Bristol, UK, 4th November 2014 – TVS, a leader in software test and hardware verification solutions, today announced that it has won a significant verification service project in China. TVS is working with its Chinese partner, TopBrain Design Systems, verifying a new avionics FPGA design in compliance with avionics standard DO-254.
The DO-254 standard is recognized by the Federal Avionics Administration (FAA) as a means of compliance for the design of complex electronic hardware in airborne systems. Such hardware includes FPGAs, PLDs and ASICs. The DO-254 standard is the counterpart to the well-established software standard RTCA DO-178B/EUROCAE ED-12B. With DO-254, the FAA recognises that avionics equipment contains both hardware and software, and each is critical to the safe operation of aircraft.
The verification project service by TVS helps the leading company to verify its safety critical avionics FPGA designs. TVS will be applying advanced verification techniques such as constrained random verification, functional verification and assertion-based verification to the project. As required by DO-254 requirements traceability will be applied and TVS will use its unique asureSIGN technology to ensure that requirements can be traced to the verification data generated through the advanced verification techniques being applied.
Mike Bartley, CEO and founder of TVS, commented, “This deal confirms the strength of our partnership with TopBrain. There is a strong demand for advanced verification expertise in China and with more than 130 skilled engineers globally, TVS is well equipped to respond to those needs, and it makes perfect sense for TVS to collaborate with TopBrain.”
Said TopBrain’s president Roger Lee, “This significant win is an important step forward for TopBrain as we look to capitalise on the strong growth that is occurring in the civil aviation industry in China. We appreciate this leading customer’s partnership and look forward to delivering an innovative, quality hardware verification solution that will enable them to get official process compliance certification for their leading project.”
Bartley added, “There are also a number of additional avionics products being designed in China that all require DO-254 compliance where TVS has lots of expertise.”
TVS and TopBrain are considering further DO254 projects in China and as part of its strategy in the country, TVS plans to open an office there in 2015 to strengthen and underpin its presence in the region.
For information on TopBrain’s support and services for TVS in China visit: www.topbrainds.com.
Further information on TVS’ products and services is available at: www.testandverification.com.
TVS (Test and Verification Solutions Ltd) provides services and products to organisations developing complex products in the microelectronics and embedded systems industries. Such organisations use TVS to verify their hardware and software products, employ industry best practice and manage peaks in development and testing programmes. TVS’ embedded software testing services includes onsite/offshore testing support including assistance with safety certification and security testing. TVS hardware verification services include onsite/offshore verification support and training in advanced verification methodologies. TVS also offers Verification IPs and its own Verification (EDA) signoff tool.
TopBrain Design Systems provides advanced verification solutions to customers developing complex electronics designs. TopBrain helps its customers to get advanced verification capability in a short time. TopBrain’s products and services include advanced hardware verification methodology service, tools, VIP, training courses, onsite/offshore supports to the local customers. In 2014 TopBrain became the official solution partner of TVS in China.