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New AFDX-E1000 avionics system

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From Metromatics, the 6U VMEbus AFDX-E1000 avionics full duplex switched Ethernet end system is fully customisable per customer requirements.

* ARINC 664 Part 7 compliant
* Hardware-independent AFDX software stack
* 10/100 Mbps Ethernet operation
* Rugged, conduction-cooled and commercial COTS versions
* DO-178B Level A certifiable

SBS Technologies, a leading designer and manufacturer of embedded avionics solutions, adds a new product family to its line of avionics systems, by unveiling the AFDX-E1000 avionics full duplex switched Ethernet (AFDX) system.

The AFDX-E1000 series board is a flexible AFDX end system single board computer, designed to support commercial and military flight applications, including safety and mission critical systems, as well as data acquisition.

Based on COTS modules, the 6U VMEbus SBC is available with one 1 GHz PowerPC processor, 512 Mbytes of system RAM and a dual-port AFDX end system. The AFDX-E1000 is also available with two dual-port AFDX End Systems on request. CompactPCI format and Intel processor versions are also available upon customer request.

As an AFDX end system, the AFDX-E1000 provides an interface between an aircraft's avionics systems to ensure reliable data interchange. The AFDX Protocol stack enables each subsystem to communicate in a deterministic manner with reliable point to point transfers, data redundancy and large data packet size.

The AFDX-E1000 uses a hardware-independent, software-loadable, ARINC 664 Part 7-compliant protocol stack that meets commercial and military AFDX subsystem requirements. Because the protocol stack and driver run on a COTS SBC, the AFDX-E1000 is flexible and can be upgraded with new software through a simple download for ease of maintenance. To help protect customer's investment, the AFDX-E1000 series will follow aviation standards like ARINC 664 for future upgradeability.

The AFDX-E1000 is available in commercial, rugged and conduction-cooled versions, allowing the customer to choose the right hardware platform for their avionics applications. SBS can provide a DO-178B Level A through E certified AFDX system, subject to customer and project requirements.

The AFDX-E1000 works with the Wind River VxWorks operating system. Support for Green Hills Integrity is available on request.

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