On April 8, 2015, Avidyne Corporation announced expanded ADS-B 978 Series Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) solutions, to include the MLX200 and MLX210 transceivers. Both products are designed for Avidyne customers flying below 18,000 feet in Continental United States (CONUS) airspace who wish to meet the upcoming mandate for ADS-B OUT and receive FIS-B weather and traffic via ADS-B IN on their Avidyne displays.
The MLX200 provides 978-MHz ADS-B IN and ADS-B OUT for display on Avidyne’s IFD540 and IFD440 GPS/NAV/COMs and EX500, EX600 or EX5000 multi-function displays. The IFD540 and IFD440 provide a compliant GPS source needed for ADS-B. The MLX210 is the same as the MLX200 but with a compliant GPS sensor built in, for customers with an Avidyne EX500, EX600 or EX5000 MFD, but without a compatible or compliant GPS.
Pricing and Availability
The MLX200 transceiver has a retail price of $3,495 and the MLX210 is $4,995. Prices include connector kit; antennas are sold separately.
AXP322 Remote Mounted Transponder
Avidyne also announced the AXP322 remote-mounted Mode S Extended Squitter transponder with ADS-B Out. The AXP322 can be controlled by IFD540 or IFD440 GPS/NAV/COMs, which provide GPS position input to the AXP322 for extended-squitter ADS-B Out broadcasts. Avidyne previously certified its panel-mounted AXP340 Mode S Transponder with ADS-B Out. Equipping with the AXP322 or the AXP340 allows general aviation aircraft owners to meet the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) NextGen mandate, as well as international requirements for 1090 MHz ADS-B Out, when coupled with an approved GPS source.
The AXP322 is a remote-mounted Class 1 (250Watt), Mode S, Level 2 1090MHz datalink transponder with extended squitter (ES) that meets all the requirements for Mode S elementary surveillance for both IFR and VFR flight. The AXP322 Mode S Transponder has a retail price of $5,450 and will be certified and available in May 2015.
For further information, visit www.avidyne.com