Shadin Avionics announced its new Volta Series data converter platform as a software free complement to the highly successful Avionics Interface System (AIS) Configurable Converter Platform (CCP). First in the new series is the Volta-60 Discrete to ARINC 429 converter (V60). The V60 is a fully customizable data converter for Discrete to ARINC 429 applications. Shadin will use this product to address the growing customer demand for such a plug-and-play flight worthy avionics package to digitally interpret discrete electronics throughout an aircraft. The rugged design utilizes a sealed enclosure, Mil-Standard circular connecter, and is DO-160 qualified. It weighs less than one pound and consumes under 10 watts of power, making this converter ideal for any situation. The current design employs 16 discrete inputs which sense ground/open or supply/open levels and then transmits the status over a user specified ARINC 429 label.
“With the exponential growth of digital electronic control on aircraft, we have seen tremendous demand for a reliable and customizable discrete to ARINC converter and the Volta-60 is the exact product to meet that need,” said Trevor Lund, Shadin’s director of Product Management. “The V60 allows aircraft owners to avoid costly upgrades to primary avionic systems to meet the growing number of discrete I/O on the aircraft.”
Initial applications for the V60 include Engine discrete to ARINC and discrete I/O consolidation and concentration.