ARINC Events

Software Distribution and Loading (SDL) Subcommittee

Event dates: 
Thursday, July 16, 2020
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Virtual Meeting

Meeting Dates: June 18, July 16, and August 13, 2020

Subjects to be covered: Supplement 1 to ARINC Specification 641: Logical Software Part Packaging for Transport and Supplement 1 to ARINC Report 645: Common Terminology and Functions for Software Distribution and Loading

The SDL Subcommittee’s objective is to develop standards for software distribution and loading. This includes continued development of high-speed data loaders, high-density storage media, and loading protocols. The SDL Subcommittee prepares and updates standards for file format, media type, part numbering, distribution, and terminology.

This subcommittee also defines the interfaces between the software data loader and the target hardware. The SDL Subcommittee sets standard formats for Loadable Software Parts (LSP) so that all the requirements of configuration management of LSPs may be accomplished.