Solutions for DO-254
The purpose of RTCA/DO-254, recognized in 2005 by the FAA, is to ensure safety in airborne electronic systems. As the standard means of compliance for ASIC, FPGA and PLDs used in such systems, DO-254 is composed of five levels of stringency, levels A to E, that are based on the effect of the failure of the hardware upon an aircraft; Meeting Level A compliance requires a much higher level of validation and verification than would Level E compliance.