|MP70S ARINC 600 network server. Photo: Men Micro
[Avionics Today 05-02-2016] Men Micro has unveiled a new ARINC 600-compliant high-speed network server for in-flight communications. The MP70S is pre-integrated and pre-qualified to DO-160G up to the operating system. It aims to enable aircraft to achieve new levels of In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) for wireless data transmission, entertainment and system maintenance applications.
Using the latest Intel Core i7, quad-core 64-bit processor, the MP70S can handle the computing and networking requirements of modern avionics applications. A carrier-grade, managed 16-port Ethernet switch ensures high availability, providing six ports internally and 10 via the ARINC 600 connector. The new airborne server can also act as a passenger-accessible wireless access point, while providing a cellular 3G/4G connection for data loading.
The system provides interfaces for ARINC 429 and ARINC 717 as well as discrete Input/Output (I/O) for connectivity to legacy aircraft equipment.