How many boards are required to enable full flight deck functionality and normal operation on an Airbus A320 OEM Flight Simulator?
Transceiver – Transmits and receives communication
Transmitter – Transmits communication
Receiver – Receives communication
Radio Management Panel – 1x ARINC 429 Lo Speed Transceiver for each RMP; each board controls an output VHF
ECAM Control Panel – 1x ARINC 429 Lo Speed Transceiver
Weather Control Panel – 1x ARINC 429 Lo Speed Receiver
Parking Brake/Rudder Trim Panel – 1x ARINC 429 Lo Speed Transmitter.
Audio Control Panel – 1x ARINC 429 Low Speed Transceiver (requires special ACP firmware from Cockpit Concept) for each ACP.
ATC/TCAS Panel – 1x ARINC 429 Lo Speed Transceiver (two if you require ATC 1 and ATC 2 functionality).
DDRMI – 1x Hi Speed Transmitter / 2x Lo Speed Transmitter
Clock – 1x ARINC 429 Lo Speed Receiver
Triple Gauge Brake – 1x Analog Voltage board
Flight Control Unit – 1x FCU Interface Board
Overhead Battery Indicator – 1x Voltmeter Interface Board
Cockpit Concept manufactures communication boards which fulfil these roles. In addition specific profiles can be programmed so 1 board can control multiple devices. For example, the Rudder Trim Panel and Weather Control Panel can be wired to one LS Transceiver.
Total Boards Required:
ARINC 429 LS Transceivers – 7 required (2 for each RMP, 1 for the ECP, 2 for each ACP, 1 for the Rudder Trim and Weather Control Panel [shared profile/board], 1 for the ATC/TCAS, Clock is optional wiring)
ARINC 429 1x HS / 2x LS Transmitter – 1 required (DDRMI)
Flight Control Unit – 1 required