FMC-A429, module with 2/4 Receivers & 2/4 Transmitters, 429 channels


The FMC-A429 is the world’s first VITA57 FPGA Mezzanine module to offer ARINC 429 function. The FMC-A429 is available with 2xReceive/2xTransmit ARINC 429 channels or 4xReceive/4xTransmit Arinc 429 channels. The FMC specification was developed to enable FMC’s to be supported on a wide range of existing form factor including but not limited to PCIe, PXIe, VME, CompactPCI, VPX, ATCA, AMC and small form factor carrier boards.



  • FMC LPC Connector Type (HPC is an option)
  • ARINC-429 DEI 1072 Driver
  • ARINC-429 DEI 1041 Transceivers
  • Front panel connector SCSI 50 pin



  • Radar / Sonar
  • Wireless communication transceivers / base stations
  • Defense / Aerospace / Satellite communications
  • Medical
  • Automotive
  • Direct RF Down Conversion
  • Test and measurement
  • Beamforming / Directional vector
  • Software-defined radio (SDR)

FMC-A429 is supported by FC-A429 an FPGA IP core.

  • Independent Receivers (Rx) with FIFO
  • Independent Transmitter (Tx) with FIFO
  • Decoding signals interface type
  • 16-Bit Data-bus
  • Direct addressing of all Registers
  • Support all ARINC 429 Data Rate Transfer
  • Multi Label Capability
  • Parity Control : Odd, Even, No Parity, Interrupt Capability
  • Independent Interrupt Request Line for Rx and Tx Functions
  • FPGA speed grade operating frequency dependent : system clock up to 70 MHz
    Can be customized

The FC-A429 macro implements a ARINC 429 protocole with Transmit and Receive Controllers . The macro controls all ARINC 429 bus specific sequences, protocol and timing. The NES-IPCOREA429 macro interface allows  the parallel-bus microprocessor to communicate bidirectionally with the ARINC 429 bus. This macro can be customized according to specific needs (application specific requirements). Any other pre-designed functions can be integrated into the FPGA. FPGA density and I/O requirements can be defined according to customer specifications. Designers should be familiar with ARINC 429 standard,VHDL, synthesis tools, FPGA Place and Route data flow and VHDL  simulation software. Experience with microprocessor is recommended. The macro can easily be integrated into hierarchical VHDL designs.



  1.       x = 2                    2 Receive &  2 Transmit ARINC-429 channels
  2.       x = 4                    4 Receive &  4 Transmit ARINC-429 channels
  3.       y = L                    LPC connector
  4.       y = H                   HPC connector

FC-A429                         Supporting FPGA IP core for FMC429-x-y