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UXI Avionics Interface & Test Instrument Product Family

AIT’s UXI Product Family are instruments that fit in the palm of your hand and are designed to be easily portable, highly flexible, and equipped with industry leading performance.

UXI Avionics interface and test instrument.

AIT’s 20+ years’ experience designing and manufacturing high-performance flight, test and simulation modules for the commercial aerospace and defense industries has proudly earned us a reputation of engineering excellence focused on delivering successful outcomes for our customers. Our engineering innovation is showcased, once again, with our UXI Product Family.

AIT’s UXI Product Family are instruments that fit in the palm of your hand and are designed to be easily portable, highly flexible, and equipped with industry leading performance. You gain the flexibility to interface your laptops via USB or Ethernet to avionics databuses to achieve highly performance, full-function testing, data generation, simulation, monitoring, and analyzer operations for MIL-STD-1553A/B, ARINC 429 and Fibre Channel applications/networks.

UXI Avionics interface.

UXI Product Family – Features & Benefits

Compact, Rugged, and Portable

  • Pocket-sized, sturdy design allows easy transport to test anywhere
  • Leverage in the labs and in the field

Easy to Use

  • Plug and play for simple installation
  • Hot swappable, easy to move between computers
  • Fully powered by either the USB or Ethernet port

Flexible

  • Dual redundant, single, dual, or quad channel MILSTD- 1553 configurations
  • 8 Channel (4Tx/4Rx) & 16 Channel (8 Tx/8 Rx) ARINC 429 configurations
  • Multi-topology Fibre Channel support including point-to-point, fabric switched, and arbitrated loop
  • Fully Programmable – Tx channel output amplitude, high/low speed operation, trigger and capture, & bus coupling and output voltage levels

One Device – Multiple Power & Control Options

  • Power – can be powered from either the rear panel USB port or from the rear panel Ethernet port using Power-Over-Ethernet (POE)
  • Control – can all be controlled by the host computer via the USB port or the Ethernet port

Best in Industry Performance

  • With 20+ years of avionics interface & test design, instruments provide best in industry performance with superior data throughput
  • Ample capacity to support high data volumes and complex avionics data simulations while simultaneously monitoring and logging received data
  • Architecture leverages Direct Memory Access (DMA) to maximize data throughout
  • Onboard applications support processor allows for time critical applications specific functions to be handled efficiently onboard the instrument

Precise Time Synchronization

  • Built with a high-resolution onboard clock used for timestamping captured data and for precise scheduling of MIL-STD-1553, ARINC 429, & Fibre Channel operations
  • Can be synchronized to either an input IRIG-B or IEEE-1588 master time source

Comprehensive Software Support

  • Supported by AIT’s MILSTD-1553, ARINC 429, & Fibre Channel Software Development Kits (SDK)
  • AIT’s advanced analyzer and simulation software application, Flight Simulyzer™, is optionally available
UXI-429
UXI-429

UXI-1553-429 Combo Instrument

Combination MIL-STD-1553 & ARINC 429 Test Instrument for USB & Ethernet

The UXI-1553-429 provides full function test, simulation, monitoring and databus analyzer functions for both MIL STD-1553A/B and ARINC 429 applications. The instrument is capable of simultaneous full rate MILSTD- 1553 Bus Controller (BC), 31 Remote Terminals (RT), and Bus Monitor (BM) operations. Additionally, the instrument provides 8Tx and 8Rx ARINC 429 channels.

Key Features:

UXI-1553-429 Combo Instrument
  • Dual redundant, single & dual channel MIL-STD-1553 and 8Tx/8Rx ARINC 429 configurations
  • Concurrent BC, 31 RTs, and BM operations
  • Concurrent operation of all ARINC Tx/Rx channels at high speed rates
  • Physical Bus Replay
  • Full error injection/detection capabilities

UXI-1553

1, 2, or 4 Channel High Performance MIL-STD-1553 Test Instrument for USB & Ethernet

The UXI-1553 provides full function test, simulation, monitoring and databus analyzer functions for MIL-STD-1553A/B applications. The instrument is capable of simultaneous full rate MIL-STD-1553 Bus Controller (BC), 31 Remote Terminals (RT), and Bus Monitor (BM) operations. It supports full rate physical bus replay simultaneously on all MIL-STD-1553 interfaces.

