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The DO-178 Practictioner
A Practioner's Perspective of DO-178

Test Environments

The ability to find defects during testing is directly related to the test environment.   There is a spectrum of test environments ranging from integrated high-level test environments that give a high-fidelity simulation of the real world to  unit test environment that are not close to the real world environment. High-level blackbox test environments provide the inputs and outputs that are available externally from the component under test.  This provides high-fidelity, but does not give the flexibility and granularity to easily control all paths and conditions in...