PCI bus compatible
Available in a combination of 2Tx / 4Rx channels per Arinc429 controller
PMC Card 5V/3.3V
PCI bus 32-bit, 33MHz
I/O signals on a 68-pin connector
Supports up to 12 Channels per card
  > 4 Transmit Channels
> 8 Receive Channels
Configurable for High Speed/Low Speed
Programmable interrupts
128 x 32 Static RAM Interface on each Arinc429 controller
Each transmit channel incorporates 32 x 32 FIFO
Compliant to IEEE P1386.1 specifications
Software Driver support for a host of Operating Systems/Environment

The AT-PMC-429 card provides a flexible, powerful ARINC429 avionics data bus interface card for the development and maintenance of commercial avionics. The card is designed to transmit and receive messages on up to 12 channels. Each channel is software configurable for high or low speed (12.5k or 100k bits per second) and ARINC429 protocol requirements. The ARINC data word can be decoded and sorted based on the Label and SDI bits and stored in RAM and/or FIFO’s. The card is integrated with powerful software that reduces development time. All data bus functionality is supported from our advanced API (Application Programming Interface) and VIP (Virtual Instrument Panel).


The AT-PMC-429 card can be configured with up to 2 ARINC429 controllers from DDC, each containing 2 Transmit and 4 Receive channels, providing a maximum of 12 channels. Each controller has a 128 x 32 bit static RAM, four 32 (words deep) x 32 (bit) Receive FIFO’s and two 32 (words deep) x 32 (bit) transmit FIFO’s. Look-up tables loaded into RAM enable the module's receive circuitry to filter and sort incoming data by label and destination bit as well as provide multilevel data specific interrupts or hardware triggers.

The AT-PMC-429 software includes :

> Virtual Instrument Panel

> Drivers & APIs

Virtual Instrument Panel

The AT-PMC-429 card comes with a “Virtual Instrument Panel” providing interactive control of all ARINC429 features. The control interface appears on the computer display and user manipulates these controls with a mouse or keyboard. The purpose of Virtual Instrument Panel is to help the user (mostly system integrators) to quickly setup and use the card, just like a stand-alone instrument with physical front-end knobs, controls and display without getting into programming intricacies.

Drivers & APIs

The AT-PMC-429 card comes with a powerful set of library functions to access the entire ARINC429 functionality. The drivers are designed in a modular fashion consisting of component functions and application functions. The user’s test program can be developed with few calls to the driver, by using the set of Application functions provided. Driver and high-level API libraries for Windows XP, Linux, RT-Linux, VxWorks 5.5 and S 4.0 are available. Sample applications are included.

ARINC429 Interface
Supports up to 12 ARINC429 channels
  > 4 Transmit Channels
> 8 Receive Channels
128 x 32 Static RAM interface on each ARINC controller
Data rate is programmable to 12.5 KHZ or 100 KHZ
Programmable Interrupts can be generated based on errors, FIFO of transmitter is empty and Receiver FIFO is full
Filtering and sorting received data on each receiver channel
Configurable Bit Format Control
Built-in Fault Detection Circuitry
Transmit Interface
Programmable 12.5/100KHz bit rate
Two 32 (words deep) x 32 (bit) Transmit FIFO’s on each ARINC429 controller
Each transmit channels operates independently
Programmable data transmit rate for each channel
Transmit FIFO Status Indicators
Receive Interface
Four 32 (words deep) x 32 (bit) Receive FIFO’s on each ARINC429 controller
Receive data rates can be programmed for channel 0 and 1 independent of channel 2 and 3 in each ARINC429 controller
Reducing Receive Data Latency
Filtering & Sorting of data
Storage of data
Parity Error Checking & Reporting
Receive FIFO status indicator
Digital I/O
Eight TTL level inputs
Seven Digital outputs with high current drive
Testing of Memory Elements
Testing Transmit/Receive functions
Wraparound Test for each channel
Interrupt Function Testing
Error Conditions
Sequence Error
Address Error
FIFO Overflow Error
Receive Data Parity Error
ARINC Clock Error
Software Support
Driver and High-level API libraries for Windows XP, Linux, RT-Linux, VxWorks 5.5 and LynxOS 4.0
A powerful 'Virtual Instrument Panel' developed to mimic the physical card features & capabilities for interactive control & monitoring
Sample applications provided
Standard PMC card size (149 mm x 74 mm)
Operating temperature: 20° C to +65° C
Storage temperature: -40° C to +85° C
Maximum Power consumption for each ARINC controller is
  > + 5 VDC
> +3.3 VDC
1 year limited warranty
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