USB-MA4

USB 1553 and ARINC Appliance

The industry's first USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Multi-channel MIL-STD-1553 and/or ARINC-429 appliance!
1-2 1553 Dual Redundant Channels
and/or 8 ARINC-429 Channels (4 RX/TX and 4 RX)
Last updated March 8, 2021
Overview
  • 1-2 Dual Redundant Independent 1553 Busses (variable voltage optional) and/or 8 ARINC Channels: 4 RX/TX & 4 RX
  • First USB 3 1553/ARINC Device! Backward compatible to USB 2 (although speed throughput is greatly reduced).
  • USB 3.0 5V @ 3A. Idle 3.6W. 100% Load 10W. USB 2.0 Connections Must Provide Full Power.
  • Signal 0-Scope on First 1553 Channel and First 2 ARINC RX Channels
  • 6 SE Avionics Discretes, One RS-485 Discrete, TTL Clock, Triggers, IRIG-B DC or PAM RX
  • Temp (C): 0-70 Operating; -55 to +120 Storage

USB 3.0 SuperSpeed 1553 & ARINC Appliance

The industry’s first USB 3.0 SuperSpeed Multi-channel MIL-STD-1553 and/or ARINC-429 appliance!
1-2 1553 Dual Redundant Channels
and/or 8 ARINC-429 Channels (4 RX/TX and 4 RX)
Supports ARINC-717 (shared with 429 channels)

USB 3.0 SuperSpeed allows customers to realize full bandwidth applications where older USB 2.0 interfaces could not keep up.  Dual (BC/BM or mRT/BM) or Full Function (BC/mRT/BM) 1553 channels with O-scope signal capture on the first 1553 channel or first 2 ARINC channels.  Amazing performance and capability.  Alta’s advanced SDK, AltaAPI, makes application integration easy (NI LabVIEW/Windows included).  Optional AltaView Windows analyzer provides the most advanced, intuitive GUI interface on the market. Single Application Only. Polling Interrupts.

6ft Micro USB 3.0 Type B to USB Type A (standard host USB cable) provided.
Optional J1 1553/ARINC Cable Assemblies – See Part Numbers Tab.

Native USB 3.0 SuperSpeed (look for SS Trident Logo) Recommended for ALL Applications.  Other Windows Applications May Affect Throughput Performance. USB 2.0 and hubs will have a dramatic performance loss and may result in dropped data packets.  Recommend TBOLT, ENETs or Interface Cards for Moderate to Fast Bus Applications.  Contact Alta with any questions!  Glad to help!

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Specifications

Key Features

  • 1-2 Dual Redundant Independent 1553 Busses (variable voltage optional) and/or 8 ARINC Channels: 4 RX/TX & 4 RX
  • First USB 3 1553/ARINC Device! Backward compatible to USB 2 (although speed throughput is greatly reduced).
  • USB 3.0 5V @ 3A. Idle 3.6W. 100% Load 10W. USB 2.0 Connections Must Provide Full Power.
  • Signal 0-Scope on First 1553 Channel and First 2 ARINC RX Channels
  • 6 SE Avionics Discretes, One RS-485 Discrete, TTL Clock, Triggers, IRIG-B DC or PAM RX
  • Temp (C): 0-70 Operating; -55 to +120 Storage
  • Transmit Inhibit Optional and NVRAM Flash Disable Optional
  • Other Windows Applications May Affect Throughput Performance. Recommend TBOLT, ENETs or Interface Cards for Moderate to Fast Bus Applications.
  • Single Application Only. Polling Interrupts
  • Dual Temp Sensors
  • Approx: 110x89x17mm including mounting plate
Documents

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

Title Size Type
AltaView Data Sheet 520 KB AltaView Data Sheet
AltaAPI Data Sheet 258 KB AltaAPI Data Sheet
ARINC Tutorial and Reference ARINC Tutorial and Reference
MIL-STD-1553 Tutorial and Reference 1 MB MIL-STD-1553 Tutorial and Reference
AltaAPI LabVIEW Review 468 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.

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/7/8/10 Compatible and VMware with ENET/NLINE Ethernet. Ideal for Cybersecurity Testing.

No Seat License or Dongles - Unlimited Software Updates

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. Easily port native DLLs for Testbench or VIs for Veristand.

Accessories
  Part Number Description Picture
BusCab-180-001 180 Inches - M17 Cable with 3-Slot Male Connectors
BusCab-36-001 36 Inches - M17 Cable with 3-Slot Male Connectors
BusCab-600-001 600 Inches - M17 Cable with 3-Slot Male Connectors
BusCab-72-001 72 Inches - M17 Cable with 3-Slot Male Connectors
BusCoupler-1-001 Single Stub Bus Coupler
BusCoupler-2-001 Dual Stub Bus Coupler
BusCoupler-4-001 Quad Stub Bus Coupler
BusKit-1B2T-001 2 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-001 2 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
RFCap-001 RF Dust Cap (for Couplers) with 3-Slot Male Connector
Term-001 78 Bus Terminator with 3-Slot Male Connector
Part Numbers
  Part Number Description
***See Below for Optional J1 Cables***
Multi Protocol Models
USB-MA4-1D8 USB 3 SuperSpeed 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).
USB-MA4-2D8 USB 3 SuperSpeed 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).
USB-MA4-1F8 USB 3 SuperSpeed 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).
USB-MA4-2F8 USB 3 SuperSpeed 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
USB-MA4-1D0 USB 3 SuperSpeed with One Channel of Dual Redundant MIL-STD-1553 with Dual Function (BC/Mon or mRT/Mon) Capability.
USB-MA4-2D0 USB 3 SuperSpeed with Two Channels of Dual Redundant MIL-STD-1553 with Dual Function (BC/Mon or mRT/Mon) Capability.
USB-MA4-1F0 USB 3 SuperSpeed with One Channel of Dual Redundant MIL-STD-1553 with Full Function (BC/mRT and Mon) Capability.
USB-MA4-2F0 USB 3 SuperSpeed with Two Channels of Dual Redundant MIL-STD-1553 with Full Function (BC/mRT and Mon) Capability.
ARINC Only Model
USB-MA4-0D8 USB 3 SuperSpeed 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
-A AltaView SW Full Functionality Enabled
-F Conformal Coating
-I Tx Inhibit (BM/RX Function Only)
-N NVRAM Write Disabled
-V Variable Voltage (1553 Only)
*** 1553 and ARINC J1 Cable Options
PCCDCAB-1553-1-01 PCCD-1553 Cable Assembly with One Channel of 1553 3-Lug Stub Cables and Standard Backshell Orientation
PCCDCAB-1553-2-01 PCCD-1553 Cable Assembly with Two Channels of 1553 3-Lug Stub Cables and Standard Backshell Orientation
HTKCAB-AUX01 USB J1 DB26 only for ARINC/AUX Cable Assembly
HTKCAB-1-AUX01 USB J1 1 Channel 1553 and DB26 for ARINC/AUX Cable Assembly
HTKCAB-2-AUX01 USB J1 2 Channel 1553 and DB26 for ARINC/AUX Cable Assembly