DDC-I, LDRA Team on Safety-Critical Platform

DDC-I, a leading supplier of software and professional services for safety-critical applications, and LDRA, provider of the industry’s most complete automated software testing technology, announced that they are collaborating to deliver an integrated safety-critical software platform that combines DDC-I’s Deos real-time operating system (RTOS) with the LDRA tool suite. The integrated solution will help developers get to market faster with optimized, hardened software that meets the most demanding safety-critical requirements, including DO-178B Level A certification, the FAA’s highest level of safety criticality.

“The demand for safety-critical software is rapidly expanding beyond traditional aerospace and defense applications into new markets such as telecom, power plants, medical, automotive, and industrial control,” said Greg Rose, vice president of marketing at DDC-I. “LDRA’s best-in-class tools perfectly complement our own proven safety-critical RTOS and tool suite. This integration will give developers across a broad range of mission-critical applications the supported platform they need to quickly develop, test and deploy safety-critical software that can be readily certified to the most demanding requirements.”

“The LDRA tool suite has already been used extensively alongside the Deos RTOS for a number of safety-critical projects, including air data units, navigation systems and ground-based augmentation GPS systems,” added Ian Hennell, operations director at LDRA. “We look forward to working with DDC-I to achieve an even higher level of integration and to deliver a premier platform that reduces the time and cost associated with developing, testing, deploying, and certifying safety-critical software.”

The LDRA tool suite provides comprehensive automated software testing and code analysis for a broad range of military and aerospace, telecommunications, transportation, power and medical applications. The suite covers the full software development lifecycle, including requirements traceability and programming standards checking (i.e., MISRA-C: 2004, MISRA C++:2008, JSF++ AV and CERT C), code coverage, structural coverage analysis (up to DO-178B Level A), automated unit testing, and test verification.

Deos (DDC-I Embedded Operating System) is the industry’s most robust, highest performance real-time operating system for the safety-critical market. Featuring deterministic real-time response, the memory-protected RTOS employs patented “slack scheduling” to deliver higher CPU utilization than any other safety-critical commercial off the shelf (COTS) RTOS. Deos is the only certifiable time and space (T&S) partitioned COTS RTOS built from the ground up for safety-critical applications. Deos also provides the easiest, lowest cost path of any COTS RTOS to DO-178B Level A certification, the highest level of safety criticality.

About LDRA
For more than thirty years, LDRA has developed and driven the market for software used for the automation of code analysis and software testing of safety critical applications. The LDRA tool suite is used in the aerospace, space and defense technology industries as well as the nuclear energy and automotive industries. Through the use of the LDRA tool suite, companies ensure that their systems are built in accordance with prescribed standards and are durable and reliable in use. The LDRA tool suite is available for a variety of programming languages and supports a wide range of host and target platforms. LDRA is represented world-wide with its head office in the UK and subsidiaries in the USA as well as through an extensive distributor network.

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 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 real-time Java, C, C++, Ada, Fortran 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.