Lee Air chooses ARINC 429 databus interfaces from GE for avionics aboard Cessna aircraft
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., 23 July 2014. Avionics designers at Lee Air Inc. in Wichita, Kan., needed ARINC 429 databus interface for PC/104-Plus embedded computing systems for Cessna aircraft. They found their solution from GE Intelligent Platforms in Huntsville, Ala.
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.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., 23 July 2014.Avionics designers at Lee Air Inc. in Wichita, Kan., needed ARINC 429 databus interface for PC/104-Plus embedded computing systems for Cessna aircraft. They found their solution from GE Intelligent Platforms in Huntsville, Ala.
GE has secured orders from Lee Air for substantial quantities of GE's CEI-430 high density ARINC 429 intelligent interface for PC/104-Plus which will be deployed within Cessna aircraft avionics systems, company officials say.
The CEI-430 provides integrated databus functionality for as many as 24 channels of ARINC 429 or 575 along with ARINC 717, 573 and other selected two-wire, 32-bit protocols, on a PC/104-Plus or PCI-104 platform.
The CEI-430 supports maximum data throughput on all 24 ARINC 429 channels while providing on-board message scheduling, label filtering, multiple buffering options, time-tagging, and error detection. Configurations with support for ARINC 717, ARINC 573, and IRIG-B receiver (AM or DC/TTL) and generator (DC/TTL) support are optional.
The IRIG-B DC level output signal can be utilized to synchronize time stamps across multiple boards. Ruggedized configurations with extended operating temperatures are also available.