Vulkan-based graphics and compute libraries for Deos RTOS

August 19, 2019 //By Julien Happich
CoreAVI’s Vulkan-based VkCore SC graphics and compute driver portfolio are now available for DDC-I’s Deos real-time operating system running atop the Arm A53-based i.MX 8 applications processor with dual GPUs.

Together, Deos and VkCore SC greatly accelerate the development, certification and deployment of high-performance avionics applications utilizing the i.MX8 processor’s advanced graphics, imaging and computational capabilities.

Vulkan is a new-generation graphics and compute API that provides high-efficiency, cross platform access to modern GPUs. Developed by the Khronos Group, an open consortium of leading hardware and software companies formed to create advanced acceleration standards, Vulkan promotes balanced CPU/GPU usage and is optimized to better distribute work across multiple cores.

CoreAVI’s new VkCore SC Vulkan-based graphics and compute driver portfolio, as well as its VkCoreGL SC1 OpenGL SC 1.0.1 and VkCoreGL SC2 OpenGL SC 2.0 application libraries, enable implementation of a full safe software stack on the i.MX 8 application processor. Drivers for automotive applications are certified as Safety Elements out of Context (SEooC). Drivers for avionics applications are available with DO-178C safety certification evidence to DAL A.

The i.MX 8 series of applications processors is a feature- and performance-scalable multicore platform that includes single-, dual-, and quad-core families based on the Arm Cortex architecture for advanced graphics, imaging, machine vision, audio, voice, video, and safety-critical applications.

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