The Avionics Rugged Tablet

The Avionics Rugged Tablet


The Avionics Rugged Tablet is built with MIL-STD-1553 (1553) and/or Aeronautical Radio Inc. (ARINC) interfaces. The 1553 and ARINC interface modules are based on the industry’s most advanced 32-bit FPGA protocol engine, AltaCore, and by a feature-rich application programming interface, AltaAPI.



LCD: 10.4” XGA (1024x768) high bright, sunlight readable display, resistive touchscreen
CPU: Intel® Atom™ processor D525 (1M Cache, 1.80 GHz)
Memory (DDRAM): 2 GB
Storage: 160 GB HDD
Operating System: Windows® 7



Dual Redundant 1553 & ARINC Channels
2 x USB Ports
2 x Com Ports
1 x 1 GB Ethernet Port



Power Input: 18-32VDC with 115 volt AC power adapter
Internal Battery: Estimated 2 hour life


Mechanical and Environmental

Dimensions: 1.9 x 9.8 x 7.9 inches
Gross Weight: 6 pounds
Operating Temperature: 0 to 50o C
Storage Humidity: 95% (non-condensing)
IP Rating: IP65 (whole unit)


Model Numbers

NA-ART-001: 1 Channel, MIL-STD-1553
NA-ART-002: 2 Channels, MIL-STD-1553
NA-ART-003: 1 Channel, ARINC
NA-ART-004: 2 Channels, ARINC
NA-ART-005: 1 Channel, MIL-STD-1553; 1 Channel, ARINC


1553 Interface Key Features:

  • Dual Redundant MIL-STD-1553 Channels
  • Dual Function (BC/Mon or mRT/Mon) or Full Function  (BC/mRT/Mon)
  • One Mbyte of Memory per Channel
  • Fully Compliant to MIL-STD-1553B Notice II/IV,1553A and Link-16
  • Advanced 32-bit BC, RT and Monitor FPGA Design – Full 32 bit Memory.
  • BC Framing/Subframing/Aperiodic
  • Common Data Packets (CDP) for BC, RT and Monitor – Complete Message Info
  • Advanced, Multi-layer AltaAPI  Provided at No Cost with Source Code
  • True HW Playback – HW Sync Channels
  • Industry First: 20ns Signal Generation
  • Bit Construction – 1553 PHY TX
  • Supports RT Validation Testing
  • IRIG-B RX PAM or RX/TX PPS Ext Clock
  • RS-485 Discrete/Clock & Trigger
  • Advanced BIT Features and Dual Temperature Sensors


ARINC Interface Key Features:

  • ARINC-419/429/575/573/717 Configurations:
  • 4 RX/TX Shared Channels
  • 2 RX Channels
  • For Shared Channels, RX Function is Always Available and TX is Software Selectable (Tri-State).
  • Channels Can Be Fixed on Request
  • A/D Signal Capture on First RX!
  • One ARINC-717 RX/TX Shared
  • Replaces Corresponding 429 Channels
  • Fully Programmable Label/Word Encoding and Decoding
  • Word Length, Start/Sync/Stop Bits, MSB/LSB, RX/TX Bit (Baud) Rates, Parity, Bit Encoding Types.
  • Channel Independent TX Label/Word Frequency Control. One Shot or List Control.
  • Three RX Modes for Channel and Multi-Channel Buffering, each with 64-bit, 20 nsec Time Tags
  • Advanced, Multi-layer AltaAPI  Provided at No Cost with Source Code
  • True HW Playback
  • Industry First: 1 uSec  Signal Generation
  • Bit Construction
  • Supports Advanced Validation Testing
  • IRIG-B RX PAM or RX/TX PPS Ext Clock
  • Eight Avionics & One TTL Bi-Directional
  • Advanced BIT Features and Temp Sensors


Available Software

AltaAPI - Application programming interface provided with the Avionics Rugged Tablet at no-cost. Supports the Windows® 7 operating system.

AltaView - The industry's newest, most advanced avionics analyzer. 1553, ARINC multi-protocol with discovery, archive, EU Data and signal capture (optional).

AltaRTVal - The industry's first complete 1553 protocol test tool. AS4111/4112 RT protocol testing with full test reports. Be running protocol tests in only minutes (optional).

AltaAPI-LV - Advanced MIL-STD-1553 & ARINC LabVIEW Software (optional).