Vector Introduces Mobile ARINC 429 Solution for Monitoring, Debugging and Testing Avionic Systems

Vector is extending the range of uses of its CANoe and CANalyzer development, analysis and test tools to cover important avionic networks by offering the A429 software option and a USB interface for ARINC 429. This gives developers of Line Replaceable Units (LRUs) in aircrafts a flexible and powerful solution for testing and bus analysis.

The compact VN0601 USB interface for the ARINC 429 bus system can handle up to four RX and four TX channels simultaneously. Flexible bit rate settings, precise time stamps and refined error detection mechanisms simplify bus monitoring for the electronic developer. In stimulating ARINC 429 channels, the user has full control over cycle times and message intervals within the microsecond range. It is also possible to inject errors into a system in a controlled way, to test the behavior of the connected devices. When a laptop is connected via the USB port, this gives the user a high-performance, mobile test system.

Screenshot CANoe.A429 - CANoe.A429 simplifies analysis and testing of ARINC 429 LRUs or entire systems

The multibus tools CANoe.A429 and CANalyzer.A429 simplify testing of networked systems considerably. With minimal training effort, users will easily learn how to quickly analyze or generate complex communication. The developer is supported by the well-organized and comprehensible representation of bus activities and flexible adaptation options. For example, Vector applies the proven concept of the database in ARINC 429 and makes the ARINC 429 messages available as objects within the tool.

Figure VN0601 - The compact VN0601 USB interface for accessing the ARINC 429 bus over 8 channels

"The ARINC 429 solution now allows our aeronautical customers to work on key bus systems in use today – –AFDX, ARINC 429 and CAN – –time-synchronously in a single tool, which lets them test modern multibus architectures efficiently." says Dr. Arne Brehmer, Head of the Aerospace Business Area at Vector Informatik GmbH.

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CANoe.A429 CANalyzer.A429 VN0601