AV853-IFD540 GPS-Nav-Com-REV3 final:Layout 1

AV853-IFD540 GPS-Nav-Com-REV3 final:Layout 1
Touch Screen FMS/GPS/NAV/COM
Avidyne’s IFD540
combines the best Flight
Management System
available, with a multichannel digital VHF
radio, in an easy-to-use,
plug & play design.
Evolution of the World’s Best
Flight Management Technology
Avidyne’s leadership in easy-to-use avionics takes the next step forward with the
introduction of the IFD540 FMS/GPS/NAV/COM. As the newest member of Avidyne’s
integrated flight display family, the IFD540 provides the same powerful navigation,
communication, and multi-function display capability as found in our award-winning
Entegra Release 9 systems in a touch screen, panel-mounted avionics form-factor.
Plug & Play Replacement for your Old 530
The IFD540 is designed as a plug & play
replacement for the popular GNS530 &
530W navigators, but with bigger glass,
a much larger screen area, 400% more pixels,
and a much easier to use hybrid touch screen
interface. And because it’s the same physical
size, uses the same tray & antennas, and can
be installed with no wiring changes, it makes
it an incredibly easy and affordable retrofit for
general aviation aircraft.
Built on a dual databus architecture,
the IFD540s are key components in
Avidyne's new panel-mounted avionics
suite, which also includes the AMX240
Audio Panel and AXP340 ADS-B
Extended Squitter Mode S Transponder.
Easy. At your fingertips.
Actual size.
Pinch-Zoom with MultiTouch.
The Easy Choice
Over the years, pilots have chosen Avidyne for our MFDs,
PFDs, and safety sensors because we design great avionics
products that make flying safer and more fun. It’s no secret
that ‘Ease of Use’ is truly the hallmark of all Avidyne products,
and now with the IFD540, Avidyne is setting a new standard
in easy user interface for FMS/GPS/NAV/COMs.
Advancements in touch screen technology have enabled the
design team at Avidyne—virtually all of whom are pilots—to
optimize our user interface for the new IFD540. Its powerful
new MultiTouch interface allows pilots to gesture using two
fingers on the capacitive touch screen to easily scroll and zoom
the map range setting in and out. In addition to touch screen,
we have maintained familiar knob and button controls.
This 'Hybrid Touch' user interface provides pilots the choice
when interacting with the IFD540 for such functions as flight
planning, map control, and frequency management.
Leveraging the highly-intuitive Page & Tab user interface of our
Entegra Release 9 system, the IFD540 provides plainly-labeled
tabs, bi-directional keys, on-screen touch-sensitive labels, and
a flat menu structure that make it much easier to access the
information you want when you want it.
The IFD540 represents the next generation in
FMS/GPS/NAV/COM systems, and is capable of providing
precision position information to support ADS-B as part of the
NextGen airspace initiative.
When it comes to panel-mounted avionics, you now have
a choice and the choice is easy. Avidyne.
Hybrid Touch - It’s Your Choice
In addition to the dedicated knobs and buttons that many
pilots prefer for frequent pilot actions, the IFD540's Hybrid
Touch capability allows pilots to perform virtually all of those
same functions via the touch-screen interface, as well as providing additional MultiTouch functionality like pinch-zoom
map panning and graphical flight plan editing.
Making Flying Simpler
Featuring a super bright high-resolution LED-backlit 5.7-inch
diagonal color liquid crystal MultiTouch touch-screen display,
the IFD540 provides a simple user interface for full SBAS/LPV
approach guidance capability, FMS Vectors™, advanced radio
management including automated NAV frequency tuning
and COM frequency nomination, automatic frequency
identification, easy-to-modify graphical flight planning,
and Avidyne’s exclusive GeoFill™ waypoint nomination.
Just as you can use the Page & Tab rocker switches to move
between tabs, touching any of the tabs along the bottom of the
screen allows you to jump directly to any of the available tabs
in a single action, making operation even simpler.
Versatile dual-sided Line Select Keys
provide easy control of the thumbnail
Hazard Display and map overlay
settings. Dual-concentric knobs,
dedicated function buttons, and a
highly-intuitive touch-sensitive
display combine to give pilots a
datalink-enabled, map-centric view
of their flight situation, while
providing quick access to all of
the IFD540’s powerful functions.
