LP429-5 (PCI) / LE429-5 (PCI Express)
The LP429-5 (PCI) and LE429-5 (PCIe) are personal computer expansion cards for communicating with ARINC 429 and ARINC 717 systems. These feature-rich interfaces provide programmable dual redundant data buffers and deep built-in memory. Models offer 4 to 32 ARINC 429 channels, and up to 4 ARINC 717 channels, 16 input/output avionics level discretes, and IRIG time synchronization/generation. Avionics discretes can be used as general purpose I/O or linked in hardware to databus activity as triggers or syncs.
The Lx429-5 products support maximum data throughput on all avionics interfaces. Each channel is independently configurable for high or low speed operation. Messages can be captured by a sequential monitor for all channels, or via individual message monitoring. Notification of databus activity is handled through the on-board Event Log, which can be processed by polling or via an interrupt. To dramatically reduce the host CPU processing, the sequential monitor has a DMA mode that automatically moves records to host memory through PCI/PCIe bus mastering.
- 4 to 32 ARINC 429 channels
- ARINC 717 (4 channels optional)
- IRIG & 16 Avionics discrete I/O
- Large 32 MB on-board memory
- 48 bit, 1 uSec hardware time-tagging
- All power drawn from backplane (no auxiliary cabling required)
- RoHS compliant design
- Translation DLL for application conversion
- CoPilot® databus analyzer software available
The Lx429-5 products are half size compliant cards. Avionics transition cabling is available from the unit's I/O connectors to standard cable connections. The universal PCI or PCI Express interfaces available make the Lx429-5 compatible with virtually all modern desktop, rackmount, and server computers.