PCIC-MA4

Alta Data Technologies’ PCIC-MA4 interface module is a multi-channel, multi-protocol 1553 and ARINC PCI card (PMC on Carrier)supported by the latest software technologies for PCI systems

Alta Data Technologies’ PCIC-MA4 interface module is a multi-channel, multi-protocol 1553 and ARINC PCIC card supported by the latest software technologies for PCI systems. The PCIC cards (PMC PCI 32 Carrier) are based on the industry’s most advanced 32-bit FPGA protocol engine, AltaCore™, and by a feature-rich application programming interface, AltaAPI™, which is a multi-layer ANSI C and Windows .NET 2.0 (MSVS C++, C#, VB, NET, Linux, RTOSes) architecture. This hardware and software package provides increased system performance and reduces integration time.
Last updated July 2, 2017
Overview
  • 1-5 Independent, Dual Redundant (A/B) MIL-STD-1553 Channels and 8 ARINC Channels on PCI Carrier
  • PMC on PCI 32 Carrier Configuration
  • Dual Function 1553 (BC/Mon or mRT/Mon) or Full Function (BC/mRT/Mon)
  • ARINC – 8 Channels Total:4 Shared TX/RX & 4 Dedicated RX; 512 Kbyte of RAM for all Channels/Banks
  • 512 Kbyte RAM per 1553 Channel and ARINC Channels
  • **Capture 1553 & ARINC Waveforms**

Alta Data Technologies’ PCIC-MA4 interface module is a multi-channel, multi-protocol 1553 and ARINC PCIC card supported by the latest software technologies for PCI systems. The PCIC cards (PMC PCI 32 Carrier) are based on the industry’s most advanced 32-bit FPGA protocol engine, AltaCore, and by 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, Linux, RTOSes) architecture.  This hardware and software package provides increased system performance and reduces integration time.

The PCIC-1553’s BC capability includes variable message/label framing/subframing with transmission scheduling provides the most advanced control operations.  ARINC TX has complete frequency control per channel.  RT and ARINC RX, Monitor, Playback and Signal Generator functions also include industry leading functions to meet the most demanding requirements

AltaCore-1553 is guaranteed 1553B Notice II & IV compliant and all cards are manufactured to the highest IPC-Class 3 standards and ISO 9001:2008 processes. Cards are available in dual-function (BC/Mon or multi-RT/Monitor) or full-function (BC, mRT and Mon) configurations. Playback and Signal Generation are part of BC operations. Alta is committed to a risk free integration and will be glad to help with any level of your system development.

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Specifications

Key Features

  • 1-5 Independent, Dual Redundant (A/B) MIL-STD-1553 Channels and 8 ARINC Channels on PCI Carrier
  • PMC on PCI 32 Carrier Configuration
  • Dual Function 1553 (BC/Mon or mRT/Mon) or Full Function (BC/mRT/Mon)
  • ARINC – 8 Channels Total:4 Shared TX/RX & 4 Dedicated RX; 512 Kbyte of RAM for all Channels/Banks
  • 512 Kbyte RAM per 1553 Channel and ARINC Channels
  • **Capture 1553 & ARINC Waveforms**
  • - First 1553 Channel & First Two ARINC RX Channels
  • Commercial, Industrial (Extended) Temperature
  • Advanced BC & ARINC TX Frequency Controls: 1553 Framing/Subframing;
  • RT/ARINC RX Full Buffering with 64-bit 20 nsec Time Tags
  • Advanced, Multi-layer AltaAPI Provided at No Cost with Source Code
  • Windows, Linux, RTOS, LabVIEW & RT .NET Managed DLLs
  • Contact Factory for Latest RTOS Support
  • True HW Playback (BC or TX)
  • Industry First: 20/1000 ns Signal Generation
  • Bit Construction
  • Supports RT or ARINC Validation Testing
  • IRIG-B RX PAM or RX/TX PPS Ext Clock
  • Avionics/ RS-485 Discretes
  • Advanced BIT Features and Dual Temperature Sensors
  • Full HW Interrupt Features
  • PCI 32 Bit, 33/66MHz & PCI-X Compatible
Documents

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

TitleSizeType
PCIC-MA4 Data Sheet185 kB PCIC-MA4 Data Sheet
AltaAPI Data Sheet258 kB AltaAPI Data Sheet
AltaRTVal Data Sheet308 kB AltaRTVal Data Sheet
AltaView Data Sheet538 kB AltaView Data Sheet
PMC-MA4 Data Sheet593 kB PMC-MA4 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

AltaAPI-LV
Most of Alta’s MIL-STD-1553 & ARINC products include the industry’s most advanced National Instruments’ LabVIEW™ & RT Support Tools, AltaAPI-LV. Built in native NI LabWindows™ environment and PCI VISA drivers, Alta’s AltaAPI-LV provides a unified NI tool for easy integration to LabVIEW, RT and LabWindows™ applications.

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.

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
PCIC-MA4-1D8-TPCI Interface with 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: Thumb Screw SCSI I/O Connector (Must Use -T Series Mating Connector) and AltaAPI Software.
PCIC-MA4-2D8-TPCI Interface with 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: Thumb Screw SCSI I/O Connector (Must Use -T Series Mating Connector) and AltaAPI Software.
PCIC-MA4-3D8-TPCI Interface with Three 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: Thumb Screw SCSI I/O Connector (Must Use -T Series Mating Connector) and AltaAPI Software.
PCIC-MA4-4D8-TPCI Interface with Four 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: Thumb Screw SCSI I/O Connector (Must Use -T Series Mating Connector) and AltaAPI Software.
PCIC-MA4-5D8-TPCI Interface with Five 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: Thumb Screw SCSI I/O Connector (Must Use -T Series Mating Connector) and AltaAPI Software.
PCIC-MA4-1F8-TPCI Interface with 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: Thumb Screw SCSI I/O Connector (Must Use -T Series Mating Connector) and AltaAPI Software.
PCIC-MA4-2F8-TPCI Interface with 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: Thumb Screw SCSI I/O Connector (Must Use -T Series Mating Connector) and AltaAPI Software.
PCIC-MA4-3F8-TPCI Interface with Three 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: Thumb Screw SCSI I/O Connector (Must Use -T Series Mating Connector) and AltaAPI Software.
PCIC-MA4-4F8-TPCI Interface with Four 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: Thumb Screw SCSI I/O Connector (Must Use -T Series Mating Connector) and AltaAPI Software.
PCIC-MA4-5F8-TPCI Interface with Five 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: Thumb Screw SCSI I/O Connector (Must Use -T Series Mating Connector) and AltaAPI Software.
OptionsExample: PCIC-MA4-5F8-ABT
-AAltaView SW Full Functionality Enabled
-BRT Validation SW Enabled (Two Channel+
-DDirect Coupling (Price Per Channel)
-EExtended Temp (-40 to 85 Indust Components)
-NNVRAM Write Disabled