ARINC PART 7. Product Overview. Avionics Interface Technologies. N. th Street. Omaha, NE Tel: +1 Fax: +1 AIT’s ARINC test instruments can be used in test and simulation applications that are required to transmit and receive data over the ARINC avionics. Introduction. “Avionic Full-Duplex Switched Ethernet” (AFDX), designated. ARINC , is a specification for a deterministic aircraft data network bus for.

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In one abstraction, it is possible to visualise the VLs as an ARINC style network each with one source and one or more destinations. The switches are designed to route an incoming frame from one, and only one, end system to a predetermined set of end systems. A data word consists of 32 bits communicated over a twisted pair cable using the bipolar return-to-zero modulation. This ADN operates without the use of a bus controller thereby increasing the reliability of the network architecture.

Ethernet family of local area network technologies.

The drawback is that it requires custom hardware which can add significant cost to the aircraft. However, some features of a real AFDX switch may be missing, such as traffic policing and redundancy aarinc. Also the switch, having a VL configuration table loaded, can reject any erroneous data transmission that may otherwise swamp other branches of the network. Retrieved May 28, Bi-directional communications must therefore require the specification of a complementary VL. Therefore, in a network with multiple switches cascaded star topologythe total number of virtual links is nearly limitless.


Innovating together for the A XWB”. Sub-virtual links are assigned to a particular virtual link. AgustaWestland asserts its independence in the cockpit”. A similar implementation [ clarify ] of deterministic Ethernet is used on the Boeing Dreamliner.

Many commercial aircraft arimc the ARINC standard developed in for safety-critical applications. ARINC utilizes a unidirectional bus with a single adinc and up to twenty receivers. Each switch has filtering, policing, and forwarding functions that should be able to process at least VLs. There can be one or more receiving end systems connected within each virtual link. Archived from the original PDF on The switch must also be non-blocking at the data rates that are specified by the system integrator, and in practice this may mean that the switch shall have a switching capacity that is the sum of all of its physical ports.

Data are read in a round-robin sequence among the virtual links with data to transmit. Multiple switches can be bridged together in a cascaded star topology.

Each VL is frozen in specification to ensure that the network has a designed maximum traffic, hence determinism. AFDX was developed by Airbus Industries for the A, [3] initially to address real-time issues for flight-by-wire system development.

The network is designed in such a way that all critical traffic is prioritized using QoS policies so delivery, latency, and jitter are all guaranteed to be within set parameters. However, total bandwidth cannot exceed the maximum available bandwidth on the network.


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ARINC operates in such a way that its single transmitter communicates in a point-to-point connection, 6644 requiring a significant amount of wiring which amounts to added weight.

There are two speeds of transmission: Views Read Edit View history. Avionics Full-Duplex Switched Ethernet AFDX is a data network, patented by international aircraft manufacturer Airbus[1] for safety-critical applications that utilizes dedicated bandwidth while providing deterministic quality of service QoS.

However, the number sub-VLs that may be created in a single virtual link is limited to four.


This type of network can significantly reduce wire runs and, thus, the overall weight of the aircraft. AFDX is a worldwide registered trademark by Airbus. The virtual link ID is a bit unsigned integer value that follows a constant bit field. Virtual links are unidirectional logic paths from the source end-system to all of the destination end-systems. Additionally, arnc can be sub-virtual links sub-VLs that are designed to carry less critical data.