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Alta Data PCIC3/6-A429 - PXI ARINC 3U/6U CompactPCI interface cards from Metromatics

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The ARINC CPCIC-A429/PXI interface card and AltaAPI Support software represent the latest ARINC 32-bit FPGA protocol engine technology.
Designed to encode and decode almost any ARINC-429 PHY level label/word signal, these interface cards offer advanced test functions of signal generation and A/D signal capture.
Alta Data Technologies’ CPCIC-A429 interface module offers a variety of ARINC-419/429/575/573/717 channel configurations with software selectable RX/TX channels, baud rates, bit encoding and word configurations (Start/Sync/Stop length, Parity, bits/word, MSB/LSB).

The CPCIC-A429 interface cards are based on the industry-leading 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 2.0 (MSVS 2005 C++, C#, VB .NET) architecture. This hardware and software package provides increased system performance and flexibility while reducing integration time.
The CPCIC-A429 Transmit (TX) capability includes both simple and complete frequency control options for each channel. TX also includes Playback and Signal Generator operations. Dual Receive (RX) functions include independent simultaneous channel level buffering and multi channel level buffering. AltaCore is guaranteed ARINC-419/429/575/573/717 compliant and all cards are manufactured to IPC-Level 3 standards and certified ISO 9001:2008 processes.
Key features of CPCIC-A429/PXI interface cards:

  • 4 channels: Up to 16 shared RX/TX and 14 RX
  • 3U/6U PMC on commercial or rugged cPCI carrier
  • PXI compatible - excellent NI LabVIEW and RT support
  • Signal capture on two RX channels - standard
  • One MByte, 32-bit RAM per 16 channel bank
  • Up to 4 ARINC 717 RX and TX channels
  • Avionics and RS-485 discretes
  • Simultaneous channel level and multichannel 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
  • Advanced AltaAPI and AltaView analyser GUI
  • 3.3 or 5 Volt PCI signalling - PCI-X compatible
Alta Data is represented in Australia and New Zealand by Metromatics .

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