Touching any of the symbols on the IFD540 map brings up
a data box with all pertinent information including data on
special use airspace, airports, VORs, NDBs, weather, etc.
Navigation made simple.
Easy Direct-To Navigation
For many flights, Direct-To provides the easiest and most
efficient way to navigate to your destination or to a given
waypoint. The IFD540 provides Direct-To operation that will
be familiar to anyone flying with previous generation GPS
navigators, except now you also have the option of touch
screen data entry.
A pop-up QWERTY-style keyboard automatically appears when
an alpha-numeric data field is highlighted, making data entry as
familiar to you as your computer or smart phone. With GeoFill,
the IFD540 will virtually always guess accurately your next
waypoint after only entering one or two letters.
Flight Planning Made Simple
In addition to basic Direct-To navigation, entering an IFR
flight plan is easier than ever with the IFD540. Extensive
testing and customer experience have proven that the IFD540
user interface reduces button pushes and knob twists required
with previous navigators by 50%-75% or more. Drop-down
menus are logically placed to provide touch-to-select data
entry of airways, exit waypoints, destinations, and
approach procedures.
Graphical Flight Plan Editing
With the IFD540’s graphical flight planning capability, you can
easily edit your flight plan with the touch of the screen.
The IFD540’s ‘rubber banding,’ feature allows you to stretch
any leg in the flight plan to make a deviation for weather or
to accommodate an amendment from ATC.
FMSVectors™ - Fly the Magenta Line
FMS Preview
Avidyne’s exclusive FMS Preview is a powerful flight
planning feature that makes it even more intuitive to load
flight plans by showing you a real-time graphical depiction of
each proposed modification in cyan prior to selection. FMS
Preview makes it easy to visualize before selecting a desired
waypoint, airway, hold or hold geometry, Direct-To, approach,
approach transition and any other terminal procedures.
In dual IFD540 installations, the dual-databus architecture
allows pilots to enter the flightplan on one IFD540 while
seeing the FMS Preview on the other.
The unique Nav Source knob in the upper right corner allows
you to select between GPS, VLOC (i.e. VHF NAV), or HDG as
the output signal source from the IFD540 to the moving map
and to some autopilots. It is also used to slew and sync the
course or heading.
GPS is the standard operating mode, providing roll steering
commands to the autopilot, and VLOC is used when flying a
VOR or ILS/Localizer. Heading mode (HDG), also known as
FMS Vectors, is Avidyne’s powerful new guidance tool for
GPS/FMS navigation.
In legacy navigators the Vectors-to-Final approach transition
was a separate procedure that the pilot performed by
suspending the flight plan sequencing. With the IFD540,
the pilot remains flying the FMS while getting ATC vectors
for the final. This is achieved by adjusting the Nav Source
Heading with the autopilot remaining coupled to the FMS the
whole time. The FMS uses this pilot-set heading and presents
a dashed magenta line on the map that is the projected ground
track compensated for winds. With this vectors line and the
FMS, you can clearly visualize the final approach course and
how the aircraft is going to intercept it. This line is drawn as
a curved intercept to final if you are "Armed" to intercept and
it is only a single button press to Disarm or Arm Intercept
according to whether ATC has given approval to "intercept
final" or not.
Easy Loading of Approaches
The dedicated PROC (Procedure) button allows you to quickly
load approaches at your destination airport by selecting from
the pop-up list. FMS Preview allows you to view each of the
available approaches graphically prior to selection. Unlike
previous-generation navigators, the IFD540 allows you to
quickly load any destination airports and multiple approaches
into your flight plan.
The easily-modified FMS Vectors line gives the pilot GPS/FMS
guidance for the entire route of flight, from 200 AGL at
departure to 200 AGL at arrival, without the need to suspend
or interrupt guidance to the autopilot, enhancing safety and
eliminating “modes’ confusion.
The pilot simply “flies the magenta line” all the time.
Powerful, yet simple.
Easy Radio Tuning
Managing your radios is easy with the IFD540. A numeric
keypad automatically appears when editing a COM or NAV
frequency. The IFD540’s quick-entry capability minimizes
keystrokes by reducing the number of button pushes required.
As an example, to enter the frequency 123.50, you need only
enter 235. The leading one is always assumed, and it will auto
fill the trailing zero for you.
