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TABLE OF CONTENTS
1 SYSTEM OVERVIEW .....................................................................................................................1-1
1.1 Scope .........................................................................................................................................1-1
1.2 Equipment Description ..............................................................................................................1-1
1.3 Definitions and Abbreviations ...................................................................................................1-3
1.4 ADS-B Capabilities ...................................................................................................................1-4
1.5 TIS System Capabilities ............................................................................................................1-4
1.6 Interface Summary ....................................................................................................................1-5
1.7 General Specifications ...............................................................................................................1-6
1.8 Transponder Specifications .......................................................................................................1-8
1.9 UAT Receiver Specifications ....................................................................................................1-8
1.10 1090 MHz Receiver Specifications ...........................................................................................1-9
1.11 GPS Specifications ....................................................................................................................1-9
1.12 GPS Antenna Requirements ....................................................................................................1-10
1.13 Power Specifications ...............................................................................................................1-11
1.14 Certification .............................................................................................................................1-12
1.15 Operating Instructions .............................................................................................................1-17
1.16 License Requirements .............................................................................................................1-17
1.17 Reference Documents ..............................................................................................................1-17
2 LIMITATIONS ......................................................................................................................................2-1
2.1 HSDB Packet Forwarding .........................................................................................................2-1
3 INSTALLATION OVERVIEW ................................................................................................................3-1
3.1 Introduction ...............................................................................................................................3-1
3.2 Unit Configurations ...................................................................................................................3-1
3.3 Accessories Supplied .................................................................................................................3-2
3.4 Optional Accessories .................................................................................................................3-4
3.5 Installation Materials Required But Not Supplied ....................................................................3-5
3.6 Installation Configurations ........................................................................................................3-6
3.7 Special Tools Required ..............................................................................................................3-6
3.8 Antenna Considerations .............................................................................................................3-7
3.9 Electrical Bonding .....................................................................................................................3-9
3.10 Cabling and Wiring .................................................................................................................3-10
3.11 Shielding and Electrical Bonding Considerations ...................................................................3-10
3.12 Cooling Requirements and Considerations .............................................................................3-10
3.13 Mounting Requirements ..........................................................................................................3-10
4 INSTALLATION PROCEDURE ..............................................................................................................4-1
4.1 Wiring Harness Installation .......................................................................................................4-1
4.2 Backshell Assemblies ................................................................................................................4-1
4.3 Coax Cable Installation .............................................................................................................4-1
4.4 Connector Backshell Assembly .................................................................................................4-1
4.5 Equipment Mounting - Panel Mount Units ...............................................................................4-1
4.6 Equipment Mounting - Remote Mount Units ............................................................................4-2
4.7 Antenna Installation ...................................................................................................................4-2
5 CONNECTOR PINOUT INFORMATION ................................................................................................5-1
5.1 Main Board Connector - P3251 .................................................................................................5-1
5.2 ADS-B Board Connector – P3252 ............................................................................................5-3

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TABLE OF CONTENTS CONTINUED
5.3 Power .........................................................................................................................................5-3
5.4 Lighting Bus ..............................................................................................................................5-4
5.5 Antennas ....................................................................................................................................5-4
5.6 Altitude Inputs ...........................................................................................................................5-5
5.7 Discrete IO .................................................................................................................................5-6
5.8 Serial Data Interfaces ................................................................................................................5-8
5.9 Suppression Bus ........................................................................................................................5-9
5.10 OAT Temperature Input ............................................................................................................5-9
5.11 Audio Output ...........................................................................................................................5-10
5.12 1PPS Interface .........................................................................................................................5-10
5.13 Configuration Module .............................................................................................................5-10
5.14 USB Interface ..........................................................................................................................5-11
6 POST INSTALLATION CONFIGURATION AND CHECKOUT ................................................................6-1
6.1 System Configuration Overview ...............................................................................................6-1
6.2 Mounting, Wiring, and Power Checks ......................................................................................6-1
6.3 Connector Engagement Check ..................................................................................................6-1
6.4 Configuration Setup ...................................................................................................................6-1
6.5 Remote Unit Configuration .......................................................................................................6-3
6.6 Diagnostic Information ..............................................................................................................6-3
6.7 Ground Checks ..........................................................................................................................6-3
6.8 Flight Checks .............................................................................................................................6-4
6.9 Database Check .........................................................................................................................6-4
6.10 Database Update Procedure .......................................................................................................6-4
6.11 Software Loading Procedure .....................................................................................................6-4
7 CONTINUED AIRWORTHINESS ...........................................................................................................7-1
APPENDIX A MECHANICAL DRAWINGS .......................................................................................A-1
A.1 Drawing List................................................................................................................... A-1
APPENDIX B INTERCONNECT DRAWINGS .............................................................................................. B-1

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LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 3-1 Figure for Locations of Antennas ........................................................................................3-9
Figure A-1 GTX 3x5 Panel Mount Assembly.......................................................................................A-2
Figure A-2 GTX 3x5 Panel Mount Dimensions and CG ......................................................................A-3
Figure A-3 GTX 3x5 Horizontal Remote Mount Assembly .................................................................A-4
Figure A-4 GTX 3x5 Horizontal Remote Mount Dimensions and CG ................................................A-5
Figure A-5 GTX 3x5 Vertical Remote Mount Assembly .....................................................................A-6
Figure A-6 GTX 3x5 Vertical Remote Mount Dimensions and CG.....................................................A-7
Figure A-7 GTX 3x5 G1000 Mount Rack Assembly ...........................................................................A-8
Figure A-8 GTX 3x5 G1000 Mounting Rack Center of Gravity ..........................................................A-9
Figure B-1 GTX 345R G1000 Interconnect.......................................................................................... B-2

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LIST OF TABLES
Table 1-1 GTX 3x5 Units........................................................................................................................1-1
Table 1-2 Interface Summary..................................................................................................................1-5
Table 1-3 Physical Characteristics - Panel Mount Units.........................................................................1-6
Table 1-4 Physical Characteristics - Remote Mount Units .....................................................................1-7
Table 1-5 Display Specifications.............................................................................................................1-8
Table 1-6 Transponder Specifications.....................................................................................................1-8
Table 1-7 UAT Receiver Specifications ..................................................................................................1-8
Table 1-8 1090 MHz Receiver Specifications.........................................................................................1-9
Table 1-9 GNSS Receiver Specifications................................................................................................1-9
Table 1-10 GNSS Receiver Antennas .....................................................................................................1-10
Table 1-11 Power Specifications............................................................................................................. 1-11
Table 1-12 TSO/ETSO Compliance........................................................................................................1-12
Table 1-13 TSO and ETSO Descriptions ...............................................................................................1-13
Table 1-14 TSO/ETSO Deviations..........................................................................................................1-13
Table 1-15 Software Design Assurance Levels.......................................................................................1-16
Table 1-16 Complex Hardware Design Assurance Levels......................................................................1-16
Table 3-1 Accessories Supplied ..............................................................................................................3-2
Table 3-2 Recommended Crimp Tools....................................................................................................3-6

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1 SYSTEM OVERVIEW
1.1 Scope
Mechanical and electrical information for use in the planning and design of an installation of the GTX 3x5
into an aircraft is provided in this manual. This manual is not a substitute for an approved airframe-specific
maintenance manual, installation design drawing, or complete installation data package. Attempting to
install equipment by reference to this manual alone and without first planning or designing an installation
specific to your aircraft may compromise your safety and it is not recommended. The content of this
manual assumes use by competent and qualified avionics engineering personnel and/or avionics
installation specialist using standard maintenance practices in accordance with Title 14 of the Code of
Federal Regulation and other relevant accepted practices.

NOTE
Garmin recommends installation of the GTX 3x5 by a Garmin–authorized installer. To the
extent allowable by law, Garmin will not be liable for damages resulting from improper or
negligent installation of the GTX 3x5. For questions, contact Garmin Aviation Product
Support at 1-888-606-5482.
1.2 Equipment Description
The GTX 3x5 is a family of ATCRBS and Mode S transponders, with some models including ADS-B in
capabilities and optional internal GPS/WAAS receivers. The following is a summary of the different units.
Table 1-1 GTX 3x5 Units
GTX
GTX GTX 3 GTX 3
Feature GTX GTX GTX 335R GTX GTX
335 w/ 45 w/ 45R w/
325 335 335R w/ 345 345R
GPS GPS GPS
GPS
ATCRBS X
Mode S X X X X X X X X
Panel Mount X X X X X
Remote X X X X
ADS-B out (1090) X X X X X X X X
ADS-B in
X X X X
(UAT,1090)
Internal GPS X X X X
Bluetooth X X X X

The GTX 325 is an ATCRBS transponder.


The GTX 335 is a Mode S transponder with ADS-B extended squitter capability.
The GTX 345 is a Mode S transponder with ADS-B extended squitter capability and also includes UAT
and 1090 receivers for ADS-B in capabilities.
The GTX 335 and GTX 345 units can be ordered with an internal GNSS receiver, used for the ADS-B
extended squitter output or as remote-mounted units. Remote mounted units do not have a front panel with
a display or keypad.

