Increasingly, the DO-254 industry is turning to general purpose computing platforms to implement functionality with safety of life implications. This is creating opportunities for electronics to be developed that can be used to support both avionics and automotive applications. These two domains employ somewhat similar design assurance guidelines for electronic hardware found in ISO 26262 and DO-254. Each guideline addresses safety-requirements, design activities, verification and validation, and configuration management. This article describes a difference between both ISO 26262 and DO-254 and outlines how to combine both the standards into a one standard.

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