DDC-I’s Safety-Critical RTOS now available for Intel’s Atom CPU

DDC-I’s Safety-Critical RTOS now available for Intel’s Atom CPU

Bernard Cole
9/22/2009 9:46 PM EDT

ESC Boston, Ma. ” RTOS newcomer DDC-I has just announced that its recently introduced DEOS safety-critical real-time operating system and OpenArbor software development tools now provide architecture support for Intel’s Atom embedded processor.

According to Greg Rose, vice president of marketing at DDC-I, Deos and OpenArbor greatly accelerate the development, deployment, and DO-178B certification of safety-critical avionics applications targeting Atom-based systems. DDC-I also announced support for Compulab Ltd.’s fit-PC2 reference board, which facilitates rapid prototyping, development and testing of application code targeting Atom-based safety-critical systems running Deos.

“The Atom processor’s low power consumption and high performance make it ideal for safety-critical avionics applications,” he said.

Deos is the industry’s most robust, highest performance real-time operating system for the safety-critical market. Featuring deterministic real-time response, the memory-protected RTOS employs patented “slack scheduling” to deliver higher CPU utilization than any other safety-critical commercial off the shelf (COTS) RTOS.

Development support for the Atom processor and Deos RTOS includes DDC-I’s Eclipse-based OpenArbor integrated development environment (IDE). Featuring C and C++ optimizing compilers, OpenArbor provides a color-coded source editor, project management support, automated build/make utilities, and a multi-window symbolic debugger.

The debugger recognizes C and C++ expressions and can view objects, expressions, call chains, execution traces, interspersed machine code, machine registers, and program stacks. The debugger is non intrusive, can debug at the source or machine level, and can be enabled without changing the generated code.

To learn more, go to www.ddci.com.




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