RMAC-VME Interface

VMEbus interface for ARINC 429



MAC - VME Modular Avionics Controller

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High density VME card for development, simulation and test

Designed for laboratory simulation and production test applications, the Modular Avionics Controller (RMAC) is an intelligent, high performance 6U VME product supporting ARINC protocols and other serial communications. As an evolutionary follow-on product to the successful VME-AIC product line, the RMAC-VME provides a single integrated interface to multiple avionics protocols on VMEbus platforms.

Multiple channel and protocol configurations provide optimum application flexibility

The RMAC-VME interface supports up to 64 total ARINC 429 channels, 4 ARINC 708 channels, or 24 software programmable RS-232/422/485 channels. Support for ARINC 429 includes maximum data throughput on all channels while providing onboard message scheduling, label filtering, multiple buffering options, receive message time-tagging and error detection, and optional IRIG-B receiver (AM or DC/TTL) and generator (DC/TTL). A wide range of ARINC 429 receive and transmit channel configurations are available, and can be combined with support for ARINC 573/717, ARINC 453/708, RS-232/422/485, and Avionics Discrete I/O.

Software tools minimize integration effort, shorten time to implementation

GE's software tools and solutions significantly reduce the time required to integrate ARINC 429 and other avionics protocols into an application. Included with the RMAC-VME is GE's flexible, high-level API (Application Programming Interface), with support for Windows® 7, Vista, XP, and VxWorks®.  This powerful API supports multiple cards, and is compatible with GE's API support for the MAC2-VXI.


Form Factor
Lab, Simulation, Test
# ARINC Channels
2 to 32
Temp Range
429, 453, 573, 575, 585, 708, 717, RS-232, RS-422, RS-485

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