PARIS - ALT Software Inc. said it has signed a contract with Lockheed Martin to provide embedded graphics display drivers and hardware support for the company's next generation avionics hardware.
Lockheed Martin said it has developed a single-board computer (SBC) with two on-board AMD ATI E4690 graphics processors to enhance cockpit display monitors that provide pilots with enhanced situational awareness. This general purpose SBC is aimed for high performance data processing and graphics rendering of complex mission data in avionics systems as well as in ground and naval based defense platforms.
Under the terms of the contract, ALT Software said it will provide embedded graphics drivers for the E4690 as well as DO-178B certification support.
ALT will also provide long-term lifecycle management and component supply of the E4690 graphics processor through an exclusive agreement with Channel One International.
In a commentary, Dan Joncas, VP of sales at ALT Software, declared: "Our software solutions are built as close to COTS as possible out of the box, then customized for the target system before delivery. The result is a lean, custom configured DO-178B certifiable display driver with the cost-efficiencies of a COTS product."