Editor's Note

AIM Avionics Databus Solutions

By Jonathan Ray | January 1, 2014
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AIM GmbH has been in the Avionics Test and Simulation market for many years and will celebrate 25 years in the business in 2014. Our core business is to design and manufacture high performance and quality databus test & simulation cards and analyzer software for avionics databus and networks as well as systems backed up with expert and responsive technical support.

Our focus is in the aerospace & defense market working with Avionics Databuses and Avionics networks, such as the newer standards including AFDX/ ARINC664P7, GigE, ARINC825 (CAN bus), Fibre Channel and ARINC818 for Digital Video. We also support the legacy MIL-STD-1553, STANAG3910/EFEX, ARINC429 and PANAVIA standards.

We have very specific technical advantages designed into our hardware and software solutions, but more than this, AIM has a broad range of offerings with everything from the embedded interface card right up to a complete system solution. This is of great value and appeal to our clients when they look to the market for a solution.   

Modules with a difference

AIM’s family of intelligent interface cards and Ethernet based products are based on a ‘Common Core’ hardware design. This design easily propagates to the current and future  databuses, networks & host computer formats and trends. To support the diverse choice of operating systems, AIM includes driver software for the most popular ones including Windows, Linux, LabVIEW/VI, LabVIEW RT and VxWorks. Our BSP (Board Software Package) is loaded with goodies including sample code and all the necessary drivers, hence exceptional value for money.     

PBA.pro Databus Test & Analysis Software

Our optional PBA.pro Databus Test & Analysis software has become the world-wide Industry standard. Designed with a unique and scalable component based design, it gives our clients the flexibility to work with any AIM interface module and software components to test avionics boxes or aircraft for basic protocol testing right up to an avionics test bench or on aircraft bus analyzers. Test script packages are also available to work in harmony with the PBA.pro supporting MIL-STD-1553 industry standard SAE AS4112/4111 Test Plans as well as ARINC664P7 compliance testing for End Systems and Switches.

System Solutions

AIM’s system group provides customized solutions and AGE (Aircraft Ground Equipment) which take full advantage of the scalable and customizable PBA.pro software as the baseline. AIM’s avionics modules plus 3rd party interfaces coupled with Commercial off the Shelf (COTS) equipment provides a solid set of building blocks to create custom system solution or AGE quickly and efficiently. Full documentation, design reviews, project management, installation, training, long term support contracts and the AIM expertise guarantee the customer success.    

Technical Support and Training Services  

Responsive and expert pre and post sales customer support comes part of the AIM solution with any product or system purchased.

We offer training courses with the ‘developers’ which enables us to target the customer’s specific application and maximize the transfer of knowledge to support the efficient use and significantly shortens development time. This underscores what sets us apart as a full service provider and here for the long term.

Our products are designed and manufactured to the highest quality and procedures in accordance with the latest ISO9001:2008 and AS9100 Rev. C respectively EN9100:2009 Standards. Our quality system is our management tool in order to optimize and continuously improve relevant quality processes and guidelines.

The AIM full service web site provides the very latest product information, technical support, data bus tutorials and a rich and powerful download resource area maximizing the investment and use of AIM products.

Contact Information
AIM GmbH: +49 761 45229-0
AIM-USA: 1-877-520-1553
AIM-UK:  +44 1494 446844

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