XMC-A429

ARINC-429/717 XMC Interface for SBCs, VPX, VME, cPCI/PXI Systems

The ARINC XMC-A429 Interface Card and AltaAPI Support Software Represent the Latest ARINC 32-bit FPGA Protocol Engine Technology. Ideal for SBCs or carriers for VPX, VME and cPCI (Compact PCI/PCIe or PXI) - Commercial or Rugged/Conduction Cooled Systems. 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 4, 2017
Overview
  • 4-30 Channels of ARINC-A429/575; Up to 4 ARINC-717. Commercial or Rugged/Conduction Cooled.
  • 4 Lane PCI Express 1.1 Compatible; VITA 42 XMC Single Width
  • Encode or decode almost any ARINC-429 physical layer signal.
  • 8-bit, 1 uSec A/D Signal Capture on First Two RX Channels!!
  • Advanced BIT, Loop-Back and Dual Temp Sensors
  • IRIG-B RX PAM and RX/TX PPS Time Sync

Alta Data Technologies’ XMC-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 card design 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 (MSVS 2005/08/10 C++, C#, VB .NET, LabVIEW, RTOS) architecture.  This hardware and software package provides increased system performance and flexibility while reducing integration time.

The PCI-A429 Transmit (TX) capability includes both simple and complete frequency control options for each channel and Playback and Signal Generator modes.  Three Receive (RX) functions including channel and multi channel levels.

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Specifications

Key Features

  • 4-30 Channels of ARINC-A429/575; Up to 4 ARINC-717. Commercial or Rugged/Conduction Cooled.
  • 4 Lane PCI Express 1.1 Compatible; VITA 42 XMC Single Width
  • Encode or decode almost any ARINC-429 physical layer signal.
  • 8-bit, 1 uSec A/D Signal Capture on First Two RX Channels!!
  • Advanced BIT, Loop-Back and Dual Temp Sensors
  • IRIG-B RX PAM and RX/TX PPS Time Sync
  • ARINC-419/429/575/717 Configurations:
  • • 4 RX/TX Shared Channels
  • • 8 RX/TX Shared Channels
  • • 16 Channels: 8 RX/TX Shared – 8 RX
  • • 30 Channels: 16 RX/TX Shared – 14 RX
  • • For Shared Channels, RX Function is Always Available and TX is Software Selectable.
  • • Fixed Rx Channels Can Be Fixed Tx on Request
Documents

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XMC-A429 Data Sheet383 kB XMC-A429 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.

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
XMC-A429-4-TXMC 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: Thumb Screw SCSI I/O Connector (Must Use -T Series Mating Connector) and AltaAPI Software.
XMC-A429-8-TXMC 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: Thumb Screw SCSI I/O Connector (Must Use -T Series Mating Connector) and AltaAPI Software.
XMC-A429-16-TXMC 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: Thumb Screw SCSI I/O Connector (Must Use -T Series Mating Connector) and AltaAPI Software.
XMC-A429-30-TXMC with 16 Shared Tx/Rx Channels and 14 Rx Channels of ARINC-429 and 4 Rx/4 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: XMC-A429-30-AET or XMC-A420-C6
-AAltaView SW Enabled
-CConduction Cooled/Conformal Coated/Extended Temp/Rear I/O
-EExtended Temp (-40 to 85 Indust Components)
-FConformal Coating
-NNVRAM Write Disabled
-RRugged
-6P6 Rear Panel