The IFD540 is capable of simultaneously tuning both the
active and standby frequencies, both of which can be easily
monitored when coupled with Avidyne’s AMX240 Audio
The IFD540’s powerful FMS automatically nominates, autotunes, identifies, and monitors the NAV radio frequencies, so
you may never have to tune another VOR or ILS frequency
again! Should you choose to do so, manual tuning is easily
completed with the pop-up numeric key pad or by simply
typing the identifier for the VOR.
Station Readout
The IFD540 decodes the active and standby frequencies based
on proximity in the database, and display the names of the
stations in plain English, providing a handy reminder of the
agency to which you will be transmitting when pressing the
push-to-talk button.
Making Radio Tuning Even Easier
The preferred tuning method is by using the Frequency (FREQ)
button. Pressing the Frequency button provides a list of the
most likely frequencies you will need based on your current
location in your flight plan. When close to your origin it will
nominate the origin frequencies, when enroute it will provide
the most likely center and flight service frequencies and when
near your destination those frequencies will be provided for
easy nomination. In fact, any frequency that is displayed can be
touch-nominated to your radios.
Electronic Approach Charts
& Airport Diagrams
The IFD540 includes CMax Approach Charts & Airport
Diagrams. Utilizing Jeppesen’s Jeppview® charts subscription
services, CMax provides Worldwide approach charts and a
database of over 6,000 airport diagrams, most of which are
geo-referenced, allowing for the display of your ownship and
flight plan position right on the chart or airport diagram.
Terrain Awareness & Alerting
The IFD540 includes Terrain Awareness and Alerting which
can be displayed over the color-contoured terrain base map
for easy pilot recognition of an imminent encounter with
nearby terrain.
Touch the Chart icon in the flight plan to automatically load and
view the appropriate approach plates and airport diagrams.
TAWS-B Option
Easy NEAREST Function
Cycling through the NRST button provides easy access to a full
list of airports nearest to your present position and airports
nearest to your destination, along with nearest VORs, NDBs,
Intersections, ARTCC, and Flight Service Stations (FSS).
Frequencies can be loaded into the radio standby window
with a single touch. Color METAR flags show a graphical
presentation of the weather at each reporting airport.
In addition to its standard Terrain Alerting capability, the
IFD540 also offers an affordable option for TAWS-B, which is
mandated for business jets and turboprops with six or more
passenger seats. It’s Forward Looking Terrain Alerting (FLTA)
capability provides a solid yellow or red impact point based
on flight path projection. Caution Alerts are provided when
a collision with terrain is projected within approximately 60
seconds, and Warning Alerts are provided for terrain projected
within approximately 30 seconds. FLTA provides aural alert
messaging as well.
Plug & Play Compatibility.
• 5.7” Diagonal w/Touch Screen
• Full VGA - 640 x 480 pixels
• 65,535 colors
• Ultrabright sunlight readable w/LED Backlighting
• Width: 6.30" (16.0cm)
• Height: 4.60“ (11.7cm)
• Depth: 11.00“(27.5cm) behind panel
including connectors
•8.50 lbs (3.79kg) including rack & connector
Power Requirements
• 11 - 33VDC
• DO 160E
• To 50,000 ft.
• -20C to +55C Operating
• +70C Short Term
• 2 Years parts & labor included
• FlexCare™ extended warranty service available
Applicable TSO
• TSO-C34e ILS Glide Slope Receiving Equipment
• TSO-C36e Airborne ILS Localizer Receiving
• Equipment
• TSO-C40c VOR Receiving Equipment
• TSO-C110a Airborne Passive
Thunderstorm Detection
• TSO-C113 Airborne Multipurpose
Electronic Display
• TSO-C118 Traffic Alert & Collision
Avoidance (TCAS)
• TSO-C146c Stand-Alone Airborne Navigation
Equipment Using GPS, Class 1, 2, 3 (LPV)
• TSO-C147 Traffic Advisory System (TAS)
• TSO-C151b Class B TAWS (Optional)
• TSO-C157 Flight Information System Broadcast (FIS-B)
• TSO-C165 Electronic Map Display
• TSO-C169a VHF Radio Transceiver Equipment
Multi-channel VHF Voice/Data Transceiver
• 10 Watt transmitter (Class 3, 5)
- Optional 16 Watt (28VDC Only)
• Capable of simultaneous reception of up to four
channels, voice or data
• 8.33KHZ or 25KHZ Operation (Class C, E)
including offset carrier
• 118.000 MHZ to 136.975 MHZ operation
VOR Receiver
• Flag sensitivity Set to –103dBm
(Actual sensitivity exceeds –107dBm)
• 108.0 MHZ to 117.95 MHZ operation
• Meets RTCA DO-196 requirements
• CDI output: ±150 mV full scale
• DME channeling: 2x5, BCD, Slip Code
Narco 890/891, King Serial
• Audio sensitivity: –103.5 dBm for 6 dB S/N
with 1 kHz 30% mod.
