AIM GmbH introduces ADock for integrating Ethernet-based data bus interface devices
FREIBURG, Germany, 29 Jan. 2015. AIM GmbH, a manufacturer of avionics data bus test solutions with headquarters in Germany, has introduced a docking solution for integrating products in its ANET Ethernet-based line for MIL-STD-1553, STANG3910/ EFEX and ARINC429 testing.
The all-new ADock can host up to four AIM ANET Ethernet-based data bus interface devices in a single housing using any combination of the ANET1553, ANET3910, and ANET429 devices (dockable versions). The ADock Tower or 19-inch rackmount variant provides all connections for power, Ethernet, ANET Auxiliary connections, USB, and IRIG-B in one rear panel.
The ADock integrates a single power supply unit for all four ANET slots and includes an Ethernet Switch and optional WLAN Router. The ADock is AC-powered and ANETs can be individually powered via dedicated power switches for maximum flexibility and capability to plug/unplug single ANET units without powering down the entire docking station or other ANETs mounted in the dock.
The ADock hosts an 8-Port 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet Switch providing a single Ethernet connection for all ANET slots to a network via a single RJ-45 connector.
Easy synchronisation of all ANETs (each having an onboard IRIG-B decoder/ generator) is achieved by an internal backplane which routes the IRIG-B output of the uppermost ANET Slot (Time Master) to an IRIG-B Output connector. An IRIG-B Input connector routes an external IRIG-B Signal to the IRIG-B Inputs of all ANET Slots. Using an external feed of an IRIG-B signal or re-routing the Time Master’s IRIG-B Output to the IRIG-B Input via a selector switch.
Additionally, the ANET Auxiliary connector (offering Discretes, Trigger I/O, etc.) and the General Purpose USB port are available on the ADock for every ANET slot.
AIM has offices in the U.K. and U.S. with the main design and manufacturing facilities based in Freiburg, Germany.