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DDC-I’s Safety-Critical, DO-178 Deos RTOS Available for Abaco Systems’ Ruggedized SBC314 VPX CPU Board

Ruggedized platform speeds development, certification and deployment of safety-critical avionics applications utilizing T2081 multicore processors

Phoenix, AZ and Huntsville, Al – September 12, 2019 – DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for mission- and safety critical applications and Abaco Systems, a global leader in open architecture computing and electronic systems for aerospace, defense and industrial applications, today announced the availability of its Deos™ DO-178 real-time operating system (RTOS) for Abaco Systems’ rugged SBC314 3U VPX single board computer. The integrated multicore platform greatly accelerates the development, certification and deployment of high-performance, safety-critical avionics applications.

“Abaco’s SBC314 single board computers running the Deos RTOS provide a low risk and cost effective COTS DO-178C certifiable software solution for safety-critical avionics systems,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I. “The SBC314’s high-performance multi-core processing, versatile I/O, and flexible mezzanine expansion capability make it an ideal platform for rapidly developing, and deploying ruggedized Deos-based avionics applications requiring the highest level of safety criticality in the harshest operating environments.”

“Safety certification is a significant challenge for many of our customers, and Abaco helps streamline that process by providing the artifacts necessary to achieve DAL A DO-254 hardware certification,” said Peter Thompson, vice president, product management at Abaco Systems.  “The combination of Abaco’s SBC314 with DDC-I’s Deos enables our customers to accelerate development and certification and get their solutions to deployment faster with less risk and lower cost.”

The SBC314 is a rugged, 3U VPX single board computer with XMC/PMC mezzanine expansion. Based on a dual-threaded, four core, AltiVec-equipped T2081 processor running at speeds up to1.4-GHz, the Level 1-5 air/conduction cooled CPU board provides up to 4Gbytes of DDR3L memory and features versatile network and I/O options, including Gigabit Ethernet, GPIO, SATA, PCIe, and USB. For low power applications, the SBC314 is also available with a T1042 processor, which consumes less than 7.5W.

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 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 or visit

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 create innovative, modular solutions based on open standards that are characterized by outstanding price/performance, ultimate rugged reliability and minimal SWaP. Our goal is to be a significant contributor to our customers’ success, partnering with them to reduce cost, time-to-deployment and risk and supporting them over the long term.  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.

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