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Fastek Soft-Controller for DO-178B Software Verification and Validation

LTS-1000 Lighting Tester and High Speed Data Logging System

Programmable RF Attenuator

How Fastek Delivers Results

Fastek delivers a repeatable process methodology that is designed to enable you to maximize your ROI and better allocate your resources – based on your company's core competencies. Our comprehensive management process meets critical verification and validation for mission-critical systems.

First Time Design Success
Identifying and clarifying assumptions early in the project will reduce cycle times and increase the success rate. Unlike other companies that follow a traditional methodology, Fastek discovers and resolves hidden issues earlier, thereby reducing costly changes and project delays later. All concepts, business goals, functionality, and performance issues are measured against the user needs, eliminating delays in product launches.

  1. Early requirement validation identifies issues before the project is underway…not after. The process we've developed is designed to reduce issues – and in most cases eliminate them – before they can have an impact. This differs from traditional processes, where significant time and resources are dedicated up front, and where intensive resources are often necessary to absorb changes later in the project. The resulting delays and increased costs often jeopardize the project altogether.Our process puts more emphasis on discovering, identifying and clarifying ambiguous assumptions or any incomplete specification as early in the process as possible. Once the requirements are completely defined, then we engage in planning – with critical input from experts who possess extensive real-world experience and particular insight in a given field.
  2. Reusable blocks save extensive development costs. We start with proven designs that eliminate the risk associated with completely new designs. Our extensive library of software modules, based on past experience combined with standard process components, eliminate the time and cost of engineering and testing new modules. The modules have been pre-tested against real-world operating environments.By using requirements written in pseudo code and commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software, as well as integrating reusable building blocks from our extensive library of project components, we can avoid the time and expense of "recreating the wheel" and optimize the process.
  3. Rigorous validation process ensures "First Time" success. Validation is the cornerstone of our "First Time" success. As the project is being developed, the performance characteristics are verified early, which exponentially lowers the costs of changes later in the life cycle or during product launch. The ongoing analysis is well documented to reduce time for certification. We evaluate and optimize alterations and iterations using automatic testing software.We use automated tools to perform manual tasks that would normally take hundreds of programming hours. In addition, these tools provide more traceability, thereby reducing rework – while providing the ability to resolve changes in less time.
  4. Monitor project performance and take corrective action – to eliminate problems early. Always vigilant for changing conditions, Fastek takes a proactive approach to redefining requirements and reallocating resources in order to deliver the project on time.There are several common situations that can require prompt attention if you want to stay competitive in your market. You might have a product that requires adjustments mandated by new regulations or compliance issues, or changes in the marketplace that call for new features or price points.

Case in Point: For a major electronics manufacturer, we developed a generalized Communication Controller Interface Framework. The solution allowed us to accommodate customer-driven changes by quickly modifying the baseline to meet customer application needs.

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