PCIE4L-A429

ARINC PCI Express 4 Lane Interface Cards

The ARINC PCIE4L-A429 Interface Card 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. he 4 lane card (PCIE4L) is normal 1/2 height common for most desktop and larger server systems.
Last updated July 2, 2017
Overview
  • 4-30 ARINC Channels: Up to 16 Shared RX/TX & 14 RX Channels
  • **Signal Capture on Two RX Channels - Standard**
  • Commercial and Extended Temp Models
  • Up to 4 ARINC 717 RX and TX Channels
  • One MByte, 32-bit RAM per 16 Channel Bank
  • Shared Avionics Trigger, RS-485 and IRIG-B PAM Input

Alta Data Technologies’ PCIE4L-A429 interface module offers 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 4 lane card (PCIE4L) is normal 1/2 height common for most desktop and larger server systems.

Alta’s PCI Express cards are 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 products 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 certified 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

  • 4-30 ARINC Channels: Up to 16 Shared RX/TX & 14 RX Channels
  • **Signal Capture on Two RX Channels - Standard**
  • Commercial and Extended Temp Models
  • Up to 4 ARINC 717 RX and TX Channels
  • One MByte, 32-bit RAM per 16 Channel Bank
  • Shared Avionics Trigger, RS-485 and IRIG-B PAM Input
  • Simultaneous Channel Level & Multi Channel RX
  • Full TX Frequency Control and Buffering Per Channel
  • Programmable Bit Rate (512-200K), 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 - 1/2 Size PCI Card!
  • Digital Signal Generator - Fully Test Bit Encoding
  • Advanced AltaAPI and AltaView Analyzer GUI
  • Contact Factory for Latest VxWorks/RTOS
  • Complete 32 & 64-bit Windows and Linux Support
  • PCI Express 1.1 Compliant
Documents

Here you can find documentation pertaining to the PCIE4L-A429. For additional documentation and software, please visit our secure download area.

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PCIE4L-A429 Data Sheet175 kB PCIE4L-A429 Data Sheet
AltaAPI Data Sheet258 kB AltaAPI Data Sheet
AltaView Data Sheet538 kB AltaView Data Sheet
AltaAPI LabVIEW Review378 kB AltaAPI LabVIEW Review
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.

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.

Part Numbers
 Part NumberDescription
PCIE4L-A429-30-T 4 Lane PCI Express Interface with 16 Shared Tx/Rx Channels and 14 RX Channel of ARINC-429 and 2 Rx/2 Tx ARINC-717 Selectable Channels (Each 717 Rx/Tx Replaces Two 429 Channels). Included: 68-pin SCSI-3 Thumb-Screw Connector to Flying Leads with 3 Feet Total Cable Length and AltaAPI Software
PCIE4L-A429-16-T 4 Lane PCI Express Interface with 8 Shared Tx/Rx Channels and 8 RX Channels of ARINC-429 and 2 Rx/2 Tx ARINC-717 Selectable Channels (Each 717 Rx/Tx Replaces Two 429 Channels). Included: 68-pin SCSI-3 Thumb-Screw Connector to Flying Leads with 3 Feet Total Cable Length and AltaAPI Software
PCIE4L-A429-8-T 4 Lane PCI Express 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: 68-pin SCSI-3 Thumb-Screw Connector to Flying Leads with 3 Feet Total Cable Length and AltaAPI Software
PCIE4L-A429-4-T 4 Lane PCI Express 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: 68-pin SCSI-3 Thumb-Screw Connector to Flying Leads with 3 Feet Total Cable Length and AltaAPI Software
Options: Example PCIE4L-A429-30-AT
-AAltaView SW Full Functionality Enabled
-EExtended Temp (-40 to 85 Indust Components)
-FConformal Coating
-NNVRAM Write Disabled