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Jan 29, 2015

Flexible FPGA Chip for Safety-Critical AFDX Systems

The CS1 FPGA chip offers customers the possibility to build AFDX-based communication systems, for the first time independent of a form factor. The FPGA can be installed directly onto the boards of an AFDX end system. It therefore eliminates the need for an additional module to integrate AFDX protocols.

P522 - AFDX/ARINC-664 Interface PMC

For evaluation, the PMC module P522 from MEN can be used – it is also available as a COTS product and can also be used as an alternative to the PMCs already existing on the market.

Being an FPGA component, the CS1 allows customization to realize, for example, gateway solutions like AFDX to CAN, AFDX to standard Ethernet or AFDX to ARINC 429. Developed according to the ARINC 664P7-1 standard the CS1 can be used in applications of both Boeing and Airbus.

Thanks to the Flash based architecture with triple-redundant logic, the FPGA chip is prepared for safety-critical demands and comes with an ARINC-653 compliant port API (Application Programming Interface) and integrated SNMP/ICMP protocols.