Jan 16 '18
AdaCore publisizes the successful completion of a research project for DENSO, Application of Formal Methods to Help Achieve Freedom from Interference. This project, conducted jointly with the University of Nagasaki, had the goal of simplifying the development of safety-critical automotive applications in an ISO 26262 context.
Nov 16 '17
MDA, a business unit of Maxar Technologies, has selected the GNAT Pro Assurance Ada development environment for the LEON3 target processor, to produce the software for a Ku-Band communication subsystem that will replace the current version. This critical International Space Station (ISS) subsystem has to work reliably over the long term, a requirement that led MDA to maintain Ada as the implementation language.
Nov 13 '17
AdaCore today announced that its GNAT Pro Ada environment has been successfully used by Thales to develop and verify a qualified autocode generator for critical airborne software. Thales implemented the autocode generator in Ada; the tool takes an XML file and produces source code for an embedded avionics system that will be assessed against the Level B objectives in DO-178C / ED-12C.
May 24 '17
The GNAT Pro Ada Development Environment is available the Wind River® FACE Certified VxWorks® 653 Platform. In addition, AdaCore has initiated the FACE verification/certification process for GNAT Pro. VxWorks 653 is the first Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) product to be certified as conformant to the FACE Technical Standard’s Operating System Segment (OSS) Safety Base Profile.
May 23 '17
MHI Aerospace Systems Corporation (MASC) has selected the QGen toolset to develop the software for the Throttle Quadrant Assembly (TQA) system. This avionics research project is being conducted to meet the Level C objectives in the DO-178C safety standard for airborne software and its DO-331 supplement on Model-Based Development and Verification. The use of a qualified code generator can help save significant effort in developing and verifying the software, and the future availability of qualification material from AdaCore factored strongly in MASC’s decision to choose QGen. The QGen code generator can be qualified at the highest Tool Qualification Level, TQL-1 (equivalent to a development tool in DO-178B).
Mar 21 '17
AdaCore has released its GNAT Pro 17.1 development environment for SYSGO’s Real-Time Operating System PikeOS®. AdaCore and SYSGO are longtime partners in the embedded market, with Ada’s reliability benefits providing an excellent match for SYSGO’s safety-critical PikeOS® RTOS. GNAT Pro for PikeOS® is especially suited for high-assurance embedded applications, thanks to its configurable run-time capability and its high-integrity profiles.