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Getting The Testing Edge

29 June, 2023 David Koppel – CEO | Excalibur Systems Ltd The complexity of avionic systems increases all the time, requiring extensible capabilities for testing, including advanced simulation and analysis. Together with the traditional MIL-STD-1553 and ARINC 429 protocols, Ethernet and CAN825 are increasingly being used for avionic system development, generating new challenges for testing. More
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Evolution of an Avionics Translator - The difficulty of making something easy

25 June, 2023 David Koppel – CEO | Excalibur Systems Ltd About ten years ago Excalibur Systems decided to create a new product, an avionics translator (MACC - Miniature Airborne Communications Converter). This would build upon our decades of experience with avionics interfaces but add two new elements. More
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Strengthening 1553 Cybersecurity Using Flight Simulator Data

7 November, 2022 Improving 1553 cybersecurity / defense using flight simulation data through Excalibur’s Flight Sim. Convert and read flight sim data for 1553 standard. More

A Short Primer on Today’s Avionics Test Equipment

9 June, 2022 What avionics testing equipment is, how it has developed over the years, and what challenges manufacturers face today and in the future. More
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Excalibur’s A to D / D to A Module - a different approach

29 July, 2021 David Koppel While the analog industry as a whole decided to focus on channel count, sample rate, resolution and several other very technical parameters, we chose to focus on ease of use, ability to synchronize with other digital buses and ability to reproduce previously recorded waveforms. More
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Flight Simulator use in Cyber Security

28 July, 2021 David Koppel With this system a user can use Microsoft’s Flight Simulator to generate real life scenarios based on a database that Microsoft has grown over the course of 40 years. More

6 Key Features of Modern Flight Data Recorders (FDRs)

12 April, 2021 Flight data recording has evolved a lot since the World War II era. But what have been the qualitative changes in the last few decades? Let’s take a look. More
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Why testing avionics using Microsoft Flight Simulator is no game

22 May, 2020 David Koppel Take advantage of the huge investment Microsoft has put into Flight Simulator and use it to test your own equipment under near flight scenarios More

The Resilience of Avionics Embedded Cards in the 2020s and Beyond

31 March, 2020 A quick look at the relevance of avionics embedded cards and associated communication standards like MIL-STD-1553 and ARINC-429 in the field of avionics More

Avionics Test Equipment Industry: Modern Challenges

2 October, 2019 A look at the challenges faced by avionics test equipment manufacturers as they try to innovate. Read more and check out the equipment. More

How 1553 Remote Terminals Facilitate Data Networking in Aviation

20 January, 2019 A quick look at how the support for 1553 remote terminals is facilitating data networking even in modern avionics while competing with newer standards. More

How Single, Dual, and Four-Channel 1553 Make the Standard More Versatile

14 October, 2018 Here’s a quick look at one-channel 1553, two-channel 1553, and four-channel 1553 and their importance in serial bus communication. More

The Relevance of Ethernet MIL-STD-1553 Hybrid in Modern Communication

24 June, 2018 In avionics, one of the biggest issues faced by communications engineers and network designers is the non-compatibility between different components. Read about the solution. More

Leveraging the Right Information with an ARINC 429 Data Bus Analyzer

19 November, 2017 An ARINC 429 data bus analyzer translates your received data into meaningful engineering units. Learn the major benefits of such software. More

Multi-Protocol Boards as Essential Avionics Test Equipment

16 October, 2017 Multi-protocol boards play a vital role within the vast range of avionics test equipment suitable for use with ARINC 429 and numerous other specifications More

Building a Reliable Data Transfer System Like AFDX

28 August, 2017 Any modern avionics communications bus like AFDX builds on the success of previous iterations. In some cases, older data transfer models are still widely used. More

A Quick Guide to All the Most Important ARINC 429 Products

19 July, 2017 As it’s one of the most commonly used specifications used on commercial aircraft today, it’s vitally important that you get to grips with ARINC 429 products More
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Why are there so many avionics communications specifications?

