Regular Updates to AltaAPI Package Allows Customers to Develop Applications with the Latest Linux Features

Rio Rancho, NM (Oct 27, 2015)Alta Data Technologies (Alta) announces the release of AltaAPI development software version for their MIL-STD-1553 and ARINC interface cards and Ethernet devices. This new version is available for free to all customers at A significant update to AltaAPI is the support for the latest x86 Linux kernel distribution of 4.1.1 available for Alta interface cards and real-time Ethernet devices (ENET). There are also new bus analyzer features released for AltaView available at no cost.


“Our new AltaAPI version provides the latest available Linux distribution that can be integrated in the development package. This update allows our customers to take advantage of the many Linux updates found from 3.X and 4.1.1 kernel releases. In addition, we’ve added PCI/PCIe DMA support for many of our interface cards that can reduce memory process I/O cycles across PCI/PCIe backplane systems,” states Rich Wade, CTO of Alta.


Harry Wild, VP of Sales of Alta adds, “AltaAPI is the most comprehensive and structured software development package in the 1553/ARINC industry. The API package is a layered, portable architecture that allows the customer to abstract MIL-STD-1553 and ARINC controls for a smaller, more efficient code model, and makes code porting from obsolete products like GE’s SBS ABI/ASF cards much easier. The customer can decide to implement from high level abstraction layers to real-time low level memory controls as needed for their application. By keeping AltaAPI current to latest OS releases, customers can take advantage of most advanced software technologies.”

About Alta Data Technologies

 Alta is a rapidly growing US company that provides industry leading COTS avionics network products. MIL-STD-1553 and ARINC interface cards include PCI, PCIe, PMC, XMC, PC104, cPCI/PXI, ExpressCard, PCCARD, Mini PCI Express, etc… The ENET 1553 and ARINC real-time Ethernet converter/bridge products provide unparalleled LAN options for avionics systems and labs. Operating system platforms include Windows 32 and 64-bit, National Instruments’ LabVIEW/LabWindows & Real-Time, Wind River’s VxWorks, Green Hills Software’ Integrity, LynxWorks’ LynxOS, Linux x86 32 and 64-bit, IntervalZero’s RTX and Oracle’s Sparc Solaris 64. Trademarks are property of their respective owners.