Condor Engineering Announces Updated AFDX Test and Analysis Tool

BusTools/AFDX offers engineers intuitive approach to instantly analyzing AFDX traffic.

Santa Barbara, CA - January 31, 2006 Condor Engineering, a leading provider of military and commercial avionics databus solutions, today announced a major update to its Windows-based, AFDX (Avionics Full Duplex Switched Ethernet/ARINC 664) bus analyzer tool. Condor BusTools/AFDX brings improved levels of power and ease of use to monitoring, test, analysis and simulation of AFDX network nodes and switches. BusTools/AFDX can run from any standard network interface card (NIC) or with Condor’s AFDX NIC, the only interface on the market today that can support full AFDX bandwidth. “Condor’s BusTools/AFDX product is unique in that it automatically discovers and detects AFDX traffic and organizes it according to end systems and parts, while offering intuitive drag-and-drop configuration management,” stated John Bruno, AFDX product manager. “This new product redesign now enables real-time monitoring, data payload interpretation in engineering units, bandwidth statistical analysis, and reply of log files in a flexible format.” Standard features include: Auto-discovery window
  • Automatically organizes traffic according to end system, virtual links, and ports
  • Enables intuitive “visual filtering” by simply clicking on selected objects
  • Right-clicking on selections brings up a context menu for functions such as monitoring and logging
Configuration windows
  • Drag-and-drop facility for building data sets and AFDX message structures
  • Drag-and-drop facility for building filter equations and triggers
  • Intuitive panel for building filter elements
  • AFDX Port, Virtual Link (VL) and Raw Frame views
  • Flexible and complex triggering operation
  • Simplified multi-window displays
Frame statistics
  • Data Acquisition/Data Logging
  • Simultaneous logging and traffic monitoring
  • Three-panel viewer of log files
  • Dissection of packet headers and data payloads
  • IRIG-B synchronization between multiple boards
Traffic Generation
  • Simultaneous transmission while monitoring
  • Replay of log files
  • Error injection
About Condor Engineering Condor Engineering is a technological innovator and manufacturer of avionics databus tools and solutions. The firm’s product portfolio includes test, simulation and embedded interfaces for commercial (ARINC, AFDX) and military (MIL-STD-1553) avionics databuses. Condor is committed to total customer satisfaction, superior product quality, and exceptional customer service. Founded in 1989, Condor Engineering is headquartered in Santa Barbara, Calif., and is supported by an extensive, worldwide network of manufacturer’s representatives and distributors. For more information visit Condor Engineering’s website at -###-