Compact and Flexible Interface

Part No.: MPVT-VN0601
The VN0601 is a compact and powerful interface for ARINC 429 bus systems.


VN0601 - Interface for ARINC 429

The VN0601 is a compact and powerful interface for ARINC 429 bus systems. The interface conveniently utilizes a PC connection via USB 2.0, it does not require an external power supply, and it has analog/digital interfaces for acquiring other measurement parameters. The VN0601 gives developers of networked electronic units in aircrafts (Line Replaceable Units or LRUs) a high-performance interface solution for testing and bus analysis.


  • 4 ARINC 429 TX and 4 ARINC 429 RX channels

  • Supports High-Speed and Low-Speed communication

  • Host interface via USB 2.0

  • Does not require any external power supply

  • Precise time stamps

  • Synchronization with multiple devices and other bus systems (e.g. CAN, Ethernet, AFDX®)

  • Optimal performance with the CANoe.A429 tool for monitoring, debugging and testing avionic systems

  • Open interface for third-party tools with the XL Driver Library

  • High flexibility based on reloadable FPGA hardware architecture

  • Very rugged housing

  • Analog/digital IO

  • Electrical isolation of all connections


  • Variable channel-specific settings

    • Bit rates:

    • > RX: 10 - 120 kBit/s (mode for automatic bit rate detection available)

    • > TX: 10.5 - 16 kBit/s (Low-Speed), 90 - 110 kBit/s (High-Speed)

  • Parity check and parity generation in hardware (odd, even, none)

  • Minimum interval (gap) between ARINC words

  • Message-specific settings for parity and gap

  • Detailed error signaling (e.g. bit rate, duty cycle, parity, TX gap)

  • Evaluation of TX errors by feedback channel

  • Separate hardware scheduler for each TX channel for periodic transmission of ARINC words

  • Statistical function for bus analysis

  • Quick analysis and generation, even in complex communication scenarios with CANoe.A429

Technical Data


4 x RX

4 x TX


Holt HI-8454

Holt HI-8596

Time stamp accuracy
within a device
Sync. of multiple devices
with Sync cable




Bit rates

low-Speed (12...14.5 kBit/s) and high-Speed (100 kBit/s)

Mean reaction time


Operating system

Windows 7/8.1 (32 and 64 Bit)

PC interface

USB 2.0 high-speed, without external power supply


Driver libraries

XL Driver Library

Temperature range

operating: -40...+65°C, storage: -40...+85°C

Dimensions (L/W/H)

91mm x 109mm x 35mm


approx. 250 g


very rugged aluminum housing


Analog/digital IO

  • Analog input: 1 channel, 0...18 V, max. 50 V, (ext. circuitry required)
    Ri > 1 MOhm, 10 bit ADC at 1 kS/s

  • Digital input: 2 channels, Schmitt trigger, max. 32 V,
    Vhigh ≥ 2.7 V, Vlow ≤ 2.2 V, Vhyst = 0.5 V,
    Ri > 200 kOhm, max. 1 kHz

  • Digital output: 1 channel, open collector, max. 32 V, max. 500 mA, max. 1 kHz

  • D-SUB9 socket