Condor Engineering Introduces New High Density ARINC 429 interface for PC/104-Plus

The CEI-430 is the industry’s first ARINC 429 / 717 interface for PC/104-Plus

Santa Barbara, CA - January 24, 2006 Condor Engineering, a leading provider of military and commercial avionics databus solutions, today announced the CEI-430, a high-density ARINC 429 interface for PC/104-Plus and PCI-104 systems. Utilizing Condor's latest FPGA design technology, the CEI-430 provides unprecedented ARINC 429 channel density and a wide array of features. Configurations are available that also support the flight data recorder databus (ARINC 717/573), enabling engineers to easily integrate flight data into in-flight entertainment systems. “Condor developed the CEI-430 in response to customer requests for increased channel density in order to consolidate two ARINC 429 cards onto one,” stated Rick Schuh, V.P. Sales at Condor Engineering. “By integrating up to 24 channels into one PC/104-Plus form factor board, avionics designers can reduce the number of slots required, saving space, power and lowering heat output.” High resolution, time-stamped buffering and filtering are provided for each ARINC 429 Receive channel, along with accurate transmission scheduling for transmit channels. IRIG-B Receiver/Generator support is optional. Condor's Dual-Mode ARINC 717 functionality programmatically supports either HBP (Harvard Bi-Phase) or BPRZ (Bi-Polar Return to Zero) across a very wide range of Bit Rate/Subframe combinations. Additional features of the CEI-430 include independent, software-programmable data rates and parity, error detection and automatic transmit channel slew rate adjustment. The CEI-430 offers up to 16 bi-directional avionics-level discretes, up to four bi-directional RS-485 discretes, and two megabytes of on-board RAM. All 24 channels operate independently. The CEI-430 is available in PC/104-Plus (with ISA bus pass-thru) or PCI-104 (no pass-thru) configurations, and uses the PCI bus for all host communications. The CEI-430 is provided with a comprehensive Application Programming Interface and integrated driver support for Windows, VxWorks and Linux. 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, CA, and is supported by an extensive, worldwide network of manufacturer's representatives and distributors. For more information visit Condor Engineering's website at -###-