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The GTX 3x5 units, depending upon model, include the following functions.
• Mode S transponder (GTX 335 and GTX 345)
• ADS-B Out capability (GTX 335 and GTX 345)
• ADS-B In capability with built-in 1090 MHz and UAT receivers (GTX 345)
• Optional internal GNSS receiver (GTX 335 and GTX 345)
• Optional altitude encoder module
• Entry and display of squawk code and flight ID
• Display of pressure altitude, outside air temp, density altitude
• Flight timers
• Audio output
• Interface to Garmin display products such as the GTN and GNS series
• Bluetooth interface for display of weather and traffic on portable devices (GTX 345)
• Reception of TIS-A traffic (GTX 335)

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1.3 Definitions and Abbreviations
Definitions
Except where specifically noted, references made to GTX 3x5 will equally apply to all GTX 3x5 variants.
Abbreviations
The following abbreviations/acronyms are used within this document:
AC Advisory Circular
ADF Automatic Direction Finder
ADS-B Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast
ADS-R Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Rebroadcast
AFMS Aircraft Flight Manual Supplement
ATCRBS Air Traffic Control Radar Beacon System
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
CG Center of Gravity
CSA Conflict Situational Awareness
DC Direct Current
DME Distance Measuring Equipment
EQF Environmental Qualification Form
FAA Federal Aviation Administration
FCC Federal Communications Commission
FIS-B Flight Information Services-Broadcast
FMS Flight Manual Supplement
GNSS Global Navigation Satellite System
GPS Global Positioning System
HSDB High Speed Data Bus
LAT Latitude
LON Longitude
MFD Multifunction Display
POH Pilot Operating Handbook
RFMS Rotorcraft Flight Manual Supplement
SATCOM Satellite Communications
SBAS Satellite-Based Augmentation System
TAS Traffic Advisory System
TCAS Traffic Collision Avoidance System
TIS-B Traffic Information Service-Broadcast
TSO Technical Standing Order
UAT Universal Access Transceiver
UHF Ultra-High Frequency
USB Universal Serial Bus
VHF Very High Frequency
WAAS Wide Area Augmentation System

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1.4 ADS-B Capabilities
ADS-B technology is used to improve situational awareness and flight safety. With ADS-B capabilities,
position, velocity, and heading information are automatically transmitted to other aircraft and ground
stations. ADS-B provides automatic transmission of aircraft information without a request.
1.4.1 ADS-B Out
When properly installed with a GPS position source, meeting the guidance of AC 20-165 the GTX 335 and
GTX 345 include ADS-B Out capabilities. See section __ for additional information. The GTX 335 and
GTX 345 will broadcast the position, velocity, and heading information using the mode S transponder
transmitter.
1.4.2 ADS-B In
The GTX 345 includes 978 MHz UAT and 1090 MHz receivers for ADS-B In capabilities. The GTX 345
can receive airborne position from other aircraft with either the UAT or 1090 MHz receivers. The
GTX 345 can receive FIS-B information from ground stations.
1.4.3 Installation Approval for ADS-B Systems
Need information
1.5 TIS System Capabilities
The GTX 3x5 provides uplink information of nearby traffic from the TIS. TIS is a ground-based service
providing relative location of all transponder equipped aircraft within a specified service area. The TIS
ground sensor uses real time track reports to generate traffic notifications. TIS provides a graphical display
of traffic advisory information in the cockpit for non-TCAS equipped aircraft.
Advisory traffic information is available to aircraft equipped with a Mode S data link such as the Garmin
GTX 335 or GTX 345. Advisory traffic information may be displayed on a Garmin 400W/500W Series
unit.
The GTX 3x5 unit can be incorporated into installations with other compatible control/display units such
as the Garmin GNS 480 (CNX80), GTN 6XX/7XX, GMX 200, and MX20 MFD.
Surveillance data is provided for transponder equipped aircraft within the coverage volume. Aircraft
without an operating transponder are invisible to TIS. TIS displays traffic within seven nautical miles from
3000 feet below to 3500 feet above the requesting aircraft. The pilot sees the location, relative direction
and altitude of other aircraft.

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1.6 Interface Summary
The GTX 3x5 units include the following interfaces.
Table 1-2 Interface Summary

Interface Description I/O GTX 325 GTX 335 GTX 345


RS-232 I/O 3 3 4
O 1 1 1
ARINC 429
I 2 2 2
HSDB I/O 2
RS-422 I/O 1
I 6 6 6
Discrete I/O
O 1 1 1
Configurable as input or output
I/O 2 2 4
Gray code altitude input I 1 1 1
Suppression bus I/O 1 1 1
1PPS I/O 1 1 1
OAT input I 1 1 1
Audio output O 1 1 1
Configuration module, pressure sensor module
I/O 1 1 1
interface
USB interface I/O 1 1 1
Lighting bus input I 1 1 1
Switched power output O 1 1 1

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1.7 General Specifications
1.7.1 EQF
It is the responsibility of the installing agency to obtain the latest revision of the GTX 3x5 EQF. To obtain
a copy of the EQF, see Garmin’s Dealer Resource Center.
Table 1-3 Physical Characteristics - Panel Mount Units

Characteristic Specification
Bezel height 1.65 inches (42 mm)
Bezel width 6.25 inches (159 mm)
Rack height (dimple to dimple) 1.68 inches (43 mm)
Rack width 6.30 inches (160 mm)
Depth behind panel with connectors (measured from face of aircraft
10.07 inches (256 mm)
panel to rear of connector backshells)
GTX 325 weight (unit only) 2.01 lb (0.91 kg)
GTX 335 weight (unit only) 2.01 lb (0.91 kg)
GTX 335 with GPS weight (unit only) 2.12 lb (0.96 kg)
GTX 345 weight (unit only) 2.27 lb (1.01 kg)
GTX 345 with GPS weight (unit only) 2.38 lb (1.08 kg)
GTX 325 installed with rack and connectors 2.83 lb (1.28 kg)
GTX 335 installed with rack and connectors 2.83 lb (1.28 kg)
GTX 335 with GPS installed with rack and connectors 2.94 lb (1.33 kg)
GTX 345 installed with rack and connectors 3.09 lb (1.40 kg)
GTX 345 with GPS installed with rack and connectors 3.20 lb (1.45 kg)
-4°F to 131°F (-20°C to + 55°C)
For more details refer to the
Operating temperature range environmental qualification forms at
Garmin’s Dealer Resource Center.
See appendix A for form part
numbers.
Altitude range 55,000 feet
Humidity 95% non-condensing
Cooling External cooling not required
Audio output 100 mW into 500 Ω

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Table 1-4 Physical Characteristics - Remote Mount Units

Characteristic Specification
Horizontal mount
Height 1.68 inches (43 mm)
Width 6.3 inches (160 mm)
Length (unit, mount, and connector backshells) 9.92 inches (224 mm)
Vertical mount
Height 6.55 inches (166 mm)
Width 1.4 inches (35 mm)
Length (unit, mount, and connector backshells) 12.1 inches (308 mm)
GTX 335R weight (unit only) 1.71 lb (0.78 kg)
GTX 335R weight (horizontal mount - mounting tray, connector
2.53 lb (1.15 kg)
backplate, and connectors)
GTX 335R weight (vertical mount - mounting tray, connector
2.73 lb (1.24 kg)
backplate, and connectors)
GTX 335R with GPS weight (unit only) 1.82 lb (0.83 kg)
GTX 335R with GPS weight (horizontal mount - mounting tray,
2.64 lb (1.20 kg)
connector backplate, and connectors)
GTX 335R with GPS weight (vertical mount - mounting tray,
2.84 lb (1.29 kg)
connector backplate, and connectors)
GTX 345R weight (unit only) 1.97 lb (0.89 kg)
GTX 345R weight (horizontal mount - mounting tray, connector
2.79 lb (1.27 kg)
backplate, and connectors)
GTX 345R weight (vertical mount - mounting tray, connector
2.99 lb (1.37 kg)
backplate, and connectors)
GTX 345R with GPS (unit only) 2.08 lb (0.94 kg)
GTX 345R with GPS (horizontal mount - mounting tray, connector
2.08 lb (0.94 kg)
backplate, and connectors)
GTX 345R with GPS (vertical mount - mounting tray, connector
3.10 lb (1.41 kg)
backplate, and connectors)
-4°F to 131°F (-20°C to + 55°C)
For more details refer to the
Operating temperature range environmental qualification form at
Garmin’s Dealer Resource Center.
See section section 1.7.1 for form
part number.
Altitude range 55,000 feet
Humidity 95% non-condensing
Cooling External cooling not required
Audio output 100 mW into 500 Ω

The GTX 3x5 display is a sunlight readable LCD display.

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Table 1-5 Display Specifications

Characteristic Specification
Width: 3.46 inches (88 mm)
Display size
Height: 0.843 inches (21.4 mm)
Width: 2.95 inches (74.98 mm)
Active area
Height: 0.486 inches (12.36 mm)
Resolution 200 x 33 pixels
Left: 45°
Right: 45°
Viewing angle
From top: 30°
From bottom: 10°

1.8 Transponder Specifications


Table 1-6 Transponder Specifications

Characteristic Specification
Transmitter frequency 1090 MHz ± 1 MHz
125 W min at antenna, with max 2db cable loss
Transmitter power
250 W nominal at unit
Receiver frequency 1030 MHz + ?? MHz
Receiver sensitivity -74 dBm nominal for 90% replies
Mode A capability 4096 identification codes
Mode C altitude capability 100 foot increments from -1000 to 62,700 feet
Mode S capability (GTX 335 and GTX 345) Selective identification codes, aircraft type
25 foot increments from -1000 to 50,175 feet with
Mode S altitude capability (GTX 335 and
suitable serial data altitude. 100 foot increments from
GTX 345)
-1000 to 62,700 feet
External suppression input ≥ 10 Vdc to suppress
External suppression output ≥ 18 Vdc with 300ohm load, 35Vdc max with no load

1.9 UAT Receiver Specifications


Table 1-7 UAT Receiver Specifications

Characteristic Specification
Frequency 978 MHz + 20 ppm
Modulation Continuous phase FSK, h = 0.6, raised cosine shaping, a = 0.5
Data rate 1.04 Mbps
Sensitivity -96 dBm for 90% MSR

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1.10 1090 MHz Receiver Specifications
Table 1-8 1090 MHz Receiver Specifications

Characteristic Specification
Frequency 1090 MHz + 1 MHz
Modulation Binary pulse-position
Data rate 1 Mbps
Sensitivity -82 dBm for 90% MSR

1.11 GPS Specifications


Table 1-9 GNSS Receiver Specifications

Characteristic Specification
Number of channels 15 (12 GPS and 3 GPS/SBAS receiver [1]
Frequency 1575.42 MHz L1, C/A code
-134.5 dBm GPS
Sensitivity (acquisition, no interference)
-135.5 dBm SBAS
Sensitivity (drop lock) -144 dBm
Dynamic range >20 dB
<1.25 meter RMS horizontal, <2 meter vertical, with
LAT/LON position accuracy
SBAS
Velocity 1000 knots maximum (above 60,000 ft)
1:45 min. typical with current almanac, position, and
TTFF (Time To First Fix)
time
Reacquisition 10 seconds typical
Position update interval 0.2 sec (5 Hz)
1PPS (Pulse Per Second) ± 275 nsec of UTC second
Datum WGS-84
SATCOM compatibility is dependent on antenna
SATCOM compatibility
selection
Antenna power supply 35 mA typical, 40 mA max at 4.7 Vdc

[1] GBAS correction and integrity data provided by an external VHF receiver.

