PMC-MA4

MIL-STD-1553 & ARINC PMC Interface for SBCs, VPX, VME, cPCI/PXI Systems

Alta Data Technologies’ PMC-MA4 interface module is a multi-channel, multi-protocol 1553 and ARINC PMC card supported by the latest software technologies. Ideal for SBCs or carriers for VPX, VME and cPCI (Compact PCI/PCIe or PXI) - Commercial or Rugged/Conduction Cooled Systems. This 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 August 20, 2017
Overview
  • 1-5 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/Conduction Cooled
  • **Signal Capture on First Channels - Standard**
  • 512 KByte, 32-bit RAM per 1553/ARINC Device

Alta Data Technologies’ PMC-MA4 interface module is a multi-channel, multi-protocol 1553 and ARINC PMC card supported by the latest software technologies. The PMC card 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) architecture. This hardware and software package provides increased system performance and reduces integration time.

The PMC-MA4’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 is guaranteed 1553B Notice II & IV and ARINC compliant and all cards are manufactured to the highest IPC-Level 3 standards and certified ISO 9001:2008 processes. Playback and Signal Generation are part of BC-TX operations. We are 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
  • 8 ARINC Channels: 4 Shared RX/TX & 4 RX
  • Ideal for Advanced Test or Embedded Applications
  • Commercial, Extended Temp/Rugged/Conduction Cooled
  • **Signal Capture on First Channels - Standard**
  • 512 KByte, 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
  • 3.3 or 5 Volt PCI Signaling - PCI-X Compatible
Documents

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

TitleSizeType
PMC-MA4 Data Sheet593 kB PMC-MA4 Data Sheet
CPCIC-MA4 Data Sheet333 kB CPCIC-MA4 Data Sheet
MIL-STD-1553 Tutorial and Reference1 MB MIL-STD-1553 Tutorial and Reference
ARINC Tutorial and Reference ARINC Tutorial and Reference
PCIC-MA4 Data Sheet185 kB PCIC-MA4 Data Sheet
PCIEC4L-MA4 Data Sheet464 kB PCIEC4L-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

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
PMC-MA4-1D8-TPMC 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.
PMC-MA4-2D8-TPMC 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.
PMC-MA4-3D8-TPMC 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.
PMC-MA4-4D8-TPMC 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.
PMC-MA4-5D8-TPMC 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.
PMC-MA4-1F8-TPMC 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.
PMC-MA4-2F8-TPMC 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.
PMC-MA4-3F8-TPMC 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.
PMC-MA4-4F8-TPMC 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.
PMC-MA4-5F8-TPMC 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: PMC-MA4-5F8-ABET
-AAltaView SW Full Functionality Enabled
-BRT Validation SW Enabled (Two Channel+
-CConduction Cooled/Conformal Coated/Extended Temp/Rear I/O (Remove "T" from P/N)
-DDirect Coupling (Price Per Channel)
-EExtended Temp (-40 to 85 Indust Components)
-FConformal Coating
-NNVRAM Write Disabled
-RRugged