COTS hardware-design IP solutions for safety-critical avionics design introduced by CoreAVI

TAMPA, Fla. – Core Avionics & Industrial Inc. (CoreAVI) in Tampa, Fla., is introducing commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware-design IP solutions that are certifiable to DO-254/ED-80 as part of safety-critical avionics, including DO-178C software support.

Dec 18th, 2017
By Mil & Aero staff
By Mil & Aero staff

TAMPA, Fla. – Core Avionics & Industrial Inc. (CoreAVI) in Tampa, Fla., is introducing commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware-design IP solutions that are certifiable to DO-254/ED-80 as part of safety-critical avionics, including DO-178C software support.

CoreAVI's hardware solutions are offered as commercial-off-the-shelf-designs (COTS-D) in the form of intellectual property, packaged in industry-standard form factors.

This provides a time to market advantage through a reduced development cycle and flexibility in meeting the needs of customers and their programs.

The COTS-D IP solutions can be manufactured by the customer's own facility or at a contract manufacturing (CM) partner, making use of existing resources, investments, and capabilities to lower the overall lifetime costs of the program.

Alternatively, if a customer chooses not to implement a manufacturing strategy, he can obtain the same COTS-D certifiable solution as a completed assembly through one CoreAVI's traditional COTS hardware partners.

Related: Safety- and security-critical avionics software

COTS-D products include DO-254 artifacts necessary to support certification to the most stringent Design Assurance Level (DAL) A levels. Prototype hardware is available to support development.

The first in a series of safety-certifiable hardware design IP includes an industry standard 3U VPX single-board computer based on the NXP T1042 CPU and a compatible VITA 61 XMC graphics module based on the AMD E9171 graphics processor.

Both module designs are developed to DO-254/ED-80 DAL A-compliant processes and come in the same rugged -40 to 85-degree-Celsius card edge temperature range as traditional COTS products, making them compatible with existing systems. CoreAVI also provides a suite of supporting software for the COTS-D products.

CoreAVI can provide board support packages, and in some cases the operating system development environment itself, along with safety certifiable OpenGL SC 1.0.1, Open GL SC 2.0 and Vulkan graphics drivers, video and compute drivers, safety monitors, and other software components.

For more information contact CoreAVI online at www.coreavi.com.

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