Alta Data Technologies Releases Rugged, Multi-Protocol Avionics Ethernet Converter
Alta Data Technologies (Alta) has released an innovative network product for rugged applications that provides real-time Ethernet conversion for MIL-STD-1553/ARINC (News - Alert)-A429/717 interface: eNetX-MA4. Alta's ENET product family implements a FPGA thin server (no processor or IP stack) for secure, real-time Ethernet UDP connectivity for 1553 and ARINC interfaces. The eNetX product adds vehicle power, EMC (News - Alert) 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.
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"The eNetX-MA4 is a logical extension to our very successful ENET product family. Almost every avionics or communication topology implements Ethernet, and now it is easy to add rugged, low-cost, real-time connectivity for one or two 1553 networks (busses) and/or four ARINC channels to the system LAN. Our engineers did an amazing job adding MIL-704F power management while still maintaining an incredibly small footprint - a little bigger than a 4-stub 1553 coupler. With eNetX tested to MIL-STD-704F/461F/810G and DO-160 Sec 22, customers have a low-power, low-cost COTS bridge solution for their vehicle network designs," states Harry Wild, Vice President of Sales for Alta.
Jake Haddock, Alta CTO, adds "Most other products on the market are processor based with unsecure operating system IP stacks that greatly slow down Ethernet communications, but ENET's thin server UDP (News - Alert) 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 (News - Alert)-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, even DO-178 compliant systems."
About Alta Data Technologies
Alta is a rapidly growing company that provides industry leading avionics interface products. Alta's products are offered in high-density channel configurations, IRIG Time Code Decoder, Triggers, Discretes and the advanced AltaAPI and SAE AS4111 5.2 AltaRTVal ™ software packages. Operating system platforms include MS Windows 32 and 64-bit, National Instruments' LabVIEW & Real-Time, Wind River's (News - Alert) VxWorks, Green Hills Software' Integrity, LynxWorks' LynxOS, Linux x86 32 and 64-bit, IntervalZero's RTX and Oracle's Sparc Solaris 64. Trademarks are property of their respective owners. www.altadt.com
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