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Safety-critical RTOS supports Intel Atom

Posted: 25 Sep 2009 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:RTOS? Intel Atom? processor? software?

DDC-I has unveiled the DEOS safety-critical RTOS and OpenArbor software development tools that provide architecture support for Intel's Atom embedded processor.

According to Greg Rose, VP of marketing at DDC-I, Deos and OpenArbor greatly accelerate the development, deployment, and DO-178B certification of safety-critical avionics applications targeting Atom-based systems. DDC-I also announced support for Compulab Ltd's fit-PC2 reference board, which facilitates rapid prototyping, development and testing of application code targeting Atom-based safety-critical systems running Deos.

"The Atom processor's low power consumption and high performance make it ideal for safety-critical avionics applications," he said.

Deos is touted to be the most robust, highest performance RTOS 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 RTOS.

Development support for the Atom processor and Deos RTOS includes DDC-I's Eclipse-based OpenArbor integrated development environment. Featuring C and C++ optimizing compilers, OpenArbor provides a color-coded source editor, project management support, automated build/make utilities and a multi-window symbolic debugger.

The debugger recognizes C and C++ expressions and can view objects, expressions, call chains, execution traces, interspersed machine code, machine registers, and program stacks. The debugger is non intrusive, can debug at the source or machine level, and can be enabled without changing the generated code.

- Bernard Cole

For application notes on RTOS click here.

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