• Audio output: 100 mW minimum into 500 ohm
load; external amplifier required
VHF Localizer Receiver
• Flag sensitivity set to –101dBm
(Actual sensitivity exceeds –107dBm)
• 108.1 MHZ to 111.95 MHZ operation
• Meets RTCA DO-195 requirements
• CDI output: ±150 mV full scale
• Centering accuracy: < 4.5 mV
• Flag sensitivity: –103.5 dBm
• Audio sensitivity: –103.5 dBm for 6 dB S/N
with 1 kHz 30% mod.
• Audio output: 100 mW minimum into 500 ohm
load; external amplifier required to drive
cockpit speaker
UHF Glideslope Receiver
• Flag Sensitivity Set to –86dBm
(Actual Sensitivity Exceeds –107dBm)
• 329.15 MHZ to 335.00 MHZ operation
• Meets RTCA DO-192 requirements
• CDI output: ±150 mV full scale
• Centering accuracy: 0 ddm ± .0091 ddm
Satellite Datalink Weather Interface
• Avidyne MLB700/WSI AV-300 Broadcast
Datalink Receiver
– Using WSI InFlight® Aviation Weather &
SIRIUS® Satellite Radio
• Garmin GDL69/A Broadcast Datalink Receiver
– Using Baron Services Weather & XM
Satellite Radio
Electronic Approach Charts
& Airport Diagrams
• CMax™ – Jeppesen Electronic Airway
Manual Charts
Lightning Interface
• Avidyne TWX670 Tactical Lightning Detection
• L3 WX-500 Stormscope® Weather
Mapping Sensor
Traffic Interface
• Avidyne TAS600/605/610/615/620/A TAS
• Ryan 9900B/BX TAS
• Honeywell KTA870/KMH880 TAS/IHAS
• L3 Skywatch 497 / HP TAS
• Garmin GTS800/820 TAS
• Honeywell CAS66A TCAS I
• L3 791 TCAS I
• Garmin GTS850 TCAS I
ADS-B Interface
• Avidyne TAS600A/TAS605A/TAS615A/
TAS620A (Traffic)
• Garmin GTS800/820 (Traffic)
Terrain Awareness
• Color-Contoured Terrain Base Map Built in
– Americas Terrain & US Obstacle Data
– International Terrain Data – Optional
– Integrated Class B TAWS – Optional
406 ELT Interface
• Aviation RS-232
• NMEA 0183
Charts, Nav Data, and other software updates are
easily field loadable via USB.
Avionics installations require special skills and test equipment. Avidyne’s limited warranty is valid
only for equipment installed by an Authorized Avidyne Distributor. Avidyne reserves the right to
make changes to product specifications and design features without notice.
55 Old Bedford Road
Lincoln, MA 01773
Ph 781.402.7400
Fax 781.402.7597
• 16-Channel GPS/SBAS Receivers
• 1,000 user-defined Waypoints
• 99 Flight plans , Up to 128 waypoints each
• RTCA DO-178B and DO-254 Level B,
• RTCA DO-160E
• Meets DO-229D, Beta Class 3
• Accuracy:
-Autonomous Position
•3 meters (CEP 50%)
•5 meters (95%)
-SBAS Differential Position
•1 meter (CEP)
•3 meters (95%)
-Velocity Accuracy 0.1 knots (95%)
• Dynamics:
Acceleration - 10g max.
Speed - 1,000 knots
Altitude - 50,000 ft
Some products may require additional hardware for full feature capability.
©2012 Avidyne Corporation. All rights reserved. AV853 Rev.3 03/12 3,000
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