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The Top 10 Mistakes Made by Embedded Software Engineers in Avionics

Common Issues Embedded Software Engineers in Avionics Experience While the use of DO-178B has certainly eliminated many common issues related to real-time development, there are issues that are common throughout the real-time embedded software industry that still plague the avionics world. I have picked several mistakes made by embedded software engineers in avionics that I (read more)

ARP4754[A] Compliance for Certification

ARP4754[A] Compliance: demonstrating subsystem compliance to the Development Assurance Level The ARP4754 standard addresses the systems engineering aspects of aircraft certification including systems requirements, validation, systems design and verification. It is supported by RTCA DO-178, which specifies objectives for flight software certification and RTCA DO-254, which specifies objectives for flight hardware certification. It is intended (read more)

Dave Franson Named Avionics Engineer of the Week

Congratulations to Performance Software’s very own Dave Franson, who was recently named the first “Avionics Engineer of the Week” to kick off a new feature for Avionics magazine. Learn more about Dave and this distinction at AviationToday.com. 

Safety Analysis: How To Maintain Safety Models

Safety Analysis for Safety-Critical Software – How to Maintain Safety Models Safety analysis is a method performed by safety engineering to ensure that systems provide acceptable levels of security, adhering to strict guidelines. The purpose of safety engineering is to assure that a life-critical system behaves as needed, even when components fail. Keeping safety models up-to-date is (read more)

Building Partnerships in Project-Based Software Development

How to achieve a Positive Relationship with Your Software Partner The success of any software development project hinges on a successful partnership between customer and software partner. Building an effective long-term relationship can be challenging because of the gaps between projects. Still, project-based software development customers and companies can enjoy productive, long-standing relationships when both (read more)

How to Reinvent Your Business

Detect Your Fault Lines and Reinvent Your Business If you want your business to continue its forward momentum, it must constantly evolve and adapt to markets, customer expectations, new technologies and to the competition. Turns out the physics concept described by Newton’s First Law of Motion, an object in motion stays in motion, applies equally (read more)

How Veteran-Owned Businesses Can Use Government Bids

Four Ways Veteran-Owned Small Businesses Can Maximize Success with Government Bids Of the nearly 29 million small businesses in the United States, 11% are owned by veterans, according to 2016 data from the U.S. Small Business Administration. The number of veteran-owned small businesses (more than three million total) continues to climb as more men and women (read more)

DO-178 Outsourcing

For years, aerospace companies have been making good use of outsourcing companies. Typically, much of the outsourcing revolves around the verification activities associated with DO-178, such as testing, inspecting, reviewing and structural coverage. More recently, some outsourcing companies have added more software and systems engineering to their list of services. The newest trend is a (read more)

6 Benefits of Hiring a Software Development Team

Hiring a Software Development Team Can Be Tricky, But It Doesn’t Have to Be In today’s ever-changing technology-centered world, small-business startups and big-business entrepreneurs alike recognize the importance of software development. Whether it’s creating user-friendly, irresistible apps; reliable, efficient desktop software; or necessary technology for avionic safety, software development exists in virtually every aspect of (read more)

Software Development Outsourcing

Outsourcing Software Development Initiatives Can Offer Benefits – When Managed Correctly With technological advancements allowing more and more contractors and agencies to offer services worldwide, outsourcing is a viable option used by many companies today. Originally only seen as a means to reduce operational costs, it is now used to gain a competitive advantage in (read more)