The Protocol

ARINC 818, the Avionics Digital Video Bus, is the protocol standard for displays, sensors, and critical video systems.

It delivers the reliability and flexibility demanded by advanced video systems that must go the distance. It can carry optical and infrared video, plus radar, maps, charts, and data—all on a single link. ARINC 818 connects HUDs, PFDs, MFDs, LADs, HMDs, misson processors, video processors, and sensors over a full range of formats. Proven in commercial and military aerospace a decade ago, it stands today as the solution to keep systems viable in a world of rapidly advancing possibilities.

Great River Technology was a partner in ARINC 818 creation and remains its cutting-edge innovator. Our customers work with the same engineers who designed the comprehensive product suite on this page.

Glossary of ARINC 818 terms

ARINC 818 Product Suite


Flyable Video Converter Module

Extend the life of flyable components with cost-effective integration into ARINC 818 architecture.

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Frame Grabber / Video Generator

Capture and display video streams via Velocity (PCIe Gen 3 x8), Matrix Plus (PCIe8), and Matrix (PCIe4 or XMC) cards.

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Titan TI-04

Eight channels of full-featured ARINC 818 recording.

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Command unprecedented capacity for applications including factory ATE, flight testing, and simulations.

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Develop, test, and simulate ARINC 818 interfaces with a rugged, compact system.

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A medium-sized platform supports engineering development and simulation of ARINC 818 systems.

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Xf Tuner

Adjust ARINC 818 protocol in real time; inject errors into the stream. Upgrade Titan, Callisto, or Europa.

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Use the High Speed Stand Alone Module for flight testing or in the lab.


Matrix MultiCard

Take control of up to nine ARINC 818 channels via an intuitive GUI. Upgrade Titan, Callisto, or Europa.

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Video and Protocol Analyzer

Validate the ARINC 818 protocol and key timing parameters. The video explores a great new feature enabling analysis of multiple embedded streams.

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Pantera Switch

Employ smart switching without breaking or corrupting frames.

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IP Core

Easily implement interfaces using Xilinx or Altera PLDs.


ARINC 818 Development Suite

12-page PDF brochure of all GRT's ARINC 818 products and services

Consult an Engineer

Discuss your project needs with an ARINC 818 expert from GRT, the global leader in ARINC 818 implementation.

ARINC 818 Made Easy

Access free tools to accelerate your mastery of ARINC 818 principles.

Make or Buy IP Core?

A White Paper by Paul Grunwald spells out the criteria for a make-versus-buy decision.

Robustness White Paper

Testing, Simulating, and Validating ARINC 818 Interfaces by Paul Grunwald.

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