PALO ALTO, Calif., July 21, 2016 — uAvionix and the Stratux open-source project announced today the release of the pingEFB ADS-B Silicon Radio.
pingEFB is the first purpose-built ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast) receiver to be compatible with the innovative Stratux project, a full featured, homebuilt ADS-B platform. Easy to assemble from off-the-shelf hardware, and compatible with a wide variety of Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) applications, Stratux has a passionate community of users and developers.
pingEFB provides compelling benefits over existing Software Defined Radio (SDR) solutions, including:
• Dual-link ADS-B In on both 978 MHz (UAT) and 1090 MHz, requiring only a single USB port on the Raspberry Pi
• Considerable power savings, dramatically extending battery life and decreasing cooling requirements
• Built-in antenna offers new mounting options
• Sacrificing no capability, it meets or exceeds all receive performance requirements specified by the ADS-B standards (DO-282B and DO-260B)
• By offloading processing to the uAvionix exclusive Ping silicon, it considerably reduces demands on the host CPU
The Ping line of ADS-B receivers and transceivers is based on the groundbreaking Ping ADS-B Silicon Radio. Powering products weighing as little as 1.5g, it extends the reach of ADS-B technology to exciting new form factors and applications. These products include a line of devices aimed at the growing unmanned systems market. The uAvionix product evolution continues, now with portable devices for General Aviation, and soon systems for uncertified and certified manned aircraft.
“We’re thrilled to provide the enthusiast community with a high quality, affordable option for their Stratux builds,” said Ryan Braun, COO of uAvionix. “As pilots and longtime fans of the Stratux project, we felt that the unmatched capabilities of the platform demanded a no compromise ADS-B receiver. We’ve been able to leverage our Ping single chip ADS-B Silicon Radio to do just that.”
Support for pingEFB will be provided in the forthcoming v1.1b1 release. For more information, and to download Stratux, visit http://stratux.me.
uAvionix will be demonstrating pingEFB at EAA AirVenture 2016, and can be found in Hangar D, Booth 4054. Limited quantities will be available for purchase at EAA AirVenture for an introductory price of $75. It can be found available for pre-order the following week at https://uavionix.com and https://www.amazon.com.
uAvionix develops the world’s smallest, lightest and most affordable family of ADS-B transponders, receivers and navigation tools. uAvionix’s Ping network system combines hardware, software, and real time airspace mapping to enable safe operation of and collision avoidance for manned and unmanned aircraft in the National Airspace System. Founded in 2015, Palo Alto based uAvionix has gathered a cross-disciplinary team of experts in embedded RF engineering, aviation, sUAS operations and compliance, hardware, software, and cloud services. CEO Paul Beard is a serial entrepreneur with an extensive background in aviation and unmanned aircraft systems.
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