In this article Graham Bell, Vice president of Marketing, outlines how HDL coding standards must be documented in DO-254 projects, and that any code must be reviewed to ensure that it follows the standard RTCA/DO-254, Design Assurance Guidance For Airborne Electronic Hardware.
This blog addresses the following issues:
- Catching potential design problems in HDL code that may not normally surface until later in the process and may not be caught by other verification activities.
- Supporting error detection, containment and recovery mechanisms.
- Enforcing style and readability practices to improve code comprehension, portability, and reviews.