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1.12 GPS Antenna Requirements
Antenna performance is critical to GNSS receiver operation. Antennas listed in table 1-10 meet
specifications outlined in Antenna Minimum Performance Specification for Garmin’s GPS/WAAS Receiver
System. To achieve acceptable performance with the GTX 335 or GTX 345 with internal GNSS receiver,
antennas listed table 1-10 must be used.
Table 1-10 GNSS Receiver Antennas

Garmin
Connector
Model/Description Manufacturer P/N Order
Type
Number
Garmin 013-00235-( ) 013-00235-( )
GA 35, GPS/WAAS TNC AT575-93G( )-TNCF-000-RG-27-
Aero Antenna
NM
Garmin 013-00244-( ) 013-00244-( )
GA 36, GPS/WAAS TNC AT575-126G( )-TNCF-000-RG-27-
Aero Antenna
NM
Garmin 013-00245-( ) 013-00245-( )
GA 37, GPS/WAAS/
TNC AT2300-126G( )-TNCF-000-RG-27-
XM Aero Antenna
NM
Garmin 013-00261-( ) 013-00261-( )
A33W, WAAS
TNC AT575-332G( )-TNCF-000-RG-27-
Antenna Aero Antenna
NM
GPS/VHF Antenna TNC/BNC Comant CI-2580-200 N/A
GPS/VHF Antenna TNC/BNC Comant CI-2728-200 N/A
GPS/XM/VHF
TNC/TNC/BNC Comant CI-2580-410 N/A
Antenna
GPS/XM/VHF
TNC/TNC/BNC Comant CI-2728-410 N/A
Antenna
GPS/WAAS Antenna TNC Comant CI-428-200 N/A
GPS/XM Antenna TNC/TNC Comant CI-428-410 N/A

[1] Same mounting hole pattern as GA 56, except GA 35 has a physically larger footprint.
[2] The GPS antenna connector is a TNC and the VHF connector is BNC.
[3] The GPS antenna connector is a TNC connector, the XM connector is TNC, and the VHF
connector is BNC.

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1.13 Power Specifications
Table 1-11 Power Specifications

Unit Characteristic Specification


All units Input voltage 9 to 33 Vdc
14 Vdc 28 Vdc
GTX 325 Power input __ W typical, __ W max
Input current, typical
Input current, maximum
GTX 335 Power input 8 W typical, 15 W maximum
Input current, typical 0.57 A 0.29 A
Input current, maximum 0.86 A 0.43 A
GTX 335, GPS Power input 10 W typical, 17 W maximum
Input current, typical 0.72 A 0.36 A
Input current, maximum 1.22 A 0.61 A
GTX 345 Power input 10 W typical, 18 W maximum
Input current, typical 0.72 A 0.36 A
Input current, maximum 1.30 A 0.65 A
GTX 345, GPS Power input 12 W typical, 20 W maximum
Input current, typical 1.07 A 0.54 A
Input current, maximum 1.43 A 0.72 A
20 uA typical 65 uA typical
All units KEEP ALIVE input current
40 uA maximum 85 uA maximum

[1] Maximum input power and current is based upon maximum reply rates.
[2] Input power and current does not reflect the switched power output.
[3] KEEP ALIVE input only applies to the GTX 335 and GTX 345 with internal GNSS receiver.

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1.14 Certification
The GTX 3x5 meets compliance with the claimed TSO(s) when interfaced with the equipment defined in
this manual, and installed in accordance with the requirements and limitations as defined.
The Appliance Project Identifier (API) for the GTX 3x5 is GMN-01216. The API is used for project
identification with the FAA and EASA. In addition, the alpha character appended to the end of the API in
the ETSO certificate is added to supplement project identification by EASA. This alpha character does not
represent a version number. To identify appliance approvals, see applicable hardware and software
numbers.
It is the installer’s responsibility to ensure the ADS-B Out system is compliant with AC 20-165 and to
ensure compatibility between the GTX 335 or GTX 345 and the ADS-B Out position source equipment.
For compatible equipment shown to be eligible for 14 CFR 91.227 compliant installations in accordance
with AC 20-165, see 14 CFR 91.227 ADS-B Out Compatible Equipment.
Table 1-12 TSO/ETSO Compliance

Class
GTX GTX GTX
TSO/ETSO and Software and CLD P/N Description
325 335 345
Level
X TSO-C74d Class A
TSO-C88b
X X X --
ETSO-C88a
Software:
TSO-C112e Class 1
X X 006-B____-00 through -0( ) Main
ETSO-C112d Level 2es
006-B____-00 through -0( ) ADS-B In
TSO-C145d
X X Class B2 006-B____-00 through -0( ) GPS
ETSO-C145c1
TSO-C154c
X Class A1S
ETSO-C154c
TSO-C157a
X Class 1
ETSO-C157a
TSO-C166b CLDs:
X Class B1S
ETSO-C166b
006-C____-00 through -0( ) Main
TSO-C166b
X Class A1S 006-C____-00 through -0( ) ADS-B In
ETSO-C166b
TSO-C195a Class C1,
X
ETSO-C195a C2, C3, C4

[1] With internal GPS.


[2] With optional pressure sensor module.

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Table 1-13 TSO and ETSO Descriptions

TSO/ETSO Description
TSO-C74d Air Traffic Control Radar Beacon System (ATCRBS) Airborne Equipment
TSO-C88b
Automatic Pressure Altitude Reporting Code-Generating Equipment
ETSO-C88a
TSO-C112e Air Traffic Control Radar Beacon System / Mode Select (ATCRBS/Mode S)
ETSO-C112d Airborne Equipment
TSO-C145d Airborne Navigation Sensors Using the Global Positioning System
ETSO-C145c Augmented by the Satellite Based Augmentation System
TSO-C154c Universal Access Transceiver (UAT) Automatic Dependent Surveillance –
ETSO-C154c Broadcast (ADS-B) Equipment Operating on Frequency of 978 MHz
TSO-C157a Aircraft Flight Information Services – Broadcast (FIS-B) Data Link System
ETSO-C157a and Equipment
Extended Squitter Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B)
TSO-C166b
and Traffic Information Service – Broadcast (TIS-B) Equipment Operating on
ETSO-C166b
the Radio Frequency of 1090 Megahertz (MHz)
TSO-C195a Avionics Supporting Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast
ETSO-C195a (ADS-B) Aircraft Surveillance Applications (ASA)

Table 1-14 TSO/ETSO Deviations

TSO/ETSO Deviation
1. Garmin requests a deviation from the mentioned TSOs to use RTCA DO-160G instead
of earlier versions of RTCA/DO-160 as the standard for Environmental Conditions and
TSO-C74d
Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment. ELOS is provided by use of later revision
requirement document. Refer to AC 21-16G for supporting guidance.
1. Garmin requests a deviation from the mentioned TSOs for marking the TSO number,
Type/Class and Date of Manufacture, Deviation and Software Part Number on the
exterior of the unit. Instead, Garmin requests to include product name, part number,
serial number, and this statement on the unit’s nameplate label “TSO-C112e See IM for
Add’l Appliance Apprvls.” The installation manual will contain all equipment approvals,
classes/types/ranges and TSO deviations as required by the TSOs, and the software
TSO-C88b
part numbers for the unit will be available through electronic query within the unit. ELOS
is provided because the installation manual will list all applicable information and the
article will permanently and legibly list the Primary TSO and state “See IM for Add’l
Appliance Apprvls.” All software part numbers can be verified through electronic query.
See Order 8150.1C Section 7-4e-4 and 8110.49 for further supporting statement of
policy.
1. Garmin requests a deviation from the mentioned TSOs for marking the TSO number,
Type/Class and Date of Manufacture, Deviation and Software Part Number on the
exterior of the unit. Instead, Garmin requests to include product name, part number,
serial number, and this statement on the unit’s nameplate label “TSO-C112e See IM for
Add’l Appliance Apprvls.” The installation manual will contain all equipment approvals,
classes/types/ranges and TSO deviations as required by the TSOs, and the software
TSO-C112e
part numbers for the unit will be available through electronic query within the unit. ELOS
is provided because the installation manual will list all applicable information and the
article will permanently and legibly list the Primary TSO and state “See IM for Add’l
Appliance Apprvls.” All Software part numbers can be verified through electronic query.
See Order 8150.1C Section 7-4e-4 and 8110.49 for further supporting statement of
policy.

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TSO/ETSO Deviation
1. Garmin requests a deviation from the mentioned TSOs for marking the TSO number,
Type/Class and Date of Manufacture, Deviation and Software Part Number on the
exterior of the unit. Instead, Garmin requests to include product name, part number,
serial number, and this statement on the unit’s nameplate label “TSO-C112e See IM for
Add’l Appliance Apprvls.” The installation manual will contain all equipment approvals,
classes/types/ranges and TSO deviations as required by the TSOs, and the software
part numbers for the unit will be available through electronic query within the unit. ELOS
is provided because the installation manual will list all applicable information and the
article will permanently and legibly list the Primary TSO and state “See IM for Add’l
Appliance Apprvls.” All Software part numbers can be verified through electronic query.
See Order 8150.1C Section 7-4e-4 and 8110.49 for further supporting statement of
policy.
2. Garmin requests a deviation from TSO-C145d section 7.a that requires “…provide one
copy or on-line access to the data in paragraphs…5.f through 5.h of this TSO.” for the
TSO-C145d following reasons:
• This data is primarily concerned with defining design information necessary to
manufacture and certify, not operate or install, the equipment.
• The information in this data is considered proprietary and is not generated with the
intent for use by customers who intend to operate or install the equipment. ELOS is
provided as Garmin adequately documents the other TSO authorizations and non-TSO
functions in the Installation Manual that is provided to installers for use in determining its
certification basis and suitability for a particular installation.
3. Garmin requests a deviation from RTCA/DO-229D Change 1 Section 2.1.1.10 to use
GPS antennas that meet Garmin Minimum Performance Specifications (Document No.
004-00287-00) instead of DO-301 qualified antennas. The Installation Manual will
contain a list of approved GPS antennas as an installation limitation and instructions for
antenna installation that optimizes the field of view. ELOS is provided by the GMN-
01216 meeting RTCA/DO-229D requirements when used with a specified GPS
antenna.
1. Garmin requests a deviation from the mentioned TSOs for marking the TSO number,
Type/Class and Date of Manufacture, Deviation and Software Part Number on the
exterior of the unit. Instead, Garmin requests to include product name, part number,
serial number, and this statement on the unit’s nameplate label “TSO-C112e See IM for
Add’l Appliance Apprvls.” The installation manual will contain all equipment approvals,
classes/types/ranges and TSO deviations as required by the TSOs, and the software
TSO-C154c
part numbers for the unit will be available through electronic query within the unit. ELOS
is provided because the installation manual will list all applicable information and the
article will permanently and legibly list the Primary TSO and state “See IM for Add’l
Appliance Apprvls.” All Software part numbers can be verified through electronic query.
See Order 8150.1C Section 7-4e-4 and 8110.49 for further supporting statement of
policy.

