Safety critical OpenGL graphics drivers to DO-178C Level A for i.MX 6 cores

July 29, 2014 // By Graham Prophet
CoreAVI is enabling embedded display system manufacturers with safety critical graphics support for Freescale's low power i.MX 6 series ARM Cortex based processor family; high reliability system manufacturers have access to ARM based safety certifiable OpenGL graphics drivers.

Core Avionics & Industrial Inc. ("CoreAVI"), has released embedded graphics drivers and safety critical certification support for Freescale's i.MX 6 series single-, dual- and quad-core processor families based on the ARM Cortex-A9. CoreAVI's OpenGL driver suite is designed to make the i.MX 6 series processor's power-efficient and feature-rich integrated Vivante graphics core fully available for real-time and safety critical operating systems.

Freescale's i.MX 6 series processor provides system manufacturers with an efficient power profile architecture that is ideal for very low-powered and advanced graphics for next generation panel-mount and portable avionics devices, cabin control and instrumentation displays. CoreAVI's suite of i.MX 6 series OpenGL drivers are aligned with the latest FACE (Future Airborne Capability Environment) technical standards and are designed to support a wide range of different symmetric and asymmetric multicore processing configurations and multiple secure partitioned environments. The i.MX 6 series product offering includes the availability of complete RTCA DO-178C / EUROCAE ED-12C Level A safety critical driver certification evidence.

CoreAVI provides "program ready" embedded graphics and video processors and advanced graphics solutions to high reliability embedded systems manufacturers. Products include 20+ year component supply management, temperature-screened versions of graphics processors and embedded graphics driver support for real time operating systems and safety critical platforms. Its program support includes complete RTCA DO-178C / EUROCAE ED-12C Level A safety critical certification evidence for safety critical environments.