MUNICH, GERMANY - Media OutReach - 8 April 2019 - Teledyne e2v, Wind River and CoreAVI announced today that they will
provide key technologies for BAE Systems' new mission computer. A mission
computer is the central hub that processes all mission critical data on an
aircraft. Receiving information from various external subsystems, the
mission computer processes the data and presents it to the pilot on
various displays in the cockpit. The joint solution includes Wind River VxWorks®
industry-leading real time operating system running on Teledyne e2v Qormino®
Common Computer Platform, and CoreAVI supplying its temperature-screened AMD
Embedded Radeon™ E8860 GPUs as well as its safety critical ArgusCore
SC1™ OpenGL®1.0.1 graphics drivers.
is a smart, small and powerful Common Computer Platform from Teledyne e2v designed to respond to SWaP constraints (Size, Weight and Power). It
combines a T1040 Quad PowerArchitecture® e5500 core running at 1.4GHz, 4GB of
DDR4 memory, on a Custom Teledyne e2v substrate, with a 64-bit memory bus and 8
bits of ECC (Error Correction Code), and will run VxWorks on BAE Systems' platform.
VxWorks provides the base platform that
consolidates different applications meant to improve situational awareness for
pilots. The real-time avionics system will gather and display information from
multiple sources in order to create a comprehensive picture of the aircraft
and airspace. The deterministic capabilities of the platform are crucial for
the overall system on-board the aircraft that
has to provide low-latency response to the pilot.
CoreAVI will supply their ArgusCore SC1™ safety
critical OpenGL scalable graphics driver in conjunction with their temperature-screened
E8860 GPU from AMD's family of Embedded Radeon™ GPUs. Available with complete
DO-178C DAL A certification evidences, specialized GPU safety monitor and virtualized
graphics manager for multicore systems, both the safety critical graphic
drivers and temperature-screened GPUs are used today in a wide range of
embedded commercial and military avionics platforms.
Wind River, Teledyne e2v, and CoreAVI technologies are
perfectly suited to address the multiple challenges that Mission Computer
designers are facing today. Together they
have published a technical brief highlighting how the rapid insertion of emerging technologies and
standards is achievable in a cost-effective way into Mission Computing
products, thanks to complementary hardware and software solutions serving the
Aerospace & Defence industry and other critical infrastructure sectors.
"To support the requirements of our customers, our
mission computer needs to be capable of providing a high performing, multi-core
processing platform while operating in a size, weight, and power-constrained
space," said Neale Osmond, Project Director at BAE Systems. "By utilising
emerging technologies from Teledyne e2v, Wind River and CoreAVI, we were able
to deliver a fully capable, modern mission computer within a challenging
timescale, while meeting our customer's reliability and safety requirements."
Notes to Editors:
About Wind River
Wind River is a global leader in delivering software
for the edge. The company's technology has been powering the safest, most
secure devices in the world since 1981, and is found in more than 2 billion
products. Wind River offers a comprehensive portfolio, supported by world-class
global professional services and support and a broad partner ecosystem. Wind
River software and expertise are accelerating digital transformation of
critical infrastructure systems that demand the highest levels of safety,
security, performance, and reliability. To learn more, visit Wind River at http://www.windriver.com.
About Teledyne e2v
Teledyne e2v's innovations lead developments in
healthcare, life sciences, space, transportation, defence and security and
industrial markets. Teledyne e2v's unique approach involves listening to the
market and application challenges of customers and collaborating with them to
provide innovative standard, semi-custom or fully custom solutions, bringing
increased value to their systems.
Teledyne e2v is a world leader in re-engineering and
up-screening commercial technologies and has held a strategic partnership with
NXP for over 30 years to develop space, military and industrial grade versions
of NXP's commercial processors. With access to original test vectors, Teledyne
e2v offers guaranteed extended reliability versions of a broad line of the
QorIQ® Power® Architecture based portfolio and is developing solutions based on
NXP's Layerscape Series.
For more information, please visit https://www.teledyne-e2v.com/products/semiconductors/qormino/
Core Avionics & Industrial Inc. ("CoreAVI")
is a pioneer in the military and aerospace sector with a proven track record in
providing entire software and hardware IP platform solutions that enable safety
critical applications. A global leader in architecting and supplying real-time
and safety critical graphics, compute, and video drivers, "program ready"
embedded graphics processors, and DO-254/ED-80 certifiable COTS hardware IP,
CoreAVI's suite of products enables the design and implementation of complete
safety critical embedded solutions that achieve the highest levels of safety
certification with long-term support. CoreAVI's solutions are deployed in
commercial and military avionics systems, and support rapidly emerging compute
applications in the automotive, unmanned vehicle, and internet of things
markets. CoreAVI's products may be purchased with certification data kits for
the most stringent levels of safety certification, including RTCA
DO-254/DO-178C and EUROCAE ED-80/ED-12C. www.coreavi.com