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TSO/ETSO Deviation
1. Garmin requests a deviation from the mentioned TSOs for marking the TSO number,
Type/Class and Date of Manufacture, Deviation and Software Part Number on the
exterior of the unit. Instead, Garmin requests to include product name, part number,
serial number, and this statement on the unit’s nameplate label “TSO-C112e See IM for
Add’l Appliance Apprvls.” The installation manual will contain all equipment approvals,
classes/types/ranges and TSO deviations as required by the TSOs, and the software
part numbers for the unit will be available through electronic query within the unit. ELOS
is provided because the installation manual will list all applicable information and the
article will permanently and legibly list the Primary TSO and state “See IM for Add’l
TSO-C157a
Appliance Apprvls.” All Software part numbers can be verified through electronic query.
See Order 8150.1C Section 7-4e-4 and 8110.49 for further supporting statement of
policy.
2. Garmin requests a deviation from RTCA DO-267A section 3.6.2.3 to use Product File
Identifier in addition to APDU Number when reconstructing a Product File from linked
APDUs as specified by Aerodrome and Airspace FIS-B Product Definitions, v4.00,
dated May 2009. ELOS is provided by the GMN-01216’s use of the Product File
Identifier in the APDU header for reconstructing segmented product files from multiple
ground stations.
1. Garmin requests a deviation from the mentioned TSOs for marking the TSO number,
Type/Class and Date of Manufacture, Deviation and Software Part Number on the
exterior of the unit. Instead, Garmin requests to include product name, part number,
serial number, and this statement on the unit’s nameplate label “TSO-C112e See IM for
Add’l Appliance Apprvls.” The installation manual will contain all equipment approvals,
classes/types/ranges and TSO deviations as required by the TSOs, and the software
part numbers for the unit will be available through electronic query within the unit. ELOS
is provided because the installation manual will list all applicable information and the
article will permanently and legibly list the Primary TSO and state “See IM for Add’l
Appliance Apprvls.” All Software part numbers can be verified through electronic query.
TSO-C166b
See Order 8150.1C Section 7-4e-4 and 8110.49 for further supporting statement of
policy.
2. Garmin requests a deviation from the TSO-C166b not to process ADS-R as required by
RTCA/DO-260B section 2.2.18. The GMN-01216 has a built-in UAT Datalink receiver
and will have access to transmitted UAT data that are present in ADS-R broadcast.
ELOS is provided by access to the same data via the GMN-01216 UAT receiver.
3. Garmin requests a deviation from RTCA/DO-260B Section 2.1.10 to meet the
transponder function requirements of RTCA/DO-181E instead of RTCA/DO-181D.
ELOS is provided by the use of a later document revision that is consistent with the
Minimum Operational Performance Specification specified under TSO-C112e
1. Garmin requests a deviation from the mentioned TSOs for marking the TSO number,
Type/Class and Date of Manufacture, Deviation and Software Part Number on the
exterior of the unit. Instead, Garmin requests to include product name, part number,
serial number, and this statement on the unit’s nameplate label “TSO-C112e See IM for
Add’l Appliance Apprvls.” The installation manual will contain all equipment approvals,
classes/types/ranges and TSO deviations as required by the TSOs, and the software
TSO-C195a
part numbers for the unit will be available through electronic query within the unit. ELOS
is provided because the installation manual will list all applicable information and the
article will permanently and legibly list the Primary TSO and state “See IM for Add’l
Appliance Apprvls.” All Software part numbers can be verified through electronic query.
See Order 8150.1C Section 7-4e-4 and 8110.49 for further supporting statement of
policy.

1.14.1 Non-TSO Functions


The GTX 3x5 includes the following non-TSO functions.
• TIS-A (GTX 335)

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1.14.2 Design Assurance Levels
Table 1-15 Software Design Assurance Levels

DO-178B
System Function
Level
Transponder (mode S, ATCRBS)
Mode S extended squitter output
Mode S extended squitter reception
UAT reception
Correlation of traffic (ADS-B, ADS-R, TIS-B, and TAS/TCAS)
Traffic processing and output to display
Flight information data (FIS-B) data processing and output to display
Internal GNSS receiver (with internal GPS)
HSDB data forwarding
TAS/TCAS system communication
CSA and alerting
Bluetooth interface

Table 1-16 Complex Hardware Design Assurance Levels

Function DO-254
Main board, transponder, and I/O C
ADS-B board, 978 MHz and 1090 MHz receivers C
GPS receiver B

[1] Developed to DO-178B level B.


1.14.3 Transmitter Grant of Equipment Authorization

Model FCC ID
GTX 325
GTX 335
GTX 335R IPH-02133
GTX 345
GTX 345R

1.14.4 AFM, RFM, AFMS, RFMS, POH Considerations


TBD.

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1.15 Operating Instructions
TBD.
1.16 License Requirements
The Telecommunications Act of 1996, effective February 8, 1996, provides the FCC discretion to
eliminate radio station license requirements for aircraft and ships. The GTX 3x5 installation must comply
with current transmitter licensing requirements. In the US, to find out the specific details on whether a
particular installation is exempt from licensing, visit the FCC website http://wireless.fcc.gov/aviation.
If an aircraft license is required, apply for a license on FCC form 404, Application for Aircraft Radio
Station License. The FCC also has a fax-on-demand service to provide forms by fax. The GTX 3x5 owner
accepts all responsibility for obtaining the proper licensing before using the transponder.

CAUTION
The UHF transmitter in this equipment is guaranteed to meet Federal Communications
Commission acceptance over the operating temperature range. Modifications not
expressly approved by Garmin could invalidate the license and make it unlawful to
operate the equipment.

NOTE
For non-US installations consult the local spectrum management agency for
requirements.
1.17 Reference Documents
The following publications are sources of additional information for installing the GTX 3x5. The
technician should read all relevant reference materials along with this manual before installing the unit.
Garmin documents are found at Garmin’s Dealer Resource Center.

Document P/N
GTX 3x5 Pilot’s Guide 190-01499-00
GTX 3x5 Environmental Qualification Form 005-00752-02
14 CFR 91.227 ADS-B Out Compatible Equipment 190-01533-00
FAA Advisory Circular, Acceptable Methods, Techniques, and Practices –
FAA AC 43.13-1B
Aircraft Inspection and Repair
FAA Advisory Circular, Acceptable Methods, Techniques, and Practices –
FAA AC 43.13-2B
Aircraft Alterations

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2 LIMITATIONS
This article meets the minimum performance and quality control standards required by a TSO. Installation
of this article requires separate approval.
2.1 HSDB Packet Forwarding
The GTX 345 HSDB is not approved for forwarding data whose failure condition or loss of malfunction is
classified as hazardous or catastrophic.

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3 INSTALLATION OVERVIEW
3.1 Introduction
Equipment information for installing the GTX 3x5 and related optional accessories is provided in this
section. Installation of the GTX 3x5 should follow the information detailed in this manual and
airworthiness approved data. Cabling is fabricated by the installing agency to fit each particular aircraft.
Always follow acceptable avionics installation practices as outlined in AC 43.13-1B and AC 43.13-2B or
later FAA approved revisions.
3.2 Unit Configurations
The GTX 3x5 is available in the following configuration part numbers.

ADS-B Unit Only Standard Mount


Model Mount GPS Unit P/N
In Kit Kit Type
GTX 325 Panel 011-02974-00 010-01083-00 010-01083-01

GTX 335 Panel 011-03300-00 010-01214-00 010-01214-01

GTX 335 NV Panel 011-03300-20 010-01214-20 010-01214-21

GTX 335, GPS Panel X 011-03300-40 010-01214-40 010-01214-41

010-01215-01 Horizontal
GTX 335R Remote 011-03301-00 010-01215-00
010-01215-02 Vertical

GTX 335R, 010-01215-41 Horizontal


Remote X 011-03301-40 010-01215-40
GPS 010-01215-42 Vertical

GTX 345 Panel X 011-03302-00 010-01216-00 010-01216-01

GTX 345, GPS Panel X X 011-03302-40 010-01216-40 010-01216-41

010-01217-01 Horizontal
GTX 345R Remote X 011-03303-00 010-01217-00
010-01217-02 Vertical

GTX 345R, 010-01217-41 Horizontal


Remote X X 011-03303-40 010-01217-40
GPS 010-01217-42 Vertical

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3.3 Accessories Supplied
Table 3-1 Accessories Supplied

Unit Kit P/N Item P/N


Install rack 115-01771-00
Backplate assembly 011-02976-00
GTX 325 010-01083-01
Connector kit 011-02977-00
Product information kit K00-00598-00
Install rack 115-01771-00
Backplate assembly 011-02976-00
GTX 335 010-01214-01 Connector kit 011-02977-00
Configuration module 011-00979-03
Product information kit K00-00598-00
Install rack 115-01771-00
Backplate assembly 011-02976-00
GTX 335NV 010-01214-21 Connector kit 011-02977-00
Configuration module 011-00979-03
Product information kit K00-00598-00
Install rack 115-01771-00
Backplate assembly 011-02976-01
GTX 335 w/GPS 010-01214-41 Connector kit 011-02977-00
Configuration module 011-00979-03
Product information kit K00-00598-00
Install rack 115-01771-00
Backplate assembly 011-02976-00
GTX 335R, horizontal
010-01215-01 Connector kit 011-02977-00
mount
Configuration module 011-00979-03
Product information kit K00-00598-00
Install rack 011-03762-00
Backplate assembly 011-02976-10
GTX 335R, vertical
010-01215-02 Connector kit 011-02977-00
mount
Configuration module 011-00979-03
Product information kit K00-00598-00

