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Aldec DO-254 Solutions Blueprint   
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recognizes the use of commonly used tools for FPGA design and verification such as RTL Simulator, Synthesis, Place & Route and Static Timing Analysis. For DAL A and B FPGAs, the FAA also recognizes other tools that improve design, verification, traceability and project management including Requirements Management, Traceability, Tests Management, Design Rule Checker, Clock Domain Crossings (CDC) Analysis, Code Coverage and FPGA Physical Test Systems.
Active-HDL, ALINT-PRO, Spec-TRACER, DO-254/CTS White Papers
DO-254 Requirements Traceability   
DO-254 enforces a strict requirements-driven process for the development of commercial airborne electronic hardware. For DO-254, requirements must drive the design and verification activities, and requirements traceability helps to ensure this. This paper explains the rationale behind requirements traceability including its purpose and resulting benefits when done correctly.
Spec-TRACER White Papers
Does Spec-TRACER need to go through the tool qualification process for DO-254?    Spec-TRACER FAQ
Does Spec-TRACER offer Impact Analysis?    Spec-TRACER FAQ
Does Spec-TRACER provide traceability to HDL design and testbench files?    Spec-TRACER FAQ
Does Spec-TRACER support IBM Rational DOORS?    Spec-TRACER FAQ
Do I need to run a simulation using Active-HDL in order for Spec-TRACER to track and trace to the simulation results?    Spec-TRACER FAQ
How can Spec-TRACER help in the review process of requirements?    Spec-TRACER FAQ
How can Spec-TRACER help me obtain DO-254 compliance?    Spec-TRACER FAQ
How do I convert my item codes list to plain text in MS Word?    Spec-TRACER FAQ
How to Obtain MAC Address    Active-HDL, Riviera-PRO, ALINT, HES-7, Spec-TRACER FAQ
I am the project manager in our organization and I have several team members involved in the project. Does Spec-TRACER support team-based methodologies?    Spec-TRACER FAQ
Introduction to DO-254   
If you are new to DO-254, this white paper can serve as your starting point as you educate yourself with the guidance and regulation. This white paper provides an overview of RTCA/DO-254 purpose, scope and processes, and as well as description of Aldec’s specialized tools for DO-254 targeting DAL A and B PLDs.
Active-HDL, ALINT, Spec-TRACER, DO-254/CTS White Papers
I received a license file by email from Aldec - Is this all I need for the software to work?    Active-HDL, Riviera-PRO, ALINT-PRO, ALINT-PRO-CDC, ALINT, HES-DVM, HES-7, RTAX and RTSX Prototyping, Spec-TRACER, DO-254/CTS FAQ
License error: Invalid hostid on SERVER line    Active-HDL, Riviera-PRO, ALINT-PRO, ALINT-PRO-CDC, ALINT, HES-DVM, HES-7, RTAX and RTSX Prototyping, Spec-TRACER, DO-254/CTS FAQ
Managing Requirements-Based Verification for Safety-Critical FPGAs and SoCs   
Safety-critical industry standards such as DO-254 for avionics, IEC 61508/61511 for industrial and ISO 26262 for automotive enforce a requirements-based verification process to ensure that the end-product is reliable, safe and will function as intended under all foreseeable conditions. Adhering to a strict requirements-based verification approach entails that organizations must follow certain processes and provide a long list of reports and deliverables. With the growing size and complexity of today’s FPGAs and SoCs, the requirements that must be managed, reviewed, validated, traced, implemented and verified have also undeniably multiplied. Requirements frequently change impacting other project elements which leads to more rework, redesign and retests. The traceability from requirements to test data must be created and preserved so testing activities can get chaotic without a systematic method to manage it. If organizations do not have a system in place to efficiently manage these underlying activities, this translates to more time and money and unfortunately in many cases project failure. Learn in this webinar the common processes of requirements-based verification for safety-critical FPGAs and SoCs. We will describe the associated challenges, and we will show how Aldec’s tool Spec-TRACER can facilitate industry best engineering best practices to overcome these challenges. Play webinar   
Spec-TRACER, DO-254/CTS Recorded Webinars
Managing Validation and Verification Activities for DO-254   
This paper provides an overview of the Validation and Verification (V & V) process and its associated activities as described in RTCA/DO-254. With the growing size and complexity of today’s FPGAs, managing V & V activities is becoming difficult and time-consuming. This paper presents a list of recommended features, methodologies and capabilities that must be supported by a tool to manage V & V activities more efficiently.
Spec-TRACER, DO-254/CTS White Papers
Q & A with FAA DO-254 DER Randall Fulton   
Aldec together with FAA DER Randall Fulton conducted a webinar to provide clarifications on some of the most commonly misunderstood objectives and aspects of DO-254. The following is the list of questions that were submitted to Aldec for the webinar. All questions are related to applying DO-254 to FPGAs and PLDs. The answers from Randall Fulton are provided correspondingly.
Spec-TRACER, DO-254/CTS White Papers
What are the database formats supported by Spec-TRACER?    Spec-TRACER FAQ
What are the system requirements for Spec-TRACER?    Spec-TRACER FAQ
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