DO-254 Whitepapers

DO-254 Whitepaper Research

Latest DO-254 Published Whitepapers:

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.