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This product was discontinued on 03/31/2014.

GE Intelligent Platforms CNIC-A2PU4 is a high performance Four Lane PCI Express Interface for monitoring, generating or analyzing full-bandwidth AFDX/ARINC 664 protocol traffic. GE Intelligent Platforms exclusive pipeline architecture maximizes packet throughput using parallel controllers and efficient DMA transfers, thereby avoiding the bottlenecks of CPU-based interface solutions.

Configurable as either one dual-redundant AFDX/ARINC 664 interface or two independent ports, users have complete access to all frame and header data. Each incoming packet is tagged with a 20 nsec resolution, 64-bit time-tag. Real time traffic generation is highly accurate. An IRIG-B receiver/generator is included for synchronization to external IRIG-B time sources and for synchronizing multiple CNIC-A boards. In addition, I/O triggers, error detection/injection, BIT, and link/protocol level statistics are provided.

The CNIC-A2PU4 comes with all the software development tools needed for user application development at no extra charge. The Cpcap, packet capture library, provides a complete set of functions for transmitting and receiving Ethernet frames.

Last Time Buy:  March 31, 2014

Last Time Ship:  September 31, 2014

Please contact your GEIP sales representative or Avionics Sales Director for details.

Discontinued (EOL)
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  • AFDX/ARINC 664 dual port interface ( two independent 10/100 MHz full duplex ports)
  • 4 Lane PCI Express
  • Includes AFDX and low-level Software Developer’s Kit (SDK) at no additional charge.
  • Advanced reception features
        - 20 nsec time-tags
        - IRIG-B synchronization
        - DMA transfer to host
        - Full throughput capability
        - Link level error detection
  • Advanced transmission scheduling
        - Highly accurate
        - Flexible scheduling modes
        - DMA transfer from host
        - Full throughput capability
        - Link level error injection
  • Advanced software support
        - Flexible packet capture API
        - AFDX / ARINC 664 API
        - XML configuration format
        - Integrated log file format
        - Berkeley packet filter engine
  • Four bi-directional avionics level discretes
  • Input and output triggers per channel
  • Built-in test features
  • Supportable throughout program lifetime with Product Lifetime Management (PLM) program
  • PCI Express
  Type Title
Datasheet CNIC-A2PU4
Datasheet RCNIC-A2PAU4
Requires Authorization User Manual AFDX-A User's Manual
Requires Authorization User Manual CNIC & RAF-EC Installation Manual
Requires Authorization User Manual CNIC HW User's Manual
Requires Authorization User Manual Cpcap User's Manual
Brochures Avionics
GE Intelligent Platforms’ 12-page brochure provides an overview of our strong leadership in MIL-STD-1553B, ARINC 429, AFDX/ARINC 664, PCIe, XMC, VPX, AMC and Express Card products.
White Papers AFDX/ARINC 664 Protocol - Tutorial
This 24-page tutorial provides an in-depth technical review of AFDX protocols and implementations.
Requires Authorization Software CNIC Software Distribution v3.2
Windows 7/2000/2003/XP & Linux (includes API’s, drivers, all documentation)
Customer support contact info for this product is listed below by global region. All related documentation and software for this product are listed under the "Downloads" tab of this product page.

Primary Support

Goleta, CA
26 Castilian Drive, Suite B
Goleta, CA 93117

Support Phone: 877-429-1553 option 2 or 805-965-8000 x2
Hour: 8am – 5pm PST
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Europe, Middle East, Africa Support

Augsburg, Germany
Memminger Str. 14 D-86159

Support Phone: +49 821 5034-170
Hour: Monday - Thursday, excluding holidays from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM GMT+1; Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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