TBOLT-MA4

USB-C Thunderbolt™ 3 Appliance with Two Independent, Dual Redundant 1553 Busses, Eight ARINC-429/717 Channels, 4 RX/TX & 4 RX

Full Featured and Native 1553 and ARINC Thunderbolt 3 interface! Full PCI Express interface - same advanced interface as PCIe backplane cards in a small, portable, rugged appliance.

Last updated April 27, 2019
Overview
  • 1-2 Dual Redundant, Independent MIL-STD-1553 Busses (channels) and/or 8 ARINC-429 Channels
  • Same Full Features as PCIe Interface Cards, Including Hardware Interrupts!
  • Variable Voltage 1553 Optional
  • Flash Disable Factory Setting for Secure Memory
  • Two SE Avionics Discretes, One RS-485 Discrete, TTL Clock, Trigger
  • Windows 10 Only

Full Featured and Native 1553 and ARINC Thunderbolt interface! Full PCI Express interface – same advanced interface as PCIe backplane cards in a small, portable, rugged appliance.
Thunderbolt 3 Technology Review – Click Here.
Thunderbolt 3 FAQs – Click Here.

Supports Full Real-Time Control the Same as a PCI Express Card in a Server! Much Better than non-real-time USB.
Full Hardware Interrupt Handler Support!  AltaAPI SDK Provides Easy Integration – Use the exact same code as other Alta PCIe devices! Windows 10 Support Only

Perfect for replacing PCMCIA, ExpressCards or USB based Devices.  Can be added to servers or desktops systems as substitute for interface cards.

2 Meter J2 USB-C Cable Provided.  J1 1553/ARINC Cables are Optional.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thunderbolt and the Thunderbolt logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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Specifications

Key Features

  • 1-2 Dual Redundant, Independent MIL-STD-1553 Busses (channels) and/or 8 ARINC-429 Channels
  • Same Full Features as PCIe Interface Cards, Including Hardware Interrupts!
  • Variable Voltage 1553 Optional
  • Flash Disable Factory Setting for Secure Memory
  • Two SE Avionics Discretes, One RS-485 Discrete, TTL Clock, Trigger
  • Windows 10 Only
  • Weight: 185g. Dimensions: 110x89mm (Including Rugged Mounting Plate)
  • Commercial Temp (0-60C)
  • Signal Capture on First 1553 Channel, and First Two ARINC RX Channels
  • AltaView and AltaRTVal Windows Application Optional
  • Includes AltaAPI and AltaAPI-LV (LabVIEW) Development Kits
Documents

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

TitleSizeType
TBOLT-MA4 Data Sheet403 KB TBOLT-MA4 Data Sheet
AltaAPI Data Sheet258 KB AltaAPI Data Sheet
AltaAPI Intro2 MB ppt
AltaAPI LabVIEW Review468 KB AltaAPI LabVIEW Review
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 32- and 64-bit, Solaris 10, LabVIEW and 32- and 64-bit Windows 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. Win XP/Server/7/10 Compatible.

Accessories
 Part NumberDescriptionPicture
BusKit-1B2T-0012 x Single Stub Couplers
2 x 78 Ohm Terminators with 3-Slot Male Connectors
3 x 15ft Lab Grade Cables with 3-Slot Male Connectors
BusKit-1B4T-0012 x Dual Stub Couplers
2 x 78 Ohm Terminators with 3-Slot Male Connectors
5 x 15ft Lab Grade Cables with 3-Slot Male Connectors
Videos

Click on the screenshots above to view demo videos of AltaView Bus Analyzer. For optimal viewing, please maximize your browser window.

Alta View 1553
Alta View ARINC
Sig Cap
Part Numbers
 Part NumberDescription
***See Below for Optional J1 Cables***
Multi Protocol Models
TBOLT-MA4-1D8Thunderbolt 3 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).
TBOLT-MA4-2D8Thunderbolt 3 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).
TBOLT-MA4-1F8Thunderbolt 3 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).
TBOLT-MA4-2F8Thunderbolt 3 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).
1553 Only Models
TBOLT-MA4-1D0Thunderbolt 3 with One Channel of Dual Redundant MIL-STD-1553 with Dual Function (BC/Mon or mRT/Mon) Capability.
TBOLT-MA4-2D0Thunderbolt 3 with Two Channels of Dual Redundant MIL-STD-1553 with Dual Function (BC/Mon or mRT/Mon) Capability.
TBOLT-MA4-1F0Thunderbolt 3 with One Channel of Dual Redundant MIL-STD-1553 with Full Function (BC/mRT and Mon) Capability.
TBOLT-MA4-2F0Thunderbolt 3 with Two Channels of Dual Redundant MIL-STD-1553 with Full Function (BC/mRT and Mon) Capability.
ARINC Only Model
TBOLT-MA4-0D8Thunderbolt 3 with 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).
Options: Example ENET2-MA4-2F8-AEFN
-AAltaView SW Full Functionality Enabled
-BRT Validation SW Enabled (1553 Only)
-FConformal Coating
-ITx Inhibit (BM/RX Function Only)
-NNVRAM Write Disabled
-VVariable Voltage (1553 Only)
*** 1553 and ARINC J1 Cable Options
PCCDCAB-1553-1-01PCCD-1553 Cable Assembly with One Channel of 1553 3-Lug Stub Cables and Standard Backshell Orientation
PCCDCAB-1553-2-01PCCD-1553 Cable Assembly with Two Channels of 1553 3-Lug Stub Cables and Standard Backshell Orientation
TBCAB-AUX01TBOLT J1 DB26 only for ARINC/AUX Cable Assembly
TBCAB-1-AUX01TBOLT J1 1 Channel 1553 and DB26 for ARINC/AUX Cable Assembly
TBCAB-2-AUX01TBOLT J1 2 Channel 1553 and DB26 for ARINC/AUX Cable Assembly