- August 08, 2019
August 8, 2019 - Abaco Systems further extended its range of portable avionics devices that feature the Intel Thunderbolt 3 interface with the addition of an ARINC664-compatible RCNIC-A2PA-TB and multiprotocol RAR15XF-TB that supports up to four channels of MIL-STD-1553 and 18 channels of ARINC 429 on a single device. These devices complement Abaco’s previously announced QPM-1553-TB and RCEI-830A-TB.
Abaco’s Thunderbolt 3 design extends the functionality of existing test systems without adding more slots. It also delivers portability for test and simulation users and for flight-line use. Typical applications include bus analysis/simulation, system integration activities, and flight-line including 615-3 data loading and MRO (Maintenance,Repair andOverhaul).
The RCNIC-A2PA-TB is the first portable ARINC 664 device to come to market with Thunderbolt 3 connectivity. It is a dual port ARINC 664 interface for monitoring, generating or analyzing full-bandwidth AFDX/ARINC 664 Part 7 protocol traffic. Abaco’s exclusive pipeline architecture maximizes packet throughput using parallel controllers and efficient DMA transfers, thereby avoiding the bottlenecks of CPU-based interface
The RAR15XF-TB delivers up to four channels of 1553 and 18 channels of ARINC 429. Its on-board firmware, large data buffers, and an API are integrated to provide flexibility in monitoring and generating ARINC bus traffic. Simultaneous scheduled and burst mode (FIFO) messaging is supported on all ARINC 429 transmit channels. Each ARINC 429 receive channel provides simultaneous dedicated and buffered mode storage, along with label/SDI filtering.