Bohemia, New York (January 2009) Data Device Corporation (DDC) now offers a line of MIL-STD-1553 components that are certifiable to DO-254 level A. The DO-254 standard provides guidelines for design assurance of airborne electronic hardware and calls out objectives that must be met by avionics equipment manufacturers to ensure continued airworthiness. DO-254 certification is required for all civil airborne electronic hardware, and, though not strictly mandated for military aircraft, military contractors are finding DO-254 increasingly important for military aircraft that must fly through civil airspace, as well as in the growing use of military avionics and data buses in commercial aircraft.
DDC offers DO-254 certifiable MIL-STD-1553 interfaces, such as the ACE family of products which have extensive in-service history, and that are supported by detailed documentation packages, as well as DDC’s proven performance, experience, and reliability. For MIL-STD-1553 components, DDC can supply a documentation package that provides data specific to the aspects of certification in accordance with RTCA/DO-254 Level A. DDC’s ACE family of products has logged over 22 million estimated flight hours within over 1000 unique designs, and is an example of the qualification data provided.