Altreonic has joined the COMPACT project together with regional research and industrial partners to improve the engineering process to take into account the reliability challenges of modern, advanced electronics as used in embedded systems.
GoedelWorks is Altreonic’s environment for supporting engineering teams, small and large, in developing “trustworthy” products and systems. The environment is developed as a web application with a central server implementing Altreonic’s systems engineering meta-model. It supports engineering teams in defining Process flows, executing specific Engineering Projects and Work Flow management. Organisations can define their own Process flow or base it on the preconfigured ASIL process flow.
Altreonic has recently completed porting its OpenComRTOS Designer V.1.6 to new targets. The new ports illustrate again how with a single programming environment and small code size, OpenComRTOS Designer allows seamlessly connecting and supporting of low power ASIC cores, micro-controllers for safety critical applications and higher-end SoCs with multi-core processors with DSP and video processing capability. Contrary to many other solutions, OpenComRTOS allows to program multi/many-core in heterogenous configurations in a fully transparent way. Developers can remap Task and Interactions Entities (semaphores, FIFO, etc. called Hubs in OpenComRTOS) in a fully transparent way, with no changes to the source code. The underlying implementation is based on prioritised packet switching, an approach that is not only scalable, but also it provides real-time behaviour across any communication medium ranging from shared memory to long distance networks.
The Physics World, the member magazine of the Institute of Physics has nominated ESA's Rosetta mission as the 2014 Breakthrough of the Year for being the first to land a spacecraft on a comet.
Today (15 November 2014), Rosetta's Philae lander went into sleep, its batteries depleted but still it could upload the last set of measurements. The lander might wake up again if it can catch enough sunlight to recharge the batteries. Rosetta itself will continue its mission.
28 October, 2014, Altreonic Linden Labs.
OpenComRTOS Designer is Altreonic’s formally developed network-centric RTOS with associated modeling and debugging tools. It is unique in the sense that it supports heterogeneous systems and hence it is much more a generic programming and modeling environment than a simple RTOS. While it supports high-end multicore processors, it also supports distributed systems, DSPs and small microcontrollers thanks to its very small code size and build-in support for transparent distributed real-time scheduling. Now available with a Qualification Pack for safety and mission critical applications.
Altreonic has presented at following events:
Historic mission in search of the Origin of the Solar System
With a go-ahead in 1993, the Rosetta ESA mission was finally launched in March 2004. After a 10 years journey through our solar system, it has finally arrived and made rendez-vous with the 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko Comet.
Ada and SPARK-Ada interface for OpenComRTOS Designer
Ada has a long history. Originally developed in the late 70's on request of the US DoD, it became available with a certified compiler in 1983. While the language had as goal to improve the quality of software, in its striving to be complete (procedural, object-oriented, modularity, concurrent tasking and many more features), it was complex and fairly heavy to use. Nevertheless, it was and still is the language of choice for large safety critical applications, especially when large teams are involved. Its complexity, the steep pricing for the tools and its lower performance inhibited its wider use. Hence C compilers offering often better performance and more control over the hardware gradually became the compiler of choice even if thelanguage has many safety issues. Ironically, VHDL which is a widely used programming language to develop hardware circuits heavily borrowed fromAda.