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Mentor Graphics: Mentor Graphics makes important efforts to deliver solutions providing a best-practice methodology for requirements-based design, to help users meet both DO-254 and quality objectives while improving the productivity. Mentor Graphics also released White Papers providing interesting inputs for evaluation of benefits in a DO254 context, and for Tool Assessment and Qualification aspects. Read more about these solutions on the DO254 page of the Mentor Graphics website.

Aldec: Established in 1984, Aldec Inc. is an industry leader in Electronic Design Verification and offers a patented technology suite including: RTL Design, RTL Simulators, Hardware-Assisted Verification, Design Rule Checking, IP Cores, DO-254 Functional Verification and Military/Aerospace solutions. Aldec continues to be active in DO-254 helping avionics suppliers and airframers improve and innovate their verification process with industry-proven tools and solutions. Aldec is committed to maintain its efforts in the area of research and development to enhance tool capabilities and deliver what the industry needs for DO-254 compliance. For Aldec’s latest DO-254 related white papers and webinars please visit the Aldec DO254 webpage.

 

DO-254 Compliant COTS IP

Logicircuit, Inc. provides the industry’s largest catalog of DO-254 DAL A compliant IP. With 25 IP cores, including the Xilinx MicroBlaze soft processor, ARINC 429, AXI SPI, Soft Error Mitigation, and ARINC-818, the portfolio continues to grow. Logicircuit, in partnership with Patmos Engineering Services, has pioneered a process for reusable hardware components which addresses not only the highest level of compliance (DAL A), but also facilitates reuse of this effort at the FPGA level of DO-254 compliance, and fully aligns with the recommendations of CAST 33. View more information on the Logicircuit IP portfolio, read about Logicircuit’s IP development process by requesting whitepapers, or request the This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it presentation delivered at the 2014 FAA National Systems, Software and Airborne Electronic Hardware conference.

ALTERA makes important efforts to support DO254 users in general. They also released a DO-254 certifiable soft processor: NIOS II_SC. This safety-critical version is provided through their partner Hcell Engineering. The NIOS II_SC package was developed under DO-254 design assurance levels, as well as a safety analysis in accordance with Appendix B of the DO-254 guidelines.
Read more about this IP and DO254 activities on the ALTERA website.
Article: Altera's DO-254/ED-80 Certifiable Nios II Processor Leveraged in Thales Safety-Critical Avionics System Certified by EASA.

BARCO-Silex developed and validated the "BA511" according to the RTCA/DO-254 ED-80 guidelines, then licensed it. The BA511 is a multi-channel ARINC 429 transmitter and receiver core for serial communication in airborne applications. Read more about this DO254 compliant IP on the BARCO website.

 

Comprehensive Solutions

XILINX actively supports DO-254 and DO-178. They are engaged with industry and customers to resolve challenges and reduce certification barriers. Xilinx offers a comprehensive range of programmable logic solutions for the commercial and military avionics markets. Their solutions span silicon, IP, tools, and design flows. For more information see the Xilinx Avionics site.