PCIe card employs STANAG 3910 avionics interface
Test & Measurement World Staff - September 23, 2012
A short-length PCI Express card from AIM, the APE3910 provides one independent, dual-redundant STANAG 3910 interface for analyzing, testing, simulating, and monitoring STANAG 3910/EFAbus Express data buses.
Full-function versions of the APE3910 offer concurrent high-speed/low-speed bus controller, multiple remote terminal (31), chronological bus monitor, and mailbox bus monitor modes. Single-function and simulator-only versions are also available, as are extended-temperature-range versions.
The APE3910 not only enables STANAG 3910 protocol error injection and detection, but also the reconstruction and replay of previously recorded electrical/optical STANAG 3910 bus traffic. All of the data-bus electrical and optical signals are accessible via the front panel.
In addition to multiple RISC processors with 16 Mbytes of global RAM and 64 Mbytes of ASP RAM, the APE3910 supplies eight avionic-level GPIO lines that can be used to generate strobe outputs or to sample external digital inputs, as well as hardware inputs and outputs. An application support processor runs the driver software on the card, minimizing host PC interaction and latency.
More information: www.aim-online.com/products/hardware/stanag3910-efex/APE3910.aspx