ON Semiconductor has announced that the digital application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) design flow methodology it employs fully supports the stringent requirements of commercial aircraft manufacturers that need to obtain DO-254 certification. This capability underlines ON Semiconductor’s credentials as a valuable custom silicon solutions provider to leading aerospace companies and their subcontract partners. A DO-254 compliant solution is an essential aspect of any system-on-a-chip designed for use in flight critical avionics applications.
The standard defines objectives that must be met by avionics equipment manufacturers according to European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) guidelines. DO-254 was formally recognized by the FAA in 2005 as a means of specifying the compliance of complex electronic hardware solutions used in airborne systems. The standard’s main purpose is to drive a discipline and methodology of capturing and tracking design requirements from the concept phase through development, validation and verification.
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