Diehl Aerospace in cooperation with Thales provides Multifunction Displays for all Airbus aircraft types and develops the Display System for the A350 XWB. The Display System allows the presentation of flight and navigation parameters as well as the communication between the crew and the various software applications. The work share of Diehl Aerospace consists of a metal housing with integrated ventilators for the cooling in the case of an emergency, of a Power Supply-I/O Board including an attached AFDX Module and a graphics processor board.
The communication between the six Display Systems that are integrated into the cockpit utilises the integrated AFDX Modules (100Mb/s full duplex). In addition to that, the Display System includes four CAN bus interfaces (1Mb/s similar to the ones of the A380) and three optical interfaces (glass fiber) for a data transfer of up to 3.1 Gb/s. The screen definition of each display can be adjusted individually. The entire system can be contacted via an ARINC 600 plug on its back.