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Unit Kit P/N Item P/N
Install rack 115-01771-00
Backplate assembly 011-02976-01
GTX 335R w/GPS,
010-01215-41 Connector kit 011-02977-00
horizontal mount
Configuration module 011-00979-03
Product information kit K00-00598-00
Install rack 011-03762-00
Backplate assembly 011-02976-11
GTX 335R w/GPS,
010-01215-42 Connector kit 011-02977-00
vertical mount
Configuration module 011-00979-03
Product information kit K00-00598-00
Install rack 115-01771-00
Backplate assembly 011-02976-00
GTX 345 010-01216-01 Connector kit 011-02977-01
Configuration module 011-00979-03
Product information kit K00-00598-00
Install rack 115-01771-00
Backplate assembly 011-02976-01
GTX 345 w/GPS 010-01216-41 Connector kit 011-02977-01
Configuration module 011-00979-03
Product information kit K00-00598-00
Install rack 115-01771-00
Backplate assembly 011-02976-00
GTX 345R, horizontal
010-01217-01 Connector kit 011-02977-01
mount
Configuration module 011-00979-03
Product information kit K00-00598-00
Install rack 011-03762-00
Backplate assembly 011-02976-10
GTX 345R, vertical
010-01217-02 Connector kit 011-02977-01
mount
Configuration module 011-00979-03
Product information kit K00-00598-00

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Unit Kit P/N Item P/N
Install rack 115-01771-00
Backplate assembly 011-02976-01
GTX 345R w/GPS,
010-01217-41 Connector kit 011-02977-01
horizontal mount
Configuration module 011-00979-03
Product information kit K00-00598-00
Install rack 011-03762-00
Backplate assembly 011-02976-11
GTX 335R w/GPS,
010-01217-42 Connector kit 011-02977-01
vertical mount
Configuration module 011-00979-03
Product information kit K00-00598-00

3.4 Optional Accessories


3.4.1 Pressure Sensor Module
The GTX 3x5 is designed to use an optional pressure sensor module for use as the transponder pressure
altitude input. The pressure sensor module mounts directly to the GTX 3x5 rear connector panel and
connects to the aircraft static pressure system. The pressure sensor module replaces the configuration
module.

Item Part Number


Pressure sensor module 011-03080-00

3.4.2 GPS Antenna


A GPS antenna is required for the GTX 335 and GTX 345 with the internal GPS option. For information
about antenna selection and part numbers, see section 1.12.
3.4.3 GA 35 Antenna
Antenna includes four 8-32 UNC-2A x 1.00" SS 303 mounting screws and one O-ring.
An antenna doubler may also be required. Refer to appropriate antenna installation data.
To secure the antenna, four #8 washers and four #8 self-locking nuts are required. Suitable nut plates may
be secured to the doubler. Torque the four supplied #8-32 stainless steel screws 12-15 in-lbs. To avoid
deformation of the mounting area, torque should be evenly applied across all mounting screws.
To connect the GPS antenna coax cable, a TNC plug is required.

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3.4.4 GA 36 Antenna
Antenna includes four 10-32 UNF-2A x 1.00" SS 303 mounting screws and one O-ring.
An antenna doubler may also be required. Refer to appropriate antenna installation data.
To secure the antenna, four #10 washers and four #10 self-locking nuts are required. Suitable nut plates
may be secured to the doubler. Torque the four supplied #10-32 stainless steel screws 20-25 in-lbs. To
avoid deformation of the mounting area, torque should be evenly applied across all mounting screws.
To connect the GPS antenna coax cable, a TNC plug is required.
3.4.5 GA 37 Antenna
Antenna includes four 10-32 UNF-2A x 1.00" SS 303 mounting screws and one O-ring.
An antenna doubler may also be required. Refer to appropriate antenna installation data.
To secure the antenna, four #10 washers and four #10 self-locking nuts are required. Suitable nut plates
may be secured to the doubler. Torque the four supplied #10-32 stainless steel screws 20-25 in-lbs. To
avoid deformation of the mounting area, torque should be evenly applied across all mounting screws.
To connect the GPS antenna coax cable, a TNC plug is required.
3.4.6 A33W Antenna
Antenna includes four 6-32 UNC-2A x 1.00" SS 303 mounting screws and one O-ring.
An antenna doubler may also be required. Refer to appropriate antenna installation data.
To secure the antenna, four #6 washers and four self-locking nuts are required. Suitable nut plates may be
secured to the doubler. Torque the four supplied #6 stainless steel screws 3-5 in-lbs. To avoid deformation
of the mounting area, torque should be evenly applied across all mounting screws.
To connect the GPS antenna coax cable, a TNC plug is required.
3.5 Installation Materials Required But Not Supplied
The GTX 3x5 is installed with standard aviation materials. The following items are required for
installation, but not supplied.
• Wire (MIL-W-22759/16 or equivalent)
• Shielded wire (MIL-C-27500 or equivalent)
• Aircraft grade category 5 Ethernet cable (Required for installations utilizing the HSDB interfaces)
• Mounting hardware
• Circuit breaker of appropriate rating
• Tie wraps and/or lacing cord
• Ring terminals (for grounding)
• Coaxial cable (RG-400 or equivalent – see section ?? for more information)
• Coax connectors – BNC connectors for the transponder antenna and TNC connectors for the GPS
antenna
• Pressure altitude source (must meet ??)
Options for pressure altitude source:
• Optional pressure sensor module
• RS-232 serial input
• ARINC 429 input
• Parallel Gray code input

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3.5.1 Transponder Antenna
TBD
3.6 Installation Configurations
3.7 Special Tools Required
Some connectors use crimp contacts. Use crimp tools listed in table 3-2 to ensure reliable crimp contact
connections for the rear D-sub connectors.
Table 3-2 Recommended Crimp Tools

22-28 AWG (P3251, P3252)


Manufacturer Hand Crimping Tool Insertion/Extraction
Positioner
Tool
M81969/14-01
Military PN M22520/2-01 M22520/2-09
M81969/1-04
Positronic 9507-0-0-0 9502-4-0-0 M81969/1-04
000849490
ITT Cannon 995-0001-584 995-0001-739
274-7048-000MIL
91067-1
AMP 601966-1 601966-6
2031838-1
M81969/14-01
Daniels AFM8 K42
M81969/1-04
M81969/14-01
Astro 615717 615725
M81969/1-04

NOTE
Insertion/extraction tools from ITT Cannon are all plastic; others are plastic with metal
tip.

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3.8 Antenna Considerations
Mounting location considerations for the antenna(s) is provided in this section. The recommended antenna
placements are illustrated in figure 3-1.
3.8.1 Transponder Antenna

NOTE
For installations on composite aircraft, ground planes must be considered. Conductive
wire mesh, radials, or thin aluminum sheets embedded in the composite material provide
the ground plane allowing the antenna pattern (gain) to be maximized for improved
transponder performance.

NOTE
Note that penetration of the pressure vessel on pressurized aircraft requires additional
data not included in this manual.
The following guidance provides information to aid the installer in ensuring the most optimum location is
selected for the transponder antenna.
The antenna mounting should utilize the aircraft manufacturers type certificated antenna location and style.
The antenna should be installed in accordance with manufacturer instructions and/or AC 43.12-2A
Chapter 3.
Transponder antenna considerations include the following.
• Be mounted away from major protrusions, such as engines, nacelles, propellers, and antenna masts
• Be as far as practical from landing gear doors, access doors, or other openings that could affect its
radiation pattern
• Must be mounted vertically on the bottom of the aircraft
• Must not be mounted within three feet of the ADF sense antenna or any other communication
antenna
• Must not be mounted within six feet of a DME antenna
• To prevent RF interference, the antenna must be mounted a minimum of three feet from the
GTX 3x5
3.8.2 GPS Antenna
The installation guidelines meet the intent of AC 20-138A Section 16. The greater the variance from these
guidelines, the greater the chance of decreased signal quality and availability. Meeting all of these
installation guidelines may not be possible on all aircraft. These guidelines are listed in order of
importance to achieve optimum performance. Items 3 to 5 below are of equal importance and their
significance may depend on the aircraft installation. The installer should use best judgment to balance the
installation guidelines.
1. The GPS antenna should be mounted as close to level as possible with respect to the normal cruise
flight attitude of the aircraft. If the normal flight attitude is not known, substitute with the
waterline, which is typically referenced as level while performing a weight and balance check. A
shim may be used to level the antenna.
2. The GPS antenna should be mounted in a location to minimize the effects of airframe shadowing
during typical maneuvers. Typically mounting farther away from the tail section reduces signal
blockage seen by the GPS antenna.

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3. The GPS antenna should be mounted no closer than two feet from any VHF COM antenna or any
other antenna which may emit harmonic interference at the L1 frequency of 1575.42 MHz. An
aircraft EMC check (see section ??) can verify the degradation of GPS in the presence of
interference signals. If an EMC check reveals unacceptable interference, either insert a GPS notch
filter in line with the offending VHF COM or the (re-radiating) ELT transmitter, or select a
different GPS antenna location.

NOTE
When mounting a combination antenna, the recommended distance of two feet or more is
not applicable to the distance between the antenna elements of the combination antenna
(ex. GPS and COM, GPS and XM) provided the combination antenna is TSO authorized
and has been tested to meet Garmin’s minimum performance standards. See table 1-10 for
approved antennas.
4. The GPS antenna should be mounted no closer than two feet from any antennas emitting more than
25 watts. An aircraft EMC check can verify the degradation of GPS in the presence of potential
interference signals.
5. To minimize the effects of shadowing at 5° elevation angles, the GPS antenna must be mounted no
closer than nine inches (center to center) from other antennas, including passive antennas such as
another GPS or XM antenna.
6. To maintain a constant gain pattern and limit degradation by the windscreen avoid mounting the
antenna closer than three inches from the windscreen.
7. To achieve the best possible low-elevation antenna gain by minimizing pattern degradation due to
shadowing and near-field interaction a twelve inch center to center spacing between GPS antennas
is required. When practical, twelve inch center-to-center spacing must be used. If twelve inch
spacing is not practical, the maximum center-to-center spacing must be used, but never less than
nine inches. Spacing less than nine inches results in unacceptable antenna pattern degradation.

