Welcome!

News Feed Item

LDRA and Logicircuit Cosponsor National FAA Certification Conference

LDRA, the leader in DO-178C standards compliance, automated software verification, source code analysis and test tools, and Logicircuit, a leading DO-254/178C services and IP company, today announced their cosponsorship of the National Systems, Software, and Airborne Electronic Hardware Conference. This year’s conference, which will be held in Los Angeles, CA on September 23-25, 2014, brings industry members and regulators together to discuss recent significant changes to policy and practice in aircraft systems, software, and hardware.

Significant Changes in Avionics Policy Demands Discussion Between Regulators and Industry

Over the last few years, avionics regulators overhauled many of the regulatory guidelines to clarify policy and to ensure best practice software and hardware techniques developed in the last decade could be applied to the management and production of safe aircraft systems. Changes in policy and practice have required updates of ARP 4754 to 4754A and of RTCA DO-178B to DO-178C, including multiple Technical Supplements to better guide the production of aircraft systems and software. In addition, the Certification Authorities Software Team (CAST) issued Position Paper 31, “Technical Clarifications Identified for RTCA DO-254 / EUROCAE ED-80,” which identifies technical clarifications, including errors, omissions, obsolescence, and other required details that are needed for RTCA document DO-254 and EUROCAE document ED-80.

The National Systems, Software, and Airborne Electronics Hardware Conference promotes in-depth discussion of such policy changes and the implications and application to their specific processes. As active committee and industry group members for DO-178C and DO-254, respectively, LDRA and Logicircuit are fully aware of how far-reaching these updates are. Their sponsorship seeks to extend industry understanding of the changes and to ensure industry and regulators have an opportunity to apply these new guidelines into compliance initiatives.

Conference Offers In-Depth Technical Sessions

Over the last 40 years, LDRA has earned an unmatched pedigree in aerospace, avionics and defense applications with the LDRA tool suite supporting hundreds of the most successful DO-178 Level A certifications. At the conference, this practical, hands-on experience forms the basis of three in-depth talks by LDRA’s certification experts. LDRA Founder and SC-205 Committee Member Mike Hennell and FAA DERs Steve Morton and Todd R. White, who have been delegated full FAA approval authority for systems, software and airborne electronic hardware for all aircraft systems and equipment, including engines will present the talks:

  • Satisfying DO-178C Code Review Objectives Using CERT C and MISRA C
  • Compliance with New DO-178C Guidance Related to Object Code Verification
  • Compliance with New DO-178C Guidance Related to Data and Control Coupling

“LDRA’s core strength as a verification tools provider for safety-critical software has been extended to include solutions for systems, software, and hardware, enabling companies with compliance to ARP 4754A, DO-178C, and DO-254,” noted Mike Hennell, LDRA Founder and RTCA SC-205 Committee Member. “To help applicants manage certification planning, LDRA has successfully guided and supported applicants through compliance plans and processes, lifecycle documents, process checklists, problem reporting, development, and verification to achieve compliance with regulatory standards. The LDRA tool suite, combined with our newly established certification services, are entirely focused on ensuring certification readiness and dramatically reducing project costs.”

Logicircuit, a company focusing exclusively on DO-254 and DO-178C compliance, is driving new solutions in the emerging area of DO-254 compliant commercial off-the-shelf intellectual property (COTS IP), which is a topic of significant interest at this year’s conference. Logicircuit, in combination with Patmos Engineering Services and Xilinx, Inc., will be presenting the following technical sessions:

  • Practical Solutions for DO-254 Compliant COTS IP
  • SEE: Mitigation Methods for Modern FPGAs

“Years ago, within our consulting projects, we recognized the issues and needs concerning the use of commercial IP in avionics systems,” said Joe Goode, President, Logicircuit. “Several sessions at the conference will highlight the challenges and issues of using COTS IP. We are excited to bring DO-254 compliant IP solutions, including IP in support of mitigating single event effects, to market at a time when the topic is gaining visibility and the policy is being solidified.”

“This FAA conference is an essential event for designated engineering representatives (DERs) like myself and other certification authorities and subject matter experts needing to stay current on the latest policy and issues,” said Todd R. White, FAA DER and DO-178C Executive Committee Member. “I’ve worked on projects with LDRA and Logicircuit for years, and know the passion and rigor they bring to the certification process. Both these companies continue to present their industry leadership by sponsoring this event and sharing their unique expertise in applying best practice processes to avionics development.”

About LDRA

For more than forty years, LDRA has developed and driven the market for software that automates code analysis and software testing for safety-, mission-, security- and business-critical markets. Working with clients to achieve early error identification and full compliance with industry standards, LDRA traces requirements through static and dynamic analysis to unit testing and verification for a wide variety of hardware and software platforms. Boasting a worldwide presence, LDRA is headquartered in the UK with subsidiaries in the United States, India and an extensive distributor network. For more information on the LDRA tool suite, please visit www.ldra.com.

