OpenGL SOFTWARE driver and S3 Graphics 2300E GPU from Presagis selected by Cassidian

MUNICH, Germany, 16 March 2011. Cassidian engineers working on a digital map application selected the  SeaWind OpenGL Software Driver and S3 Graphics 2300E graphics processing unit (2300E GPU) from Presagis in Montreal. Presagis made the announcement at the Avionics & Defence Electronics Europe conference in Munich, Germany.

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MUNICH, Germany, 16 March 2011. Cassidian engineers working on a digital map application selected the SeaWind OpenGL Software Driver and S3 Graphics 2300E graphics processing unit (2300E GPU) from Presagis in Montreal. Presagis made the announcement at the Avionics & Defence Electronics Europe conference in Munich, Germany.
"Cassidian carefully evaluated the OpenGL software drivers and chips on the market and we selected the combination of Presagis and S3 for the performance, scalability, and dependability of their offering," says Andreas Schacht, head of avionics driver & support software, Cassidian. "We look for vendors who can provide us with the best technology and services, as well as vendors whom we can rely on for long term support and supply as we deploy our avionics applications in the coming years."
The recently announced SeaWind and SeaWind-178 OpenGL software driver support for the S3 Graphics 2300E GPU provides users such as Cassidian with access to a new graphics processor and OpenGL software driver that are optimized for a variety of applications; including traditional cockpit displays, next generation menu-based displays and digital maps for cockpits in both certifiable and non-certifiable programs. SeaWind for the S3 2300E GPU includes support for OpenGL 1.5, GLX, and X11R7. SeaWind-178 for the S3 2300E GPU includes complete support for certification up through Level A of a full OpenGL SC 1.0.1 environment.
The Presagis-S3 Graphics development relationship, and associated SeaWind driver support of the 2300E GPUoffer a simpler GPU architecture, a DO-254 data package.
Built following DO-178B guidelines, SeaWind-178 Certifiable Graphics Software can be certified as high as Design Assurance Level A, the highest level possible. The SeaWind-178 family of products is based on the OpenGL SC 1.0 API and includes additional optional modules that support specific application requirements, including video, windowing, digital maps, and custom APIs. This modular set of components allows users to purchase and certify only the software they actually need, thereby minimizing the memory footprint of the software as well as the amount of software that must be certified on the customer device.
The S3 Graphics 2300E graphics processor brings 3D gaming performance and HD video capture to embedded applications requiring advanced multimedia capabilities in heat and power constrained environments. The 2300E GPU measures 23 millimeters by 23 millimeters and is useful for compact and small form factor embedded systems, requiring a fanless graphics solution with advanced display connectivity. Combining longevity, portability, performance and value, the S3 Graphics 2300E offers an ideal balance of low power and scalability for multimedia-intensive applications.

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