PC104P-MA4

Alta Data Technologies’ PC104P-MA4 interface module is a multi-channel, multi-protocol 1553 and ARINC PC104-Plus card. Ideal for commercial or rugged embedded applications.

Alta's hardware and software package provides increased system performance and reduces integration time. The First Card in the Industry to Offer Advanced Test Functions of Signal Generation and A/D Signal Capture.
Last updated June 8, 2017
Overview
  • 1-2 Independent, Dual Redundant (A/B) MIL-STD-1553 Channels and 8 ARINC Channels
  • 8 ARINC Channels: 4 Shared RX/TX & 4 RX
  • Ideal for Advanced Test or Embedded Applications
  • Commercial & Extended Temp/Rugged
  • **Signal Capture on First Channels - Standard**
  • One Mbyte, 32-bit RAM per 1553/ARINC Device

Alta Data Technologies’ PC104P-MA interface module is a multi-channel, multi-protocol 1553 and ARINC PC104-Plus interface card supported by the latest software technologies.  The PC104P-MA4 card is based in the industry’s most advanced 32-bit protocol engine, AltaCore, and by a feature rich application programming interface, AltaAPI, which is a multi-layer ANSI C and Windows .NET (MSVS 2005/08/10 C++, C#, VB .NET) architecture.  The hardware and software package provides increased performance and reduces intergration time.

The AltaCore protocol engine  is guaranteed 1553B Notice II & IV and ARINC compliant and all cards are manufactured to the highest IPC-610 Class standards and ISO 9001:2008 processes.  Cards are available in 1553 dual function (BC/Mon or multi-RT/Mon or full function (BC/mRT/Mon) configurations.  Playback and signal generation are part of the BC or ARINC TX.  This card is the industry’s ONLY card that incorporates signal capture on the first 1553 channel and first 2 ARINC RX channels, and supports signal generation for waveform testing.

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Specifications

Key Features

  • 1-2 Independent, Dual Redundant (A/B) MIL-STD-1553 Channels and 8 ARINC Channels
  • 8 ARINC Channels: 4 Shared RX/TX & 4 RX
  • Ideal for Advanced Test or Embedded Applications
  • Commercial & Extended Temp/Rugged
  • **Signal Capture on First Channels - Standard**
  • One Mbyte, 32-bit RAM per 1553/ARINC Device
  • Up to 2 ARINC 717 RX and TX Channels
  • Avionics and RS-485 Discretes
  • Full 1553 and ARINC Controls Like Other Alta Cards.
  • Dual and Full Function 1553 Channels.
  • Programmable ARINC Bit Rate (500-200K), Bit Encoding, Bits Per Word, Start/Stop and Parity
  • Encode/Decode Almost Any ARINC-429 PHY Signal
  • Start-up, Loop-Back, User and Periodic BIT
  • Dual Temperature Sensors
  • Digital Signal Generator - Fully Test Bit Encoding
  • Advanced AltaAPI and AltaView Analyzer GUI
  • PCI Express 1.1 Compliant
Documents

Here you can find documentation pertaining to the PC104P-MA4. For additional documentation and software, please visit our secure download area.

TitleSizeType
ARINC Tutorial and Reference ARINC Tutorial and Reference
MIL-STD-1553 Tutorial and Reference1 MB MIL-STD-1553 Tutorial and Reference
PC104P-MA Data Sheet403 kB PC104P-MA Data Sheet
Software

AltaAPI
Alta’s 1553 and ARINC cards include the most advanced Application Programming Interface (API) library tools in the avionics industry, AltaAPI. The API architecture is a properly OSI modeled development package that provides an extremely flexible design to provide quick porting to various operating systems (such as VxWorks 5.X/6.X/7/MILS, Integrity, LynxOS RTOS), Linux 2.4-3.X 32/64, Solaris 10, LabVIEW and Windows XP/2003/Vista/7/8/8.1/10

AltaView Bus Analyzer
Alta’s Windows avionics analyzer product, AltaView, provides the most modern technologies for MIL-STD-1553 and ARINC-429 network activity and data analysis.

Accessories
 Part NumberDescriptionPicture
BusKit-1B2T-0012 x Single Stub Couplers
2 x 78 Ohm Terminators with 3-Slot Male Connectors
3 x 15ft Lab Grade Cables with 3-Slot Male Connectors
BusKit-1B4T-0012 x Dual Stub Couplers
2 x 78 Ohm Terminators with 3-Slot Male Connectors
5 x 15ft Lab Grade Cables with 3-Slot Male Connectors
Part Numbers
 Part NumberDescription
PC104P-MA4-1D8PC104-Plus Interfacewith One Channel of Dual Redundant MIL-STD-1553 with Dual Function (BC/Mon or mRT/Mon) Capability and 4 Shared Tx/Rx Channels and 4 Rx Channels of ARINC-429 and 2 Rx/2 Tx ARINC-717 Selectable Channels (Each 717 Rx/Tx Replaces Two 429 Channels). Included: AltaAPI Software.
PC104P-MA4-2D8PC104-Plus Interfacewith Two Channels of Dual Redundant MIL-STD-1553 with Dual Function (BC/Mon or mRT/Mon) Capability and 4 Shared Tx/Rx Channels and 4 Rx Channels of ARINC-429 and 2 Rx/2 Tx ARINC-717 Selectable Channels (Each 717 Rx/Tx Replaces Two 429 Channels). Included: AltaAPI Software.
PC104P-MA4-1F8PC104-Plus Interfacewith One Channel of Dual Redundant MIL-STD-1553 with Full Function (BC/mRT and Mon) Capability and 4 Shared Tx/Rx Channels and 4 Rx Channels of ARINC-429 and 2 Rx/2 Tx ARINC-717 Selectable Channels (Each 717 Rx/Tx Replaces Two 429 Channels). Included: AltaAPI Software.
PC104P-MA4-2F8PC104-Plus Interfacewith Two Channels of Dual Redundant MIL-STD-1553 with Full Function (BC/mRT and Mon) Capability and 4 Shared Tx/Rx Channels and 4 Rx Channels of ARINC-429 and 2 Rx/2 Tx ARINC-717 Selectable Channels (Each 717 Rx/Tx Replaces Two 429 Channels). Included: AltaAPI Software.
OptionsExample: PC104P-MA4-2F8-AEFN
-AAltaView SW Full Functionality Enabled
-DDirect Coupling (Price Per Channel)
-EExtended Temp (-40 to 85 Indust Components)
-FConformal Coating
-GPCI/104 Configuration (No ISA Pass Through Connector)
-ITx Inhibit (BM Function Only)
-NNVRAM Write Disabled
-5V5 Volt Only PC104P System