Metromatics releases innovative network product for rugged applications that provides real-time Ethernet conversion

A new network product from Alta Data Technologies is now available for use
in rugged applications to provide real-time Ethernet conversion for
MIL-STD-1553/ARINC-A429/717 interface.

The eNetX-MA4 is the latest innovation in Alta Data’s very successful
ENET product family. Alta’s ENET family implements an FPGA thin server for
secure, real-time Ethernet UDP connectivity for 1553 and ARINC interfaces. The
eNetX product adds vehicle power, EMC and shock/vibe capability for rugged
environment applications. In addition to 1553/ARINC controls, bus signals can
be generated and captured remotely for protocol and electrical troubleshooting.

With almost every avionics or communication topology implementing
Ethernet, users can now easily add rugged, low-cost, real-time connectivity for
one or two 1553 networks (buses) and/or four ARINC channels to the system LAN
using Alta Data’s new eNetX-MA4 Ethernet converters.

Alta Data has taken the product one step further with the introduction
of the MIL-704F power management system. With eNetX tested to
MIL-STD-704F/461F/810G and DO-160 Sec 22, customers will now have a low-power
low-cost COTS bridge solution for their vehicle network designs.

Unlike many products on the market that are processor based with
unsecure operating system IP stacks greatly slowing down Ethernet
communications, ENET’s thin server UDP interface provides secure, real-time
Ethernet/1553/ARINC bridging/conversion.

ENET products provide advanced controls of traditional 1553/ARINC
interfaces, and simultaneously can auto bridge/transmit PPS, IRIG, IEEE-1588
time-stamped 1553/ARINC UDP packets. There is a fast auto-boot feature where
1553/ARINC and MIL-1760 controls can be managed through straight UDP socket
communications as implemented on almost every OS including DO-178 compliant

Alta Data is exclusively distributed by
Metromatics in Australia and New Zealand.

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