ABE V4.0
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ABE V4.0

The ABE (Aircraft Bus Emulator) V4.0 by Software Development Alternatives is a line of products that allow a PC to communicate over aircraft specific busses. ABEs can be used for simulation purposes and for monitoring purposes.

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How does it work?

The ABE connects to a workstation via USB, granting the workstation an interface to the ABE's buses. Through this interface, the workstation can transmit and receive ARINC 429 words, read and write discrete values, and interact with any other ports on the connected ABE.

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ABE V3.5?

The ABE 3.5 does not have support for serial communication, but in all other respects it is identical to the ABE 3.0.

Features

Each ABE-V4.0 device provides the following connections to potential aircraft communication busses:

 

  • 32 ARINC 429 Transmit Ports

  • 2 ARINC 429 Receive Ports (can be optionally configured only if ARINC 717 is unused)

 

  • 32 ARINC Open/GND Discretes configurable as either Input or Output.

  • 2 ARINC 717 Transmitters BPRZ/HBP (Separate pin pairs for BPRZ and HBP modes)

  • 2 ARINC 717 Receivers BPRZ/HBP (The same pins are used for BPRZ and HBP modes)

Each ABE-V3.0 device provides the following connections to potential aircraft communication busses:

  • 8 ARINC 429 Transmit Ports

  • 16 ARINC 429 Receive Ports

  • 12 ARINC Input Discretes

  • 12 ARINC Output Discretes

  • 8 Configurable Serial ports (RS 422, 485, 232)

Connectors

​Each ABE V4.0 device provides the following hardware connectors:

  • 2 identical 62-pin high density female D-sub connectors.

    • These connectors are used for discrete, ARINC 717, and ARINC 429 output/input.

    • One connector is used only for ARINC 429 transmit.

    • The other connector is used for ARINC 717 TX/RX, ARINC 429 TX/RX and discrete IN/OUT.

  • USB Type-B for PC connection.​

  • 12V AUX Barrel type power jack to supply power.

​Each ABE V3.0 device provides the following hardware connectors:

  • 2 identical 62-pin high density female D-sub connectors.

    • These connectors are used for discrete, serial, and ARINC 429 output/input.

    • Typically, one connector is used for ARINC 429 transmit/receive while the other is used for serial and discrete transmit/receive.

  • USB Type-B for PC connection and to supply power.​