SBS Avionics Technologies Announces A429-PCI-8 Interface

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SBS Avionics Technologies introduces the new A429-PCI-8. It provides an eight-channel Arinc-429/575 interface for PCI bus systems that is ideal for avionics test and simulation applications. "The A429-PCI-8 is an excellent addition to the SBS Avionics family of ARINC-429/575 products," said Rich Wade, General Manager of SBS Avionics Technologies. "This product expands SBS' offering of the most advanced avionics commercial-off-the-shelf modules for ISA, PC/104, PCMCIA, PCI, PMC, CompactPCI, and VMEbus systems. It is provided with extensive documentation, software libraries, example applications, and driver support, making them very easy to integrate and use." How it Works
The A429-PCI-8 interface provides a flexible, full function ARINC-429/575 interface to the PCI bus system. It offers concurrent and independent operation of eight channels that can be configured for receive or transmit operation at low or high speed (12.5K or 100K bits per second). Source lists may be transmitted by any channel. Sink data may be filtered and received in a current value table, local monitor, and/or global monitor buffers. The ARINC data word may be identified and sorted by either Label or Label/SDI. The on-board DSP controls the flexible data structures, triggers, interrupts, time stamping, and data communications on the ARINC-429 bus. External triggers may be used for synchronization, while the advanced interrupt technology allows real-time event handling by the host processor. As each 32-bit ARINC-429 data word is received, it is time-stamped with a 48-bit, 1 microsecond time tag. When the receive channel is placed in the monitor mode, the time-stamped data is accompanied by a 16-bit status word which provides error information regarding each received word. When a channel is configured as a transmitter, any number of label sequences may be sent on each channel and all transmit channels may be synchronized for simultaneous transmission. Each ARINC word to be transmitted has an accompanying control word used to implement error injection capability. Words may be transmitted in scheduled and/or asynchronous priority methods. About SBS Avionics Technologies
SBS Avionics Technologies is a leading provider of MIL-STD-1553 and ARINC 429/575 interface boards and bus analyzers for military, space and commercial avionics applications. Its products have been designed into major military programs, including the F-22, F-16, and B-2 as well as in such aerospace projects as the International Space Station. SBS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SBSE), the parent company, is a leading manufacturer of standard bus embedded computer components for VME, CompactPCI, embedded PC and custom standalone applications. SBS product lines include CPU (Pentium and PowerPC) boards, input/output (I/O) modules, avionics modules and analyzers, bus interconnection products, expansion units, real-time networks, telemetry boards, data acquisition software, and industrial-grade computers. SBS embedded computer components are used in a variety of applications, such as communications, medical imaging, industrial control and flight instrumentation, in the commercial and aerospace markets. For more information on SBS Avionics Technologies, contact 2400 Louisiana Blvd., NE, AFC Bldg. 5, Suite 600, Albuquerque, NM 87110; Phone (800) SBS-1553 or (505) 875-0600; Fax (505) 875-0400; e-mail:; web site:

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