Alta Data Technologies Releases Multi-Protocol Avionics Ethernet Converter

By Juliet Van Wagenen | January 15, 2016
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MIL-STD-1553 & ARINC-429/717 Ethernet Bridge Converter
MIL-STD-1553 & ARINC-429/717 Ethernet Bridge Converter. Photo: Alta Data

[Avionics Today 01-15-2016] Alta Data Technologies has released eNetX-MA4, a network product for rugged applications that provides real-time Ethernet conversion for MIL-STD-1553/ARINC-A429/717 interface. Alta’s eNet product family implements a Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) thin server (no processor or IP stack) for secure, real-time Ethernet User Datagram Protocol (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.

“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, even DO-178 compliant systems,” Jake Haddock, Alta CTO, said.

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