June 22, 2011
TTTech, the leading supplier of reliable embedded networking solutions based on time-triggered technology and modular safety platforms, announces that it has been approved as a member of the Xilinx Alliance Program. Xilinx, Inc. is the leader in complete programmable logic solutions. TTTech is developing ARINC 664 and TTEthernet certifiable IP solutions on high-performance silicon for Xilinx Targeted Design Platforms.
TTTech is initially focussing on providing ARINC 664 compliant network controller IP for Xilinx devices, with certification artefacts according to DO-254 DAL A. The future plan is to extend the offering to TTEthernet IP.
ARINC 664 utilizes dedicated IEEE 802.3 Ethernet bandwidth while providing deterministic Quality of Service (QoS). Other aspects of ARINC 664 include full duplex switched and profiled Ethernet, redundancy management and high-speed performance.
TTTech’s TTEthernet product integrates standard Ethernet, ARINC 664 and time-triggered communication patterns. With the integration of these technologies TTEthernet products provide maximum flexibility from standard best-effort Ethernet up to 100 % deterministic low latency, low jitter time-triggered data communication.
“We are very glad to partner with an industry-leading semiconductor company by offering our certifiable ARINC 664 IP on a high-performance Xilinx FPGA. The broad Xilinx customer base in the aerospace, defence and space industry will enable our customers to more easily develop their network products within a standardized development platform on leading edge FPGA technology,” states Guenter Motzet, Director Chip IP Design at TTTech.
“We regard TTTech as a leading solution provider for the aerospace industry in the area of deterministic Ethernet solutions e.g. AFDX® and TTEthernet. As a key member of our ecosystem, we value their deep experience in safe and reliable networks which further enhances our leading position in the aerospace industry. In addition, TTTech’s certification expertise extends capabilities for Xilinx’ aerospace OEMs in DO-254 design flows,” says Chris Hallahan, Senior Manager of Partner and Ecosystem Alliances at Xilinx, Inc.