TTTech AFDX Switch Lab

July 7, 2016

TTTech, a global leader in the field of robust networking and safety controls, and TechSAT, an expert for integration and verification of aircraft systems development, test and maintenance, announce the integration of TTTech’s TTEthernet network switches into TechSAT’s ADS2 avionics test benches for OEMs and system integrators.

Driven by customer requests, TechSAT and TTTech extend their complementary expertise to assure the system integration and testing process scalability. Core is TechSAT’s powerful 2nd generation Avionics Development System (ADS2). Target applications are electric aircraft and IMA systems. In the scope of the latest ADS2 update, TTTech will provide 24-port 1Gbit/s TTEthernet network switches.

TTTech’s TTESwitch A664 Lab offers the unique ability of supporting standard Ethernet (IEEE 802.3), Deterministic Ethernet services such as ARINC 664 part 7 (AFDX®) and Time-Triggered Ethernet (SAE AS6802) on one physical infrastructure. The solution provides advanced reconfiguration capabilities suited for the design of reproducible and reliable system tests.

“TTTech's standards and quality are the norm against which one must measure the competition”, commented Elwin Muerth, Head of Sales at TechSAT. “We are very pleased to have TTTech as our partner in TTP, AFDX® and Deterministic Ethernet networking. Together it is possible to support all aspects of the customer’s product lifecycle - starting from development over integration until verification and even ground testing.”

In 2005, TTTech and TechSAT already cooperated on the integration of time-triggered networks (i.e. Time-Triggered Protocol, TTP) into TechSAT’s ADS platform. Back then, the goal was to support system integration for e.g. Airbus A380 and Boeing 787. The next generation, ADS2, is a modular and scalable platform supporting a wide range of avionics interfaces as a core test system platform. It forms the basis for a wide range of real-time integration and production acceptance test systems for complex avionics and aircraft system integration.

“We are delighted to see adoption of our AFDX® and TTEthernet 1GBit/s network switches by a market leader in aerospace system integration and verification platforms,” said Ingomar Wenzel, Product Manager at TTTech. “Seamless integration with ADS2 will enable OEMs and system integrators using Ethernet-based integrated architectures with ARINC 664 p7 and/or SAE AS6802 standards, to reduce time-to-market, development, upgrades and modernization costs.”

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