SYSGO CAST32-A Multi-Core Aviation

CAST-32A: Multi-Core Ready to Become Airborne

Single-Core processors and controllers have been the de-facto standard for aviation software since the early beginnings when computers were utilized in flight systems. This is primarily due to their simple design and determinism of execution. At first glance, it seems comprehensible that a flight computer that takes control over a critical safety system should be dedicated to that task only. Certification authorities, such as the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), have substantiated that point of view by not allowing to certify flight systems that support more than one active processor core (RTCA/DO-254, Design Assurance Guidance for Airborne Electronic Hardware, published by RTCA Incorporated. The European denomination is EUROCAE ED-80).

Is ARMv8 usable for certifiable systems?

ARMv8-R, architecture innovation for embedded systems You may have seen this latest announcement from ARM. The ARMv8-R SoC opens up new business opportunity mainly for MPU based systems in automotive and industrial environment. SYSGO already supports ARMv8-A since May 2016 as one of the first OS vendors. With its PikeOS Real Time Operating System and…

How to manage your Aerospace & Defence certification projects in time and budget?

On August 11 we executed a webinar about „How to manage your Aerospace & Defence certification projects in time and budget“. The number of participants confirmed the deep interest in the topics we addressed: PikeOS overview Multi-core certification PikeOS certification kit Certification with SYSGO After the webinar my colleague José Almeida (Technical Sales Director at…