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DO-254 Solutions Seminar



RTCA/DO-254, “Design Assurance for Airborne Electronic Hardware”, is affecting more and more airborne and even non-airborne programs. This seminar will discuss this document, its evolution, how it s being applied today and where it appears to be headed in the future.

In addition, Mentor Graphics, a tool vendor that has been very active in the DO-254 community, will discuss the typical challenges that they see many DO-254 applicants struggle with and introduce solutions that can help address these challenges, simplify some of the required processes, and bring down the cost of DO-254 programs.

What You Will Learn

  • Setting up a requirements-driven flow: ReqTracer
  • Driving a structured Detailed Design process: HDL Designer
  • Verification activities: ModelSim, Questa, Questa
  • “Safer” Synthesis: Precision Synthesis
  • When DO-254 touches higher levels of design: SystemVision

Who Should Attend

  • FPGA designer and managers
  • Design Engineers involved in the creation of safety-critical designs
  • Design Engineers working for MilAero / Automotive / Transportation and Medical companies

About the Presenter

Presenter Image Michelle Lange

Michelle Lange, a 22 year veteran of the EDA industry, has spent her career working in numerous aspects of marketing and technical communications. Michelle is now the Marketing Manager for the System Modeling and Analysis (SMA) business unit in the System Level Engineering (SLE) division. In this role, Michelle is responsible for the market strategy and messaging for the SystemVision, SVX, and BridgePoint products. Prior to this, Michelle was the DO-254 and Design Assurance Program Manager at Mentor Graphics where she worked with customers striving to meet DO-254 (and similar regulatory compliance), the product teams within Mentor that developed the tools/features required for these flows, partners in the industry who offered complimentary services and tools, and industry organizations such as the DO-254 User’s Group (in both EU and the US) whose participants focused on DO-254 issues. She also continues to be a member of the SAE S-18 committee, the group responsible for developing the system level development and safety-standards for civil aviation. Previous to her DO-254 focused role, Michelle held a variety of technical and marketing positions in several product divisions at Mentor including Design-for-Test and Design Verification. She has a BSEE (Maxima Cum Laude) from the University of Portland and MBA (Summa Cum Laude) from University of Phoenix.

Products Covered


  • Glasgow and Luton Agenda
    • 09:00: DO-254 Overview
    • 09:45: DO-254 Challenges and Solutions
    • 10:30: Tool Assessment Explained
    • 11:15: Q&A
    • 11:30: Lunch
    • 12:30 - 15:00: Introduction to Solutions (presentation and demo for each)
  • Munich Agenda
    • 09:00 – 11:30 DO-254 DO-254 Evolution, Challenges and Solutions presentation
    • 11:30 – 12:00 DO-254 related Q&A and coffee
    • 12:00 – 12:30 Demo: Requirement based verification
    • 12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
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