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photo of Pantera 4x4 ARINC 818 switch

ARINC 818-2 on bi-directional

High-Speed Coax (HSC)

ARINC 818-2 on coax offers a robust option where a copper physical layer and bi-directional communication is desired. It is a natural successor to HOTLink II™, offering the same flexibility at greater link rates over common coaxial cable.

HSC products from GRT
Among HSC products are frame grabbers/graphics generators (left) and HSC SAMs and Pantera switches, which use the same box size (right) as their fiber counterparts.

GRT now offers these ARINC 818 products in High-Speed Coax (HSC) versions:

HSC already offers link rates up to 3.1875 Gb/s, and GRT expects the rate to reach 6.375 Gb/s during 2016.

GRT's HSC implementations

GRT's HSC implementations for ARINC 818 include a high-speed video path (for example, 3.1875 Gb/s) and a low-speed data return path (20 Mb/s) over a single coaxial cable. Using common coaxial cable, distances of 50 meters are possible, depending on the link rate and cable quality.

HSC Pantera block diagram
An HSC Pantera 4x1 switch enables the controller to select an active camera and command it while receiving its video feed. Here Camera A is active.

ARINC 818 HSC is ideal for applications where a bi-directional copper interface are required, such as high-resolution optical or infrared sensors and where the cable must pass through a slip ring.

Arriving in 2016

Later this year, GRT will introduce HSC Pantera switches capable of combining several ARINC 818 video systems onto a single multiplexed link.

HSC Pantera concentrator/splitter
An HSC Panetera switch concentrates simultaneous feeds from multiple cameras or sensors and transmits them on a single coaxial cable. A second switch acts as a splitter, sending individual feeds to individual monitors.