Vulkan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About DDC-I, Inc.

DDC-I, Inc. is a global supplier of real-time operating systems, software development tools, custom software development services, and legacy software system modernization solutions, with a primary focus on mission- and safety-critical applications. DDC-I’s customer base is an impressive “who’s who” in the commercial, military, aerospace, and safety-critical industries. DDC-I offers safety-critical real-time operating systems, compilers, integrated development environments and run-time systems for C, C++, Ada, and JOVIAL application development. For more information regarding DDC-I products, contact DDC-I at 4545 E. Shea Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85028; phone (602) 275-7172; fax (602) 252-6054; e-mail sales@ddci.com or visit https://www.ddci.com/pr1910.

About Core Avionics & Industrial Inc.

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