IFD-Series

Touch-Screen Navigators

IFD540 Product Comparison

IFD540 Comparison

The IFD540 is Far Superior to the Garmin 530

Garmin ResolutionRepresents the 320 x 240 resolution of the Garmin 530 (Quarter-VGA) display. The 530 only supports 8 colors, where the IFD540 supports 65,000 colors and has 4x as many pixels.

resolutionRepresents the 4.25" x 3.25" 530 display for a 5.25" diagonal.
The IFD540 display is 4.75" x 3.5" with a 5.7" diagonal.

• High-density AMLCD w/super bright LED backlighting

  • 640 x 480 pixels
  • 307,200 pixels (vs 76,800 for 530)
  • 400% more pixels than 530
  • 65,000 colors (vs 8 colors for 530)
  • 20% more screen area than 530

• Adds Touch Screen

• Adds easy-to-use FMS

  • GeoFill
  • FMS Vectors

• Adds exceptional color-contoured terrain & water base mapĀ 

 

 

Avidyne IFD540

Garmin GNS530W

Garmin GTN750

Suggested List Price

$15,999

$14,995
(no longer available)

$16,548*

Physical Size (inches)

4.60H x 6.30Wx11D

4.60H x 6.30Wx11D

6.00H x 6.30Wx11D

System Weight

8.50lbs

8.50lbs

9.30lbs

Display Size

5.7 inch VGA (640x480)

5.0-inch 1/4 VGA (320x234)

6.9-inch (600x708)

Number of Colors

65,535

8

65,535

Slide-In Replacement for GNS530

Yes

Yes

No

Touch Screen for most functions

Yes

No

Yes

Knobs/Buttons for most functions

Yes

Yes

No

High-Resolution Terrain Graphics

Yes

No

Yes

MultiTouch Capabilty for Pinch Zoom

Yes

No

No

WAAS GPS Capability

16-Channel Gamma 3

15-Channel Gamma 3

15-Channel Gamma 3

Flight Plans

99 FlightPlans

20 FlightPlans

99 FlightPlans

Waypoints / Flight Plan

128 Waypoints ea

31 Waypoints ea

100 Waypoints ea

Victor Airway Flight Planning

Yes

Yes

Yes

Graphical Airway building

Yes

No

No

GeoFill

Yes

No

No

Procedure Preview - Preview of SIDs, STAR, Approaches before entry into Flt Plan

Yes

No

No

Easy Entry Hold at any point

Yes

No

No

Rubberband Flight Plan Editing

Yes

No

Yes

Electronic Approach Charts

Yes. Jeppesen is standard

No

Yes FliteChart (Jeppesen is Optional)

Electronic Airport Diagrams

Yes. >6,000 worldwide airport diagrams w/Jeppesen (standard)

No

Yes <1,000 Safetaxi US Airports (Jeppesen is Optional)

Touchscreen Keyboard for Data Entry

Intuitive QWERTY Keyboard

No

ABC Keyboard

Textual Station Identifier of Active COM Frequency

Yes

No

No

Textual Station Identifier of Standby COM Frequency

Yes

No

No

Fully-Automated NAV Tuning

Yes

No

No

10 Watt COMM

Yes

Yes

Yes

16 Watt COMM

Optional

Optional

Optional

Support for XM WX

Yes. GDL69/A

Yes. GDL69/A

Yes. GDL69/A

Support for SIRIUS/WSI

Yes. MLB700 & WSI AV300

No

No

Support for WX-500 Lightning (Monochrome)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Support for TWX670 Lightning (Color)

Yes

No

No

Supports all popular Traffic Sensors including TAS & TCAS I

Yes

Yes

Yes

       

All data subject to change. Competitive data based on available website information.

*Includes SD Nav Data