Mercury Systems Announces Safety-Certifiable, Multi-Core Software Renderer

September 13 20:15 2017 Print This Article

ANDOVER, Mass., Sept. 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MRCY) ( announced the availability of its BuiltSAFE GS Multi-Core Renderer. Part of the BuiltSAFE Graphics Suite, the software renderer runs on a multi-core CPU and is certifiable to DO-178C at the highest design assurance level (DAL A) as well as ASIL D for automotive safety. The multi-core implementation overcomes the performance issues typically associated with software-only graphics solutions. By using scalable CPU-based graphics, this software-only solution eliminates the need to certify GPU hardware for the highest levels of safety and address the obsolescence issues associated with GPU devices and the associated graphics memory chips.

For systems that include a GPU, the BuiltSAFE GS Multi-Core Renderer can be part of a hybrid solution that uses software-based graphics on the CPU for DAL A level processing and GPU graphics for the highest performance where only DAL C or lower levels of assurance is required. This configuration can be particularly useful in avionics systems where the primary flight display elements need to operate at DAL A whereas the mission display elements can operate at DAL C and can benefit from increased graphics capabilities.

“Mercury’s multi-core software renderer has the unique advantages of being both certifiable to DAL A and scalable in performance by choosing the number of cores allocated,” said Rob Atkinson, Sales and Marketing Director for Mercury Mission Systems. “This combination of safety, flexibility, and performance makes the BuiltSAFE GS Multi-Core Renderer unparalleled in the industry.”

The BuiltSAFE Software Renderer has scalable support for multiple cores, multiple partitions, and multiple screens. Certification evidence is available for flight safety DO-178C DAL A, industrial safety IEC-61508 SIL 4, and automotive safety ISO-26262 ASIL D.

Mercury’s expertise and experience in the highest Design Assurance Levels (DAL) of safety-certifiable solutions have been built on successful execution of dozens of programs over three decades. This domain knowledge is the foundation of the BuiltSAFE portfolio of open architecture modules, systems, and software for avionics, communications, video servers, and mission computing.

The BuiltSAFE™ GS Multi-Core Renderer is available for Intel, PowerPC, and ARM-based multicore processors and has been optimized to run on the Green Hills Integrity-178 tuMP operating systems.

“Our close collaboration with Mercury Systems has yielded a multicore graphics solution for DO-178B/C, Level A compliance,” said Dan O’Dowd founder and chief executive officer of Green Hills Software. “Mercury’s experienced aviation industry staff combined with their innovative graphics solutions has enabled Green Hills Software to recommend safety-critical graphics solutions that our customers can rely on.”

Contact Mercury for additional operating system optimizations. For more information on the multi-core renderer, visit or contact Mercury at (866) 627-6951 or [email protected].

Mercury Systems – Innovation That Matters

Mercury Systems (NASDAQ:MRCY) is a leading commercial provider of secure sensor and mission processing subsystems. Optimized for customer and mission success, Mercury’s solutions power a wide variety of critical defense and intelligence programs. Headquartered in Andover, Mass., Mercury is pioneering a next-generation defense electronics business model specifically designed to meet the industry’s current and emerging technology needs. To learn more, visit

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Robert McGrail, Director of Corporate Communications
Mercury Systems, Inc.
+1 978-967-1366 / [email protected] 

Mercury Systems, Innovation That Matters, and BuiltSAFE are trademarks of Mercury Systems, Inc. tuMP is a trademark of Green Hills Software. Other product and company names mentioned may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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