VCM – ARINC 818 Video Converter Module
Rugged ARINC 818 converter
The VCM is a flyable and rugged version of GRT’s Stand-Alone Module for ARINC 818, which has proven itself for years in labs, simulator settings and aircraft production facilities.
A flight-hardened VCM can be ordered for DVI or VGA to ARINC 818, and ARINC 818 to DVI. In addition, custom analog conversions (NTSC, PAL, STANAG 3350, RS-170) are also possible on demand.
The VCM is matched to your ICD and can be certified to DO-254 (Level B) and DO-160. Four mounting options provide maximum flexibility where space is precious.
Multi-channel video converter module, the new MC-VCM increases the switching or conversion capacity. Flyable and rugged, the MC-VCM is ideal for use in harsh environments, such as those encountered in turbo-props and helicopters.
Each MC-VCM is factory configured for one of the following :
- 4 ARINC 818 conversion channels to or from other protocols (DVI, VGA, Ethernet, HD-SDI, NTSC/PAL, or STANAG 3350).
- 8 ARINC 818 cross-point switching channels.
Rugged ARINC 818 converter for ARINC 818 to DVI, VGA or analog conversion.
Flyable and rugged multi-channel ARINC 818 converter for ARINC 818 to or from other protocols conversion.
- Labs and simulator settings
- Aircraft production
- 16 to 32 VDC power input per MIL-STD-704F and RTCA DO-160F hardware qualification
- HIRF protected, EMI shielded design
- Robust 38999 Series circular connectors
- DVI to ARINC 818
- ARINC 818 to DVI
- ARINC 818 to VGA
- ARINC 818 to analog (NTSC, PAL, STANAG 3350, RS-170) (custom)
- Analog (NTSC, PAL, STANAG 3350, RS-170) to ARINC 818 (custom)
- Size envelope (exclud. connector and bracket) : 113 x 98 x 35 mm
- Weight : 0.64 kg
- Fiber : 850 nm, multimode
- Connector : D38999, Size 12 shell
- ARINC 801 1.25 mm optical fiber
- Power : 6W
ARINC 818: Avionics digital video bus
The ARINC 818 video interface and protocol standard serves high-bandwidth, low-latency, uncompressed digital video transmission.
The standard has been advanced by ARINC and the aerospace community to meet the stringent needs of high-performance digital video. The protocol was adopted, prior to its official release, by major aerospace and military programs, and has become the de facto standard for high-performance military video systems.
For more information on the ARINC 818 protocol: http://www.arinc-818.eu/en/