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30 YEARS AIM – Avionics Databus Solutions

 

1989
AIM Foundation
April, 1989

Founding AIM GmbH in Freiburg, Germany by Hansjoerg Frey, Eugen Krassin, Karl Specht and Hans Zogalla and residing in the Technology Center, Freiburg.

Worldwide first COTS STANAG3910 Testing Interface
October, 1989

AIM presents its first product:  AVM3910-M a VMEbus 3910 Interface Module.
The AVM3910 is worldwide the first COTS STANAG3910 Testing Interface with an AIM designed Fibre Optic Frontend.

The very first year
November, 1989

In the beginning, Training and Consulting for the upcoming FPGA technology was also part of the business.

1991
AVM1553T and AVM3910TX
April, 1991

These are AIM’s first generation of VME based full function Test and Simulation Modules for MIL-STD-1553 and STANAG3910.

1992
MBA-90 Bus Analyzer System
September, 1992

Within 1992 AIM introduced the MBA-90,  AIM’s first VME and MS-DOS based Bus Analyzer System.

1993
Move to new Facilities
April, 1993

AIM has grown ( approx. 10 employees) and moved to new facilities
in Freiburg, Burkheimer Str. 3

First PC based MIL-STD-1553 Card
May, 1993

1993 AIM presents the APC1553T – the first generation of full function Test and Simulation Modules for MIL-STD-1553 for ISA bus.

PBA-90 Bus Analyzer System
November, 1993

PBA-90 was AIM’s first PC and MS-DOS based Bus Analyzer System.

1994
First PC based ARINC 429 Interface Card
May, 1994

AIM introduces the APC429, its first ARINC 429 Product for ISA bus.

PAA-429 Analyzer Software
July, 1994

With the PAA-429, AIM offers its first Windows based ARINC 429 Bus Analyzer Software.

Opening AIM-UK Office
November, 1994

The AIM UK office was established in High Wycombe (West of London) during November 1994.

1995
AVM1553-2-DS for ISS Test Stands
March, 1995

AIM developed its first dual stream VME1553 Board
AVM1553-2-DS for ISS (International Space Station) Test Stands
in USA

1996
PBA-2000 and PBA-3910 Analyzer Software
April, 1996

PBA-2000 and PBA-3910 are AIM’s first Windows based Bus Analyzer for MIL-STD-1553 and STANAG3910.
The AIM firstly introduced “Systems Overview” was unqiue and copied by many competitor tools.

FOMIS
June, 1996

Delivery of AIM’s first Fibre Optic Extension System for
MIL-STD-1553 for EMC testing application.

1997
ParaView
February, 1997

First High Level Bus Analyzer Windows Software for Parameter Handling.
It unified MIL-STD-1553, ARINC429, STANAG3910 and later ARINC664 parameter view via a single GUI.

Foundation of the first AIM Office in the USA
March, 1997

AIM has been present in the North American Avionics market since 1997. The first AIM USA office was operated by Douglas Ullah in Boyton Beach, FL.

1998
API1553-1/2 and API3910
April, 1998

Full function Test and Simulation Modules for MIL-STD-1553 and STANAG3910 for PCIbus.

1999
10 Years Anniversary of AIM GmbH
April, 1999

Happy Birthday! AIM celebrates its 10th Anniversary.

AIM move to new Facilities
November, 1999

Meanwhile more than 30 people work in the company, therefore a move into a new building is necessary.
AIM GmbH move to new facilities in Freiburg, Sasbacher Str. 2

2000
First High Level Bus Analyzer (HLBA)
March, 2000

AIM presents its first High Level Bus Analyzer (HLBA) Systems used on all 4 Typhoon Finaly Assembly Lines in Germany, Italy, UK and Spain.
The begin of a very successful Systems family with many Systems delivered in various configurations and form factors over the years.

The AIM Team in the Year 2000
April, 2000
Participation in EU funded Research Projects
April, 2000

Participation in EU funded Research Projects for using Ethernet based networks in Avionics

AIM-USA founded
October, 2000

AIM-USA Enterprise with US partners as majority shareholders was founded.
Headquartered out of Omaha, Nebraska, AIM-USA strengthens our sales and customer support throughout North America and Canada based on a 10-Year contract.

2001
Opening AIM GmbH Munich Sales Office
January, 2001

AIM GmbH opened a direct Sales Office in Munich, Germany.

Hubert Waldmann took on the challenge as a Sales Manager for AIM’s standard products and systems covering the territories of Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Denmark.

In the meantime over 40 employees work with AIM GmbH.

2002
API-FDX-2 and ACI-FDX-2
February, 2002

The first dedicated AFDX/ARINC664 Test and Simulation Interface Modules for the A380 program for PCIbus.

Market Leader
March, 2002

Our work and involvement on EU funded research projects has driven the introduction and delivery of serveral new board level products and Analyzer software. AIM is market leader for AFDX/ARINC664 Ethernet based Test Equipment.

AIM launches first Website
March, 2002

AIM launched its all new www.AIM-ONLINE.com website. The site has been designed to make it very easy for our customers to navigate, view and obtain the very latest product information relating to our advanced range of modules, databus analyzer software, systems, cables and accessories.

2003
PMC Modules for AFDX
April, 2003

The AMC-FDX-2, AIM’s high performance PMC module for A380 integrators and developers working with AFDX based avionics is now available.

AIM contracted by Airbus
April, 2003

AIM contracted by Airbus for supply of Standard AFDX Analyzer Test Equipment on A380 program.

fdXplorer for AFDX/ARINC664
September, 2003

The fdXplorer was worldwide the first dedicated Network Analyzer
and Simulator Software for AFDX/ARINC664 in the Avionics
market. fdXplorer quickly became the “reference” in AFDX/ARINC664 Network Analyzer Software.

