Overcoming the Challenges of DO-254 Certification in Multi-core COTS Modules

Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions

Discover how COTS modules can meet the mandatory safety certification requirements. This white paper examines the challenges and solutions to certifying computers for use in military embedded airborne platforms.


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Safety Certifiable Graphics, I/O and SBCs


Safety Certifiable COTS Modules

An alternative to more costly custom designs, Curtiss-Wright’s Safety Certifiable COTS Graphics, I/O and Single Board Computer Modules provide the reduced cost and development risk benefits of COTS electronics to designers of safety-certifiable systems. The comprehensive family of select DO-254 DAL C and DO-178C DAL C certifiable products feature the design artifact packages required to support successful certification of the customer’s system. Use of Safety Certifiable COTS Modules will speed and significantly reduce the cost of developing critical aviation applications on manned and unmanned platforms.

Advantages of Safety Certification

Reduced Cost

• Leverage our standard product portfolio and the development experience we have gained over multiple programs and customers to your financial benefit

Increased Speed to Market

  • Compress development schedules and reduce development risk with proven base product technology
  • Begin application development immediately on Curtiss-Wright standard product in conjunction with product customization

Technology Innovation

  • Access Curtiss-Wright's extensive library of hardware and software design modules
  • Benefit from Curtiss-Wright's on-going investment and commitment to product research and development
  • Combine and enhance features from a variety of products to quickly and cost-effectively meet program technical requirements

    Risk Management

    • Reduce your program and schedule risk by engaging a specialist in the technology area
    • Enjoy the added security of Curtiss-Wright's extensive program management capabilities

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