Multi-Protocol PMC Bus Card PMC-MA4

The PMC-MA4 interface module is a multi-channel, multi protocol 1553 and ARINC PMC Card.

Supported by the latest software technologies to enable great system performance and easy integration.

The Alta Data PMC-MA4 is a Multi-Protocol PMC Bus Card.  Firstly, this product is ideal for Single Board Computers or Carriers for VPX, VME and cPCI commercial or rugged/conduction cooled systems.  It uses the 32-bit FPGA protocol engine technology (AltaCore) with AltaAPI multi layered software.  This hardware and software package provides fast and portable integrations.

Secondly, the 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 provide Signal Generator functions for the most demanding requirements.

Features of Multi-Protocol PMC Bus Card PMC-MA4 include:

  • 1-5 Independent, Dual Redundant (A/B) MIL-STD-1553 Channels and 8 ARINC Channels
  • 8 ARINC Channels: 4 Shared RX/TX & 4 RX
  • Ideal for Advanced Test or Embedded Applications
  • Commercial, Extended Temp/Rugged/Conduction Cooled
  • **Signal Capture on First Channels – Standard**
  • 512 KByte, 32-bit RAM per 1553/ARINC Device
  • Up to 2 ARINC 717 RX and TX Channels
  • Avionics and RS-485 Discretes
  • Full 1553 and ARINC Controls Like Other Alta Cards.
  • Dual and Full Function 1553 Channels.
  • Programmable ARINC Bit Rate (500-200K), Bit Encoding, Bits Per Word, Start/Stop and Parity
  • Encode/Decode Almost Any ARINC-429 PHY Signal
  • Start-up, Loop-Back, User and Periodic BIT
  • Dual Temperature Sensors
  • Digital Signal Generator – Fully Test Bit Encoding
  • Advanced AltaAPI and AltaView Analyzer GUI
  • 3.3 or 5 Volt PCI Signalling – PCI-X Compatible
  • NOTE: On shared channels: TX lines have an extra RX load; when powered-off, RX channels can have severe voltage drain – use only dedicated RX channels for critical systems.


Alta Data is committed to provide each customer with a risk free integration and will assist with Metromatics to provide help with any level of your system development project.

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