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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 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 Announces Deos RTOS Conformance to FACE™ Technical Standard, Edition 3.0 Safety Base and Security Profiles

Phoenix, AZ. September 23, 2019.  DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety-critical applications, today announced that it has received the Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) Conformance Certificate for its Deos DO-178C certifiable real-time operating system (RTOS). The certification covers the FACE™ Technical Standard, Edition 3.0 Safety Base and Security Profiles for the Operating System Segment (OSS).

The Deos RTOS Platform for FACE Technical Standard 3.0 combines the time- and space-partitioned Deos RTOS and SafeMC multicore 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 multicore 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, multicore execution model.

“FACE 3.0 Conformance marks a major milestone in our continued commitment to supporting avionics industry standards that give our avionics customers a RTOS platform that combines best-in-class performance and safety certifiability with enhanced applications portability,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “DDC-I has been a pioneer in providing mission- and safety-critical software to the military and aerospace industry for over 35 years and will continue that leadership through support of the FACE standardization efforts and delivery of our world-class FACE conformant RTOS solutions to the avionics community.”

“The FACE Consortium is a government and industry partnership committed to providing a framework for software portability that reduces cost and speeds time to market by fostering standard, open interfaces that enhance portability, interoperability, and reuse,” said Joe Carter, The Open Group FACE Consortium Steering Committee Chair, US Army Program Executive Office Aviation. “The team at PEO Aviation is excited to welcome DDC-I’s FACE conformant Deos RTOS to further promote competition, product excellence and interoperability within the universe of FACE conformant software solutions available to the avionics community.”

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 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 https://www.ddci.com/pr1913.

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

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

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

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

DDC-I will host a pair of live demonstrations at its booth. The first demo, employing a ruggedized Curtiss Wright NXP Power Architecture T2080-based VPX3-152 OpenVPX single-board computer equipped with DDC-I’s safety-critical Deos real-time operating system and CoreAVI OpenGL graphics, will utilize Ensco IData and IDataMap display software to provide 3D synthetic vision. The second demo, featuring an i.MX8 reference platform running Deos and CoreAVI graphics, will showcase high-end display capabilities utilizing ANSYS display software. Deos technology will also be featured in a number of partner booths, including a helmet mounted avionics display system from Elbit Systems and data marshalling technology from Kihomac.

Deos is a safety-critical embedded RTOS that employs patented slack scheduling, memory pools, and cache partitioning to deliver higher CPU utilization than any other certifiable safety-critical COTS RTOS. First certified to DO-178 DAL A in 1998, Deos provides a FACE Safety Base Profile that features hard real-time response, time and space partitioning, and both ARINC-653 and POSIX interfaces. SafeMC™ technology extends Deos’ advanced capabilities to multiple cores, enabling developers of safety-critical systems to achieve best in class multicore performance without compromising safety-critical task response and guaranteed execution time.

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

 

About DDC-I, Inc.

DDC-I, Inc. is a global supplier of real-time operating systems, software development tools, custom software development services, and legacy software system modernization solutions, with a primary focus on mission- and safety-critical applications. DDC-I’s customer base is an impressive “who’s who” in the commercial, military, aerospace, and safety-critical industries. DDC-I offers safety-critical real-time operating systems, compilers, integrated development environments and run-time systems for C, C++, Ada, and JOVIAL application development. For more information regarding DDC-I products, contact DDC-I at 4545 E. Shea Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85028; phone (602) 275-7172; fax (602) 252-6054; e-mail sales@ddci.com or visit https://www.ddci.com/pr1912.