Leveraging COTS Solutions for Safety-Critical Avionics Applications


With the proper design and test procedures, commercial off-the-shelf computer and I/O boards can qualify for use in safety-critical systems.

In this article by Dave Bursky, senior editor at Embedded Systems Engineering, reviews what’s going on in avionics safety certification – the processes, the challenges (for both customers and COTS suppliers) and what the likely developments in the market will be. He also looks at how Abaco is investing in easing customers’ paths towards safety certification with an innovative approach.