ARINC 429 Line Driver Running from a Single +5V Supply

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Mission Viejo, CA (June 30, 2010) – Holt Integrated Circuits, a world leader in data bus IC’s for the avionics and military industries, today introduced the world’s first ARINC 429 line driver powered by a single +5V supply. The HI-8592 eliminates the need for negative voltage supplies or inverters which are typically found in ARINC 429 bus driver designs.

The part includes a negative voltage converter, allowing it to operate from a single +5V supply using only two external capacitors. The part also features high-impedance outputs (tri-state) when both data inputs are taken high, allowing multiple line drivers to be connected to a common bus.  Different outputs are available for easy implementation of external lightning protection, allowing the requirements of DO-160E, Level 3, waveforms 3, 4, 5A and 5B to be satisfied. The HI-8592 is available in a compact 14-pin ESOIC package.

“The HI-8592 eliminates the need for external negative supplies or inverters, providing a more compact, reliable solution to drive the ARINC 429 bus,” said Anthony Murray, Director of Business Development at Holt.

The HI-8593 and HI-8594 are reduced pin-count variants which have tri-state output capability without the negative voltage converter. These devices are pin-compatible with Holt’s existing HI-8570 and HI-8571 respectively, with the added advantage of tri-state outputs. Samples are available upon request.

To request information on Holt’s ARINC 429, MIL-STD-1553 and other products, readers should contact Holt at (949) 859-8800, by e-mail at, or visit the Holt Web site at

About Holt Integrated Circuits

Located in Mission Viejo, CA, Holt Integrated Circuits is a major supplier of ICs for avionics and military data bus and display applications.  The company’s products are specified by more than 400 manufacturers worldwide and are employed in flight control, navigation, engine management, communications, safety equipment, and in-flight information systems.

Holt’s range of ICs supporting the ARINC 429 standard is the widest in the industry, and its display drivers offer high-voltage operation as well as innovative design features to enhance ease of use and testability.  Holt’s transceivers for MIL-STD-1553 applications are recognized as the industry’s smallest and have the lowest power consumption.  In addition, Holt also offers MIL-STD-1553 protocol ICs, Manchester encoder/decoders and interface transformers.  Select products are available to DSCC SMD specifications.  Holt also offers product compliant to the European Union "RoHS Directive 002/95/EC".

Holt Integrated Circuits is ISO 9001:2008 registered and is a STACK certified supplier.