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Aug 3, 2005

From Condor Engineering, Inc.

Condor Introduces New Modular Avionics Controller for VME and VXI

Contact Name: Anne-Marie Charest
Contact Email: anne-mariec@condoreng.com
WebSite: http://www.condoreng.com

CONDOR ENGINEERING INTRODUCES NEW 
MODULAR AVIONICS CONTROLLER FOR VME AND VXI 
 
Santa Barbara, CA - August 3, 2005 - Condor Engineering, a leading  
provider of military and commercial avionics databus solutions, today  
announced a new family of multi-protocol interface products, the  
Modular Avionics Controller (MAC). This product family provides  
avionics engineers with a powerful and flexible single-slot solution  
for interfacing multiple avionics protocols on VME and VXI backplanes. 
 
"Our customers have told us that they desire hardware configuration  
flexibility, high performance and large numbers of ARINC 429 channels  
in order to simulate and test multiple aircraft configurations,"  
stated Bill Weil, Vice President of Condor Engineering. "Our new  
Modular Avionics Controller family enables engineers to use fewer  
card slots, reduce software development efforts and reduce life cycle  
costs." 
 
MAXIMUM ARINC PROTOCOL FLEXIBILITY 
MAC products for both VME and VXI platforms provide two PMC mezzanine  
slots for Condor ARINC and serial data modules. User I/O is easily  
accessed via front panel connectors. Six foot cables to standard  
connectors are provided with every module. 
 
Up to 32 receive and 32 transmit channels of ARINC 429 can be  
supported in a single backplane slot. Many other configurations are  
available, starting from a minimum of two receive and two transmit  
ARINC 429 channels. Data rates, parity, filtering, message  
scheduling, error injection, self-test operation and many other  
protocol features are controlled on-board. All ARINC 429 channels are  
independent and capable of operating simultaneously with full data  
throughput. 
 
In addition to ARINC 429 protocol support, MAC configuration options  
offer concurrent, integrated support for numerous other two-wire  
ARINC interfaces including ARINC 419, 453, 571, 573, 575, 582, 585,  
708 and 717. RS-232 and RS-422 serial communications interfaces are  
also supported. 
 
LabVIEW COMPATIBILITY 
Support for National Instrument's LabVIEW graphical environment is  
available with Condor's CEI-LV product. CEI-LV provides ready-to-use  
LabVIEW application examples in VI source for ARINC 429, RS-232 and  
RS-422 that can be quickly integrated into a custom LabVIEW  
application. 
 
PRICING AND AVAILABILITY 
The MAC is available for immediate delivery with configurations  
starting at $3,200. 
 
ABOUT CONDOR ENGINEERING 
Condor Engineering is a technological innovator and manufacturer of  
avionics databus tools and solutions. The firm's product portfolio  
includes test, simulation and embedded interfaces for commercial  
(ARINC, AFDX) and military (MIL-STD-1553) avionics databuses. Condor  
is committed to total customer satisfaction, superior product  
quality, and exceptional customer service. Founded in 1989, Condor  
Engineering is headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA, and is supported  
by an extensive, worldwide network of manufacturer's representatives  
and distributors. For more information visit Condor Engineering's  
website at http://www.condoreng.com. 
 
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