2005
Support for Boeing B787 Dreamliner Program
March, 2005

AIM is supporting the Boeing B787 Dreamliner program with ARINC664 Test and Simulation products.

APX1553 and APX3910
September, 2005

With the APX1553 and the APX3910, AIM launches the
2nd Generation of full function Test and Simulation modules for MIL-STD-1553 and STANAG3910 for PCI(-X)bus.

2006
Application Software PBA.pro
March, 2006

Introduction of a modular and scalable Bus Analyzer, Simulator and Visualizer Software for all avionic Buses and Networks supported by AIM test and simulation products.
An open software architecture and expandability via further COTS 3rd Party interface modules makes PBA.pro unique product in test and simulation applications.

EasyLoad-615A
June, 2006

With the EasyLoad-615A AIM introduces the first DataLoader Software for AFDX and Standard Ethernet.

2008
Redesign of the AIM Website
April, 2008

2008 AIM decides to redesign its website with a new exciting look, feel and improved navigation for fast access to technical data sheets and a powerful download area.

ARINC664 Conformance Test System
October, 2008

AIM was contracted to implement a turn key testing solution for the conformance testing of AFDX/ARINC664P7 Switch and End Systems.

2009
20 Years Anniversary of AIM GmbH
April, 2009

AIM GmbH celebrates 20 succesful years in the Avionics Databus market.
For more than 20 years we have been a reliable and responsive partner for leading Aerospace and Defence companies around the globe!
The annual sales of AIM GmbH amounts to 13 Mio €.

The AIM Team at its 20th Anniversary
May, 2009
2010
The Management of AIM GmbH is newly formed
January, 2010

AIM whishes a fond farewell to founding director Hans Zogalla and congratulate and welcomes Joachim Schuler as their new joint General Manager. Together with the AIM GmbH founder Hansjoerg Frey, both are now running the company.

AMC825
September, 2010

Introduction of ARINC825 (CANbus) Products.

Split-up with former AIM-USA Partners
December, 2010

Split-up with former AIM-USA partners and foundation of new AIM-USA as AIM GmbH subsidiary

2011
APX-FC-2/APE-FC-2
May, 2011

Introduction of the first generation of Fibre Channel and ARINC818 Products for PCI-Xbus.

New AIM-USA Enterprise
October, 2011

AIM GmbH is delighted to announce the establishment of the new AIM-USA enterprise with headquarters in Trevose near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Mr. Bill Wargo has been appointed as the President. He brings more than 25 years of Engineering and Marketing experience to the team and will focus on developing the Avionics Test and embedded market.

2012
APE1553, APE429 and APE3910
March, 2012

Introduction of PCI Express based Test and Simulation Modules for MIL-STD-1553, STANAG3910 and ARINC429. With the new APE board generation for MIL-STD-1553, ARINC429 and STANAG3910, our capabilities for Application Development on the interface board have just reached new hights.
PXIe (ACE) and XMC (AXC) based platforms, as well as new PMC (AMCX) platforms are following.

APU1553, APU429 and APU-FDX-2
August, 2012

Introduction of USB based Box Level Products for Test and Simulation of MIL-STD-1553, ARINC429 and AFDX.

ANET1553, ANET429 and ANET3910
October, 2012

Introduction of Ethernet based Box Level Products for Test and Simulation of MIL-STD-1553, ARINC429 and STANAG3910.

2014
25 Years Anniversary of AIM GmbH
April, 2014

Over the past 25 years AIM has provided and installed a vast array of interface products, databus analyzer software and customized systems for leading international defence and aerospace projects. We believe the knowledge and know-how gained over the past 25 years will serve well both, AIM and its valued customers as we move forward into the future. A new CI style is also introduced.

ISO 9001 Certification
October, 2014

AIM has been audited and has proven, that the quality management system complies with ISO 9001.

The AIM Team at its 25th Anniversary celebration
October, 2014
ANET-MxAy
December, 2014

First Mixed Protocol (ARINC429 and MIL-STD-1553) Product implemented as Ethernet based Box.

2015
APS-FC-2
May, 2015

Introduction of second generation Fibre Channel and ARINC818 Products, now for PCI Express.

ASC1553 and ASC429
October, 2015

AIM GmbH has introduced a new dimension of MIL-STD-1553 and ARINC429 USB based full function Test and Simulation interfaces, embedded in a connector shell for databus analyzer and data loader applications in the form of the AIM SmartCable™.

2016
2nd Generation of AFDX/ARINC664 Products
September, 2016

AIM has released the APE-FDX-2, AFDX/ARINC664P7 PCI Express test and simulation module, being the first of the new second generation and successor to the formidable API-FDX-2 module.

2017
MRB and WRB
April, 2017

AIM was contracted for development, manufcaturing and delivery of a new generation of Test Systems, 13 in total, called MRB and WRB.

2018
New AIM Website
January, 2018

From the start of 2018, the all new AIM Website has been online. We are happy to serve our customers with a fresh look and feel plus several new features.

First Mini PCIe MIL-STD-1553 Board
June, 2018

The AME1553-1 is AIM’s first MiniPCIe MIL-STD-1553 board. It offers full function test, simulation, monitoring and recording for MIL-STD-1553B applications, implemented in an ultra-compact form factor.

AIM goes Agile
August, 2018

AIM GmbH Engineering works with Agile methods from now.

2019
AIM GmbH celebrates its 30th Anniversary
May, 2019

AIM GmbH celebrates 30 successful years in the Avionics Databus market.
For more than 30 years we have been a reliable and responsive partner for leading Aerospace and Defence companies around the globe!

The AIM Team at its 30th Anniversary
May, 2019
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