Techway: ARINC 818 protocol meets SOSA standards

FRANCE, October 29, 2019 —Electronique Magazine

 

World leader in the ARINC 818 video protocol and European partner of TECHWAY for more than 10 years, Great River Technology has announced its membership in the SOSA (Sensor Open Systems Architecture) consortium.  The goal is to build on the proven performance of ARINC 818 in avionics to adapt to other high-speed sensors and components that require a reliable, low latency, bandwidth transport protocol high.  READ MORE

Great River Technology joins the SOSA consortium

ALBUQUERQUE, October 28, 2019 —Electronic Engineering Journal

 

GRT, the global leader in ARINC 818 and HOTLink II™ products, announced their membership with the SOSA consortium further deepening industry-wide relationships and leveraging the proven pedigree of ARINC 818 in the cockpit to other high-speed sensors and components that require a robust, low-latency, high bandwidth transport protocol. READ MORE

Great River Technology becomes a SOSA member

ALBUQUERQUE, October 18, 2019 —PR Web

 

GRT, the global leader in ARINC 818 and HOTLink II™ products, announced their membership with the SOSA consortium further deepening industry-wide relationships and leveraging the proven pedigree of ARINC 818 in the cockpit to other high-speed sensors and components that require a robust, low-latency, high bandwidth transport protocol. READ MORE

High-tech companies booming

ALBUQUERQUE, June 17, 2019 —Miroir Magazine

 

Like LoadPath, other aerospace companies on the list of funds under $ 10 million also show slow but steady growth. Great River Technology, which manufactures electronic products for aircraft cockpit displays, saw its revenue grow by 97%, from $3.5 million in 2014 to $6.9 million a year latest. READ MORE

NM’s Flying 40 technology stars: Profiles of growth

ALBUQUERQUE, June 17, 2019 —PROFILES OF TOP 5 GROWTH ABOVE $10 MILLION

Great River Technology Inc. tests and makes electronics products for aircraft cockpit displays. READ MORE

High-flying tech firms buzzing with activity

ALBUQUERQUE, June 17, 2019 —PROFILES OF TOP 5 GROWTH ABOVE $10 MILLION

Great River Technology, which makes electronics products for aircraft cockpit displays, grew its revenue 97 percent, from $3.5 million in 2014 to $6.9 million last year. READ MORE

Which Video Bus? How ARINC 818 Became the Global Standard

MUNICH, GERMANY, March 2019—The Video and Protocol Analyzer (VPA) III is a centerpiece of Great River Technology's development tools for ARINC 818.

The 2006 Avionics Digital Video Bus, ARINC 818-1, gained quick adoption in military and commercial programs such as the A400M and B-787. Today, ARINC 818-2 is employed by dozens of aircraft and upgrade programs. This current version defines speeds to 28 Gb/s, giving it room to grow.

 

“ARINC 818 has become the de-facto standard for highspeed video for avionics systems,” said Tim Keller, COO for Airborne Products for GRT. “ARINC 818 is now the global standard.” GRT has participated in more than 100 ARINC 818 projects worldwide. READ MORE

Which Video Bus? How ARINC 818 Became the Global Standard

MUNICH, GERMANY, March 2019—The Video and Protocol Analyzer (VPA) III is a centerpiece of Great River Technology's development tools for ARINC 818.

Military and civilian aviation systems require high-speed video systems for cockpit displays, head-up displays, infrared and optical sensors, and flight simulators, to name a few. Twenty-first century advances require higher bandwidths and greater flexibility. Certification requirements are strict. One high-speed video protocol addresses this reality: ARINC 818.  READ MORE

Avionics Expo 2019

PARIS FRANCE, February 19, 2019—A major international event for the aviation industry, Avionics Expo is a unique opportunity to discover the ARINC 818 protocol.

TECHWAY & Great River Technology present their latest ARINC 818 innovations on March 12 and 13, 2019 READ MORE

Video protocol analyser manages multiple embedded streams

ALBUQUERQUE, January 23, 2018—ARINC 818 cards enabling ultra high-bandwidth video systems are here.

By adding multi stream capabilities, Great River Technology's Video and Protocol Analyser (VPA) makes it easier to develop advanced capabilities of the ARINC 818 Avionics Digital Video Bus. Multi Stream empowers the VPA to tackle ARINC 818 interfaces with multiple embedded streams of high-speed video. For example, a system designer sending multiple sensor streams over a single cable can use it to study each component stream separately. READ MORE

Velocity for Ultra-Res ARINC 818

ALBUQUERQUE, October 10, 2017—ARINC 818 cards enabling ultra high-bandwidth video systems are here.

Velocity is a new generation frame grabber, video generator, and converter capable of link rates to 12.75 gigabits per second (Gb/s). It can be factory configured for 4K and other high-resolution ICDs, for example: UHD (2160p at 30Hz) over an 8.5 Gb/s link; 2560x1080 at 120Hz over a 12.75 Gb/s link; or 1920x1080 at 180Hz over a 12.75 Gb/s link. Velocity can convert ARINC 818 in real time to or from HDMI 2.0 to simplify testing with off-the-shelf display hardware.

Velocity adds the power of a PCIe Gen 3 x8 interface coupled with two high-speed DDR3 memory banks. As with Matrix Plus cards, GRT can factory configure a single Velocity card for up to 15 ICDs.

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ARINC 818 Continues Success as Avionics Display Protocol

ALBUQUERQUE, January 2017

A decade since its launch, the robust ARINC 818 standard enjoys a rich ecosystem of tools and technologies have emerged and matured helping to feed the needs of aircraft system developers worldwide.

