Abaco Systems Announces Availability of DDC-I’s Deos DO-178 Certifiable Operating System for FORCE2C Rugged Mission Ready Display Computer

FORCE2C certifiable mission ready system

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.— May 30 2017 Abaco Systems today announced that the DO-178 safety certifiable operating system Deos™ from DDC-I is now available for Abaco’s DO-254 certifiable mission ready FORCE2C rugged display computer, as well as the SBC314 single board computer. Deos is certifiable to DO-178 Design Assurance Level A (DAL A).

“Safety certification is a significant challenge for many of our customers, and Abaco continues to take the lead in helping them,” said Mrinal Iyengar, Vice President, Product Management at Abaco Systems.  “The combination of Abaco’s FORCE2C with DDC-I’s Deos means that customers can now accelerate their development and certification. We expect it to be very attractive to customers seeking to get their solutions to deployment faster, with less risk and at lower cost.”

With programs looking to leverage the time and cost benefits of COTS (commercial off-the-shelf) hardware and software products for safety certification, while COTS vendors seek program-specific funding to enable them to provide those benefits, Abaco has broken the deadlock by making a forward-looking upfront investment in developing the artifacts necessary to achieve DAL A DO-254 certification, considerably reducing the customer burden.

Deos is a field-proven, safety-critical, in-flight, avionics RTOS that hosts 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, and engine management.  Built from the ground up for safety-critical applications, Deos has been certified to DO-178 DAL A since 1998, and is the only certifiable time- and space-partitioned COTS RTOS that has been created using RTCA DO-178, Level A processes from the first day of its product development. Deos features deterministic real-time response as well as time and space partitioning. Deos also features patented slack scheduling, which enables it to deliver higher CPU utilization than any other certifiable safety-critical COTS RTOS.

“Deos provides the fastest, lowest risk, and most cost-effective path to DO-178 Level A certification for safety critical avionics systems,” said Greg Rose, Vice President of Marketing and Product Management at DDC-I. “The FORCE2C COTS computer provides an ideal platform for rapidly developing, certifying, and deploying ruggedized avionics applications requiring the highest level of safety criticality. We are delighted to have worked with Abaco to make Deos available for the FORCE2.”

Abaco’s mission ready FORCE2C rugged display computer features a 3U VPX single board computer which offers a choice of either the QorIQ™ T2081 1.8GHz high performance processor or the T1042 1.4GHz low power processor, supported by up to 4 GBytes of memory. As well as its support for the Deos operating system it also features specially developed drivers/APIs meaning that applications developed on FORCE2C will be conformant with the FACE initiative.

About Abaco Systems

With more than 30 years’ experience, Abaco Systems is a global leader in open architecture computing and electronic systems for aerospace, defense and industrial applications. We deliver and support open modular solutions developed to upgrade and enhance the growing data, analytics, communications and sensor processing capabilities of our target applications. This, together with our 800+ professionals’ unwavering focus on our customers’ success, reduces program cost and risk, allows technology insertion with affordable readiness and enables platforms to successfully reach deployment sooner and with a lower total cost of ownership. With an active presence in hundreds of national asset platforms on land, sea and in the air, Abaco Systems is trusted where it matters most. www.abaco.com


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Ian McMurray

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Abaco Systems




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