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FMC Mezzanine 2R/2T OR 4R/4T ARINC 429


 NES-FMC-A429 Data Sheet




The NES FMC A429 is the world’s first VITA57 FPGA Mezzanine module to offer ARINC 429 function. The NES FMC A429 is available with 2Receive/2Transmit channels or 4Receive/4Transmit channels. The FMC specification was developed to enable FMC’s to be supported on a wide range of existing form factor including but limited to , PCIe VME,CompactPCI,VXS,VPX,VPX REDI, AdvanceTCA and AMC. Up to three FMC’s can be fitted on a 6UVPX carrier.


  • FMC LPC connector (Type HPC can be mounted )
  • ARINC 429 Driver
  • ARINC 429 Transceivers
  • Front panel connector SCSI 50 pin
  • IPMI Memory type EEPROM 24 C 04


  • Radar / Sonar
  • Wireless communication transceivers / base stations
  • Defense / Aerospace / Satellite communications
  • Medical
  • Automotive
  • Direct RF Down Conversion
  • Test and measurement
  • Beamforming / Directional vector
  • Software-defined radio (SDR)

IP Cores / Drivers / BSP

FMC-A429 is supported by FC-A429 an FPGA IP core.

  • Independent Receivers (Rx) with FIFO
  • Independent Transmitter (Tx) with FIFO
  • Decoding signals interface type
  • 16-Bit Data-bus
  • Direct addressing of all Registers
  • Support all ARINC 429 Data Rate Transfer
  • Multi Label Capability
  • Parity Control : Odd, Even, No Parity, Interrupt Capability
  • Independent Interrupt Request Line for Rx and Tx Functions
  • FPGA speed grade operating frequency dependent : system clock up to 70 MHz
  • Can be customized

The FC-A429 macro implements a ARINC 429 protocole with Transmit and Receive Controllers . The macro controls all ARINC 429 bus specific sequences, protocol and timing. The NES-IPCOREA429 macro interface allows the parallel-bus microprocessor to communicate bidirectionally with the ARINC 429 bus. This macro can be customized according to specific needs (application specific requirements). Any other pre-designed functions can be integrated into the FPGA. FPGA density and I/O requirements can be defined according to customer specifications. Designers should be familiar with ARINC 429 standard,VHDL, synthesis tools, FPGA Place and Route data flow and VHDL simulation software. Experience with microprocessor is recommended. The macro can easily be integrated into hierarchical VHDL designs.

Ordering Information


x = 2 2 Receive & 2 Transmit ARINC-429 channels
x = 4 4 Receive & 4 Transmit ARINC-429 channels
y = L LPC connector
y = H HPC connector
FC-A429 Supporting FPGA IP core for FMC429-x-y