PMC-A429HD

Alta's PMC-A429HD Card Offers the Highest Channel Density in the Industry. Perfect for PMC, PCIe, PXI, PXIe Systems.

Alta Data Technologies’ PMC-A429HD interface card offers an unparalled 16, 32 or 48 channels of ARINC-429 on a single-width, front panel PMC module. The PMC card can be used in almost any PCI/PCIe based backplane system, and can encode or decode almost any ARINC-429 physical layer signal. The card can also support several 717 channels. Windows, Linux and VxWorks Support Available.
Last updated August 27, 2018
Overview
  • 16, 32 or 48 Channels of Shared/Selectable RX and TX ARINC-429 Channels
  • Available in PCIe, PXI, PXIe and Other PCI/PCIe Based Systems (PMC on Carrier Cards).
  • 100 Pin Front Panel Connector. 3ft Flying Lead Cable Provided
  • Fully Programmable Label/Word Encoding and Decoding
  • Two ARINC-717 Channels are Available the 16 Channel Card. 4 ARINC-717 Channels are Available on the 32 and 48 Channel Card. Each 717 Channel Replaces 2 ARINC-429 Channel
  • **Signal Capture on Two RX Channels of First Bank - Standard**

Alta Data Technologies’ PMC-A429HD interface card offers an unparalled 16, 32 or 48 channels of ARINC-429 on a single-width, front panel PMC module. The PMC card can be used in almost any PCI/PCIe based backplane system, and can encode or decode almost any ARINC-429 physical layer signal.  The card can also support several 717 channels.

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  VB .NET, LabVIEW, RTOS architecture.  This hardware and software package provides increased system performance and flexibility while reducing integration time.

The PMC-A429HD 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

  • 16, 32 or 48 Channels of Shared/Selectable RX and TX ARINC-429 Channels
  • Available in PCIe, PXI, PXIe and Other PCI/PCIe Based Systems (PMC on Carrier Cards).
  • 100 Pin Front Panel Connector. 3ft Flying Lead Cable Provided
  • Fully Programmable Label/Word Encoding and Decoding
  • Two ARINC-717 Channels are Available the 16 Channel Card. 4 ARINC-717 Channels are Available on the 32 and 48 Channel Card. Each 717 Channel Replaces 2 ARINC-429 Channel
  • **Signal Capture on Two RX Channels of First Bank - Standard**
  • Simultaneous Channel Level & Multi Channel RX
  • Full TX Frequency Control and Buffering Per Channel
  • Programmable 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
  • 3.3V and 5V Power Required
  • On shared channels: TX lines have an extra RX load; when powered-off, RX channels can have severe voltage drain – use only dedicated RX channels for critical systems.
Documents

Here you can find documentation pertaining to the PMC-A429HD. For additional documentation and software, please visit our secure download area.

TitleSizeType
PMC-A429HD Data Sheet331 KB PMC-A429HD Data Sheet
AltaAPI Data Sheet258 KB AltaAPI Data Sheet
AltaView for ARINC (PPT)2 MB ppt
ARINC Tutorial and Reference ARINC 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 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.

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.

Videos

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Alta View ARINC
Part Numbers
 Part NumberDescription
PMC-A429HD-16PMC with 16 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: Front Panel Honda Connector.
PMC-A429HD-32PMC with 32 Shared Tx/Rx Channels of ARINC-429 and 4 Rx/4 Tx ARINC-717 Selectable Channels (Each 717 Rx/Tx Replaces Two 429 Channels). Included: Front Panel Honda Connector.
PMC-A429HD-48PMC with 48 Shared Tx/Rx Channels of ARINC-429 and 4 Rx/4 Tx ARINC-717 Selectable Channels (Each 717 Rx/Tx Replaces Two 429 Channels). Included:Front Panel Honda Connector.
OptionsExample: PMC-A429HD-48-AET
-AAltaView SW Full Functionality Enabled
-CConduction Cooled/Conformal Coated/Extended Temp/Rear I/O (Remove "T" from P/N)
-EExtended Temp (-40 to 85 Indust Components)
-FConformal Coating
-NNVRAM Write Disabled
-x4PXIe/cPCIe Type 2 Form Factor (Cannot be Combined w/ -R)