Esterel Unveils SCADE Display 6.0 for Embedded Display Applications

Esterel Technologies announces the immediate availability of Esterel SCADE Display(tm) 6.0 which directly addresses the demands put on embedded display application developers in the mission and safety-critical domains. For these applications developers must have an optimal high quality development environment that improves their productivity, helps them produce qualifiable applications faster, and ultimately gives them the capability to improve the maintainability of the systems they develop. To address these needs specifically, SCADE Display was developed in conjunction with leading airframe and cockpit display manufacturers. As a result, SCADE Display fully supports the safety-critical profile for OpenGL (OpenGL SC) and enables full portability of the automatically generated and deployed applications across a variety of hardware platforms, ensuring long term retrofit and maintenance options and the optimization of life-cycle development costs for cockpit and display applications.

SCADE Display has an intrinsic set of core capabilities that offers dramatic productivity and quality benefits to the developer. First and foremost, SCADE Display is a graphical design environment itself, which is very easy to learn and use. The drag-and-drop paradigm gives display application developers the ability to quickly construct leading edge display applications easily by providing and automating support for high-quality vectorial drawings, complex masking, bitmaps, texture mapping, haloing, and anti-aliasing. SCADE Display users quickly become proficient in display application development. SCADE Display includes a unique built-in Ergonomics Checker that greatly improves design quality by providing and checking the design against modeling guidelines, conventions, and naming rules. This powerful addition to the SCADE family provides the user with suggested design alterations and enables the optimization of graphical specifications. The rules and guidelines have been implemented with the assistance of industry experts in display application development. SCADE Display offers unprecedented code generation capabilities with SCADE Display KCG 6.0 which is qualifiable as a development tool under the Military and Aerospace DO-178B standard up to level A. Simply put, this technology dramatically improves both the time-to-certification and testing costs by generating production quality code, literally with a push of a button. This process eliminates both the costs and time associated with unit level testing. Last, but not least, the SCADE Display Qualification Kit provides all the artifacts produced by Esterel Technologies during the development of the tool and required by certification authorities in DO-178B 8110.49 such as:

  • Tool Qualification Plan (TQP)
  • Software Requirements Data
  • Software Installation Procedure (SIP)
  • Version Content (VC)
  • Software Configuration Index (SCI)
  • Tool Accomplishment Summary (TAS)

Until the release of SCADE Display, embedded display application developers have had to work manually or with a non-integrated collection of design tools for designing, implementing, and testing their applications. Although SCADE Display can be used as a standalone graphics development tool, only the SCADE® family of products offers an integrated approach for both the behavioral logic application development as well as the embedded graphics development. The SCADE family, including SCADE Suite(tm) and SCADE Display, have been tightly integrated to provide a comprehensive application development environment for embedded display applications. SCADE Suite addresses the needs of the application developer who designs and implements the overall behavioral logic of the display application. SCADE Display addresses the needs of the embedded graphics display designer. Both products offer certified code generation technology enabling push-button application generation. These products and the integrated workflow greatly expedite time-to-certification and therefore provide tremendous economic benefits to the embedded display application developer.

Both SCADE Display and SCADE Suite offer integrated documentation generation, configuration management, and requirements management capabilities. Therefore, this fully integrated solution addresses the needs of developers in the mission and safety-critical embedded display domain, from requirements to deployment, test, and maintenance.

“Our commitment to the mission and safety-critical industries has enabled us to develop a unique value proposition for the complete ecosystem of the embedded display industry, from airframe developers to cockpit integrators and user application developers”, said Eric Bantegnie, Esterel’s President and CEO. “In addition to our innovative technologies, we continue to form and build strategic partnerships with operating system providers, device driver companies, and hardware companies, providing and ensuring our customers have the very best-in-class solutions to their embedded development needs.”

About Esterel SCADE
The Esterel SCADE® family of products offers an integrated design and development environment for mission and safety-critical embedded software applications. The core products in the family, SCADE Suite(tm) and SCADE Display(tm) offer graphical design entry, verification through simulation and formal methods, and certified code generation. These products also include integrated requirements management, configuration management, and automatic documentation generation, shortening the time-to-certification.

SCADE Suite is the market leading, model-based development environment dedicated to mission and safety-critical embedded software.

  • DO-178B qualified up to level A for Military and Aerospace Industries
  • IEC 61508 certified up to SIL 3 by TÜV for Heavy Equipment, and Energy
  • EN 50128 certified up to SIL 3/4 by TÜV for Rail Transportation
  • IEC 60880 compliant for Nuclear Energy

SCADE Display is the leading edge embedded graphics design and development environment dedicated to mission and safety-critical display systems in aerospace and defense, industrial, energy, medical, and transportation applications. SCADE Display has been qualified under DO-178B qualified up to level A for Military and Aerospace Industries.

About Esterel Technologies
Esterel Technologies is the worldwide leader of model-based design, verification and code generation tools for mission and safety-critical embedded systems. Esterel Technologies is a privately held company with European headquarters in Elancourt, France, U.S. headquarters in Boston Massachusetts, with direct sales offices in Germany, the United Kingdom, and China. Esterel is supported by channel and service partners worldwide.

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