DDC-I Announces OpenGL SC DO-178 Level A Avionics ...



)--DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services formission- and safety-critical applications, today announced theavailability of the high performance AMD RadeonTM E4690 GPU and CoreAvionics & Industrial, Inc’s (CoreAVI) OpenGL SC display software forDDC-I’s DeosTM safety-critical real-time operating system. Avionicssystems running Deos can now utilize the AMD RadeonTM E4690 GPU andCoreAVI driver to deliver high-performance embedded OpenGL 2D/3Dgraphics and streaming video in a scalable, certifiable package. TheCoreAVI software comes with a complete DO-178C Level A certificationpackage, which is fully integrated with Deos.

“Safety-critical avionics developers utilizing Deos can now take fulladvantage of CoreAVI’s versatile high-performance display capabilitieswith a 'program ready' AMD RadeonTM GPU that is pre-screened for extendedtemperature mil-aero applications and comes with a 20+ year componentsupply guarantee,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing andproduct management at DDC-I.

“AMD is excited to see DDC-I’s Deos safety critical real time operatingsystem enabled to take advantage of the advanced graphics capabilitiesof AMD Embedded Radeon Graphics,” said Kamal Khouri, director ofembedded products at AMD. “The combination of CoreAVI’s program readysolutions, industry proven DDC-I Deos safety critical RTOS and AMD’shigh-end embedded graphics offers a compelling and low risk solution tothe avionics display systems market.”

“Deos provides an excellent safety-critical platform for hosting ouradvanced display technology, which features high-performance OpenGL ESand OpenGL SC graphics drivers optimized for resource constrainedmil-aero applications,” added Lee Melatti, CEO at CoreAVI. “CoreAVI isfully integrated with Deos and takes advantage of innovative Deosfeatures like slack scheduling and cache partitioning to achieve optimaldisplay performance on target systems.”

Available as an extended temperature screened component through CoreAVI,the AMD RadeonTM E4690 is a high-performance GPU with scalablepower/performance (8W to 25W) that delivers 3x the performance ofprevious generation GPUs. Equipped with 512 Mbytes of on-chip GDDR3memory, the 600-MHz GPU features a DirectX multimedia API, dual HD videostreaming, Shader Model 4.0, and H.264, VC-1, and MPEG-2 video decoding.Video interfaces include analog RGB, analog TV, DVI, Display Port, HDI,LVDS, and DVO.

Deos is a safety-critical embedded RTOS that has been certified toDO-178 DAL A since 1998. Featuring deterministic real-time response, thetime and space partitioned RTOS employs patented ‘slack scheduling’ todeliver higher CPU utilization than any other certifiablesafety-critical COTS RTOS. Deos is built from the ground up forsafety-critical applications, and is the only certifiable time and spacepartitioned COTS RTOS that has been created using RTCA DO-178, Level Aprocesses from the very first day of its product development. Deos alsoprovides the easiest, lowest cost path of any COTS RTOS to DO-178 LevelA 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, andlegacy software system modernization solutions, with a primary focus onmission- and safety-critical applications. DDC-I's customer base is animpressive "who's who" in the commercial, military, aerospace, andsafety-critical industries. DDC-I offers safety-critical real-timeoperating systems, compilers, integrated development environments andrun-time systems for C, C++, Ada, Fortran and JOVIAL applicationdevelopment. For more information regarding DDC-I products, contactDDC-I at 4600 E. Shea Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85028; phone (602) 275-7172; fax(602) 252-6054; e-mail


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About CoreAVI

Core Avionics and Industrial Inc (CoreAVI), a Channel One company,provides “program ready” embedded graphics and video processors tomil-aero and high reliability embedded systems manufacturers. Aworldwide provider of AMD graphics processors and APU products, CoreAVIprovides 20+ year supply management, temperature-screened versions ofthe AMD RadeonTM E4690 graphics processor and embedded graphics driversto enable AMD graphics support for real time operating systems.Additionally, CoreAVI provides program support with DO-254 and DO-178B/C(up to Design Assurance Level A) certification evidence for safetycritical environments.