Does NI-XNET and LabVIEW Support the ARINC 825 Protocol?

Updated Aug 21, 2019

Reported In

Hardware

  • CAN Interface Device

Software

  • LabVIEW

Driver

  • NI-XNET
  • NI-CAN

Issue Details

I need to communicate with a device using the ARINC 825 protocol. Does the NI-XNET hardware and driver support this protocol?

Solution

ARINC 825 and other protocol specifications are not supported the XNET driver even though they are built on the CAN standard. NI-XNET supports these different protocols until the Transport Layer (everything below the transport layer in the following image). ARINC-825 and other protocols based on CAN fall above the CAN Transport Layer. It may be possible to read/write the ARINC 825 messages as normal CAN frames, but you would have to implement the rest of the protocol yourself in your application.

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