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DO-254 and DO-178C Whitepapers

Top DO-178C Optimization Tactics for Planning Aspects
This DO-178C white paper, is based on ConsuNova’s recurrent Avionics Gap Analyses performed worldwide over the years. Some experts say that plans should detail every aspect of software process. However, based on ConsuNova involvements in many projects, there is a fine line between “detailed planning” and “good planning”. The discussions in this 16-page white paper focuses on important Challenges, Recommendations and “takeaways” related to the Planning aspects. DO-178C Optimization Tactics shows the reader the specific examples on how to improve DO-178C planning with adequate content and strategy to achieve successful compliance in optimized manner while governing a practical process for the DO-178C life-cycle during the project.

Practical Rules for Requirements Capture
This whitepaper discusses why ARP 4754A, DO-178C and DO-254 place emphasis on writing correct, complete and testable requirements. ConsuNova provides this paper to introduce a framework of rules for capturing functional requirements which should minimize program risk and maintain schedules.

DO-178C and its Impact 
This paper identifies the major differences between DO-178B and DO-178C, along with a description of the impact of DO-178C on the industry. This paper also examines the relationship between DO-178C and the supplements, DO-330, DO-331, DO-332, and DO-333.

Understanding DO-330 and Overview of Software Tool Qualification
For the construction and safety certification of airborne systems software, the software tools used to build this software generally needs to be qualified. This qualification provides evidence that the software too is suitable for use, when building such safety-related airborne software. This paper identifies the major activities outlined in DO-330, along with a description of the impact it has on the industry at large. It also examines the relationship between DO-178C and DO-330.

DO-178B Description & Case Study
The purpose of this ConsuNova white paper is to educate the reader in how ConsuNova implements DO-178B on a regular basis. Note that DO-178B was also applied to the development of avionics hardware until the FAA officially recognized the DO-254 standard for developing hardware. Please refer to the ConsuNova’s DO-254 white papers for more information.

Military Avionics Certification via DO-178B & DO-254

For decades, Military organizations have developed hardware and software using a variety of specialized, defense-oriented standards including 2167A, 498, and 882. As Military organizations, they were highly motivated to use hardware and software standards which differed from the commercial sector since it was perceived that military applications were “different”. Militaries utmost concern was primarily “Mission”. Today, however, there is an accelerating momentum toward Military/Commercial avionics convergence: adopting DO178B and DO-254 worldwide. Today, fighter jets (Joint Strike Fighter, T-50, etc.), Cargo planes (C-130, C-17, A400M, etc.) and UAV/UAS’s are requiring compliance to DO-178 and increasingly, DO-254.


DO-178B Tool Qualification
Tool qualification is required whenever the design assurance process(es) described in RTCA/DO-178B or RTCA/DO-254 are eliminated, reduced, or automated by the use of the tool unless the output of the tool is verified. Verification of the tool’s output must be accomplished through the verification process as defined by RTCA/DO-178B section 6.

Traceability per DO-178 & DO-254
Traceability is a key aspect of most modern professions. Accountants, researchers, and forensic scientists alike all apply traceability. For high quality and safety-critical engineering development efforts however, traceability is a cornerstone not just for achieving success, but to proving it as well. DO-178B & DO-254 require traceability to be complete at the end of the project. However, winning engineering teams apply it from the beginning as the best “measurement” tool available …”

DO-178 Top Mistakes and how to avoid them
What are the most common mistakes via DO-178? As the largest, and fastest-growing, avionics-related services companies in North America, we’ve captured both ours, and our clients, most common mistakes; and we’ve learned from them. Through this learning process, we hope that the skies are safer and our clients are more successful.

DO-178B Overview & Process Flow
The DO-178B guidelines describe objectives for software life-cycle processes, activities and design considerations for achieving those objectives, and proving that the objectives have been satisfied. The majority of DO-178B is dedicated to describing a sequential waterfall development methodology for new, custom-built avionics software. This approach is a requirements-based development and verification methodology that includes a number of alternative methods for satisfying the objectives.

DO-178B Costs versus Benefits
DO-178B is the benefactor, or bane, of avionics projects the world over. But is DO-178B really expensive? Does it add value? Will it improve safety and reliability? Does it have benefits? What are the true costs versus benefits? These important questions are answered in this ConsuNova White Paper.

8 Steps of Reverse Engineering to show DO-254 Compliance
This DO-254 whitepaper introduces a methodology, which can be used to developing a process which will allow reverse engineering of a Proof of Concept (PoC) prototype FPGA to gain compliance to DO-254. This paper represents an alternate means of complying with DO-254 (as DO-254 does not recognize a Reverse Engineering process).

