LDRA discusses division dedicated to certification services

MUNICH, 21 March 2012. LDRA, provider of standards compliance, automated software verification, source code analysis, and test tools, is discussing at Avionics Europe its latest venture: LDRA Certification Services (LCS), a division devoted to helping customers develop certification-ready products.

The LCS team includes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Designated Engineering Representatives (DERs) and safety engineering experts, who offer product certification solutions at a fixed price.

The LCS team is also aligned with product development and verification specialists, who use the LDRA tool suite and other tools to address critical project requirements at the highest design assurance levels. By guiding certification applicants through the compliance process, the LCS solution provides company management confidence that their certification efforts are accurate, complete, and compliant, says a spokesperson.

Leading the LCS team is Todd R. White, a systems and equipment FAA DER with Level A authority on all aircraft systems and equipment for both software and airborne electronic hardware. Todd’s expertise is flanked by Marty Gasiorowski, a systems, safety, software, and complex electronic hardware FAA DER, and Dr. Holly Hildreth, a safety engineer with expertise in a wide range of US and international standards, to provide certification expertise in DO-178/DO-278, DO-254, DO-297, IEC 61508, IEC 62304, ISO 26262, IEEE 1012:2004, and CENELEC EN 50128.

The LCS solution is complemented by a team of safety-critical software and electronic hardware development and verification specialists. This renowned team has over 10 years’ experience designing, building and/or testing products that meet the rigorous DO-254 criteria. Using the LDRA tool suite, this team has expanded its capabilities by bringing in top industry practitioners to develop and verify software in compliance with DO-178B/C and IEC 62304. All work is performed at a fixed price.

LCS verification and certification services can be applied across industry standards in various vertical markets. Certifications services include: avionics (DO-178B/C), industrial safety (IEC 61508), automotive (ISO 26262), medical (IEC 62304), nuclear power (IEEE 1012:2004), and transportation (CENELEC EN 50128) systems.


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