DO-254 Certification Kits

DO-254 Certification Kits for IP Cores

SafeCore IP Cores are developed according to RTCA DO-254 / EUROCAE ED-80 guidance with DAL A criteria.

RTCA DO-254 / EUROCAE ED-80 “Design Assurance Guidance for Airborne Electronic Hardware” is a standard, published by RTCA and EUROCAE, that provides guidance for the development of airborne electronic hardware. The DO-254 / ED-80 standard is recognized as acceptable means of compliance by authorities like FAA and EASA.

DO-254 / ED-80 defines five Design Assurance Levels (DAL): A, B, C, D and E. The DAL of a hardware item determines the criteria to be satisfied by its life-cycle processes, with DAL A being the most rigorous.

SafeCore offers the possibility to acquire the full Certification Kit of an IP Core, which provides sufficient data and services to use the IP Core in a DAL A development.

The content of the full, DAL A Certification Kit normally includes the following data and services:

  • Delivered Data: a subset of DO-254 / ED-80 life-cycle data delivered to the customer for its internal usage or for submission to the certification authorities:
    • Plan for Hardware Aspects of Certification (PHAC)
    • Hardware Validation and Verification Plan (HVVP)
    • Hardware Configuration Index (HCI)
    • Hardware Test Specification (HTS)
    • Hardware-Software Interface Document (HSID)
    • Hardware-Hardware Interface Document (HHID)
    • Hardware Accomplishment Summary (HAS)
    • Hardware Simulation Procedures (HSP) (i.e. simulation test bench)
    • User Manual
  • Available Data: the rest of DO-254 / ED-80 life-cycle data is available for auditing purposes only, but normally not delivered to the customer.
  • Audit Support Services: the Certification Kit includes support for audits performed by the authorities or third parties.

The detailed content of each Certification Kit may vary for each IP Core and is provided upon request.

For clients that need lower DALs, SafeCore also offers reduced versions of the Certification Kits at a lower price. These reduced Certification Kits include less life-cycle data and services.