ANSYS SCADE Solutions for ARINC 661
A fully-integrated COTS solution for the specification, development and certification of avionics displays following the ARINC 661 standard
SCADE Solutions for ARINC 661 Compliant Systems is a toolset that empowers you to prototype and design ARINC 661 compliant systems, embedded Cockpit Display Systems (CDS) and User Applications (UA).
For CDS developers, the toolset features a customizable ARINC 661 compliant widgets library, delivered as SCADE Suite and SCADE Display models; ARINC 661 configuration files to define the widgets list and their interfaces; and the automated generation of an ARINC 661 Server.
For UA developers, the toolset features the design of UA pages as models, the automatic generation of standard binary and XML Definition Files (DF), and the automatic generation of communication code between SCADE Suite UA models and any ARINC 661 Server.
With SCADE Solutions for ARINC 661 Compliant Systems, aircraft manufacturers, CDS developers and avionics UA developers or integrators can ensure full compliance with ARINC 661 Supplement 5. They can drastically increase productivity while achieving the highest level of quality and compliance with DO-178B/C safety objectives, as required for the certification of CDS and UA avionics applications.
Modular, model-based, certifiable and configurable, SCADE Solutions for ARINC 661 Compliant Systems significantly decrease overall avionics software development and modifications costs. They also decrease the time-to-certification, and are an important step in enabling more modular certification of ARINC 661 compliant aircraft components.
The ARINC 661 Standard
The ARINC 661 standard normalizes the design of interactive CDS and the way the CDS communicates with UAs, such as Flight Management Systems, Flight Control Systems and Flight Warning Systems, by using predefined and standardized graphical widgets, some of which are changeable through pilot interaction (trackball, keyboard, tactile screens, etc.), and by standardizing the communication protocol at runtime between a UA and the CDS. ARINC 661 ensures that the full CDS interactively behaves with the avionics systems in the same manner, regardless of UA developer and CDS supplier. Learn more about ARINC 661 here.
See how our customers are using our software:
Gosniias Deploys SCADE to Prototype A661-compliant Cockpit Display Systems
Gosniias chose SCADE to build prototypes of cockpit display systems in order to test the flight crew operation manual and evaluate the crew members’ interactions with the system in case of failures, malfunctions and critical situations in all flight phases. There were approximately 40 models developed, including aircraft systems (hydraulics, fuel, etc.), engine, APU, aerodynamics, FBW, autopilot, radio navigation, etc. SCADE Suite was the main tool for control logic for CDS (CMS, FMS, HMIs of FMS and CAS). SCADE Display was a main tool for CDS graphical applications. Gosniias discovered that SCADE Suite & SCADE Display co-simulation is a very efficient way for developing embedded SW, SCADE Solutions for ARINC 661 tools allowed them prototype graphical formats of CDS according to ARINC 661 standard and the ability to customize the server is very efficient for prototyping activities.View Case Study