Wangen, Germany - The CO-PCIA429 PCI interface card from Cosateq enables a quick and cost-efficient connection of a standard PC System to control units, actuators and sensors over ARINC429. The CO-PCIA429 is optimized for operation in real-time systems.
Communication and caching over PCI is optimized for a smallest possible overhead, but gives the engineer full control over the ARINC429 bus system.
The CO-PCIA429 card is available in three versions: the CO-PCIA429/4 with 4 transmitters and 4 receivers; the CO-PCIA429/8 with 8 transmitters and 8 receivers; and the CO-PCIA429/16 with 16 transmitters and 16 receivers.
All channels may be configured independently. Every TX-channel is designed with 24 transmit buffers and the RX channel with 36 receive buffers. For received messages a timestamp with a resolution of 60s is provided.
The CO-PCIA429 PCI interface card is supported by the Linux (Kernel 2.6) and real-time simulation environment SCALE-RT. The new SCALE-RT version 5.0 includes drivers for the CO-PCIA429 card for seamless and easy installation with the SCALE-RT real-time simulation environment, especially for users not familiar with Linux. Integration of Microsoft Windows and LabView is coming soon.
SCALE-RT 5.0 comprises extensions for the simulation frontend Matlab/Simulink within the scope of supply; it enables an easy integration of the CO-PCIA429 card in existing and new real-time simulation systems.
ARINC 429 is the standard for the predominant avionics data bus used on most higher-end commercial and transport aircraft. The ARINC 429 standard exists as high and low speed data bus. Messages are transmitted at 12.5 kbps (low speed data bus) or at 100 kbps (high-speed data bus).
This ARINC429 serial port is similar to the differential EIA-422 serial interface standard. In difference there are three instead of two voltage levels defined (+10V, 0V und -10V).
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