Avionics Talk to Analog Systems with GAD 42
Garmin International, a leading avionics manufacturer for
the general aviation industry, is pleased to introduce its new
digital-to-analog interface adapterthe GAD 42. Essentially
an input/output box, the GAD 42 is TSO-certified to communicate
between Garmin's popular panel-mount avionics systems and older
systems on many existing aircraft.
turboprop or twin-turbine airframes with older mechanical HSIs,
EFIS systems or analog autopilot systems will especially enjoy
the reliability and flexibility of Garmin's GNS 430/530 integrated
avionics systems by having the GAD 42 installed.
a leader in innovation, Garmin has sought solutions to insert
our state-of-the-art avionics systems into the cockpits of older
corporate aircraft," said Gary Kelley, director of marketing,
Garmin International. "Our GAD 42 is the answer to a host
of interface challenges in the business aviation market."
The GAD 42
provides several key interfaces, including: ARINC 407 for course,
heading and bearing (RMI) data; ARINC 561 for GPS-derived time,
distance, speed, and flight plan display and composite roll steering;
ARINC 545 for true air speed, enabling wind vector display on
the GNS 430 or GNS 530; and RS 422 specifically for Collins compatibility.
Though designed for the Garmin product line, the GAD 42 can be
installed with any GPS receiver capable of receiving and transmitting
the required ARINC 429 information.
The GAD 42
carries a list price of $3,595 and is expected to deliver in December