BTIDriver Application Programming Interface (API)
Universal BTIDriver™ API
BTIDriver is the common set of API libraries for Astronics' newer avionics interface products. BTIDriver unifies the development of applications by keeping a consistent programming interface across our avionics interface products.
Programs developed today for one type of BTIDriver compliant product, will be able to operate future BTIDriver compliant products with little or no change to the source code. Code developed for older Astronics Ballard Technology devices can be adapted for use with newer BTIDriver compatible devices through a DLL translation driver.
- Easy To Use
- Robust and Flexible
- Supported in many programming languages, including C/C++, C#, VB, VB.net, and LabVIEW™
- Accompanied with comprehensive example programs
Ease of Use
Avionics interface products can be easily configured and operated with only a few API calls. The comprehensive libraries also include a broad range of functions for specialized needs.
The API provided with Astronics' interface products is designed to allow the user access to the avionics databuses without the burden of memory maps, data registers, or other low level interfaces. The API is organized by groups of similar high level functions. For example, to handle data and status associated with messages there are functions to configure, read, and write message information.
Complete source code and executable versions of all example programs are provided on the distribution media with the API libraries. The example programs demonstrate databus transmission, reception, monitoring (data logging), error injection, end system simulation, use of engineering units, triggering, and more. These examples demonstrate how to use the API and are also excellent starting points for the development of custom applications.