Databus bridge from DDC translates avionics networking among 1553, ARINC 429, and Ethernet

BOHEMIA, N.Y., 2 May 2013. Data Device Corp. (DDC) in Bohemia, N.Y., is introducing the AceXtreme bridge device to translate avionics databus messages in real-time between MIL-STD-1553, ARINC 429, and Ethernet in any direction, without a host computer.

With an onboard Intel Atom processor, two Ethernet channels, two MIL-STD-1553, and six ARINC 429 channels, the AceXtreme bridge device is for rugged embedded applications and test and integration labs.

In protocol conversion mode, the onboard processor converts messages from any input to any output without the need for a host computer. In remote access mode, a host computer can communicate with the device over Ethernet to access data remotely from a MIL-STD-1553 or ARINC 429 data bus.

DDC also provides a software development kit common across all platforms to simplify software development, and a bridging API to map bits from one protocol to another for autonomous protocol conversion.

"Many avionic platforms today are integrating Ethernet alongside ARINC 429 and MIL-STD-1553 to meet the increasing and varying data demands onboard the aircraft. Now, with the AceXtreme bridge device, messages can be seamlessly translated from one protocol to another, streamlining integration efforts", says Sean Sleicher, DDC's data bus marketing manager.

For more information contact DDC online at www.ddc-web.com.

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