USB 708 Avionics Interface for Weather Radar (氣象雷達)
Up to 4 ARINC 708 Channels
8 Avionics Discrete I/O
IRIG A/B PWM and AM
USB 2.0 Bus Powered—No External Power Supply Needed
32 MB Data Memory
RoHS Compliant Design
Standard Black or Flight Test Orange Case
Small, Portable, and Rugged
Boards also available without enclosure for embedded use
The easy interface.
These pocket-sized USB adapters are the easy and portable way to interface your computer to ARINC 708 and similar weather radar databuses.
Weather radar, CDU, and T-R unit analysis, test, and simulation
Flightline and AOG Support
Replacing Plug-in Cards
Many More Uses in the Lab or in the Field
The USB 708 series of products are pocket-sized USB adapters that enable computers to interface with ARINC 708 and similar weather radar display databuses. They have extensive functionality for testing weather radar CDUs (Control-Display Units) and T-R (Transmit-Receive) units for monitoring, recording, and playing back data, and for simulating weather radar systems. The ARINC 708 display databus is sometimes referred to as ARINC 453. The USB 708 is compatible with virtually all modern PC laptop, desktop, tablet, and netbook computers, and all power necessary for operation is provided via the single USB port. Plug and Play and Hot Swap features make it easy to install and move between computers.
Full-Featured and Powerful
The USB 708 supports maximum data throughput on all 708 channels and has a large 32 MB built-in memory. Models are available either with one receive and one transmit channel (1R1T) or with two receive and two transmit channels (2R2T). They support simultaneous operation on all available channels and provide software-selectable word lengths and pre-sync pulses to support custom protocols that deviate from ARINC 708. All models include eight avionics level input/output discretes and IRIG time synchronization/ generation. Two LEDs indicate power and bus traffic by default, or they can be controlled by user software.
You can develop your own software applications with the included BTIDriver API. Or, use Ballard's optional CoPilot software, which provides powerful and easy-to-use interactive tools for databus test, analysis, and simulation. See the "Software" tab for more information.
Standard ARINC 708 data
- Syncs - beginning and ending
- 1600 bits per word (64-bit header, 512 3-bit range bins)
Custom data options
- Pre-sync pulses
- Variable word length (1 to 1856 bits per word)
Configurable bit order (LSB or MSB first)
Strappable bus termination
ARINC 453 characteristics
ARINC 708 Channel Details
Component temperature: -40 to + 85 deg C
Storage temperature: -55 to +100 deg C
I/O Connector: HD44F D-Sub
Secure locking connectors
Dim: 3.0 x 4.45 x 0.97 inch (76 x 113 x 25 mm)
Weight: under 5 oz (140 g)
Power: Single USB Port
MTBF: 1,500,000 hours
The easiest way to use the ARINC 708 functionality of your USB 708 device is with CoPilot, Ballard's Windows-based software. CoPilot is an intuitive, interactive program that simplifies the testing, analysis, and simulation of ARINC 708 systems. CoPilot simplifies project development and provides added productivity through a virtual weather radar display, flexible monitoring and analysis tools, and a powerful scripting engine. CoPilot also supports MIL-STD-1553, ARINC 429, ARINC 664/AFDX, and serial. You can add CoPilot at anytime. However, you will receive a discount when you purchase CoPilot bundled with the hardware.
Users can develop their own software applications with the included BTIDriver API. With only a few function calls, a program can operate the USB 708 and process messages to and from the weather radar display databus. Functions include routines for transmitting, receiving, scheduling, recording, time-tagging, and manipulating data. The USB 708 can use applications developed for other Ballard devices. Code migrates seamlessly from BTIDriver compatible devices.
ActiveX Weather Radar Control
Contact us about our ActiveX Weather Radar Control. This program building block decodes the ARINC 708 message data and presents it in a highly customizable graphical display.
USB 708 Order Numbers
Number of Channels
To include CoPilot software, insert "CP-" before the Part No.
Boards Only for Embedded Use
Printed Circuit Board Assemblies (PCBAs) for these products are available without the enclosure for use in embedded applications.
To order, add the suffix "/NE" (No Enclosure) to the desired Part No.
ARINC 664 /AFDX
Monitor, Simulation, Engineering Units, Graphical Displays, Python and VBScript, Error Injection