PHOENIX, 9 May 2013. Avionics systems running the Deos real-time operating system (RTOS) from DDC-I, a supplier of software and services for mission- and safety-critical applications, can now utilize the AMD Radeon E4690 graphics processing unit (GPU) and Core Avionics & Industrial Inc.’s (CoreAVI’s) OpenGL SC display software driver to deliver high-performance embedded OpenGL 2D/3D graphics and streaming video.
The CoreAVI software comes with a complete DO-178C Level A certification package, which is fully integrated with Deos.
“Safety-critical avionics developers utilizing Deos can now take full advantage of CoreAVI’s versatile high-performance display capabilities with a 'program ready' AMD Radeon GPU that is pre-screened for extended temperature mil-aero applications and comes with a 20+ year component supply guarantee,” says Greg Rose, vice president of marketing and product management at DDC-I.
“AMD is excited to see DDC-I’s Deos enabled to take advantage of the advanced graphics capabilities of AMD Embedded Radeon Graphics,” adds Kamal Khouri, director of embedded products at AMD. “The combination of CoreAVI’s program ready solutions, industry proven DDC-I Deos safety critical RTOS and AMD’s high-end embedded graphics offers a compelling and low risk solution to the avionics display systems market.”
Available as an extended temperature screened component through CoreAVI, the AMD Radeon E4690 high-performance GPU with scalable power/performance (8W to 25W) delivers three times the performance of previous generation GPUs, says a spokespeson. Equipped with 512MB of on-chip GDDR3 memory, the 600-MHz GPU features a DirectX multimedia API, dual HD video streaming, Shader Model 4.0, and H.264, VC-1, and MPEG-2 video decoding. Video interfaces include analog RGB, analog TV, DVI, Display Port, HDI, LVDS, and DVO.
“Deos provides an excellent safety-critical platform for hosting our advanced display technology, which features high-performance OpenGL ES and OpenGL SC graphics drivers optimized for resource constrained mil-aero applications,” explains Lee Melatti, CEO at CoreAVI. “CoreAVI is fully integrated with Deos and takes advantage of innovative Deos features like slack scheduling and cache partitioning to achieve optimal display performance on target systems.”