Low power, Ethernet bridge converter for MIL-STD-1553 and ARINC

Alta Data Technologies presents the new eNetX-MA4, a rugged small,
lightweight and low power Ethernet bridge converter ready for deployment in MIL-STD-1553
and ARINC operations.

Alta Data’s eNetX-MA4 is an innovative product for ‘remoting’ 1553 and
ARINC-429/717 operations on 10/100/1000 Ethernet local area networks (LAN). The
rugged device provides real-time UDP connectivity for 1-2 dual redundant 1553
(A/B) busses and 4 ARINC channels, and is tested to MIL-STD-704F/810G/461F and
DO160.

Alta Data has combined the industry’s most advanced 32-bit 1553 FPGA
protocol engine, AltaCore, with a real-time IP/UDP thin server, enabling
customers to implement their applications with the feature-rich AltaAPI, as
used with standard cards, often without recompiling, making the eNetX-MA4 the
ultimate in code portability.

Key features of eNetX-MA4 Ethernet bridge converters include: 1-2 independent,
dual redundant (A/B) MIL-STD-1553 channels and optional 4 ARINC channels – rugged
MIL-810G/461/704, DO-160 Sec 22; tested to MIL-STD-704F 810G 461F, DO160 Sec 22;
thin-server, real-time UDP Ethernet – abstract API or straight BSD sockets; FPGA
state machine with no processor or stack – virus proof; and auto BM/RX mode for
auto 1553-ARINC facilitating Ethernet bridging.

The SAE AS4111 5.2 protocol (1553) tested eNetX-MA4 also features 5-32
VDC, 5V @ 7W typical; one channel < 5W; BM < 3W; small dimensions
measuring 14.2 x 7 x 3.5cm, 270g without cabling; standard 10/100/1000 Ethernet
UDP; 7 Avionics discretes, TTL clock, trigger; and IEEE-1588, IRIG-B PAM RX or
1, 5, 10 MHz PPS.

Alta Data is represented in Australia and New Zealand by Metromatics.

For further information, please visit the
Metromatics website www.metromatics.com.au or call (07) 3868-4255.

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