PCIC-MA4 | 5 Channel MIL-STD-1553 and 8 Channel ARINC-429 PCI Card

The PCIC-MA4 supports up to 5 Channels of MIL-STD-1553 and 8 Channels of ARINC-429 in a PCI form factor for test applications.


PCIC-MA4 | 5 Channel MIL-STD-1553 and 8 Channel ARINC-429 PCI Card

  • One to Five Independent, Dual Redundant MIL-STD-1553 Channels
  • PMC on PCI 32 Carrier Configuration
  • Dual Function Mode (per channel):
    • Bus Controller (BC) and Bus Monitor (BM)
    • Multiple Remote Terminals (mRT)(1-32) and Bus Monitor (BM)
  • Full Function Mode (simultaneous):
    • Bus Controller (BC) and Bus Monitor (BM) and Multiple Remote Terminals (mRT)
  • 512 Kbyte RAM per 1553 Channel
    • 8 Channels Total
    • 4 Shared TX/RX
    • 4 Dedicated RX
    • 512 Kbyte of RAM for all Channels/Banks
  • Capture 1553 & ARINC Waveforms
    • First 1553 Channel
    • First Two ARINC RX Channels
  • Commercial, Industrial (Extended) Temperature
  • Advanced BC & ARINC TX Frequency Controls: 1553 Framing/Subframing;
  • RT/ARINC RX Full Buffering with 64-bit 20 nsec Time Tags
  • Advanced, Multi-layer AltaAPI Provided at No Cost with Source Code
  • Windows, Linux, RTOS, LabVIEW & RT .NET Managed DLLs
  • Contact Factory for Latest RTOS Support
  • True HW Playback (BC or TX)
  • Industry First: 20/1000 ns Signal Generation
  • Bit Construction
  • Supports RT or ARINC Validation Testing
  • IRIG-B RX PAM or RX/TX PPS Ext Clock
  • Avionics/ RS-485 Discretes
  • Advanced BIT Features and Dual Temperature Sensors
  • Full HW Interrupt Features
  • PCI 32 Bit, 33/66MHz & PCI-X Compatible

Hardware Datasheet:

Alta Data PCIC MA4 Datasheet

Bus Analyzer Datasheet:

Alta Data AltaView Datasheet

Software API Datasheet:

Alta Data AltaAPI Datasheet

LabVIEW API Datasheet:

Alta Data AltaAPI LabVIEW Datasheet

Additional Information:

Alta Data Technologies’ PCIC-MA4 interface module is a multi-channel, multi-protocol 1553 and ARINC PCIC card supported by the latest software technologies for PCI systems. The PCIC cards (PMC PCI 32 Carrier) are based on the industry’s most advanced 32-bit FPGA protocol engine, AltaCore™, and by a feature-rich application programming interface, AltaAPI™, which is a multi-layer ANSI C  and Windows .NET 2.0 (MSVS 2005 C++, C#, VB, .NET, Linux, RTOSes) architecture.  This hardware and software package provides increased system performance and reduces integration time.

The PCIC-1553’s BC capability includes variable message/label framing/subframing with transmission scheduling provides the most advanced control operations.  ARINC TX has complete frequency control per channel.  RT and ARINC RX, Monitor, Playback and Signal Generator functions also include industry leading functions to meet the most demanding requirements

AltaCore-1553 is guaranteed 1553B Notice II & IV compliant and all cards are manufactured to the highest IPC-Class 3 standards and ISO 9001:2008 processes. Cards are available in dual-function (BC/Mon or multi-RT/Monitor) or full-function (BC, mRT and Mon) configurations. Playback and Signal Generation are part of BC operations. Alta is committed to a risk free integration and will be glad to help with any level of your system development.