adopt 1553 for its A350
flight critical systems put
the of the dependability and on
the standard, said Steve
Holder, global avionics
sales manager, GE Intelligent Platforms. The
company sold the development gear for those
systems to Airbus, he said.
The standard is also
being used on
COMAC C919 narrowbody aircraft, and Boeing
is looking at it for its nextgeneration aircraft, said
Harry Wild, vice president
of sales of Rio Rancho,
N.M.-based Alta Data
Technologies, a company
that offers 1553 components including a new
product that bridges 1553
and Ethernet systems.
play well in an era in which
aircraft are using fly-bywire controls and composite fuselages. Compared
to commercial ARINC 429
standard, it has
error rate and high noise
Designed for critical
The following are new products and developments from developers and
manufacturers of ARINC 429 and Mil-Std-1553 databus products.
Holt Integrated Circuits in September released the application
development kit for the HI-6130 Mil-Std-1553 multi-terminal device.
It provides a single-chip, 3.3V BC/MT/RT Mil-Std-1553 system, including dual transceivers and 64K bytes RAM, in a compact surface-mount
100-pin PQFP package. The hardware includes a 2-board assembly,
comprised of an upper HI-6130 board with dual transformer-coupled
Mil-Std-1553 bus interfaces and a lower microprocessor board with
ARM Cortex M3 16/32-bit microprocessor, debug interface and regulated 3.3VDC power supply.
AIM introduced APE429-x, a PCIe module for ARINC 429 test applications, the Freiburg, Germany-based company said in October. The company said four, eight or 16 channel modules are available. Each channel
is software programmable for receive or transmit mode and high/low
bit rates. It uses a high-speed FPGA with integrated PCI-Express bus (1x
Lane/2.5Gb/s) and IRIG-B Time Encoder/Decoder. Integrated in the cards
are eight (Avionic Level) General Purpose Discrete I/O (GPIO) signals
which can be used to generate strobe outputs or to sample external
Alta Data Technologies in October introduced two products for PCI
Express systems: Mini PCI Express MPCIE-A429 and a One Lane, Low
PCIE1L-A429 interface card. These products provide shared
ARINC-429/575 RX/TX channels and support ARINC-573/717 standard
and include a modular software development kit, AltaAPI.
Avionics Interface Technologies (AIT), of Omaha, Neb., in August
released a USB test and simulation module for ARINC 429 databuses.
USB429 is a rugged module designed to provide a stand-alone
ARINC 429 interface for avionics applications. It supports up to 16 ARINC
429 channels, each can be individually to transmit or receive
and to operate at the high or low bit rates by ARINC 429. Full error injection and detection is supported, as well as customizable options
for label selective triggering. The USB429 enables real-time recording
and analysis of multiple channels, according to the company.
Beta Transformer Technology Corp., based in Bohemia, N.Y., introduced the BXC-A-2 two-stub box coupler. This box coupler achieves full
Mil-Std-1553 compatibility in system development, laboratory, test and
Israel-based Sital Technology launched PMC Hyperboard, a platform
for avionics communication bus applications. It adheres to numerous
bus standards including Mil-Std-1553B, H009, WB194 and DigiBus. PMC
HyperBoard features eight dual-redundant, channels where
each channel can be a bus controller, remote terminal or MultiRT and/or
monitor. The board provides 8X avionics and 8X digital discrete I/Os.
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