Editor's note: GE Intelligent Platforms changed its name to Abaco Systems on 23 Nov. 2015 as a result of the company's acquisition last September by New York-based private equity firm Veritas Capital.
The test & measurement adapter is bundled with the BusTools ARINC graphic user interface (GUI), and uses the ubiquitous USB interface for use together with Windows computing systems from Windows XP onwards.
The RAR-USB provides to 16 independent receive channels along with as many as five independent transmit channels and eight bi-directional avionics-level discretes.
The unit offers programmable bus rates and parity, error detection, time-tagging and adjustable slew rates. Configuration options include channel count, and support for ARINC 429 and 573/717. The RAR-USB also is available in a rugged version for harsh environments.
The RAR-USB does not require an external power supply, as it is powered by the USB bus. GE's BT-ARINC bus analyzer software tool reduces the time required to integrate ARINC protocols and discrete I/O into portable applications.
Included with the RAR-USB is a high-level API library, with support for software development under Microsoft 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP operating systems.
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