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DiSTI and Wind River Collaborate on ISO 26262 Safety Critical Instrument Cluster Application

January 7, 2016  ·  Automotive, News

Orlando, FL (January 7, 2016) – The DiSTI Corporation (DiSTI), a leading provider of graphical user interface development software to the automotive, aerospace, and medical industries, announces the collaborative  release of  a safety critical instrument cluster demonstrator using DiSTI’s GL Studio SC user interface development tools and Wind River VxWorks real-time operating system (RTOS). DiSTI will show the high performance 3D user interface cluster on an HD display at their User Interface Experience suite at the Luxor hotel during the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The demonstrator showcases the functional safety capabilities of both partners support of ISO 26262 standard up to the Automotive Safety Integrity Level (ASIL) D.

“DiSTI has had the pleasure of working with Wind River for well over a decade from the Aerospace and Aviation side of our business,” said Christopher Giordano, Vice President of Automotive Division at the DiSTI Corporation. “With the emergence of the ISO 26262 standard as it pertains to functional safety for UI, we are excited to extend that partnership to the automotive market.”

GL Studio is a comprehensive development suite for seamlessly creating cross platform 3D user interface content. From concept to completion, GL Studio enables user interface development without compromise. By consuming industry standard file formats such as Photoshop and 3ds Max into the GL Studio Designer, the graphics artist’s content directly drives the user experience. The GL Studio Designer outputs Safety Critical Embedded C++ (SCEC++) code that conforms to the WP-AM-003 standard. Developers compile this single code base on desktop systems for verification and validation purposes and on the target hardware for delivery of the embedded device.

In 2012, Jaguar Land Rover adopted GL Studio company-wide for the creation of Infotainment Centers and Rear Seat Entertainment Systems in Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles. GL Studio is also used by Scaled Composites to produce the comprehensive avionics systems solution for the WhiteKnightTwo and SpaceShipTwo vehicles built for Virgin Galactic, the Raytheon F-16 Center Pedestal Display, and the Northrop Grumman MQ-8 Fire Scout ground control station.

“In order to deliver advanced graphics in the automobile and meet ISO 26262 functional safety standards, development teams must manage high levels of complexity and the associated costs without compromising time-to-market objectives. Drawing from our rich heritage in aerospace and defense, Wind River has long helped customers tackle complex safety challenges and standards,” said Marques McCammon, senior director of Automotive Solutions at Wind River. “We are pleased to continue our long-standing relationship with DiSTI and extend VxWorks with GL Studio to provide customers with the development tools and run-time support to quickly create rich driver experiences with dynamic 3D graphics.”

Known to help customers lower development costs and shorten time-to-value, VxWorks is recognized as the industry leading RTOS. DiSTI’s GL Studio supports the VxWorks 7 platform and enables the rapid creation of interactive 3D user interfaces through a WYSIWYG environment.

More information and videos of the User Interface Experience Suite can be found at www.disti.com/CES

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