8 June, 2017 David Koppel – CEO | Excalibur Systems Ltd I recently had occasion to give a course on avionics communications. While I often teach companies about MIL-STD 1553 and ARINC 429, this time I was asked to also speak about ARINC 629, ARINC 664 Part 7 (AFDX) and ARINC 825 (CAN Bus) More

A Guide to the Components of the ARINC 429 Labels List

14 May, 2017 Understanding the purpose of the individual components of the data word format published in the ARINC 429 labels list will improve your knowledge of avionics More

Protecting ARINC 429 from Radio Interference 

20 April, 2017 The ARINC 429 data bus must be able to work properly at all times. Protection from interference is one aspect of making sure that it functions optimally. More

MIL-STD-1553 Data Buses Are Not Just For Military Use

26 March, 2017 MIL-STD-1553 data buses are no longer used solely for military purposes. Discover the various important commercial and scientific uses now possible. More
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Avionics testing on small aircraft

22 March, 2017 David Koppel The Lance handheld ARINC-429 tester More

Standard and Benefits of the ARINC 429

13 February, 2017 The ARNIC 429 standard defines the physical and electrical characteristics of the communication bus used in commercial aircrafts. This allows various components from different manufacturers to co-exist and communicate to each other, while performing different functions. More

A Brief comparison between mil std 1553 and major commercial data bus systems

12 January, 2017 This article will present a comprehensive comparison of MIL-STD 1553 with ARINC 429 and BITBUS data bus standards More

The Arinc 429 avionic serial data systems: Key characteristics

29 December, 2016 The ARINC 429 is widely used in avionic systems to provide quality transmission and reception of data and commands. More

The Chief Components of the MIL-STD-1553 Bus Standard

19 December, 2016 MIL-STD-1553 is the United States Department of Defense Standard for serial data bus communication. The specification describes a data bus, remote terminals, bus couplers, a bus controller, and a bus monitor. More

Advantages and Drawbacks of the ARINC 429 Avionics Data Bus Framework

11 December, 2016 The arinc 429 data bus package offers a unique transmission framework designed for transport and commercial aircraft. This article will briefly ascertain a handful of the primary advantages and Drawbacks that such a system offers. More

Evolution of Arinc 429

28 November, 2016 Evolution of arinc 429 towards embedded systems to cater for complex avionics architectures More

The ARINC-429 Standard and its Application

14 November, 2016 ARINC-429 is an avionics standard that supports efficient network data transfer and reduction of wiring. Its flexibility has made it the most used specification since the 1980’s. More

Extensions to the MIL-STD-1553 Standard

9 October, 2016 While the biggest advantage the MIL-STD-1553 standard provides for avionics engineers is compatibility, you might not realize that there are actually two specifications that standard covers. Click for more. More

Arinc 429 - data transmission

28 September, 2016 ARINC 429’s data transmission is unidirectional on a single channel or bus. This standard is known as Mark 33 Digital Information Transfer System (DITS). More

MIL-STD-1553: Operation, Application and Revisions

20 September, 2016 Mil-STD-1553 operation, advanced application and standard revisions.

The Avionics World Thrives on ARINC 429

8 September, 2016 All about arinc 429, the predominant avionics data bus: Where Is arinc 429 Used and The genius of arinc 429 More

Evolution and Application of MIL STD 1553 in Modern Technology

28 August, 2016 The improvements and variations of mil std 1553 that help improve its functionalities. More
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Implementing a small configurable COTS avionics system

16 August, 2016 George Sponsler - VP Excalibur Systems Why use the DRAGON rugged PC/104 Plus Sytem? More
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Protocol Conversion - Letting You Speak the Same Language

16 August, 2016 David Koppel Get to know airborne communications protocol conversion solution. More

About ARINC 429, Usage and Features

15 August, 2016 Read about Arinc 429 key features, usage and interference protection.

About ARINC 429

11 August, 2016 All about ARINC 429, a computer bus transfer system, the dominant factor in avionics data bus technology. More

The MIL-STD-1553 Specification

11 August, 2016 About MIL-STD-1553, The Primary Characteristics of MIL-STD-1553, The Control Bus and The Long-Distance Terminal More

A Look at MIL STD 1553

24 July, 2016 MIL-STD-1553 is an important aspect of commercial avionics. This standard offers reliability and performance that allows for ease of production. More

What is MIL-STD-1553 All About?

11 July, 2016 Take a quick look at the MIL-STD-1553 main qualities.


The Role of ARINC 429 in Modern Avionics

16 June, 2016 Take a moment to learn why arinc 429 has become the standard for transmitting data between components and systems in both commercial and military flight. More

Overview of MIL STD 1553

1 June, 2016 MIL-STD-1553 is a hardware and software standard for interconnecting electronic equipment. Click to read more. More
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