PCCD-A429 and
ECD54-A429

ARINC PCMCIA/PCCARD &
PCI ExpressCard 54mm Cards

The ARINC PCCD-A429 & ECD54-A429 Interface Cards and AltaAPI Support Software Represent the Latest ARINC 32-bit FPGA Protocol Engine Technology. Encode and Decode almost Any ARINC-429 PHY Level Label/Word Signal. The First Card in the Industry to Offer Advanced Test Functions of Signal Generation and A/D Signal Capture.
Last updated July 2, 2017
Overview
  • 4-8 Channels: Up to 4 Shared RX/TX and 4 RX Channels. PCMCIA/PCCARD and Express Card 54mm.
  • Commercial and Extended Temp Models
  • Rugged, Thumb-Screw Locking Connector Standard
  • **Signal Capture on Two RX Channels - Standard**
  • One MByte, 32-bit RAM
  • Up to 2 ARINC 717 RX and TX Channels

Alta Data Technologies’ PCCD-A429 & ECD54-A429 interface modules offer a variety of ARINC-419/429/575/573/717 channel configurations with software selectable RX/Tx channels, baud rates, bit encoding and word configurations (Start/Sync/Stop length, Parity, bits/word, MSB/LSB).
Encode or decode almost any ARINC-429 physical layer signal.

The PCCD-A429 & ECD54-A429 cards is based on the industry’s most advanced 32-bit ARINC FPGA protocol engine, AltaCore™, and a feature-rich application programming interface, AltaAPI™, which is a multi-layer ANSI C and Windows .NET 2.0 (MSVS 2005 C++, C#, VB .NET) architecture. This hardware and software package provides increased system performance and flexibility while reducing integration time.

The PCCD-A429 & ECD54-A429 Transmit (TX) capability includes both simple and complete frequency control options for each channel. TX also includes Playback and Signal Generator operations. Dual Receive (RX) functions include independent simultaneous channel level buffering and multi channel level buffering. AltaCore is guaranteed ARINC-419/429/575/573/717 compliant and all cards are manufactured to the highest IPC-Level 3 standards and ISO 9001: 2008 processes. Alta is committed to provide each customer with a risk free integration and will help with any level of your system development.

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Specifications

Key Features

  • 4-8 Channels: Up to 4 Shared RX/TX and 4 RX Channels. PCMCIA/PCCARD and Express Card 54mm.
  • Commercial and Extended Temp Models
  • Rugged, Thumb-Screw Locking Connector Standard
  • **Signal Capture on Two RX Channels - Standard**
  • One MByte, 32-bit RAM
  • Up to 2 ARINC 717 RX and TX Channels
  • Dual Temperature Sensors
  • Dual Temperature Sensors
  • Full TX Frequency Control and Buffering Per Channel
  • Programmable 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
  • Digital Signal Generator - Fully Test Bit Encoding
  • Advanced AltaAPI and AltaView Analyzer GUI
Documents

Here you can find documentation pertaining to the PCCD-A429 and
ECD54-A429. For additional documentation and software, please visit our secure download area.

TitleSizeType
PCCD-A429 Data Sheet160 kB PCCD-A429 Data Sheet
ECD54-A429 Data Sheet169 kB ECD54-A429 Data Sheet
ARINC Tutorial and Reference ARINC Tutorial and Reference
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

AltaRTVal
AltaRTVal provides the most advanced MIL-STD-1553 COTS protocol validation tool in the industry, and helps prepare for Test Systems Inc Full SAE 4111 Validation. The software implements protocol tests for both the SAE AS4111 RT Validation Test Plan and the SAE AS4112 RT Production Test Plan. Ideal for testing new software revisions of current designs or manufacturing production units.

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.

Part Numbers
 Part NumberDescription
PCCD-A429-4PCCard/PCMCIA Interface with 4 Shared Tx/Rx Channels of ARINC-429 and 2 Rx/2 Tx ARINC-717 Selectable Channels (Each 717 Rx/Tx Replaces Two 429 Channels). Included: PCCDCAB-A429-01 Mating Connector and AltaAPI Software.
PCCD-A429-8PCCard/PCMCIA Interface with 8 Shared Tx/Rx Channels of ARINC-429 and 2 Rx/2 Tx ARINC-717 Selectable Channels (Each 717 Rx/Tx Replaces Two 429 Channels). Included: PCCDCAB-A429-01 Mating Connector and AltaAPI Software.
ECD54-A429-4ExpressCard (54mm 1 Lane) with 4 Shared Tx/Rx Channels of ARINC-429 and 2 Rx/2 Tx ARINC-717 Selectable Channels (Each 717 Rx/Tx Replaces Two 429 Channels). Included: PCCDCAB-A429-01 Mating Connector and AltaAPI Software.
ECD54-A429-8ExpressCard (54mm 1 Lane) with 8 Shared Tx/Rx Channels of ARINC-429 and 2 Rx/2 Tx ARINC-717 Selectable Channels (Each 717 Rx/Tx Replaces Two 429 Channels). Included: PCCDCAB-A429-01 Mating Connector and AltaAPI Software.
OptionsExample: PCCD-A429-8-AE
-AAltaView SW Enabled
-EExtended Temp (-40 to 85 Indust Components)