The card "offers up to 16 ARINC 429 channels and 4 ARINC 717 channels on a PC/104-Plus platform which makes it for embedded applications" says Bill Schuh, vice president of sales for Ballard. "Another attractive feature of the PM429-2 is its universal API library which allows developers to program software on a commercial or other Ballard product such as an Ethernet or PCI card and seamlessly import it to the PM429-2."
In addition to these capabilities, the PM429-2 provides an IRIG timer and 16 input /output avionics discrete I/O signals. The discrete I/O can be used as general-purpose I/O or as trigger inputs and sync outputs for protocol functions. The PM429-2 discrete output circuits are open-ground switches capable of sinking as much as 200 milliamps and can withstand as much as 35 volts DC applied to the pin. The discrete I/O are capable of interfacing with industry standard avionics discrete signals.
For more information contact Ballard online at www.ballardtech.com.