DDC-I Eclipse-based OpenArbor Supports LynuxWorks LynxOS-178 RTOS

DDC-I, a leading supplier of development tools and engineering services for safety-critical applications, announced that its Eclipse-based OpenArbor mixed-language development environment now supports LynuxWorks’ FAA Certified LynxOS-178 real-time operating system. OpenArbor developers working with any combination of Ada, C, and Embedded C++ (EC++) can now deploy their safety-critical applications on LynxOS-178 target systems certifiable to DO-178B Level A, the FAA’s highest level of safety criticality.

“Safety-critical software development and deployment are our bread and butter,” said Bob Morris, president and CEO of DDC-I. “LynxOS-178 provides an excellent platform for deploying safety-critical C, Embedded C++, and Ada, developed using OpenArbor, particularly for systems requiring FAA certification.”

“OpenArbor’s open Eclipse framework and mixed language capability make it a great complement to our Luminosity development suite, and now offers the strongest set of integrated tools for developing safety-critical applications on target systems running LynxOS-178,” said Joe Wlad, director of marketing at LynuxWorks. “OpenArbor developers can now deploy their mixed-language applications on an ironclad, memory-partitioned RTOS with a fast track to FAA certification.”

LynxOS-178 is a real-time operating system designed to fulfill the stringent needs of multithreaded and multiprocess applications in safety-critical real-time systems. LynxOS-178 enhances safety and security by using Virtual Machine (VM) brick-wall partitions that prevent system events in one RTOS partition from interfering with events in another. Effectively, each partition behaves as if it were running on its own separate computer.

LynxOS-178 is the first and only commercial hard real-time operating system certified to DO-178B level A that combines the interoperability benefits of POSIX with support for the ARINC 653 APplication EXecutive (APEX). Available for both Pentium and PowerPC platforms, LynxOS-178 is also the first and only time- and space-partitioned, FAA-accepted Reusable Software Component (RSC). To speed the FAA certification process, LynxOS-178 provides complete DO-178B documentation, including an artifacts package. The Luminosity development environment for LynxOS-178 is also Eclipse-based, and by using a pristine Eclipse framework it can easily integrate with the OpenArbor environment from DDC-I via the standard Eclipse plug-in mechanism.

OpenArbor is a mixed-language, object-oriented IDE for developing and deploying real-time, safety-critical applications. The core environment combines optimizing compilers and libraries for C and Embedded C++ with the SCORE® mixed-language debugger. The SCORE debugger features an intuitive multi-window GUI, project management support, and automated build/make utilities. SCORE’s symbolic debugger recognizes C/EC++, Ada and Fortran syntax and expressions, and can view objects, expressions, call chains, execution traces, interspersed machine code, machine registers, and program stacks.

OpenArbor provides separate Eclipse plug-ins for Ada development. The Ada compiler plug-in, known as SCORE-Ada, features an optimizing Ada compiler and supports full Ada-level debugging, including constraints, attributes, tasking, exceptions, break-on-exception and break-on-tasking events. The Ada debugger plug-in supports true mixed language debugging in a single session, making it easy to debug applications written in multiple languages. The debugger is non intrusive, can debug at the source or machine level, and can be enabled without changing the generated code.

OpenArbor is available immediately for LynxOS-178. Pricing for the core configuration starts at $5,000.

About DDC-I, Inc.
DDC-I, Inc. is a global supplier of software development tools, custom software development services, and legacy software system modernization solutions, with a primary focus on 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 compilers, integrated development environments and run-time systems for real-time Java, C, Embedded C++, Ada, and JOVIAL application development. For more information regarding DDC-I products, contact DDC-I at 1825 E. Northern Ave., Suite #125, Phoenix, Arizona 85020; phone (602) 275-7172; fax (602) 252-6054; e-mail sales@ddci.com.