MACC - Converter
MACC Overview (video)
When designing or upgrading avionics systems we are often faced with the task of integrating components that were not originally designed to work together.
A control computer that communicates using RS-232 may need to control component that expects MIL-STD-1553 messages or an INS may put out ARINC-429 labels, which are needed by Multi function Display designed around RS-422.
Faced with problems like these, integrators must choose between two poor options. They must either give up on one of the units in favor of another unit that may be less suitable but uses the appropriate communications spec; or they must add a computer system – often PC104 – which can translate from one unit to the other. These computers are generally large, heavy, hot, and require substantial power.
The MACC is a wholly contained Miniature Airborne Communications Converter (data converter - protocol converter or translator). It contains:
- an internal microprocessor
- a dual redundant MIL-STD-1553 interface
- 3 receive and one transmit (or receive) ARINC-429 channels
- 2 Serial channels (1 RS-232, 1 RS-232/422/485)
- 1 NMEA 0183
- 1 Ethernet (10/100/Gigabit)
- 8 Discrete I/O signals (5 can be used as an RT address instead of Discretes)
The processor may be programmed to convert data in real time from any format to any other format. Its small size, weight, low power requirements and integrated heatsink make it an excellent candidate for solving airborne communications incompatibilities.
Miniature Airborne Communications Converter
industrial temp. with MIL-STD-704 power supply
Mating Connectors & Cable Assemblies are NOT INCLUDED
Note: "x” specifies a protocol.
|ARINC 429 to Ethernet||MIL-STD-1553 to Ethernet||Ethernet to RS-232|
|ARINC 429 to RS-232||MIL-STD-1553 to RS-232||Ethernet to RS-422|
|ARINC 429 to RS-422||MIL-STD-1553 to RS-422||Ethernet to RS-485|
|ARINC 429 to RS-485||MIL-STD-1553 to RS-485||Ethernet to NMEA 0183|
|ARINC 429 to NMEA 0183||MIL-STD-1553 to NMEA 0183||Ethernet to CANbus|
|ARINC 429 to ARINC 825||MIL-STD-1553 to CANbus||RS-232 to RS-422|
|ARINC 429 to CANbus||MIL-STD-1553 to ARINC 429||RS-232 to RS-485|
|ARINC 429 to AFDX||MIL-STD-1553 to AFDX||RS-422 to RS-485|
|ARINC 429 to MIL-STD-1553||AFDX to Serial||and more.......|