ARINC 429 Line Receiver Family with Built-In DO-160G Level 3 Lightning Protection

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Mission Viejo, CA (January 16, 2014) - Holt Integrated Circuits announced the introduction of a new ARINC 429 line receiver family with fully integrated lightning protection circuitry. The built-in circuitry ensures compliance with RTCA/DO-160G, Section 22 Level 3 Pin Injection Test Waveform Set A (3 & 4), Set B (3 & 5A) and Set Z (3 & 5B), enabling direct connection to the ARINC 429 bus without external components. All devices operate from a 3.3V or 5.0V supply.

The new family comprises four devices: two single-channel receivers, HI-8450 and HI-8451 in an industry standard 8-pin SOIC package, and two quad-channel devices, HI-8454 and HI-8455 in a 20-pin TSSOP package or a 5mm square 32-pin QFN package. Each device has two test input pins which bypass analog inputs for test purposes. In the case of HI-8450, pulling both test pins high forces the receiver outputs to a high impedance state.

The new HI-8450, HI-8451 and HI-8454, HI-8455 are pin-compatible with Holt’s already popular ARINC 429 receivers HI-8591, HI-8588 and HI-8444, HI-8445 respectively. The new devices eliminate external lightning-protection input resistors, yet fully comply with RTCA/DO-160G Level 3 lightning requirements.

“Many recently introduced Holt products integrate previously external circuitry,” said George Noh, Director of Sales and Marketing at Holt. “Our strategy adds features like internal lightning protection, hardware-programmed “no MCU” operation, and on-chip DC/DC conversion for single supply operation to provide our customers with substantial cost and space savings.”

These devices are available in industrial −40oC to +85oC and extended −55oC to +125oC temperature ranges, with optional burn-in available for extended temperature range devices.

To request information on Holt’s ARINC 429, ARINC 825 (CAN), MIL-STD-1553 and other product lines, readers should contact Holt at (949) 859-8800, by e-mail at, or visit the Holt website 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 entertainment systems.

Holt’s range of ICs supporting the ARINC 429 standard is the widest in the industry and its MIL-STD-1553 transceivers are recognized as the industry’s smallest, having the lowest power consumption. In addition, Holt MIL-STD-1553 integrated terminals offer the most compact, cost effective solution available, integrating protocol, transceiver and transformers in a single 15x15mm package. Other data bus products include ARINC 717, CAN (ARINC 825), RS-485/422 and analog switches. 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 and winner of the STACK International 2012 Gold Supplier Award.









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