About Logicircuit

Logicircuit, Inc. is a leader in the DO-254/DO-178B market, providing avionics suppliers with process and efficiency support through their skilled team of service professionals and portfolio of IP products. Established in 2000, the company of over 20 “DO-focused” engineers serves the worldwide market while providing all certification-related work onshore at their USA headquarters (6758 Jamestown Drive, Alpharetta, GA 30005).Website: http://www.logicircuit.com/.

Please send reader inquiries to:

Mark James
Email: [email protected]

Word copy of release

You can tweet or share the release directly from the LDRA Press Center on HughesCom’s website. Background materials are also available for download.

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
The proper isolation of resources is essential for multi-tenant environments. The traditional approach to isolate resources is, however, rather heavyweight. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Igor Drobiazko, co-founder of elastic.io, drew upon his own experience with operating a Docker container-based infrastructure on a large scale and present a lightweight solution for resource isolation using microservices. He also discussed the implementation of microservices in data and application integrat...
All organizations that did not originate this moment have a pre-existing culture as well as legacy technology and processes that can be more or less amenable to DevOps implementation. That organizational culture is influenced by the personalities and management styles of Executive Management, the wider culture in which the organization is situated, and the personalities of key team members at all levels of the organization. This culture and entrenched interests usually throw a wrench in the work...
Containers have changed the mind of IT in DevOps. They enable developers to work with dev, test, stage and production environments identically. Containers provide the right abstraction for microservices and many cloud platforms have integrated them into deployment pipelines. DevOps and containers together help companies achieve their business goals faster and more effectively. In his session at DevOps Summit, Ruslan Synytsky, CEO and Co-founder of Jelastic, reviewed the current landscape of Dev...
In his General Session at DevOps Summit, Asaf Yigal, Co-Founder & VP of Product at Logz.io, will explore the value of Kibana 4 for log analysis and will give a real live, hands-on tutorial on how to set up Kibana 4 and get the most out of Apache log files. He will examine three use cases: IT operations, business intelligence, and security and compliance. This is a hands-on session that will require participants to bring their own laptops, and we will provide the rest.
IoT is at the core or many Digital Transformation initiatives with the goal of re-inventing a company's business model. We all agree that collecting relevant IoT data will result in massive amounts of data needing to be stored. However, with the rapid development of IoT devices and ongoing business model transformation, we are not able to predict the volume and growth of IoT data. And with the lack of IoT history, traditional methods of IT and infrastructure planning based on the past do not app...
When you focus on a journey from up-close, you look at your own technical and cultural history and how you changed it for the benefit of the customer. This was our starting point: too many integration issues, 13 SWP days and very long cycles. It was evident that in this fast-paced industry we could no longer afford this reality. We needed something that would take us beyond reducing the development lifecycles, CI and Agile methodologies. We made a fundamental difference, even changed our culture...
"LinearHub provides smart video conferencing, which is the Roundee service, and we archive all the video conferences and we also provide the transcript," stated Sunghyuk Kim, CEO of LinearHub, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
"We're bringing out a new application monitoring system to the DevOps space. It manages large enterprise applications that are distributed throughout a node in many enterprises and we manage them as one collective," explained Kevin Barnes, President of eCube Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo 2016 in New York. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be! Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, is co-located with 20th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry p...
@DevOpsSummit at Cloud taking place June 6-8, 2017, at Javits Center, New York City, is co-located with the 20th International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long developm...
In a recent research, analyst firm IDC found that the average cost of a critical application failure is $500,000 to $1 million per hour and the average total cost of unplanned application downtime is $1.25 billion to $2.5 billion per year for Fortune 1000 companies. In addition to the findings on the cost of the downtime, the research also highlighted best practices for development, testing, application support, infrastructure, and operations teams.
Updating DevOps to the latest production data slows down your development cycle. Probably it is due to slow, inefficient conventional storage and associated copy data management practices. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Dhiraj Sehgal, in Product and Solution at Tintri, will talk about DevOps and cloud-focused storage to update hundreds of child VMs (different flavors) with updates from a master VM in minutes, saving hours or even days in each development cycle. He will also...
"There's a growing demand from users for things to be faster. When you think about all the transactions or interactions users will have with your product and everything that is between those transactions and interactions - what drives us at Catchpoint Systems is the idea to measure that and to analyze it," explained Leo Vasiliou, Director of Web Performance Engineering at Catchpoint Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York Ci...
The 20th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Containers, Microservices and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportunity. Submit your speaking proposal ...
@DevOpsSummit taking place June 6-8, 2017 at Javits Center, New York City, is co-located with the 20th International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. @DevOpsSummit at Cloud Expo New York Call for Papers is now open.