LONDON TTTech Computertechnik AG, the developer of a time-triggered communications protocol for fault-tolerant distributed embedded computing, is integrating its time-triggered architecture to support Wind River’s VxWorks platforms and Linux.
TTTech (Vienna, Austria) will support VxWorks 6, VxWorks 653 and Wind River General Purpose Platform, Linux Edition. The companies say the combination will enable the optimization of system applications for use in either uncertified or DO-178B safety-certified environments, notably in the automotive sector.
TTTech's and Wind River's product certifications will minimize the risk in the development of safety-certified programs, the companies suggest.
Integrated modular avionics (IMA) systems rely on time and space partitioning according to the ARINC 653 standard.
The companies say they will now be able to provide an extension of this robust environment into distributed integrated modular avionics architectures. Specifically, they suggest distributed and fault-tolerant hard real-time software applications would be able to take advantage of the IMA-benefits.
In comparison to existing system design approaches with many centralized modules, distributed IMA will help to reduce system complexity, weight and lifecycle costs, they suggest.
“The combination of TTTech and Wind River products, proven in major aerospace projects, will facilitate seamless integration of physically distributed safety-critical functions for modern aircraft,” said Georg Kopetz, Managing Director of TTTech in a statement Monday (June 25).