ARINC 818 Video Protocol Analyzer

ARINC 818 Video Protocol Analyzer
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ARINC 818 Video Protocol Analyzer
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Reduce your development time with Great River Technology’s ARINC 818 analyzer.
Use VPA for accuracy and effectively verify compliance with the ARINC 818 standard.
The ARINC 818 protocol analyzer is an essential key for the development of an ARINC 818 system. It checks the compatibility of the design according to the ARINC 818 standard. The VPA software application decodes and displays ARINC 818 data as well as errors. The VPA analyzes in detail the timing of the video stream and validates ADVB headers and containers. The VPA has a trigger function, a function for reading raw data, searching for data, automatic error checking …
For the first time, an optional SDK is available. Among other features, it allows you to create programs that open and close cards, load profiles, configure trigger parameters, and more.

Technical sheet


  • User configurable for multiple link rates: 1.0625, 2.125, 3.1875, 4.25, 5, 6.375 or 8.5 Gbps
  • Complex, multilayer triggering (up to three levels) within payload or Object 0
  • Pre- and post-trigger capture settings
  • Raw trace data captures up to 4 Gb, with save and load capability
  • Dockable user-friendly interface
  • Real-time monitoring of link status, such as Sync Link; SoF Detect
  • Live view of video
  • Raw data: view data in four-byte hex lines
  • Data search by selecting a predefined ordered set, such as SOFi, or entering a user-defined string
  • Data histogram
  • Link Status: assess the link health before data capture
  • Container details and ADVB frame details
  • Video resolution and timing
  • ADVB and container header decoding
  • Automatic error checking

VPA Generation III

The VPA III greatly increases the throughput, capture depth, and link speed of GRT’s ARINC 818 analyzer. All ARINC 818 link speeds up to 8.5 Gbps are supported, as are data captures up 4 Gb (depending on customer-specified configuration). Employ up to three layers of complex triggering. A live video view, a redesigned dockable interface, and real-time monitoring of link status are all included.

ARINC 818 protocol

ARINC 818: Avionics digital video bus

The ARINC 818 video interface and protocol standard serves high-bandwidth, low-latency, uncompressed digital video transmission.

The standard has been advanced by ARINC and the aerospace community to meet the stringent needs of high-performance digital video. The protocol was adopted, prior to its official release, by major aerospace and military programs, and has become the de facto standard for high-performance military video systems.

For more information on the ARINC 818 protocol:


Form Factor Module
Interface ARINC 818
Rate 1,0625 Gbps, 2,125 Gbps, 3,1875 Gbps, 4,25 Gbps, 5 Gbps, 6,375 Gbps, 8,5 Gbps
Supplier Great River Technology
    ARINC 818 video and protocol analyzer for link rates 1.0625, 2.125, 3.1875, 4.25, 5, 6.375 or 8.5 Gbps.