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ARINC 818 standard is the industry standard for high-speed digital video and audio transmission over fiber-optic cables. ARINC 818 was created to enable organizations to simultaneously transmit multiple streams of digital data while maintaining a single picture and sound quality. With its low latency and high signal integrity, it is used in a wide variety of applications such as aircraft flight control systems

ARINC 818 Made Easy


ARINC 818 Standard

Learn ARINC 818

Use the form below to access the following ARINC 818 tools:


  • ARINC 818 Implementer's Guide (revised)

Updated in July 2018 to cover current hardware. Implement ARINC 818-2 into a field-programmable gate array (FPGA). This 36-page guide provides engineers with an introduction to the protocol, information on FPGAs and serializer/deserializers, and a discussion of timing classes. Learn how to structure and sequence data to implement an ARINC 818 transmitter.

  • Training Video

View a 30-minute narrated overview of the protocol and applications from one of the writers of the ARINC 818 specification.

  • ICD Template

Ensure interoperability between ARINC 818 devices by using a common interface control document (ICD). We've gone through the ARINC 818 specification and mined the parameters needed to customize your implementation.

  • ICD Examples

View ICDs for common video resolutions such as 1024x768 (XGA), 1280x1024 (SXGA), and 1400x1050 (SXGA+).

  • Timing Calculator 

Determine the timing parameters you need to fill out an ICD: video line and frame timing, division of video lines into packets, packet spacing, and more.

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