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ANTENNA MASKED BY VERTICAL FIN,
T-TAIL, OR DORSAL FIN. ANTENNA NOT
MOUNTED LEVEL WITH RESPECT TO
THE NORMAL FLIGHT ATTITUDE.

DISTANCE BETWEEN COM AND GPS ANTENNAS


SHOULD BE GREATER THAN TWO FEET.

GOOD BETTER
GREATER THAN THREE INCHES
OF WINDSCREEN

NORMAL
FLIGHT
ATTITUDE
SIDE VIEW
ANTENNA MUST BE ON
TOP OF AIRCRAFT

CENTER LINE

TOP VIEW

GPS ANTENNA OFFSET


FROM CENTERLINE
WITH TYPICAL DUAL
GPS INSTALLATION

Figure 3-1 Figure for Locations of Antennas

3.9 Electrical Bonding


Ensure that the transponder and GPS antennas are electrically bonded to the aircraft.

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3.10 Cabling and Wiring
Wiring should be installed in accordance with AC 43.13-1B Chapter 11, Sections 8 through 13. The
following issues should be addressed:
• It should not be possible for the cable harness to be exposed to wire chafing.
• The cable harness should not be located near flight control cables, high capacity electrical lines
(e.g., DC electric motor cables), or fuel lines.
• Do not route cable near high energy sources (e.g., DC motors, high heat sources).
• Wiring which is required to be shielded per the interconnect diagrams in Appendix D must be
shielded.
• Shield pigtail lengths must be less than 3.0 inches.
3.11 Shielding and Electrical Bonding Considerations
Electrical equipment, supporting brackets, and racks should be electrically bonded to the aircraft’s main
structure. Refer to SAE ARP 1870 Section 5 when surface preparation is required to achieve an electrical
bond. The electrical bond should achieve a DC resistance less than or equal to 2.5 milliohms to local
structure where the equipment is mounted. Compliance should be verified by inspection using a calibrated
milliohm meter.
3.12 Cooling Requirements and Considerations
The GTX 3x5 has no cooling requirements or considerations.
The GTX 335 and GTX 345 include a cooling fan. The fan is mounted on the rear of the unit with a
cooling port on the left side of the unit. Ensure there are no obstructions to the air inlet or exhaust. The
should be at least ?? inches of clearance for both inlet and exhaust ports.
3.13 Mounting Requirements

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4 INSTALLATION PROCEDURE
4.1 Wiring Harness Installation
All electrical connections, except for the antenna(s) and shield grounds, are made through the D-sub
connectors on the rear of the unit. The shield grounds are terminated to the connector backshells.
The rear connector pinout and descriptions for the interface connections are included in section 5. See
appendix ?? for wiring diagrams.
The required connectors and associated hardware are included in the connector kit. See table 3-1 for
applicable connector kit.
4.2 Backshell Assemblies
Include an illustration of the D-sub, backshell assemblies, and ground terminations.
4.3 Coax Cable Installation

NOTE
For some antennas (e.g., GPS), verify the length is set for the desired cable loss before
trimming. Some antennas have minimum cable loss specifications, which may require a
cable that is longer than the physical run in the aircraft.

Follow the steps below for installation of the coaxial cables:


1. Route the coaxial cable to the radio rack location keeping in mind the recommendations of
section 3.8. Secure the cable in accordance with AC 43.13-1B chapter 11, section 11.
2. Trim the coaxial cable to the desired length and install the coaxial connectors per the
manufacturer’s instructions.
4.4 Connector Backshell Assembly
After harness and coax cable installation, secure the connectors to the connector backplate using the
supplied screws.
4.5 Equipment Mounting - Panel Mount Units
4.5.1 Rack Installation

NOTE
If the aircraft structure is modified, refer to the applicable installation data.

See section ?? for drawing dimensions needed to prepare the mounting holes for the GTX 3x5 unit. The
GTX 3x5 mounting rack may also be used as a template for drilling the mounting holes.
1. Figure ?? shows the outline dimensions for the rack. Install the rack in a rectangular hole (or
appropriate gap between units) in the instrument panel. The lower front lip of the rack should be
flush with, or extend slightly beyond, the finished aircraft panel.

NOTE
If the front lip of the mounting rack is behind the surface of the aircraft panel, the GTX 3x5
connectors may not fully engage. See figure ?? for more information. Ensure that no screw

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heads or other obstructions prevent the unit from fully engaging in the rack, see
section 6.3. Exercise caution when installing the rack in the instrument panel.
Deformation of the rack may make it difficult to install and remove the GTX 3x5.

2. Install the rack in the aircraft panel using six #6-32 flat head screws and self locking nuts. The
screws are inserted from the inside through holes in the sides of the rack.
3. To attach the backplate to the rack, align the backplate so that the backplate screw heads pass
through the keyed holes in the back of the rack.
4. Slide the backplate to the left (viewing from the front of the unit) until it clicks into place. Secure
the backplate by tightening the four #4-40 screws.
4.5.2 Unit Insertion and Removal

NOTE
Prior to placing the unit in the rack, in order to ensure correct position of the retention
mechanism, it may be necessary to insert the hex drive tool into the access hole and turn
the drive tool counterclockwise until it completely stops.

CAUTION
The application of hex drive tool torque exceeding 15 in-lbs can damage the locking
mechanism.

Insertion
1. The GTX 3x5 unit is installed in the rack by sliding it straight in until it stops, approximately
3/8 inch short of the final position.
2. Insert a 3/32" hex drive tool into the access hole at the bottom of the unit face.
3. Turn the hex tool clockwise while pressing on the left side of the bezel until the unit is seated in the
rack
Removal
1. Insert the hex drive tool into the access hole on the unit face.
2. Turn hex drive tool counterclockwise until the hex drive tool stops.
3. Pull the unit from the rack.
4.5.3 Unit Replacement
Whenever the GTX 3x5 is removed or reinstalled, verify that it powers up successfully.
4.6 Equipment Mounting - Remote Mount Units
4.7 Antenna Installation
4.7.1 Transponder Antenna
4.7.2 GPS Antenna

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5 CONNECTOR PINOUT INFORMATION
5.1 Main Board Connector - P3251
This section describes the main board connector, which is available on all unit configurations.

21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

42 41 40 39 38 37 36 35 34 33 32 31 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22

62 61 60 59 58 57 56 55 54 53 52 51 50 49 48 47 46 45 44 43

Pin Pin Name I/O


1 CONFIG CLOCK O
2 USB D+ I/O
3 OAT INPUT I
4 1PPS A I/0
5 ARINC 429 TXA O
6 ARINC 329 TXB O
7 RS-232 #3 TxD O
8 RS-232 #2 TxD O
9 RS-232 #1 TxD O
10 ALT A1 I
11 ALT B1 I
12 ALT C1 I
13 ALT D4 I
14 EXT STANDBY I
15 DISC IO1 I/O
16 DISC IO2 I/O
17 ALTITUDE ALERT OUT O
18 SUPPRESSION BUS I/O
19 LTNG HI I
20 GROUND (power ground) I
21 AV PWR 1 I
22 CONFIG DATA I/O
23 GROUND (config module) O
24 USB D- I/O
25 OAT POWER O
26 1PPS B I/O

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Pin Pin Name I/O
27 ARINC 429 RX1A I
28 ARINC 429 RX1B I
29 RS-232 #3 RxD I
30 RS-232 #2 RxD I
31 RS-232 #1 RxD I
32 ALT A2 I
33 ALT B2 I
34 ALT C2 I
35 TEST MODE I
36 EXT IDENT I
37 AUDIO MUTE I
38 PWR CONTROL I
39 SW PWR OUT O
40 LTNG LO I
41 GROUND (power ground) I
42 AV PWR 1 I
43 CONFIG PWR O
44 USB V+ I
45 GROUND (USB ground) O
46 AUDIO OUT O
47 GROUND (audio ground) O
48 ARINC 429 RX2A I
49 ARINC 429 RX2B I
50 GROUND (RS-232 #3 ground) O
51 GROUND (RS-232 #2 ground) O
52 GROUND (RS-232 #1 ground) O
53 ALT A4 I
54 ALT B4 I
55 ALT C4 I
56 GROUND (gray code alt ground) O
57 AIR/GROUND I
58 TIS-A SELECT I
59 PWR CONFIG I
60 KEEP ALIVE I
61 AV PWR 2 I
62 AV PWR 2 I

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5.2 ADS-B Board Connector – P3252
This section describes the ADS-B In board connector, which is available on only the GTX 345
configurations.

5 4 3 2 1

10 9 8 7 6

15 14 13 12 11

Pin Pin Name I/O


1 HSDB 1 TX B O
2 HSDB 1 RX B I
3 HSDB 2 TX B O
4 HSDB 2 RX B I
5 RS-232 #4 TxD O
6 HSDB 1 TX A O
7 HSDB 1 RX A I
8 HSDB 2 TX A O
9 HSDB 2 RX A I
10 RS-232 #4 RxD I
11 RS-422 A I/O
12 RS-422 B I/O
13 DISC IO I/O
14 DISC IO I/O
15 GROUND (RS-232 sig ground) O

5.3 Power
The GTX 3x5 is compatible with 14 and 28 Vdc aircraft electrical systems. The AV PWR 2 input is for
connecting to an alternate power source, such as on an aircraft with two electrical buses.

Pin Name Connector Pin I/O


AV PWR 1 P3251 21 I
AV PWR 1 P3251 42 I
AV PWR 2 P3251 61 I
AV PWR 2 P3251 62 I
GROUND (power ground) P3251 20 I
GROUND (power ground) P3251 41 I
SW PWR OUT P3251 39 O
KEEP ALIVE P3251 60 I

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The SW PWR OUT is a switched power output source, typically used for powering devices such as a
remote altitude encoder. The SW PWR OUT is active when the GTX 3x5 power is on, and is rated for 1A
max.
The KEEP ALIVE input is used to maintain the GPS real time clock. The keep alive input can be
connected to the aircraft battery.
5.3.1 Power Control Inputs
The power control inputs are used for remote power on/off and enabling the power “auto on” feature.

