AIT Releases USB429 Test & Simulation Module

Omaha, NE — August 2011

AIT Releases USB429 Test & Simulation Module


Avionics Interface Technologies (AIT) has released a new USB test and simulation module for ARINC 429 databuses. AIT’s USB429 is a rugged, reliable, full-featured module designed to provide a stand-alone ARINC 429 interface for avionics applications. The ‘Plug and Play’ module offers test, simulation, monitoring, and databus analyzer functions.

AIT’s USB429 supports up to 16 ARINC 429 channels, each can be individually configured to Transmit or Receive and to operate at the high or low bit rates defined by ARINC 429. Full error injection and detection is supported, as well as customizable options for label selective triggering. The USB429 enables real-time recording and analysis of multiple channels. An onboard IRIG-B time code encoder and decoder allows synchronization of ARINC 429 bus traffic using single or multiple USB429 modules and synchronized time tagging of multiple channels.

Modules are supplied with AIT’s ARINC 429 Software Development Kit (SDK) which provides a full suite of application interfaces, including API’s for C/C++, C#, and VB.NET. Additionally, high level object oriented API libraries are provided to support of the configuration of the ARINC 429 channels, labels, and messages via XML. A complete suite of well-documented sample applications and associated source code is also provided. Support for Windows and Linux systems is provided (Additional operating systems are supported on request).

The USB429 is also supported by AIT’s ARINC 429 LabVIEW ‘Plug and Play’ Instrument Driver. The ARINC 429 PnP Instrument Driver is certified by NI ‘Compatible With LabVIEW Instrument Driver’ and provides fully integrated support for AIT’s ARINC 429 modules in LabVIEW and LabVIEW Real Time.

The USB429 modules are also optionally supported by AIT’s Flight Simulyzer application, a Graphical User Interface (GUI) Analyzer and Simulator for ARINC 429 applications. AIT’s Flight Simulyzer is also capable of providing MIL-STD-1553 and ARINC 664 Analyzer and Simulator features when used with AIT’s MIL-STD-1553 and ARINC 664 hardware modules.


Avionics Interface Technologies is a leading supplier of avionics bus interface circuits, modules, and a wide array of simulation and analyzer products. The company has supported all major DOD top tier suppliers as well as the Air Force, Navy, Army, Marines, and NASA directly. Their technically superior products offer both custom and commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) user software and a flexible hardware architecture based on the use of FPGAs with embedded Power PC Processors for onboard specific application programming. AIT has four office locations in the US, it is headquartered in Omaha, NE, with design and production based in Dayton, Ohio, near Wright Patterson AFB. AIT uses Technical Manufacture Representatives in North America and distributors worldwide to provide the best possible local support. AIT is a private company led by a US citizen based Board of Directors allowing for execution of sensitive and/or classified ITAR program development.