ADK-3593: HI-3593 ARINC 429 3.3V Dual Receiver, Single Transmitter Evaluation Board


The Holt HI-3593 ARINC 429 Evaluation Board can be used to evaluate most of the features of the HI-3593 ARINC Dual Receiver and Single Transmitter IC. The HI-3593 features an on-chip DC-DC converter which generates both +5V and -5V to supply the bipolar differential voltage levels needed to meet the ARINC 429 Bus levels from a single 3.3V supply voltage. The main board “General Purpose SPI Evaluation Board” includes switches, pushbutton switches and LEDs to help navigate the operating modes and confirm data and status information. A Freescale MC9S12XDT512 microcontroller on the main board communicates with the HI-3593 through the SPI interface. A Serial UART port is provided which enables viewing messages and status information or entering of optional commands using any terminal program such as Hyper-Terminal. The HI-3593 Evaluation Board is a daughter card that plugs on to the General Purpose SPI board via two 26 pin connectors.

This Users Manual provides a more detailed description of the evaluation board and demo program than in the Quick Start Guide.  


Demo Board Software Features

  • Transmission and Reception of ARINC low speed and high speed messages.

  • Selectable ODD or EVEN parity.

  • Self Test mode (Internal digital loop back).

  • 256 receiver labels.

  • Receiver label reverse bit order.

  • Transmitter label reverse bit order.

  • Receiver Priority Label Mailboxes.

  • Receiver filter on SD9 or SD10.

  • ARINC ACLK programmable divider.


The application note AN-161 provides more detail on the HI-3593 demo software provided in the Holt HI-3593 ARINC 429 Evaluation Kit.