During this webinar, we will introduce the DO254 hardware design life cycle, and we will have an overview of some tools from Siemens EDA that will help you manage this complexity and keep your project on track.
With the increase in design complexity, hardware engineers have more and more difficulties in mastering FPGA/ASIC development flows. Furthermore, adding compliance to RTCA/DO-254 (also known as “ED-80” in Europe) as a requirement adds another layer of complexity and makes the development process even more complex and confusing.
First, there is a natural synergy between “verification” and “validation”. Since validation ensures the correctness of item definition, whence verification ensures the item operates as per its (validated) definition. Together, validation and verification (referred to as V&V) ensure that the hardware item is what it is supposed to be and does what it has to do.
DO-254 defines a process that hardware vendors must follow to certify their hardware in avionics. All in-flight hardware (i.e. PLD, FPGA or ASIC designs) must comply with DO-254. Verifying a design built in this critical context might be extremely challenging. Therefore, having a throughout understanding of the requirements and constraints in your development process is crucial for a successful certified product.