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DO-254 Whitepapers

- ConsuNova DO-254 whitepapers covers industry best-practices and provide effective approach for successful DO-254 certification covering both FAA and EASA point of views. 

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DO-254 and DO-178C Whitepapers

Verification of Robustness for FPGAs and CEH to meet DO-254 & FAA Order 8110.105A

This white paper introduces the reader to a set of methodologies for understanding, identifying, and addressing the DO-254 Verification of Robustness within FGPA/CEH devices. The understanding and identification of FPGA/CEH component robustness is described as the ability of the FPGA/CEH to tolerate or respond to abnormal operating conditions. In practice, this description is somewhat open-ended. This paper establishes a reasonable boundary or limit for defining the abnormal operating conditions and how to account for them. The discussions and examples presented here are not representative of the only methodology which will address the Verification of Robustness. They should be used as a guide to establishing processes and policy which integrate with your resources and documentation.

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.

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.

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