Curtiss-Wright Collaborates with Green Hills Software to Provide Safety Certifiable COTS Intel Multi-Core Solutions
Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division is collaborating with Green Hills Software to support the RTCA/DO-178C certified multi-core INTEGRITY-178 tuMP (Time-Variant Unified Multi Processing) real-time operating system (RTOS) on its safety certifiable COTS single board computers (SBC).
The first Curtiss-Wright product to support Green Hills Software’s safety certified multi-core RTOS is the recently introduced 3U OpenVPX VPX3-1220, an RTCA/ DO-254 Design Assurance Level (DAL) C safety certifiable SBC. Based on Intel’s latest generation Mobile Xeon processor E3 v5, the VPX3-1220 features a low-power version of the Xeon processor and delivers quad-core x86 processing with integrated graphics at typically 50% the power levels of previous solutions.
The announcement follows Green Hills Software’s recent completion of all RTCA/DO-178B Level A certification requirements for INTEGRITY-178 tuMP. The combination of Curtiss-Wright’s RTCA/DO-254 safety certifiable SBCs and artifact kits, with a board support package (BSP) provided by Green Hills Software for its safety certified multi-core RTOS will significantly reduce the time and cost for integrators to certify avionics systems deployed on military and commercial manned and unmanned aircraft.
Designed with an RTCA/DO-254 design process from the beginning of the development cycle, Curtiss-Wright’s safety certifiable multi-core processor SBCs, when combined with Green Hills Software’s INTEGRITY-178 tuMP RTOS, will provide system designers with a complete COTS hardware/software solution for avionics systems. To speed and ease the safety certification process, an RTCA/DO-254 data artifact package for each SBC, and a certifiable board support package (BSP) with RTCA/DO-178 artifacts for the multi-core RTOS, will be available.
The VPX3-1220 is the industry’s first multi-core Intel Xeon-based SBC designed to meet DO-254 Design Assurance Level (DAL) C for use on safety critical military and civil aerospace platforms. Thissafety certifiable COTS module is supported by a wide range of popular operating environments, including real-time operating systems certifiable to DO-178C. Available with certifiable DO-254 design artifacts from Curtiss-Wright, this powerful VPX module can greatly speed the deployment and certification of critical manned and unmanned airborne Safety Certifiable applications.
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