ADK-35930: ARINC 429 3.3V Dual Receiver, Single Transmitter Board

The Holt HI-35930 ARINC 429 Evaluation Board can be used to evaluate most of the features of the HI-35930 ARINC 429 Dual Receiver and Single Transmitter IC. The HI-35930 is a drop-in replacement for Holt’s popular HI-3593, with the additional feature that both internal line receivers meet the Level 3 lightning requirements of RTCA/DO-160G using no additional external components. This enables customers to add lightning protection to existing designs with a minimum of re-qualification or re-use existing software on new designs.

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-35930 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-35930 Evaluation Board is a daughter card that plugs on to the General Purpose SPI board via two 26 pin connectors.  


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  demo software provided in the Evaluation Kit.