Day 1

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Overview of FAA/EASA Programs and Joint Certification Program Validation
Joint Certification Program and Validation
14 CFR 2X.1309
ARP-4754A and system aspects of certification
Design Assurance Level (FDAL and IDAL)
Design Assurance
ARP-4761 and Safety Analyses
Issue Papers, Certification Review Items
CAST Papers
Use of PLD's in Avionics
RTCA/DO-254 introduction
Objective based compliance
Similarities and differences to DO-178C
FAA Orders
Compliance Reviews
Life cycle for electronic hardware
Life cycle data for electronic hardware
Objectives for electronic hardware development
Design assurance level differences (Level A and B vs Level C and D)
Using DO-254 for programmable devices (FPGA/ASIC) versus all electronics
Simple versus Complex
Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) devices
Use of an Electronics Component Management Plan
Semiconductor industry device qualification testing
Graphics processors
IP Cores
SEU Considerations

Day 2

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Complying with DO-254
DO-254 Additional Considerations
Previously Developed Hardware
Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) Components Usage
Product Service Experience
Tool Assessment and Qualification
PHAC Example
Hardware Life Cycle
Hardware Design Representation Data
Validation and Verification Data
Process Data
Hardware Accomplishment Summary
Verification Background


Day 3

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Requirements for Airborne Electronic Hardware
Derived requirements
Requirements capture and writing
Classic Design Process
Design Assurance Through Design Practice
Verification Considerations
Appendix A
Appendix B

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