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DO-254 Lifecycle

Conceptual Design

Conceptual design for DO-254 projects

Sometimes referred to as "architectural exploration" in the FPGA design process, the conceptual design phase develops a high-level design concept that can be assessed to determine the potential for the resulting implementation to meet requirements.

If the design is simple, this step may be merged with the detailed design phase.

Mentor Graphics Vista™ enables DO-254 compliant conceptual design

For simpler conceptual designs, engineers may use tools such as Microsoft Visio to create graphical representations of device blocks and functions.

For more complex projects, however, Mentor Graphics Vista enables the team to perform a detailed architectural exploration and trade-off analysis.

A complete TLM 2.0-based solution, Mentor Graphics Vista helps system architects and SoC designers make viable architecture decisions, prototype and analyze complex systems, understand the key scaling algorithms, and ensure optimized architecture, shorter implementation cycle and first time success.

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