The NLINE product family
“The NLINE product family is a culmination of advancing our AltaCore 1553 and ARINC protocol engines in both functionality and reduced packaging to allow direct, in-line cable applications. We made considerable investments to have plastic injection molding engineering and equipment capability brought in-house so we can quickly make new products instead of waiting 6-12 months on outside vendors. We can rapidly design PCBs and harness molds to match various deployed application requirements. We have also tested models to meet rigorous environmental MIL-STD-810 & 461 (shock, temp, EMC) specifications, even full operational water immersion.
Along with our realtime Ethernet ENET products, the NLINE has been adopted for some very large programs,” states Jake Haddock, CTO of Engineering for Alta. He adds:
-“Our advanced 1553 and ARINC protocol engines, and signal testing functions are being utilized for everything from simple message scheduling to complex protocol validation and detection of security threats, which is a hot requirement in this complicated cyber world.”
MIL-STD-1553 network interface cards (NICs)
Alta continues to fill out the NLINE product family as interface cards are still the bread and butter of the COTS market. ARINC and 1553 network interface cards (NICs) are still very popular for embedded integration and test of avionics systems. Alta started with PMC, PCI Express, XMC, PXI style interface boards and then invented their ENET real-time Ethernet converter appliances, which became one of the market’s leading products. In coming full circle, Alta just announced a new, flexible 1553 NIC that customers can design-in into small, custom systems: mezzanine board MEZ-E1553.