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The ARINC 429 governs the point-to-point data communication bus in which the transmitter connects to one of more receivers through a wired connection.

The ARINC 429 standard defines the physical, electrical and protocol requirements.

ARINC 429 specifies the requirements for an avionics communication line in terms of electrical, physical, data format, protocol and other characteristics. This allows compatible avionic systems that range from sensors to computerized control equipment, to communicate with ease regardless of the manufacturer and complexity.

This is important because a big benefit of ARINC 429 is that it allows interoperability and coexistence of different parts from manufacturers. This makes it possible for navigation systems, GPS, autopilot, fuel management, climate control, cabinet oxygen control, and computerized systems in an aircraft to interface and talk to one another.

Other advantages of ARINC 429:

  • Allows digital systems in commercial aircraft to communicate with each other using standard data formats and structures over a standard physical communication bus and interfaces
  • The universal structures for data and power systems give the designers of aircraft and avionics
    systems the freedom to develop and create a wide variety of innovative products.
  • Makes it easy to fit new technologies into the existing systems
  • Simplifies the designing and implementing complex data and control systems in the aircraft as well as making it easy to maintain, repair and upgrade the systems. 

Today’s applications with ARINC 429 are wide and varied, and include:

  • Flight control
  • Guidance systems
  • Communications
  • Flight data
  • In-Flight entertainment systems
  • Navigation Systems

Want to learn more? Tonex offers ARINC 429 Training, a 2-day course that covers the ARINC 429 industry standard as is used on virtually all commercial aircraft. Learn about ARINC 429 specification defining a local area network for transfer of digital data between avionics system elements and subsystems. 

This course is especially designed for electronic and avionics systems engineers, designers, hardware and software engineers, testers, managers and anyone with little or no ARINC 429 experience.

For more information, questions, comments, contact us.

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