FREIBURG, Germany, 1 March 2014. AIM’s Avionics Databus Solutions division has introduced a smart tool set for handling ARINC429 testing with system made up of standard AIM hardware and software solutions plus a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) computer platform.
The core component is based on AIM’s ANET429-x Ethernet- based databus interface. Users can operate with 4, 8, or 16 programmable ARINC429 channels via the wireless Ethernet interface.
"The new AIM ANET family of Ethernet-based avionics interfaces has an on-board LINUX operating system (OS). The platform hosting the Standard AIM PBA.pro software framework application is a Windows 8.1-based COTS tablet computer. Various models are available,
but as an example, an 8inch Quad Core IntelAtom platform provides a suitable offering and an excellent trade-off for size, weight, and performance for handheld applications,” explains Jo Schuler, general manager at AIM GmbH.
AIM also offers ANET solutions for MIL-STD-1553A/B and STANAG3910/EFEX applications.
The key advantage of such a platform is the execution of AIM’s standard PBA.pro Databus Test & Analysis Software with application-specific PBA.pro projects with panels/ GUIs (for maintenance tasks, pre-flight check out, data logger etc). Existing panels like the AIM
PBA.pro-Light or customer-created panels are also possible.
Various options of host platforms as well as the use of an encrypted wireless network offer a maximum of flexibility and mobility of applications for today’s Avionics Databus Solutions.
AIM has offices in the U.K. and the U.S. with the main design and manufacturing facilities based in Freiburg, Germany.