OmniBusBox™ Ethernet/USB Avionics Databus Interface
- OmniBusBox: The OmniBusBox has the power and flexibility to operate as a simple or intelligent peripheral (USB or Ethernet) or as a stand-alone embedded computer. It provides the solution to networked test and simulation systems, and is a unique alternative to plug in cards. The OmniBusBox can be ordered with up to two modules to support a variety of avionics databus protocols. Features include a PowerPC processor, USB 2.0, Ethernet, serial, CompactFlash, digital I/O, and IRIG.
- OmniBus Family: OmniBus is a highly-flexible and high-performance family of avionics databus interfaces combining a selection of industry-standard platforms (PCI/cPCI, VME, PMC and Ethernet/USB) with a wide-viariety of I/O choices (MIL-STD-1553, ARINC 429, ARINC 708, ARINC 717, Serial, CSDB and Discrete). This sophisticated OmniBus design allows users to order the exact number, functionality, and mix of protocol channels that they need. It also lets users upgrade or reconfigure their OmniBus (at the factory) as requirements change.
- High-Performance Architecture: OmniBus products are built using an integrated board, core, and module architecture. PCI, cPCI, and Ethernet/USB boards include 1 or 2 cores, VME boards have up to 4, and PMC boards include a single fixed core. Each on-board core has a dedicated protocol processor, IRIG timer, and 3 sync and 3 trigger lines. These cores are the support circuitry for the I/O modules, which contain the interface to the databus protocol(s). Isolating the protocol interface on the I/O module provides the flexibility to create custom, user-specified configurations for single or mixed protocols. The protocol-specific OmniBus architecture provides a better solution with greater performance than general-purpose modular systems (such as IndustryPack™).