Accession Number : ADA315804

Title :   Design, Test, and Certification Issues for Complex Integrated Circuits.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : GALAXY SCIENTIFIC CORP EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP NJ

Personal Author(s) : Harrison, L. ; Landell, B.

PDF Url : ADA315804

Report Date : AUG 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 192

Abstract : This report provides an overview of complex integrated circuit technology, focusing particularly upon application specific integrated circuits. This report is intended to assist FAA certification engineers in making safety assessments of new technologies. It examines complex integrated circuit technology, focusing on three fields: design, test, and certification. It provides the reader with the background and a basic understanding of the fundamentals of these fields. Also included is material on the development environment, including languages and tools. Application specific integrated circuits are widely used in Boeing 777 fly-by-wire aircraft. Safety issues abound for these integrated circuits when they are used in safety-critical applications. Since control laws are now executed in silicon and transmitted from one integrated circuit to another, reliability issues for these integrated circuits take on a new importance. This report identifies certification risks relating to the use of complex integrated circuits in fly-by-wire applications.

Descriptors :   *INTEGRATED CIRCUITS, *COMPUTER PROGRAM RELIABILITY, TEST AND EVALUATION, AVIONICS, ENVIRONMENTS, RELIABILITY, SILICON, SAFETY, ENGINEERS, CONTROL THEORY, FLY BY WIRE CONTROL.

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE