XMC-MA4

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

Alta Data Technologies’ XMC-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 July 4, 2017
Overview
  • 1-5 Independent, Dual Redundant (A/B) MIL-STD-1553 Channels and Optional 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**
  • P4/P6 Rear Panel I/O & XMC 2.0 Connectors Optional

Alta Data Technologies’ XMC-MA4 interface module is a multi-channel, multi-protocol 1553 and ARINC XMC 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 XMC-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 certifiedISO 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 Optional 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**
  • P4/P6 Rear Panel I/O & XMC 2.0 Connectors Optional
  • 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
  • PCI Express 1.1 Compliant
Documents

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

TitleSizeType
XMC-MA Data Sheet397 kB XMC-MA Data Sheet
MIL-STD-1553 Tutorial and Reference1 MB MIL-STD-1553 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

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.

Part Numbers
 Part NumberDescription
XMC-MA4-1D8-TXMC Interface (4 Lane) 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 AltaAPISoftware.
XMC-MA4-2D8-TXMC Interface (4 Lane) 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 AltaAPISoftware.
XMC-MA4-3D8-TXMC Interface (4 Lane) 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 AltaAPISoftware.
XMC-MA4-4D8-TXMC Interface (4 Lane) 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 AltaAPISoftware.
XMC-MA4-5D8-TXMC Interface (4 Lane) 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 AltaAPISoftware.
XMC-MA4-1F8-TXMC Interface (4 Lane) 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 AltaAPISoftware.
XMC-MA4-2F8-TXMC Interface (4 Lane) 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 AltaAPISoftware.
XMC-MA4-3F8-TXMC Interface (4 Lane) 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 AltaAPISoftware.
XMC-MA4-4F8-TXMC Interface (4 Lane) 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 AltaAPISoftware.
XMC-MA4-5F8-TXMC Interface (4 Lane) 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 AltaAPISoftware.
OptionsExample: XMC-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
-ITx Inhibit (BM Function Only)
-NNVRAM Write Disabled
-RRugged
-6P6 Rear Panel