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Display Unit

Source: Smiths Industries Aerospace, Head Office
Display Unit
The flat-panel multifunction control display unit (MCDU) uses a large, full-color active-matrix liquid crystal display (AMLCD) with a compact (7.125" H x 6.0" D) form factor
The flat-panel multifunction control display unit (MCDU) uses a large, full-color active-matrix liquid crystal display (AMLCD) with a compact (7.125" H x 6.0" D) form factor. The unit is designed to support incremental stages of CNS/ATM implementation.

The unit features a built-in menu for switching between subsystems and a choice of databuses (ARINC 429 or MIL-STD-1553). It is designed to communicate with a single, primary system but includes six additional ports for other ARINC 739 subsystems such as ACARS. It is ARINC 739/429 compatible with graphical interface enhancements and an RS-422 interface is included for graphics, video, and bitmap presentation.

Designed as a drop-in replacement unit for existing aircraft navigation systems on upgrade programs such as CNS/ATM or GNSS, the unit includes a spare card slot to accommodate new features and flexible reconfiguration of front panel keys. The MCDU can receive software modifications uploaded into the unit without removal from the aircraft.

Smiths Industries Aerospace, 255 Great Valley Pkwy., Malvern PA 19355. Phone: 610-296-5000; Fax: 610-296-7805.