ENETX-MA4 | Rugged MIL-STD-1553 and ARINC-429 Ethernet Converter

The eNetX-MA4 is a rugged Ethernet converter for both MIL-STD-1553 and ARINC-429 applications that require a fully rugged solution for bridging applications.


ENETX-MA4 | Rugged MIL-STD-1553 and ARINC-429 Ethernet Converter

  • 1 or 2 MIL-STD-1553 Busses (Each Dual Redundant)
    • Can be ordered as 1553 only
  • Four ARINC-429 Channels
    • Can be ordered as ARINC-429 only
  • Tested to MIL-STD-704F 810G 461F, DO160 Sec 22
  • Thin-Server, Real-Time UDP Ethernet ** – Abstract API or Straight BSD Sockets
  • FPGA State Machine – No Processor or Stack – Virus Proof
  • Auto Bus Monitor/RX Mode for Auto 1553-ARINC->Ethernet Bridging
  • 5-32 VDC;
    • Typical 7 Watts
    • One Channel < 5 Watts
    • Bus Monitor < 3 Watts
  • Small 14.2 x 7 x 3.5cm, 270g without cabling
  • Standard 10/100/1000 Ethernet UDP
  • Glenair Mighty Mouse Connectors
  • SAE AS4111 5.2 Protocol (1553) Tested
  • Seven Avionics Discretes, TTL Clock, Trigger
  • IEEE-1588, IRIG-B PAM RX or 1, 5, 10 MHz PPS
  • Parts Temp (C) : -55 to +120 Storage, 0 to +70 Commercial, -40 to + 85 Extended Temp
  • Flash Disable Factory Setting for Secure Memory

Hardware Datasheet:

Alta Data eNetX-MA4 Datasheet

Bus Analyzer Datasheet:

Alta Data AltaView Datasheet

Software API Datasheet:

Alta Data AltaAPI Datasheet

Additional Information:

eNetX-MA4™ is an innovative product for “remoting” 1553 & ARINC-429/717 operations on 10/100/1000 Ethernet local area networks (LAN). eNetX-MA4 is a very small, low-power, rugged device that provides real-time UDP connectivity to for 1-2 dual redundant 1553 (A/B) busses and 4 ARINC channels. Tested to MIL-STD-704F/810G/461F and DO160.

Alta has combined the industry’s most advanced 32-bit 1553 FPGA protocol engine, AltaCore, with a real-time IP/UDP thin server. The customer can implement their application with the same feature-rich application programming interface, AltaAPI, as used with standard cards – often without even recompiling – the ultimate in code portability.eNetX-MA4 Concepts

**NOTE: eNetX-MA4 (server) is a real-time Ethernet/1553 device, but your computers’ (client) IP stack may not be! The eNetX-MA4 device provides real-time UDP receive and transmit requests (<10 uSecs) to data buffers, but the client’s IP/UDP stack will induce path delays as compared to backplane cards. For most applications, this product will provide unparalleled flexibility in avionics configurations (much better than USB devices). Contact Alta for test results on various OS and computer configurations – your system results may vary.