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ARINC interface for PC/104 systems

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article image The CEI-430 is the industry's first ARINC 429/ 17 interface for PC/104-Plus.

CONDOR Engineering, represented by Dedicated Systems Australia , has released the CEI-430, a high-density ARINC 429 interface for PC/104-Plus and PCI-104 systems.

Using Condor's latest FPGA design technology, the CEI-430 provides unprecedented ARINC 429 channel density and a wide array of features.

Configurations are available that support the flight data recorder databus (ARINC 717/573), enabling engineers to easily integrate flight data into in-flight entertainment systems.

High resolution, time-stamped buffering and filtering are provided for each ARINC 429 receive channel, along with accurate transmission scheduling for transmit channels. IRIG-B Receiver/Generator support is optional.

Condor's Dual-Mode ARINC 717 functionality supports either HBP (Harvard Bi-Phase) or BPRZ (Bi-Polar Return to Zero) across a very wide range of Bit Rate/Subframe combinations.

Additional features of the CEI-430 include independent, software-programmable data rates and parity, error detection and automatic transmit channel slew rate adjustment.

The CEI-430 offers up to 16 bi-directional avionics-level discretes, up to four bi-directional RS-485 discretes and 2MB of on-board RAM. All 24 channels operate independently.

The device is available in PC/104-Plus (with ISA bus pass-thru) or PCI-104 (no pass-thru) configurations and uses the PCI bus for all host communications.

The CEI-430 is provided with a comprehensive Application Programming Interface and integrated driver support for Windows, VxWorks and Linux.

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