Pin Name Connector Pin I/O


PWR CONFIG P3251 59 I
PWR CONTROL P3251 38 I

The PWR CONFIG input is used to enable the remote on/off feature. This is typically connected to ground
for a remote unit installation and left open for a panel mount unit installation.
The PWR CONTROL input is dependent on the PWR CONFIG connection. This can be used as a remote
power on/off control or to enable the power “auto on” feature when the avionics master is turned on.
The PWR CONFIG and PWR CONTROL input function as described in the following table.

PWR PWR
Description
CONFIG CONTROL
Open Open Panel mount Auto on disabled, momentary power switch enabled
Open Ground Panel mount Auto on enabled, momentary power switch enabled
Ground Open Remote Power off
Ground Ground Remote Power on

5.4 Lighting Bus


The lighting bus input is used to controls the front panel display and keypad brightness using the aircraft
panel lighting bus. The GTX 3x5 can also be configured to adjust the display and keypad brightness for
ambient lighting conditions using an internal photo sensor.

Pin Name Connector Pin I/O


LTNG HI P3251 19 I
LTNG LO P3251 40 I

The lighting bus input can be configured for 5 Vdc, 14 Vdc, 28 Vdc, or 5 Vac inputs.
When connecting the lighting bus input to a 5 VAC bus, use both the LTNG HI and LTNG LO inputs.
When connecting the light bus input to a DC input, use the LTNG HI input. The return is the unit ground
connection. LTNG LO should be left open.
5.5 Antennas

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5.6 Altitude Inputs
The GTX 3x5 can use pressure altitude inputs from several different sources, using the gray code inputs,
an RS-232 serial input, an ARINC 429 input, or the optional pressure sensor module (Garmin P/N 011-
03080-00). If multiple altitude sources are connected, the GTX 3x5 will prioritize them as follows:
1. Optional pressure sensor module
2. ARINC 429 input
3. RS-232 input
4. Parallel Gray code input
Among the surveillance items that the Mode S transponder (GTX 335 and GTX 345) will transmit to the
ground stations and other aircraft are altitude reporting in 25 foot resolution with the proper encoder. In
order to report altitude in 25 foot resolution, the GTX 3x5 must receive altitude from a suitable altitude
reporting device through the serial inputs or from the optional pressure sensor module. A parallel Gray
code encoder provides altitude in 100 foot resolution.
For altimeters that can be connected with both a serial interface and the parallel Gray code input, such as
the Garmin GAE 43 (P/N 013-00066-00), connect one or the other interfaces, but not both.
5.6.1 Pressure Sensor Module
The optional pressure sensor module (Garmin P/N 011-03080-00) can be used for the GTX 3x5 pressure
altitude input.
The pressure sensor module uses the same interface as the configuration module and also includes the
configuration module functionality. See section ??.

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5.6.2 Altitude Gray Code Input
The parallel Gray code input can be used as a pressure altitude input.

Pin Name Connector Pin I/O


ALT A1 P3251 10 I
ALT A2 P3251 32 I
ALT A4 P3251 53 I
ALT B1 P3251 11 I
ALT B2 P3251 33 I
ALT B4 P3251 54 I
ALT C1 P3251 12 I
ALT C2 P3251 34 I
ALT C4 P3251 55 I
ALT D4 P3251 13 I
GROUND (altitude Gray code ground) P3251 56 O

The Gray code inputs are pulled down for active, or open for inactive.
The GTX 3x5 includes internal isolation diodes on the gray code inputs to prevent the unit from pulling the
encoder lines to ground when the transponder is turned off.
5.6.3 Altitude Input Selection Priority
Care must be taken to understand the priority for selecting the pressure altitude inputs. The GTX 3x5
searches the altitude inputs in a defined sequence and stops when it finds a valid pressure altitude input.
5.7 Discrete IO
Pin Name Connector Pin I/O
EXT STANDY P3251 14 I
ALTITUDE ALERT OUT P3251 17 O
TEST MODE P3251 35 I
EXT IDENT (momentary input) P3251 36 I
AUDIO MUTE P3251 37 I
AIR/GROUND P3251 57 I
TIS-A SELECT P3251 58 I
DISC IO1 P3251 15 I/O
DISC IO2 P3251 16 I/O
DISC IO P3252 13 I/O
DISC IO P3252 14 I/O
The discrete inputs and outputs are active low.
The discrete inputs are considered active if either the voltage to ground is ≤ 3.5 Vdc or the resistance to
ground is ≤ 375Ω. The inputs are considered inactive if the voltage to ground is > 6.5 Vdc or the resistance
to ground is > 100kΩ. If the input functions are not needed or not used, they should be left open.

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5.7.1 EXT STANDBY
When the EXT STANDBY input is pulled low, the GTX 3x5 is put in standby and will not transmit. This
input is typically used when installing two transponders, with a selector switch connected to select the
active transponder.
5.7.2 TEST MODE
The TEST MODE input is reserved for use at the factory and should not be connected in the aircraft
installation.
5.7.3 EXT IDENT
The EXT IDENT input is used as a remote input to enable the transponder ident function. This input
should be connected to a momentary switch.
5.7.4 AUDIO MUTE
The AUDIO MUTE input is used to mute the audio output alerts. The mute input may be connected to
audio alert outputs on other equipment and used to prioritize the audio alerting in the aircraft.
5.7.5 AIR/GROUND
The AIR/GROUND input is used to indicate the aircraft is in the air or on the ground. The input is typically
connected to the aircraft squat switch, if available.
5.7.6 TIS-A SELECT
The TIS-A SELECT input is used to ...
5.7.7 ALTITUDE ALERT OUT
The ALTITUDE ALERT OUT is active to indicate ………
5.7.8 DISC IO
The DISC IO pins can be configured and used as either inputs or outputs. See the IO configuration in
section ____.

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5.8 Serial Data Interfaces
5.8.1 RS-232

Pin Name Connector Pin I/O


RS-232 #1 TxD P3251 9 O
RS-232 #1 RxD P3251 31 I
GROUND (RS-232 #1 ground) P3251 52 O
RS-232 #2 TxD P3251 8 O
RS-232 #2 RxD P3251 30 I
GROUND (RS-232 #2 ground) P3251 51 O
RS-232 #3 TxD P3251 7 O
RS-232 #3 RxD P3251 29 I
GROUND (RS-232 #3 ground) P3251 50 O
RS-232 #4 TxD P3252 5 O
RS-232 #4 RxD P3252 10 I
GROUND (RS-232 #4 ground) P3252 15 O

The RS-232 outputs are compatible with EIA Standard RS-232C with an output voltage swing of at least ±
5V when driving a standard RS-232 load.
The RS-232 inputs and outputs can be configured for different functions depending on the installation. See
section ___.
5.8.2 ARINC 429

Pin Name Connector Pin I/O


ARINC 429 TXA P3251 5 O
ARINC 429 TXB P3251 6 O
ARINC 429 RX1A P3251 27 I
ARINC 429 RX1B P3251 28 I
ARINC 429 RX2A P3251 48 I
ARINC 429 RX2B P3251 49 I

The ARINC 429 outputs conform to ARINC 429 electrical specification when loaded with up to five
standard ARINC 429 receivers.
The ARINC 429 inputs and outputs can be configured for different functions depending on the installation.
See section ___.

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5.8.3 HSDB

Pin Name Connector Pin I/O


HSDB 1 TX A P3252 6 O
HDSB 1 TX B P3252 1 O
HSDB 1 RX A P3252 7 I
HSDB 1 RX B P3252 2 I
HSDB 2 TX A P3252 8 O
HDSB 2 TX B P3252 3 O
HSDB 2 RX A P3252 9 I
HSDB 2 RX B P3252 4 I

5.8.4 RS-422

Pin Name Connector Pin I/O


RS-422 A P3252 11 I/O
RS-422 B P3252 12 I/O

The RS-422 interface conforms to the electrical specifications of EIA standard RS-422.
The RS-422 interface can be configured as an input or an output function depending on the installation.
See section ___.
5.9 Suppression Bus

Pin Name Connector Pin I/O


SUPPRESSION BUS P3251 18 I/O

The external SUPPRESSION BUS is intended for connection to other L-band equipment, such as a DME
or UAT. The SUPRRESION BUS output is active whenever the GTX 3x5 transmits. When driven by
another source, the GTX 3x5 transponder receiver and transmitter functions will be suppressed.
The SUPPRESSION BUS is driven to ≥ 18Vdc when the GTX 3x5 transmits. An input voltage of ≥ 10Vdc
will suppress the GTX 3x5.
5.10 OAT Temperature Input
The GTX 3x5 includes an Outside Air Temperature (OAT) input, used for OAT and density altitude
displays.

Pin Name Connector Pin I/O


OAT POWER P3251 25 O
OAT INPUT P3251 3 I

The OAT input uses a current sensor type probe, such as the EDMO P/N 655-PROBE or the Davtron P/N
C307PS. The temperature input specification is 1microamp per degree Kelvin (1uA/°K). Connect the
probe red wire to pin 25 and the black wire to pin 3.

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5.11 Audio Output

Pin Name Connector Pin I/O


AUDIO OUT P3251 46 O
GROUND (audio ground) P3251 47 O

The audio output is used to provide aural traffic alerts. The output is capable of 100mW into a 500Ω load.
5.12 1PPS Interface

Pin Name Connector Pin I/O


1PPS A P3251 4 I/O
1PPS B P3251 26 I/O

The 1PPS Interface can be configured as either an input or output, depending on the GTX 3x5
configuration and the aircraft installation.
With either a GTX 335 or GTX 345 with internal GPS, the 1PPS can be used as an output to provide 1PPS
to other equipment in the aircraft.
With a GTX 345 without internal GPS, the 1PPS can be configured as an input to provide timing
information for the ADS-B UAT receiver functions.
5.13 Configuration Module
The configuration module interface is used for connection to either a configuration module or an optional
pressure sensor module.

Pin Name Color Connector Pin I/O


CONFIG CLOCK White P3251 1 O
CONFIG DATA Yellow P3251 22 I/O
CONFIG POWER Red P3251 43 O
GROUND (config module) Black P3251 23 O

The configuration and pressure sensor module kits include a wire harness for connection to the GTX 3x5
D-sub connector. Connect using the wire colors as listed in the table.
The configuration module is used to store the specific aircraft installation configuration settings.
The pressure sensor module can be used to provide the pressure altitude for the transponder. The pressure
sensor module also includes configuration memory function for storing the installation configuration, so
when used, the separate configuration module is not needed.