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Smaller tech companies hitting their stride

ALBUQUERQUE, June 20, 2016

Great River Technology and engineering firm Fiore reported huge jumps in revenue since 2011 after building their businesses over two to three decades. Great River’s revenue climbed from $1.9 million in 2011 to $4.2 million in 2015, earning it fourth place on this year’s list.  READ MORE

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Overview of ARINC 818 Supplement 2

ALBUQUERQUE, April 7, 2014

In 2005, Airbus and Boeing introduced an effort to further capabilities for the new 787 and A400M programs, and a new standardization effort was initiated through the Digital Video Subcommittee of ARINC. The aim of the ARINC 818 specification was to provide a robust protocol to handle the high-bandwidth of modern avionics video systems and include the precise timings for line synchronous displays. ARINC 818 was based on the Fiber Channel Audio Visual (FC-AV) specification but drastically reduced the complexity. Fiber Channel remains the physical layer for the bus and also offers the advantages of routing and protocol capabilities found in modern networking. FC also is deterministic with low latency. ARINC 818 includes additional container error detection.  READ MORE

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Advanced Avionics ARINC 818 Switch in Production at Great River Technology

ALBUQUERQUE, July 10, 2012 - Great River Technology has shipped the first production ARINC 818 4x4 Pantera switch. The switch handles multiple high-bandwidth, low-latency video signals for avionics systems.

ARINC 818 is a video interface for high-bandwidth, low-latency, uncompressed digital video transmission for mission-critical avionics systems, such as cockpit displays, mission processors, and video concentrators. “Since modern avionics systems have as many as ten ARINC 818 signals, engineers often need to route these signals to different locations. Our new series of switches will make this possible” said Tim Keller, Director of Marketing for Great River Technology.  READ MORE

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ARINC 818 tackles tough sensor fusion issues

ALBUQUERQUE, March 20, 2009—ARINC 818 is heading into the forefront to help military technology designers remedy systemic sensor fusion issues.

Sensor fusion systems continue to proliferate in military applications like surveillance, target tracking, and missile defense, but they bring their share of system-level challenges such as sensor synchronization, cabling weight, distance restrictions, and EMI. The authors discuss how ARINC 818 (Avionics Digital Video Bus) can be used as a flexible sensor interface to solve these system-level issues. Additionally, a bidirectional ARINC 818 system architecture scheme for time multiplexing multiple sensors onto a single fiber and implementing a return-path for sensor command and control is described.  READ MORE

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New Matrix PCIe Card

NOVEMBER 10, 2008—PCIe Card enables next-generation ARINC 818 and HOTLink II Applications

Great River Technology today introduced the Matrix PCI express 4-lane video card for high-speed ARINC 818, FC-AV, and HOTLink II applications. The Matrix series cards, which are capable of recording or transmitting video at 500MB/s+, are built with Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA technology and can be configured for a variety of video formats and resolutions. The Matrix series cards were created for demanding mission-critical video applications and are ideal for digital video recorders, simulation and engineering labs, flight test programs and factory test equipment.  READ MORE

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New Great River Technology Analyzer Accelerates Serial Communication Implementations Of Cypress's HOTLink® SERDES

September 3, 2008—HOTLink Serial Analyzer Simplifies Development and DebuggingOf Wide Array of Commercial and Military Video and Data Applications

SAN JOSE, Calif. and ALBUQUERQUE, NM, September 3, 2008 - Great River Technology today introduced the HOTLink® Serial Link Analyzer (HSLA), a tool to accelerate implementing and troubleshooting video systems using HOTLink and HOTLink II SERDES solutions from Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE: CY). Great River Technology's HSLA captures and analyzes 8B/10B traffic on a link, including all data and special characters. The analyzer works with systems with link speeds between 160 Mbps to 1.5 Gbps and covers a wide range of commercial and military video and data applications.  READ MORE

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Great River Technology releases ARINC 818 Video IP Core

ALBUQUERQUE, August 7, 2008—ARINC 818 Video IP Cores for Xilinx and Altera FPGAs for Aerospace and Military Video Applications.

Great River Technology (GRT) announced today its new ARINC 818 (Avionics Digital Video Bus) IP core with support for Xilinx Virtex-2 Pro, Virtex-5, and Altera Stratix II GX FPGA devices. ARINC 818 is the new standard for high performance, low latency, uncompressed video for mission critical applications, such as military and commercial aerospace environments. "Since being released in January of 2007, the ARINC 818 video protocol is being implemented across a surprising number of military and commercial video applications, such as the Airbus A400M, the Boeing 787, and a number of regional jets," said Jon Alexander, CEO. "The GRT IP Core will help engineers to quickly incorporate an ARINC 818 interface into their products without a large investment in time or engineering." READ MORE

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Explaining ARINC 818

ALBUQUERQUE, March 1, 2008

The ARINC 818 "Avionics Digital Video Bus" standard was released in January 2007. Even before its official release, major programs by both Airbus (A400M military transport) and Boeing (787 Dreamliner) adopted the protocol for their critical video subsystems. Since it is now being used in military, commercial and business aircraft, many avionics vendors may need to implement the protocol in the near future to maintain compatibility. READ MORE

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ARINC 818 becomes new protocol standard 

ALBUQUERQUE, December 2006—As the ARINC 818 avionics digital video bus is adopted by military programs, graphics and video system designers need to understand the protocol, implementation issues and available development tools.

T he ARINC 818 video interface and protocol standard was developed for high-bandwidth, low-latency, uncompressed digital video transmission. The standard, which is due to be released in January 2007, has been advanced by ARINC and the aerospace community to meet the stringent needs of high-performance digital video. Even before its release, the protocol has already been adopted by two major aerospace programs, the Boeing 787 and the Airbus A400M, and is poised to become the de facto standard for high-performance military video systems.  READ MORE