Phoenix, AZ – August 18, 2021 – DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety-critical applications, today announced an enhanced integration between the Deos safety-critical RTOS and LDRA’s automated software verification, source code analysis, and unit testing tools for aerospace and defense applications. The integrated solution enables avionic system manufacturers to quickly and cost-effectively develop, debug, test, and deploy software that can be readily verified to the most demanding guidance of DO-178C/ED-12C Design Assurance Level (DAL A).

With the completion of this integration, the latest LDRA tool suite now supports the latest version of DDC-I’s Deos™ safety-critical real-time operating system (RTOS) with its SafeMC™ multicore technology. The LDRA tool suite provides enhancements for source code static analysis, software dynamic analysis (including MC/DC coverage on the host and target), and software unit testing on the host and target. Together, these enhancements improve code quality, safety, and security, as well as reduce testing time and cost. They also help developers manage and achieve compliance for increasingly complex safety-critical cockpit applications that utilize emerging technologies like modular avionics and multicore processors to build safer, more economical, more capable aircraft.

“The integration of Deos with the LDRA tool suite gives avionics developers the platform they need for rapid prototyping, testing, certification and deployment of modular, reusable, safety-critical applications that comply with DO-178C and FACE,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “The updated Deos and LDRA integration should prove especially attractive to developers who want to utilize the latest multicore technology while addressing worst-case execution requirements as defined in the FAA’s CAST-32A position paper for Multi-core Processors.”

“Proving the avionics system is properly partitioned to avoid interference from competing cores is critical, yet it’s a nearly impossible challenge without the proper development and testing tools,” said Ian Hennell, Operations Director, LDRA. “Using the LDRA/DDC-I integration, developers can ensure the software is safe and meets the most demanding avionics standards such as DO-178C and the Future Airborne Capability EnvironmentTM (FACE) Technical Standard.”

To facilitate the development and testing of software that conforms with safety-critical standards such as DO-178C/ED-12C, and portability and interoperability standards such as the FACE Technical Standard, the integrated Deos/LDRA integration provides:

  • Full source-code coverage analysis (under Deos SafeMC).
  • An efficient unit testing harness for fully automated unit and regression testing (also under Deos with SafeMC).
  • The ability to analyze and visualize coding standards compliance within the OpenArbor IDE.
  • Support for x86, PowerPC, and ARM single and multicore processors.
  • Compliance with industry- and user-defined coding standards such as MISRA and CERT.
  • Automated test case, harness and stub generation for robustness testing with the LDRA tool suite.
  • Automatic production of software certification and approval evidence underpinned by LDRA’s ISO 9001:2015 certified Quality Management System, and the LDRA tool suite’s TÜV SÜD and SGS-TÜV Saar certification.

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

SafeMC™ technology extends Deos’ advanced capabilities to multiple cores, enabling developers of safety-critical systems to achieve best in class multi-core performance without compromising safety-critical task response and guaranteed execution time. SafeMC employs a bound multiprocessing (BMP) extension of the symmetric multiprocessing architecture (SMP), safe scheduling, and cache partitioning to minimize cross-core contention and interference patterns that affect the performance, safety criticality and certifiability of multi-core systems. These features enable avionics systems developers to address issues that could impact the safety, performance and integrity of a software airborne system executing on Multi-Core Processors (MCP), as specified by the Certification Authorities Software Team (CAST) in its Position Paper CAST-32A for Multi-core Processors.

About DDC-I, Inc.

DDC-I, Inc. is a global supplier of real-time operating systems, software development tools, custom software development services, and legacy software system modernization solutions, with a primary focus on mission- and safety-critical applications. DDC-I’s customer base is an impressive “who’s who” in the commercial, military, aerospace, and safety-critical industries. DDC-I offers safety-critical real-time operating systems, compilers, integrated development environments and run-time systems for C, C++, and Ada application development. For more information regarding DDC-I products, contact DDC-I at 4545 E. Shea Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85028; phone (602) 275-7172; fax (602) 252-6054; e-mail sales@ddci.com or visit04http://www.ddci.com/pr2104.

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.