Practical Rules for DO-254 Requirements Capture
This whitepaper discusses why ARP 4754A, DO-178C and DO-254 place emphasis on writing correct, complete and testable requirements. ConsuNova provides this paper to introduce a framework of rules for capturing functional requirements which should minimize program risk and maintain schedules.

DO-254 Overview & Process Flow
This DO-254 whitepaper details the DO-254 certification process, DO254 compliance, commercial and military DO-254, and DO-254 strategies and issues. The DO-254 guideline is applicable to all hierarchical stratifications of hardware developed for airborne systems including Line Replaceable Units (LRUs), Circuit Card/Board Assemblies (CCAs), custom micro-coded components (e.g. ASIC, PLD, FPGA, CPLD), integrated hybrids and multi-chip components, and Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) devices.
DO-254 Costs vs Benefits
Certifying hardware to the RTCA DO-254 avionics standard typically increases development costs by 10% to 70%. If proper processes and efficiencies exist, the added DO-254 costs will be only 10-40% more. When D0-254 is implemented efficiently, the initial increased avionics development cost is much less and will actually be cost-effective over the long-term. The belief that D0254 costs 100%-200% more is incorrect.

Top DO-254 Mistakes and how to avoid them
This ConsuNova whitepaper describes the 13 most common DO-254 mistakes and how you can avoid each of them. DO-254 can easily double or triple your hardware development costs if any of these D0-254 mistakes are made. This whitepaper explains why these DO-254 areas are important and how to avoid these common DO-254 mistakes.

DO-254 and the Basics of Hardware Verification
In general, there are two main challenges in testing HDL components, controllability and visibility. All test efforts are scoped toward getting the Device Under Test (DUT) to behave via a predefined set of stimulus in a predictable fashion. The purpose of this white paper is to educate the reader in how a leading avionics services company considers DO-254 approaches for hardware verification activities on a regular basis.

Understanding DO-297 Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA)
This paper identifies the major aspects of Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) and guidance for IMA developers, integrators, applicants, and those involved in the approval and continued airworthiness of IMA systems (DO-297). This paper also provides an overview of the role of participants in IMA development and compliance.

Practical Rules for ARP 4754A Requirements Capture
This whitepaper discusses why ARP 4754A, DO-178C and DO-254 place emphasis on writing correct, complete and testable requirements. ConsuNova provides this paper to introduce a framework of rules for capturing functional requirements which should minimize program risk and maintain schedules.

Aircraft System Safety Assessment
This DO-254 whitepaper details the DO-254 certification process, DO254 compliance, commercial and military DO-254, and DO-254 strategies and issues. The DO-254 guideline is applicable to all hierarchical stratifications of hardware developed for airborne systems including Line Replaceable Units (LRUs), Circuit Card/Board Assemblies (CCAs), custom micro-coded components (e.g. ASIC, PLD, FPGA, CPLD), integrated hybrids and multi-chip components, and Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) devices.

Advanced static analysis techniques for verification
This paper describes how recent developments in static analysis techniques, so called Static Verification, can be efficiently used in conjunction with functional testing techniques in order to substantially reduce debugging, code inspection, and robustness testing efforts. The paper elaborated on the key features static analyzers should have for bringing software engineers actual added value during their software development process (exhaustiveness and in-depth analysis to handle both “false positive” and “false negative” issues).

Global Positioning System (GPS) Mathematics
This white paper describes how a GPS receiver performs the calculation of a user’s latitude, longitude, and altitude. First, a basic discussion of the Least Squares Approximation Theory is provided, as such is the basis for subsequent calculations. For a basic discussion of GPS theory, first read “GPS Theory” white paper. It is presumed the reader of this GPS Mathematics white paper has a basic understanding of GPS theory, algebra, and calculus.

Software tips for successful 510(k) submissions
Once upon a time, there was the FDA’s “GMP”, which detailed the “Good Manufacturing Practices” for medical device software. However, “Good” occasionally meant “Far From Great”, and the revolution began. Today, there is a need to develop medical devices from finer-grained subcomponents, with open interfaces that can be composed in flexible ways, to achieve a broad range of functionalities. In addition, these devices need to be network-centric so they can interoperate following a “plug-and-play” paradigm. And all of this advanced software must comply with the FDA’s new 510(k) submission process.

FDA 510(k): Medical Device Software Approval
The FDA 510(k) process regulates the development of a myriad number of increasingly complex medical devices, all within a realm of rapidly evolving software technology. The related questions we receive at ConsuNova are likewise diverse and challenging. However, medical device software development is science, and science must provide answers. This white paper provides a brief background and summarizes the requirements for developing successful medical device software and ensuring FDA 510(k) compliance.

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