CMA-1100

The CMA-1100 is a stand-alone, full featured, Pentium class tablet computer. It can be used undocked on batteries or can be docked to the aircraft for indefinite operation utilizing the aircraft’s power bus.

It contains an XGA resolution, touch sensitive AMLCD display surrounded by software definable hard keys. The EDU also contains the CPU, RAM, 802.11 wireless network interface, batteries, removable mass storage, 6 USB2.0 ports, and a CardBus expansion slot. The display portion of the EDU can translate 75mm (~3”) in the Y-axis to expose an alphanumeric keyboard.

Features:

  • Displays electronic charts such as Jepp View™ and Jepp Flite Deck™. Eliminates paper charts and facilitates documentation updates.
  • Touch screen
  • Sliding full FMS style keyboard.
  • Integral 802.11abg Wireless Interface
  • Increases situational awareness in-flight (en-route, approach charts, moving map display, graphical weather information) as well as on the ground (airport maps).
  • Improves productivity by enabling pre-flight planning and by providing easy access to Checklists as well as flight planning information.
  • Compact design 8.5’ (216mm) X 6.10” (155mm) X 1.56” (40mm) enables easy installation in a wide variety of cockpits.
  • High quality display, XGA 1024 x 786, 262K colors, 800 nit, offers exceptional readability in all cockpit ambient light conditions including sunlight.

Description:

The CMA-1100 is designed to meet the needs of both airlines and the discerning business jet operator. It is a DO-160D Certified Class 2 (class 3 capable) EFB as per FAA Advisory Circular (AC) 120-76a.

Read more on CMC Electronics website

About This Project:

Since Regan Designs first introduced the integrated EFB in 1998 the market realized that the cockpit environment presented unique challenges. In in the existing fleet, panel space, or any space within the pilot’s view, is at a premium. The only “real estate” that is universally available is the area allocated for the display of an approach plate. An approach plate is roughly the size of a standard sheet of paper folded in half (5.5” x 8.5”). Frequently the approach plates are placed on a small clipboard that is mounted to the aircraft’s control yoke. This limits the maximum weight. Jeppesen, the worlds largest publisher of aviation navigation information, developed electronic versions of their approach plates that have a minimum display resolution requirement (for a full page) of 1024 x 768 (XGA).

These requirements, small size, light weight, high resolution display, full user interface and DO160D certification combine to make a very challenging set of requirements. The enabling technology came with the introduction of an 8.4” 1024 x 768 AMLCD display (late 2003). Regan Designs acquired one of the first prototypes of this display and integrated it into a prototype EFB, project name: CTX, which was to become the CMA-1100 – PilotView. The innovative and unique sliding keyboard allows full alphanumeric data entry capability without sacrificing any space.

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