DO-254 discusses the need for “Design Standards” and Order 8110-105 takes this a step further, discussing the specific need for HDL coding standards. A recent initiative launched with the DO-254 Users Group gathered information from 20+ companies on the HDL coding standards that were deemed most applicable for DO-254 design programs. This white paper provides a list of generally accepted HDL design best practice coding guidelines that should be considered for any fail-safe design, including DO-254 programs. It also describes how to automate the checking of these HDL coding standards using the DesignChecker in HDL Designer.

Note: By clicking on the above link, this paper will be emailed to your EE Times log-in address by Mentor Graphics.