Advanced PC104-Plus Design Combines Common Avionics Protocols to Single Interface Card

  Rio Rancho, NM (February 26, 2014)Alta Data Technologies (Alta) announces the release of the PC104P-MA4 interface card for PC104-Plus™ systems.  This new card combines popular MIL-STD-1553 and ARINC interface channels on a single card providing a smaller footprint, lower power and cost savings for PC104 based systems. The card can have one or two 1553 channels (Dual or Full Function BC, mRT and BM modes) and 8 ARINC-429 channels (four RX/TX and four RX Channels).

“With the PC104-MA product, we’ve combined our popular 1553 and ARINC protocol engine cores along with advanced signal capture and signal generation capability to provide unparalleled data controls and advance test capability. Our advanced FPGA protocol engine and software architecture allowed Alta to implement and deliver this new product in record time with more advanced features than other legacy products”, states Harry Wild, Vice President of Sales for Alta.

Jake Haddock, Alta CTO, adds “Not only does this card combine popular 1553 and ARINC interfaces, our application programming interface (AltaAPI™) provides a common, abstracted and layered development environment that is portable across our entire product line.   Customers can be up and running in short time using any of our 100+ example program templates.  Combined with our MIL-STD-1553 support, and new real-time Ethernet 1553 and ARINC converter products (ENET2-1553™ and ENET-A429™), the PC104P-MA4 represents a significant expansion to Alta’s product line.”

About Alta Data Technologies

 Alta is a rapidly growing (500% sales growth in 5 years) private company that provides industry leading COTS avionics network products.  Alta’s products are offered in high-density channel configurations, IRIG Time Code Decoder, Triggers, Discretes and the advanced API (AltaAPI) and SAE AS4111 5.2 AltaRTVal™ software packages.  Interface cards for 1553 and ARINC include PCI, PCIe, PMC, XMC, PC104, cPCI/PXI, ExpressCard, PCCARD, Mini PCI Express, etc…Recent release of 1553 and ARINC real-time Ethernet converter and bridge products provide unparalleled LAN configuration and connectivity options for avionics systems and labs.  Operating system platforms include MS Windows 32 and 64-bit, National Instruments’ LabVIEW & 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.