Avionics Interfaces & Test Instruments


AIT's Ethernet Test & Simulation Instruments provide support for copper and optical Ethernet networks for speeds from 10Mbit/s to 100Gbit/s

Test Instruments

AIT’s Ethernet test instruments provide Ethernet test features for 10Mbit to 100Gbit Ethernet networks, for both Optical and Copper media. All instruments are supported by Analyzer and Simulator software applications (GUIs) and additionally software API’s allowing integration into user applications.

Key Ethernet Instrument Features:

  • Instruments available for 10Mbit up to 100Gbit Ethernet
  • Optical and Copper Interfaces supported
  • Data Capture with high precision time stamping
  • Data Simulation with precise timing
  • Error injection, including gap errors, runt (small) frames, and CRC errors

PXI Express


Supports Ethernet (10/25/40/100G) & Fibre Channel

PCI Express


Two Port Ethernet Test Instrument for 10 Mbit/s to 1 Gbit/s Ethernet

PXI Express


Two Port Ethernet Test Instrument for 10 Mbit/s to 1 Gbit/s Ethernet



Two Port Ethernet Test Instrument for 10 Mbit/s to 1 Gbit/s Ethernet

PXI Express


10G Ethernet Test Instrument

Software Tools

To support a variety of Ethernet test applications, AIT provides multiple software applications and tools which provide support for:

  • Transmission & Capture of Ethernet data
  • Viewing and Analysis of Captured Ethernet data
  • Definition of Ethernet transmit/simulation frame lists



Applications Software for Ethernet Data Simulation & Capture


Frame Builder

Software applications for building & editing Ethernet frame transmission lists



Fibre Channel, Ethernet, & Firewire Protocol Analyzer Software

Switching & Interconnect

AIT also provides Ethernet Switching and interconnection solutions tailored to lab and development applications.

Development Switches

This includes 16 port development switches supporting optical and copper network interfaces.

Key Development Switch Features:


  • 16 SFP Ports capable of 10/100/1000 Mbit/s Ethernet copper or optical
  • TFTP/ARINC-615A Data Loading
  • SNMP support; health monitoring; BIT AFDX®
  • ARINC 664 Support with up to 4096 Virtual Links (VL) supported
  • Support for up to four priorities
  • ARINC 664 VL BAG range 0.5 to 1600ms
  • Concurrent operation of ARINC 664p and Standard Ethernet

High Speed Digital Switch Matrix & Optical Power Management

For system integration applications a modular, scalable, protocol independent (physical layer) switching matrix solution, VERTA, is available. The VERTA product provides support for:

  • Optical Power Management
  • Concurrent & Parallel Test
  • Flexibility of UUT and Tester interconnect
  • Optical and Copper Ethernet
  • 10Mbit to 10Gbit Ethernet



High-Speed Digital Switch Matrix & Optical Power Management System



ARINC 664 Part 7 16 port Lab Switch