Configuration Item

A component of a system that can be identified as a self-contained unit for purposes of change control and identification. In other words, version numbers and configuration item registration codes help in uniquely identifying configuration items.

DO-178C Definition: 1) One or more hardware or software components treated as a unit for configuration management purpose, (2) software life cycle data treated as a unit for configuration management purposes.

DO-254DO-254 Definition: One or more components, tools or data items treated as a unit for configuration management purposes.

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For a complete glossary of DO-254 or DO-178C terminology,  refer to the appropriate document, which can be purchased at www.rtca.org.