Presenter: Janusz Kitel, DO-254 Program Manager at Aldec
Developing airborne electronic hardware has always been a challenge due to the significant effort required to achieve compliance. The main ED-80/DO-254 document released in 2000 includes more than 30 objectives with general guidance, but in most cases have been found to be arhaic for complex FPGA designs. Despite some clarifications that have been provided by several supplemental documents including Certification Memoranda, FAA Order or CAST papers, in many situations the process still remains unclear and hard to understand because they also bring-in additional requirements.
Now we must consider the latest guidance document – AMC-152A. EASA and FAA have harmonized compliance resulting in further clarification but also introducing new objectives that must be satisfied by DO-254 applicants. During this webinar, we will review this new document and analyze its impact on the design and verification process of airborne electronics products, not only for the designs with the highest A and B design assurance levels but also with the lower C level. Simultaneously we will consider where it is appropriate to use the tools to streamline the processes.