DDC-I Deos RTOS, OpenArbor Support AMCC PowerPC 440 Core

DDC-I will make their Deos safety-critical real-time operating system and OpenArbor development tool suite available for applications using AMCC’s (now AppliedMicro) PowerPC 440 core. Deos and OpenArbor will also be available out of the box for Embedded Planet’s EP440C single-board computer, which provides a development and prototyping environment for applications targeting the PowerPC 440EP processor.

The Deos RTOS running atop AMCC PowerPC 440 processors is ideal for developing and hosting mil/aero and other safety-critical applications, particularly those requiring high design assurance and timely DO-178B certification.

Deos is a robust, high performance COTS RTOS for high-reliability and safety-critical applications. Featuring fully-bounded real-time response, guaranteed execution and full memory address protection, the RTOS employs patented “slack scheduling” to deliver higher CPU utilization than any other safety-critical certifiable COTS RTOS.

According to DDC-I, Deos is the only time and space partitioned COTS RTOS built from the ground up for safety-critical applications. It has been certified to DO-178B Level A (the highest FAA level of safety criticality) in dozens of programs, and flies on more commercial and military airframes than any other certifiable COTS RTOS.

The AMCC PowerPC 440 is a family of high-performance, 32-bit processors based on the Book E Enhanced PowerPC Architecture. Supporting speeds of up to 533 MHz, the low-power, small-form-factor processors feature a superscalar PowerPC 440 core with large L1 caches and high-speed IBM CoreConnect bus technology.

Development support for Deos includes DDC-I’s Eclipse-based, mixed language OpenArbor IDE, which features C and C++ optimizing compilers, a color-coded source editor, project management support, automated build utilities, and a mixed-language, multi-window, symbolic debugger. OpenArbor also provides broad run-time target options, from the robust Deos RTOS through minimal bare-board run-time systems.

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