Posted by John McHale
MISSION VIEJO, Calif. 5 March 2011. Holt Integrated Circuits announced compliance of its latest 3.3-volt ARINC 429 line driver, HI-8596, with the electromagnetic interference/electromagnetic compatibility (EMI/EMC) requirements of RTCA/DO-160G, Section 21, Category P. This specification provides a standardized test methodology for environmental testing of airborne equipment such as cockpit instruments and flight controls.
The HI-8596 operates from a single 3.3-volt supply using only four external capacitors. This allows easy integration with field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) without the need for additional supplies and provides a compact and cost effective solution.
All testing was performed by an accredited external lab and a copy of the final test report is available in Application Note AN-135.
"This independent testing has demonstrated the capability of HI-8596 to meet the most stringent EMI/EMC requirements,”"says Anthony Murray, director of business development at Holt. "In addition, the possibility of a single supply makes HI-8596 a great choice for FPGA or 3.3 volt dual redundant ARINC 429 applications."
The HI-8596 is available in a 16-pin SOIC package or a more compact 16-pin QFN. Samples and a demonstration kit are available upon request.
To request information on Holt's ARINC 429, MIL-STD-1553 and other aerospace products, contact Holt at 949-859-8800, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or online at www.holtic.com.