Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division, in collaboration with Lynx Software Technologies, will demonstrate Lynx’s LynxOS-178 2.2.4 RTCA/DO-178B Level A Safety Certified RTOS at the Air Force Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE™) Technical Interchange Meeting.

The demo will be hosted in Lynx’s booth (Booth #23). The LynxOS-178 RTOS, a hard real-time DO-178B level A operating system is aligned with the FACE APIs for the security, safety base, and safety extended profiles of the FACE Operating System Segment. It will feature Curtiss-Wright’s VPX3-131 3U OpenVPX™ SBC and XMC-715 graphics module.

Curtiss-Wright’s safety certifiable multi-core processor SBCs and graphics modules 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 is available for each board. LynxOS-178 software drivers for Curtiss-Wright’s VPX3-131, VPX6-187 and VME-183 SBCs are available from Lynx.

"The FACE standard is a big step forward for bringing security and interoperability to critical defence avionics systems," said Lynn Bamford, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions division.

"We are very pleased, along with Lynx Software Technologies to demonstrate FACE aligned safety certifiable software solutions on our cost-effective COTS hardware, designed to speed the delivery of new capabilities to airborne platforms."

"The combination of our DO-178C DAL A certified LynxOS-178 RTOS technology with the rugged safety certifiable COTS hardware solutions from Curtiss-Wright offers a very compelling and quick time to market safety solution for complex avionics systems," said John Blevins, Director RTOS Products at Lynx Software Technologies.

"Customers that use Curtiss-Wright boards and our RTOS should feel confident that they are getting state of the art support for both their hardware and software combinations, while also maximising the intended portability and reduced time to certification and deployment that the FACE standard promises."