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discrete inputs on an ARINC 429 bus, modify labels, use
Karnough Map discrete combinations, create new labels
with discrete inputs and employ a logical " OR" mask to create additional filters and manipulate data.
Cairns told attendees his company's newest product
achieved its first certification with Dassault Falcon, as part
of the ADS-B Out installation under DO-260B on the Falcon
900EX/C, and expects follow-on STCs aboard the Falcon
50EX, 900A/B, 2000 and 2000EX. Additional STCs are
underway and expected later in 2015 on the Bombardier
604/605, and 300. The BA-440 also is PMA-certified through
the FAA's Farmingdale manufacturing inspection district office.
To learn more, visit blueavionics.com.
Larry Buller of Buller Enterprises briefed attendees at the
AEA Convention on his company's newest fabrication support
tool, the Cable Pro, a compact continuity tester for multi-pin
electrical and data cables. The Cable Pro joins the company's
other products, like the
Panel Pro - a computercontrolled router used
instrument panels -
plus various accessories and supplies designed to
avionics work easier
and more organized.
Buller Enterprises' Cable Pro
Buller's Cable Pro is designed
to help eliminate errors from assembled wiring cables by testing not only one connection but all
possible combinations to verify correct or discover incorrect
assembly. The device is software-driven. According to the
company, a " few clicks on your computer reconfigures the
Cable Pro to test a completely different cable." Likewise, a
simple mouse click starts testing, based on a configuration
file for the cable, using low-voltage logic. Testing can be
made continuous to check for intermittent contacts, even
though the Cable Pro requires only about 0.1 second to test
75 pins to each other, according to the company, comprising
some 5,625 possible combinations.
Testing is conducted by driving each pin high, then
checking all other pins for that signal. When testing is complete, the Cable Pro generates a detailed report showing
numerous parameters, including the tested cable's pass/fail
status. The Cable Pro is powered by the hosting personal
computer through a USB cable, eliminating dangerous
high voltages. It retails for $ 495, which includes the Cable
Pro tester itself, Cable View software, a USB cable, a logic
probe and a one-year warranty.
To learn more, visit bullerent.com.
features a graphical user interface
" The future of radar
testing" is how Al Ingle,
president of Capital
his company's newest
product, the CA-51DWX
Weather Radar Test Set
to attendees at the AEA
Convention. The new
offering is designed to
bring the benefits of digital
signal processing to what traditionally has been the analog
world of test rigs, eliminating reliability, obsolescence and
parts availability issues with older, legacy testing equipment.
The CA-51DWX comes in a rack-mountable chassis
only 2U high and is controlled by a customer-supplied, dedicated external computer running supplied configuration and
operating software. The software features a graphical user
interface, a GUI, which eliminates conventional mechanical
controls and also allows single-click setup via saved presets
in configuration files.
The CA-51DWX joins other testing equipment offered
by Capital Avionics, including the state-of-the-art CA-5000S
rack mount, bench-based unit for manual, computer-assisted or fully automatic testing of line replaceable units, as well
as the smaller, portable CA-300 series microcontroller-based
solutions. The company also has partnered with avionics,
radar and GPS OEMs to design and manufacture new test
equipment and to customize existing equipment to their
To learn more, visit capitalavionics.com.
Cobham's Comant aircraft
antenna unit brought two
new products to the AEA
Convention, the CI 295-300
antenna and the CI 1085-20
VHF/UHF blade antenna.
The Cobham Comant CI
295-300 is the company's
newest tri-band, single-port airmultifrequency
borne search-and-rescue antenna.
According to the company, it's specifically designed to work within the
public service spectrum (VHF 136-174 MHz, UHF 380-520
MHz and UHF 764-870 MHz) and with radios operating
within Motorola's APX architecture. As with all of Cobham's
new SAR antennas, it's designed to perform within industry
P25 standards for maximum effectiveness and connectivity.
It's also helicopter-rated, and its single-port, tri-band footprint minimizes installation time and effort, especially when
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