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COTS-D Hardware IP

COTS-D Hardware IP

Complete DO-254/DO-178C Platforms for Safety Critical Applications

CoreAVI understands the challenges integrators face designing a new system application. The application needs hardware, graphics drivers, firmware and an operating system, all of it DO-254/DO-178C safety certifiable. It all needs to be properly integrated, but when each component is sourced from a different vendor, seamless integration becomes incredibly difficult.

To make things easier for our customers, we have created Platforms for Safety Critical Applications, whereby our customers can obtain all the components needed for a safety critical application –COTS Hardware IP, graphics and compute drivers, firmware, and even development hardware – right from CoreAVI. Having a single source for all these pre-integrated components reduces risk, speeds time to market, and prevents a lot of the integration headaches aerospace engineers encounter.

COTS-D, or COTS Designs, is the foundation of the Platform for Safety Critical Applications (PSCA). COTS-D is a completely new and unique way for Mil/Aero/Avionics and other safety critical system suppliers to procure Commercial-Off-The-Shelf hardware solutions that are certifiable to DO-254 requirements along with associated software components that are certifiable to DO-178C.

Instead of procuring completed assemblies, COTS-D allows system integrators to purchase turn key designs that they can build themselves in their own manufacturing facilities alongside their existing products, or through a Contract Manufacturer. This approach to manufacturing COTS meets requirements for in-country investment and control for secure supply and repair. COTS-D provides the same time-to-market benefits and provides greater flexibility in meeting unique requirements compared to traditional COTS solutions.

COTS-D hardware IP:

  • Offers you low risk safety certifiable DO-254 DAL A hardware
  • Allows you to build it yourself using your manufacturing capabilities
  • Allows you to modify it to meet your unique requirements
  • Offers you a lower cost solution than your competitors
  • Provides you with the latest technology


To further speed up development and deployment and to significantly lower risk, CoreAVI is using our many years of experience in developing DO-178C safety certifiable software, to provide pre-integrated software and associated DO-178C artifacts required to support the COTS-D hardware, including Board Support Packages, device drivers and even the complete operating system environment in some cases. We also work with the major RTOS vendors to ensure availability of their products on our board designs and we can assist you in porting to your in-house RTOS if needed.

Read our COTS-D Product Brief for more details.

Don’t see what you need?  Please contact us at to determine if we can help support your certifiable application needs.