Condor Debuts Dual Port Ethernet PMC Interface for AFDX/ARINC 664 Protocol

8/23/2004 - Condor Engineering, a leading provider of military and commercial avionics databus solutions, announced the release of the CNIC, the first low-cost, Ethernet 10/100 network interface card (NIC) specially designed for AFDX/ARINC 664 and real-time Ethernet/IP/UDP protocols. The CNIC module is the first product to offer advanced NIC technology for testing and simulating AFDX/ARINC 664 networks, greatly reducing costs compared to proprietary, multi-processor designs. PCI and CompactPCI form factors are also available.

"The Condor NIC (CNIC) incorporates advanced pipelined FPGA design technology and DMA-based PCI data transfers to provide high speed Ethernet frame transmission capabilities and buffered frame reception as implemented for Airbus 380 and Boeing 7E7 avionics systems," said Rick Schuh, V.P. of Condor Engineering's sales team. "These same features can be used for general Ethernet/IP/UDP networks to offer true deterministic transmission and highly accurate time-tagging at full wire speed on two ports of 10/100 Ethernet," added Schuh. The CNIC module along with associated Windows driver and Condor's packet capture (Cpcap) and traffic generation APIs are ideal for test, simulation and communications systems where deterministic Ethernet frame transmission is a system requirement.

The CNIC module offers two independent ports for traffic monitoring, traffic generation, external triggering and analysis. It also offers high-resolution time-tagging of incoming Ethernet frames simultaneously with highly accurate traffic generation. An IRIG-B receiver/generator is included for synchronization to an external IRIG-B time source and for synchronization between multiple CNIC boards.

About Condor Engineering
Condor Engineering is a leading supplier of avionics databus tools and solutions. The Condor product portfolio includes embedded, test, and simulation interfaces for Commercial (ARINC and AFDX), and Military (MIL-STD-1553), avionics databuses. Condor is committed to total customer satisfaction, superior product quality and exceptional service, as demonstrated by its ISO 9001:2000 registration. Founded in 1989, Condor Engineering is headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA, and is supported by a worldwide network of manufacturer's representatives and distributors. For more information please visit Condor Engineering's web site at

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