The PMC-A429HD interface card from Alta Data Technologies offers an
impressive 16, 32 or 48 channels of ARINC-429 on a single-width, front panel
PMC module. The PMC card can be used in almost any PCI/PCIe based backplane
system, and can encode or decode almost any ARINC-429 physical layer signal.
The card can also support several 717 channels, and supports Windows, Linux and
This interface card is based on the industry’s most advanced 32-bit
ARINC FPGA protocol engine, AltaCore, and a feature-rich application
programming interface, AltaAPI, a multi-layer ANSI C and Windows .NET VB .NET,
LabVIEW, RTOS architecture. The card’s hardware and software package provides
increased system performance and flexibility while reducing integration time.
The PMC-A429HD Transmit (TX) capability includes both simple and
complete frequency control options for each channel and Playback and Signal
The PMC-A429HD interface cards feature three Receive (RX) functions
including channel and multichannel levels; 16, 32 or 48 shared/ selectable RX/TX
channels on a single card; O-Scope signal capture on the first two RX channels;
advanced TX scheduling – each channel independent; 3 RX modes for each channel;
support for hardware and polling interrupts; AltaView Analyser
and AltaAPI Windows; and Linux LabVIEW Software Development Kit (SDK)
with over 100 example template programs.
Alta Data is represented in Australia and New Zealand by Metromatics.