AFDX defines the electrical and protocol specifications (IEEE and ARINC , Part 7) for the exchange of data between Avionics Subsystems. ARINC is based on Ethernet technology and components. ARINC is a specific implementation of ARINC Specification Part. 7. 3 and ARINC , Part 7) for the exchange of data be- tween Avionics Subsystems One thousand times faster than its predecessor, ARINC , it builds .

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IO781: AFDX (ARINC 664 Part 7) I/O Module

Therefore, in a network with multiple switches cascaded star topology66 total number of virtual links is nearly limitless.

The virtual link ID is a bit unsigned integer value that follows a constant bit field. Through the use of twisted pair or fiber optic cables, full-duplex Ethernet uses two separate pairs or strands for transmitting and receiving the data.

Views Read Edit View history. Sub-virtual links are assigned to a particular virtual link.

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However, the number sub-VLs that may be created in a single virtual link is limited to four. Also sub-virtual links do not provide guaranteed bandwidth or latency due to the buffering, but AFDX specifies that latency is measured from the traffic regulator function anyway.

Data are read in a round-robin sequence among the virtual links with data to transmit. Basing on standards from the IEEE There is no specified limit to the number of virtual links that can be handled by each end system, although this will be determined by the BAG rates and maximum frame size specified for each VL versus the Ethernet data rate.


A similar implementation [ clarify ] of deterministic Ethernet is used on the Boeing Dreamliner. Additionally, there can be sub-virtual links sub-VLs that are designed to carry less critical data.

AFDX was designed as the next-generation aircraft data network. However, some features of a real AFDX switch may be missing, such as traffic policing and redundancy functions.

Avionics Full-Duplex Switched Ethernet – Wikipedia

Each VL is frozen in specification to ensure that the network has a designed maximum traffic, hence arjnc. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Retrieved from ” https: Ethernet family of local area network technologies.

This is the maximum rate data can be sent, and it is guaranteed to be sent at that interval.

Multiple switches can be bridged together in a cascaded star topology. Also the switch, having a VL configuration table loaded, can reject any erroneous data transmission that may otherwise swamp other branches of the network.

AFDX extends standard Ethernet to provide high data integrity and deterministic timing. This page was last edited on 10 Novemberat Further a redundant pair of networks is used to improve the system paart although a virtual link may be configured to use one or the other network only.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Archived from the original PDF on Archived copy as title All Wikipedia articles needing clarification Wikipedia articles needing clarification from September It specifies interoperable functional elements at the following OSI reference model patr. There are two speeds of transmission: The network is designed in such a way that all critical traffic is prioritized using QoS policies so delivery, latency, and jitter are all guaranteed to be within set parameters.

Many commercial aircraft use the ARINC standard developed in for safety-critical applications. A data word consists of 32 bits communicated over a twisted pair psrt using the bipolar return-to-zero modulation. Webarchive template 6644 links CS1 maint: Each switch has filtering, policing, and forwarding functions that should be able to process at least VLs.


The six primary aspects of an AFDX data network include full duplexredundancy, determinism, high speed performance, switched and profiled network. The switches are designed to route an incoming frame from one, and 6664 one, end system to a predetermined set of end systems. However, total bandwidth cannot exceed the maximum available bandwidth on the network.

Each virtual link is allocated dedicated bandwidth [sum of all VL bandwidth allocation gap BAG rates x MTU] with the total amount of bandwidth defined by the system integrator. ARINC operates in such a way that its single transmitter communicates in a point-to-point connection, thus requiring a significant amount of wiring which amounts to added weight. AFDX is a worldwide registered trademark by Airbus.

ARINC utilizes a unidirectional bus with a single transmitter and up to twenty receivers. By adding key elements aric ATM to those already found in Ethernet, and constraining the specification of various options, a highly reliable full-duplex deterministic network is created providing guaranteed bandwidth and quality of service QoS.

Avionics Full-Duplex Switched Ethernet AFDX is a data network, patented by international aircraft manufacturer Airbus[1] for safety-critical applications that utilizes dedicated bandwidth while providing deterministic quality of service QoS.

In one abstraction, it is possible to visualise the VLs as an ARINC style network each with one source and one or more destinations.