Holt Integrated Circuit’s HI-8596 +3.3V ARINC 429 Line Driver Demonstrates Compliance with EMI/EMC Requirements of RTCA/DO-160G

Friday, March 04, 2011

Mission Viejo, CA (March 4, 2011) – Holt Integrated Circuits, a world leader in data bus IC’s for the avionics and military industries, today announced compliance of its latest 3.3V ARINC 429 line driver, HI-8596, with the EMI/EMC requirements of RTCA/DO-160G, Section 21, Category P. This specification provides a standardized test methodology which is accepted in the avionics industry as the gold standard for environmental testing of airborne equipment. Compliance ensures HI-8596 can operate successfully in applications mandating strict EMI/EMC requirements, such as cockpit instruments and flight controls. All testing was performed by an accredited external lab and a copy of the final test report is available in Application Note AN-135.

Holt also demonstrated the part’s robustness to transients and lightning strikes by meeting the requirements of DO-160G, Level 3, waveforms 3, 4, 5A and 5B.

The HI-8596 operates from a single +3.3V supply using only four external capacitors. This allows easy integration with FPGAs without the need for additional supplies and provides a compact and cost effective solution.

“This independent testing has demonstrated the capability of HI-8596 to meet the most stringent EMI/EMC requirements,” said Anthony Murray, Director of Business Development at Holt. “In addition, the possibility of a single supply makes HI-8596 a great choice for FPGA or 3.3V dual redundant ARINC 429 applications”.

The HI-8596 is available in a 16-pin SOIC package or a more compact 16-pin QFN. Samples and a demonstration kit are available upon request.

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

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.