The folks at Great River Technology (GRT) of Albuquerque, NM, have announced their new ARINC 818 (Avionics Digital Video Bus) IP core with support for Xilinx Virtex-2 Pro, Virtex-5, and Altera Stratix II GX FPGA devices.
ARINC 818 is the new standard for high performance, low latency, uncompressed video for mission-critical applications, such as military and commercial aerospace environments.
"Since being released in January of 2007, the ARINC 818 video protocol is being implemented across a surprising number of military and commercial video applications, such as the Airbus A400M, the Boeing 787, and a number of regional jets," said Jon Alexander, CEO. "The GRT IP Core will help engineers to quickly incorporate an ARINC 818 interface into their products without a large investment in time or engineering."
The ARINC 818 core is compliant with the latest ARINC specification and provides flexibility for implementing and tuning a variety of video formats and timing classifications. The IP core is targeted at cameras, IR sensors, video processors, and cockpit displays such as MFDs, PFDs, and HUDs. The core uses Xilinx Rocket IO or Altera GX transceivers to achieve ARINC 818 interfaces up to 4.25 Gbps.
GRT licenses the ARINC 818 core using a SignOnce agreement. Additionally, VHDL source code and a complete Aerospace Certification Package may also be purchased to support DO-254 qualification. GRT also offers development boards, design support and engineering services for customization of the core.
For technical details, please visit www.greatrivertech.com/ipcore.html. For pricing, contact distributors or Great River Technology directly via firstname.lastname@example.org.