Real-time displays for electronic flight bags is aim of DDC-I, Quantum3D safety-critical avionics software partnership

SAN JOSE, Calif., 24 Feb. 2011. Software companies DDC-I Inc. in Phoenix and Quantum3D in San Jose, Calif., are working together to provide a safety-critical, real-time display solution for next-generation electronic flight bag (EFB) cockpit display applications.

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Posted by Courtney HowardSAN JOSE, Calif., 24 Feb. 2011. Software companies DDC-I Inc. in Phoenix and Quantum3D in San Jose, Calif., are working together to provide a safety-critical, real-time display solution for next-generation electronic flight bag (EFB) cockpit display applications.The integrated solution has Quantum3D’s OpenGL IGL-178 software graphics processing unit (GPU) running on DDC-I’s Deos safety-critical softwarereal-time operating system (RTOS). The DO-178B Level A-certifiable solution is suitable for use in class three EFBs that are considered “installed equipment” and subject to airworthiness requirements.“Deos and Quantum3D’s IGL-178 provide an excellent platform for hosting next-generation safety-critical cockpit applications such as electronic flight bags,” says Greg Rose, vice president of marketing at DDC-I.

“We have deployed our IGL-178 technology in multiple programs,” reveals Ray Niacaris, director of EVC sales at Quantum3D. “In addition to its ability to be integrated into safety critical applications, the IGL-178 OpenGL software GPU also offers power consumption savings and 20 year product life cycles, both of which are vital requirements for aerospace applications.”

Deos is a DO-178B Level A-certifiable embedded RTOS used in safety-critical avionics applications on military and commercial aircraft. A differentiator is its patented "slack scheduling," designed to deliver high CPU utilization.

For more information contact DDC-I online at www.ddci.com, or Quantum3D at www.quantum3d.com.

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