Sycos takes advantage of its PMC range of ARINC-629 products, installed on a Sycos
proprietary PCI PMC carrier card to enable users to communicate with ARINC-629 in
The carrier card supplied can be standard 32-bit PCI or PCI-X, according to requirement.
Arinc-629 connection, +/-15v supply and Pseudo Bus connection are through LEMO connectors
on the front panel. Other I/Os are routed to the PMC I/O connector.
The Sy629PCI-M-CMC card provides the equivalent of one Arinc-629 bus with 5 stub
cable connections. The card requires no configuration. Although the card is mechanically
compliant to PMC, it does not communicate with PCI bus but simply exploits the power
supplies provided on the PMC connectors. Provision is made to cascade cards to extend
the number of stub cable connections to 10, 15, 20 etc. This card is particularly
effective in systems that support Boeing 777 full flight simulators, where multiple
buses and many stub cable connections are required.
Two further PMC products are in development:
fault generation and detection (firmware upgrade to Sy629PMC-BPM card)
Multi-Terminal-Emulation. Up to 120 ARINC-629 Terminals in a single