Key Features

UXI-1553 - high performance test instrument.
  • Dual redundant, single, dual, or quad channel configurations
  • Concurrent BC, 31 RTs, and BM operations (Some functions limited for quad stream)
  • Physical Bus Replay
  • Full error injection/detection capabilities

UXI-429

8 or 16 Channel High Performance ARINC 429 Test Instrument for USB & Ethernet

ARINC 429 Test Instrument

The UXI-429 provides full function test, simulation, monitoring and databus analyzer functions for ARINC 429 applications. 

The instrument combines a simple and reliable FPGA based hardware architecture with a flexible software platform that provides the highest data throughput performance in the industry. The UXI-429 has ample capacity to support high data volumes and complex avionics data simulations while simultaneously monitoring and logging received data. Additionally, the output amplitude and DC offset of the ARINC 429 signal can be set in software along with the bit rate for all output (Tx) channels. 

Key Features:

  • 8 Channel (4Tx/4Rx) & 16 Channel (8 Tx/8 Rx) models available
  • Programmable Tx channel output amplitude
  • Programmable high/low speed operation
  • Concurrent operation of all Tx/Rx channels at high speed rate
  • Rate-oriented label transmission
  • Label selective trigger for capture/filtering
UXI-429
UXI-429

UXI-FC4

Dual-Port Fibre Channel Simulator/Analyzer Test Instrument for USB & Ethernet

The UXI-FC4 is a two port, multi-function, high performance intelligent Fibre Channel test instrument offering both data generation/simulation and monitor/analyzer functions supporting simulation, test verification, and data acquisition applications for avionics fibre channel networks. 

The UXI-FC4 supports multiple avionics protocols including ASM, RDMA, ARINC 818, and FC-AE-1553/HS-1760. 

Key Features:

UXI-FC4
  • Multi-topology support including point-to-point, fabric switched, and arbitrated loop
  • Supports standard 1.0625, 2.125, and/or 4.25 Gigabaud transfer rates
  • Full line rate Data Capture plus Streaming Archive
  • Hardware Replay from Data Capture file
  • In-line port configuration provides the capability to monitor the receive data stream and reroute to the other port without “disturbing” the data stream
  • fcXplorer & Cipher Windows-based FC Simulator and Analyzer Test Software

Engineering Excellence

AIT engineering excellence.

AIT has gained the reputation for having the most technologically capable products designed for reliability, flexibility, and high performance. Our wide market acceptance was built on exceptional product design and a manufacturing process focused on the highest quality standards. As a result, our advanced avionics and bus solutions support the onboard communications technologies used in the world’s most advanced military and commercial aircraft programs, including F-16, F-18, F-35, Boeing 777,787, and Airbus 350, 380. Our field-proven modules support MIL-STD- 1553A/B, MIL-STD-1760E, ARINC 429, ARINC 615A, Combination MIL-STD-1553/ARINC 429, ARINC 664, and Fibre Channel. 

Turnkey Technical Services & Global Support

To ensure the success of our customers’ programs and projects, AIT provides turnkey services including implementation, engineering design, protocol training, and custom-built services. AIT has distribution and support offices worldwide; experienced and highly qualified pre- and post-sales technical support comes standard with AIT solutions. Our direct AIT offices, in cooperation with our network of qualified representatives, provide optimized in-country service and support for all of our client’s avionics flight, test, and simulation requirements. AIT takes great pride in our people and the services we provide, it’s our true differentiator.

Quality Management System Certified

AIT is certified to the internationally recognized quality standard AS9100:2016, which includes the specific requirements of ISO 9001:2015. Our quality procedures ensure the optimization of our quality processes’ ability to deliver industry-leading, high-quality products. Every individual product AIT produces is tested and inspected against its design specifications by our IPC certified staff. Our engineering personnel complete a review of all testing and inspections prior to delivery to our customers. 

We take our customer commitment seriously. In addition to the stringent standards established and executed to produce the highest quality products, we extend this responsibility into every aspect of our relationship with our customers. Led by professional integrity, we are never satisfied until our customers are completely satisfied. 

About AIT

AIT has gained the reputation for having the most technologically capable products with quick delivery times, high reliability, and unprecedented support. Our wide market acceptance stems from quality products and services worldwide. Expert pre- and post-sales technical support comes as part of the AIT solution. Our direct AIT offices, in cooperation with our network of qualified representatives, provide optimized in-country service and support for all your avionics flight, test, and simulation requirements.

To provide local service and technical support for our valued customers, AIT has distribution and support offices worldwide. We have field offices in Arizona, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Ohio; and we use local authorized manufacturers’ representatives throughout the US and Canada for quick response. AIT also has a separate a production and design center based in Dayton, Ohio, just outside of Wright Patterson Air Force Base, for the design and development of our Fibre Channel products to support the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

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