Wind River has extended its safety critical systems product capabilities to support complete RTCA DO-178C certification evidence as a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) solution. Adherence to DO-178C, Level A guidelines is now supported in Wind River’s industry-leading VxWorks real-time operating system product line–specifically, VxWorks Cert Platform, for federated systems, and VxWorks 653 Platform, for ARINC 653 space and time partitioned, multi-vendor Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) systems.
DO-178 is the guidance document recommended by the FAA to ensure software will perform safely and reliably in an airborne system. The latest revision of DO-178, revision C, includes updates to address new software methodologies and technologies not addressed by DO-178B. DO-178C was released with four supplements that address emerging software trends and technologies, specifically: software tool qualification considerations, model-based design, object-oriented design, and formal methods of certification. These documents were created by RTCA SC-205 (together with EUROCAE WG-71), a DO-178C working group which includes worldwide members from industry and government agencies. DO-178C supplements include: DO-330, DO-331, DO-332, and DO-333.