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5.14 USB Interface
The USB interface is intended only for unit configuration, software updates, and service while the aircraft
is on the ground. It is not intended for use during normal operation or when airborne.

Pin Name Connector Pin I/O


USB D+ P3251 2 I/O
USB D- P3251 24 I/O
USB V+ P3251 44 I
GROUND (USB ground) P3251 45 O

The USB cable shipped with the unit should be used and should not be lengthened. The USB cable should
also not be tied up in bundles with other electrical cables, particularly power cables, in the aircraft to avoid
potential damage or interference due to coupling with other cables.

Pin Name Connector Pin I/O

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6 POST INSTALLATION CONFIGURATION AND CHECKOUT
6.1 System Configuration Overview
Checkout and configuration instruction for the GTX 3x5 is provided in this section.
• Perform the installation checks
• Configure the GTX 3x5 for the specific installation
• Perform ground checks to verify interfaces to external equipment
• Perform the specified flight checks
6.2 Mounting, Wiring, and Power Checks
Verify that all cables are properly secured and shields are connected to the shield block of the connectors.
Check the movement of the flight and engine controls to verify there is no interference between cabling
and control systems. Ensure that all wiring is installed as described in section _____.
Prior to installing and powering up the GTX 3x5, the wiring harness must be checked for proper
connections to the aircraft systems and other avionics equipment. Point to point continuity must be
checked to expose any faults such as shorting to ground or wiring discrepancies. All faults or
discrepancies must be corrected before proceeding.
After installing the GTX 3x5 or completing a continuity check, perform power and ground checks to verify
proper power distribution to the GTX 3x5. All faults are discrepancies should be corrected at this time.
The GTX 3x5 can be installed after completion of the continuity and power checks. The GTX 3x5 should
be installed in the rack and secured appropriately. See Appendix A for applicable drawings.
6.3 Connector Engagement Check
Check the connector engagement prior to configuration and checkout of the GTX 3x5.
1. Turn on the avionics master switch (if installed).
2. Place the GTX 3x5 in the rack and engage the cam mechanism.
3. Turn the Allen screw of the locking cam (located on the lower left side of the unit) slowly
clockwise until the unit just powers on. A T-handle can be used for this, but ensure that the screw
is not over-tightened.
4. Count the number of complete revolutions the Allen screw can be turned until it cannot turn any
more.
Do not over-tighten. Three turns is the minimum for proper installation. If fewer than three turns are
possible, the mounting rack should be moved aft (toward the pilot) such that the aircraft panel does not
obstruct the unit from properly engaging in the rack.
6.4 Configuration Setup
The GTX 3x5 configuration menu is used configure the settings and interfaces, such as serial port
connections, for each specific installation. The configuration settings are stored in internal memory as well
as the external configuration module if connected. The optional pressure sensor also serves as a
configuration module.
The GTX 3x5 panel mount units include a configuration mode using the front panel controls and display.
To access the configuration mode, with the unit turned off, press and hold the ENT key and turn the unit
power on. To exit the configuration mode, turn the power off.
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running on a PC. GTX 3x5 panel mount units may also be configured using the program. See section 4.3
for configuration using the remote interface.
This section provides the configuration instructions for a panel mount unit. For remote configuration, see
Section 4.3.
The configuration pages can be accessed by pressing the FUNC key to sequence through the pages. The
configuration page sequence is as follows:
6.4.1 Audio Output
6.4.2 Front Panel
6.4.2.1 Display Backlight
6.4.2.2 Keypad Lighting
6.4.2.3 Display Contrast
6.4.3 ARINC 429
6.4.3.1 ARINC 429 Input

Selection Description

6.4.4 RS-232

Selection Description

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6.4.5 RS-422

Selection Description

6.4.6 HSDB

6.4.7 Pressure Sensor Correspondence


The optional pressure sensor module requires a correspondence adjustment to match the aircraft primary
altitude display.
6.5 Remote Unit Configuration

6.6 Diagnostic Information

6.7 Ground Checks


6.7.1 Interface Checkout
6.7.2 GPS Reception
The GPS checks described in this section are applicable to GTX 335 and GTX 345 units with the internal
GPS receiver.
6.7.2.1 VHF COM Interference Check
1. Using the GPS status page, verify.
2. Select 121.150MHz on the com transceiver to be tested.
3. Transmit for a period of 35 seconds.
4. Verify.
5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 for the following frequencies.
121.15MHz 131.22MHz
121.17MHz 131.25MHz
121.20MHz 131.27MHz
121.22MHz 131.30MHz
121.25MHz 131.32MHz
131.20MHz 131.35MHz
6. For VHF radios that include 8.33 kHz channel spacing, include the following frequencies in
addition to those listed above.

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121.185MHz 130.285MHz
121.190MHz 131.290MHz
7. Repeat steps 2 through 5 for all remaining com transceivers in the aircraft.
8. If the aircraft is TCAS equipped, turn on the TCAS system and verify that the GPS position
remains valid.
9. If he aircraft is SATCOM equipped, use the SATCOM system and verify that the GPS position
remains valid.

6.8 Flight Checks


6.9 Database Check
Not applicable
6.10 Database Update Procedure
Not applicable
6.11 Software Loading Procedure
USB, RS-232, HSDB

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7 CONTINUED AIRWORTHINESS
Other than for regulatory periodic functional checks, maintenance of the GTX 3x5 is “on condition” only.
Periodic maintenance of the GTX 3x5 is not required.

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APPENDIX A MECHANICAL DRAWINGS
A.1 Drawing List
The following drawings are included in this section.
□ Figure A-1 GTX 3x5 Panel Mount Assembly
□ Figure A-2 GTX 3x5 Panel Mount Dimensions and CG
□ Figure A-3 GTX 3x5 Horizontal Remote Mount Assembly
□ Figure A-4 GTX 3x5 Horizontal Remote Mount Dimensions and CG
□ Figure A-5 GTX 3x5 Vertical Remote Mount Assembly
□ Figure A-6 GTX 3x5 Vertical Remote Mount Dimensions and CG
□ Figure A-7 GTX 3x5 G1000 Mount Rack Assembly
□ Figure A-8 GTX 3x5 G1000 Mounting Rack Center of Gravity

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UNIT: 011-03302-40
INSTALL RACK: 115-01771-00
BACK PLATE ASSEMBLY: 011-02976-00
CONNECTOR KIT: 011-02977-01
CONFIG MODULE: 011-00979-03

Figure A-1 GTX 3x5 Panel Mount Assembly

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VENT

9.61
244.0
4.65
118.1

6.25
158.8 6.30
BEZEL 160.0

3.00
76.2

8.62
218.8

10.09
256.3

1.65 1.68
41.9 42.5
.65 BEZEL RACK ALIGNMENT DIMPLES
16.5
.33
8.3
1.73
.82 43.8
20.8

.44 6.99
11.1 177.4 6X C'SINK FOR 6-32
FLAT HEAD SCREW

Figure A-2 GTX 3x5 Panel Mount Dimensions and CG

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INSTALL RACK: 115-01771-00
BACK PLATE ASSEMBLY: 011-02976-00
CONNECTOR KIT: 011-02977-01
CONFIG MODULE: 011-00979-03

Figure A-3 GTX 3x5 Horizontal Remote Mount Assembly

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VENT

10.09
256.3
.54 9.55
13.6 242.4
VENT

6.30
160.0

3.13
79.4

1.72
43.8 5.00
127.0

.65
16.5
.33
8.3
.49 .44 6.99
12.5 11.1 177.4

Figure A-4 GTX 3x5 Horizontal Remote Mount Dimensions and CG

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UNIT: 011-03303-40
INSTALL RACK: 011-03762-00
BACK PLATE ASSEMBLY: 011-02976-11
CONNECTOR KIT: 011-02977-01
CONFIG MODULE: 011-00979-03

Figure A-5 GTX 3x5 Vertical Remote Mount Assembly

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10.63
270.0
1.55
39.4

6.52
165.5

2.69
68.4

1.55 5.66
39.4 143.8

6X C'SINK FOR#10 FLATHEAD SCREW

.880
22.35

34.39 88.90

177.80

Figure A-6 GTX 3x5 Vertical Remote Mount Dimensions and CG

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UNIT: 011-03303-40
INSTALL RACK: 115-02250-00
NUT PLATE KIT, G1000, 3 POS 011-00915-01 (NOT SHOWN)
BACK PLATE ASSEMBLY: 011-02976-01
CONNECTOR KIT: 011-02977-01
CONFIG MODULE: 011-00979-03

Figure A-7 GTX 3x5 G1000 Mount Rack Assembly

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9(17


  

  

   
  
 
     


    
     


  


  


 
  
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; 

Figure A-8 GTX 3x5 G1000 Mounting Rack Center of Gravity

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APPENDIX B INTERCONNECT DRAWINGS
Figure B-1 GTX 345R G1000 Interconnect

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1P603 P3251
No. 1 GIA 63W GTX 3x5 [R]
MODE S TRANSPONDER
MAIN RS-232 IN 5 53
SIGNAL GROUND 54
MAIN RS-232 OUT 5 55 9 RS-232 OUT 1
52 SIGNAL GROUND
31 RS-232 IN 1
S

2P603
No. 2 GIA 63W

MAIN RS-232 IN 5 53 8 RS-232 OUT 2


SIGNAL GROUND 54 51 SIGNAL GROUND
MAIN RS-232 OUT 5 55 30 RS-232 IN 2
S

P8001
GTS 8XX

SUPPRESSION I/O 48 18 EXTERNAL SUPPRESSION I/O

REMOTE IDENT = GND 36 EXTERNAL IDENT SELECT*

OPTIONAL

GDL 69[A] SXM P691 P3252

ETHERNET IN 2A 27 6 ETHERNET OUT 1A


ETHERNET IN 2B 26 1 ETHERNET OUT 1B
ETHERNET OUT 2A 29 7 ETHERNET IN 1A
ETHERNET OUT 2B 28 2 ETHERNET IN 1B
S

Note: HSDB connection only utilized for GTX 345[R]

Figure B-1 GTX 345R G1000 Interconnect

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