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Make versus Buy: GRT's ARINC 818 Core

Paul Grunwald assesses risks and costs in the decision whether to develop or purchase and ARINC 818 IP core. Submission of the form on this page forwards visitor to the white paper's download page.

Testing, Simulating, and Validating ARINC 818 Interfaces

Paul Grunwald runs down the tools necessary to ensure robust, protocol-compliant ARINC 818 systems. Submission of the form on this page forwards visitor to the white paper's download page.

Sensors Need a Bigger Pipe?

Information about ARINC 818 as it applies to sensor systems. Provides options to move projects forward.

Consult an ARINC 818 Expert

Engineers or engineering managers may arrange a consultation with an ARINC 818 expert at Great River Technlogy.

ARINC 818 Made Easy

Understand, evaluate, and design with Great River's tool set for ARINC 818. Submission of the form on this page forwards visitor to the download page for the tools.

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Product Suite

View products, resources, and protocol description for HOTLink II™.

Video Cards: Frame Grabber and Camera Emulator

Product page: Five form factors support a range of video formats in applications such as frame grabbing and camera or sensor emulation.

Recorder and Playback System

Product page: High-performance units record and play out up to six synchronized video streams.

Serial Link Analyzer

Product page: This recorder and diagnostic tool handles 8B/10B encoded HOTLink II systems.


Product Suite

View products, resources, and protocol description for ARINC 818.

Frame Grabber and Video Generator

Product page: Matrix and GRAVity Series cards can be applied as frame grabbers and video generators.

Systems and Recorders

Product page: Three system levels bring new capabilities to simulation labs, engineering development, factory production, and more.

Xf Tuner

Product page: Test format parameters in real time, efficiently probe operational limits, and ensure ARINC 818 compliance.

High Speed Stand Alone Module Gen II

Product page: ARINC 818 testing device can be applied as a portable signal converter, splitter, test-pattern generator, or continuity tester.

Video Converter Module (VCM)

Product page: Using this flyable converter, legacy devices of various formats can be easily linked to ARINC 818 architecture.

IP Core

Product page: Core provides means to implement ARINC 818–compliant interfaces in Xilinx and Altera PLDs.


Product page: "Smart switching" links any variety of subsystems to mission displays or recorders.

Video and Protocol Analyzer

Product page: The VPA is a full-featured tool to validate the ARINC 818 protocol and key timing parameters.