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Metromatics releases GE multi-protocol avionics modules

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GE Intelligent Platforms announces the launch of the RAR15-XMC-FIO High Density MIL-STD-1553 and ARINC 429 XMC front I/O modules.

A multi-protocol embeddable avionics module featuring front I/O, it is designed to save valuable space, weight and power, as well as deliver greater cost-effectiveness and higher reliability, as it delivers functionality that would previously have required the use of two XMCs. The RAR15-XMC-FIO is designed for use by a broad range of avionics organisations for simulation and testing as well as for deployment in embedded applications.

Featuring advanced API software for Windows 7, Vista, XP (32- and 64-bit), Linux, INTEGRITY, and VxWorks to reduce application development time, standard features of the RAR15-XMC-FIO modules include 8 MBytes of RAM and 64-bit message time tagging. Key features also include extensive bus controller (BC) and remote terminal (RT) link-list structures, error injection/detection, automatic/manual RT status bit and mode code responses, along with advanced BC functionality. The RAR15-XMC bus monitors provide superior error detection and 100% monitoring of fully loaded buses.

Four dual-redundant MIL-STD-1553A/B Notice II channels, ten ARINC 429 receive channels and eight ARINC 429 fully compliant bi-directional channels are provided by the RAR15-XMC-FIO. Onboard firmware and large data buffers, together with the advanced API, contribute to a very high level of flexibility in monitoring and generating ARINC bus traffic. Simultaneous scheduled and burst mode (FIFO) messaging is supported on all ARINC 429 transmit channels. Each ARINC 429 receive channel provides simultaneous dedicated and buffered mode storage, along with label/SDI filtering.

Conformal coating and extended temperature capability are available options on the RAR15-XMC-FIO.

GE Intelligent Platforms is represented in Australia and New Zealand by Metromatics .

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