Industry’s First Eight Channel 1553 PMC with 1MB RAM per Channel and IRIG-106 Chapter 10 Recording Capability
Bohemia, New York (March 2008) Data Device Corporation (DDC) has introduced a new MIL-STD-1553 PMC board (BU-65578F/Mx) that provides up to eight dual redundant MIL-STD-1553 channels, eight user-programmable Digital Discrete I/Os, eight user-programmable Avionics level (+35V) Discrete I/Os, an IRIG-B time synchronization input, and an IRIG-B time generator. The card can be ordered with either rear or front panel I/O and is available for convection or conduction cooled applications.
DDC’s new Extended Enhanced Mini-ACE® (E²MA) Architecture is utilized for the 1553 interface. An evolution of DDC’s field-proven, industry standard Enhanced Mini-ACE® Architecture, the new E²MA architecture builds upon previous generations of DDC products while maintaining full API compatibility. Each 1553 channel supports new standard features such as 1 MB RAM with parity per channel, 48-bit/1µs or 100nS time tag, and built-in self-test. An intelligent hardware offload engine provides extremely low PCI bus and host CPU utilization while storing 1553 Monitor data in a convenient IRIG-106 Chapter 10 format. The industry standard IRIG-106 Chapter 10 format is commonly used for digital flight data recorders. “The card’s high channel count saves PMC sites allowing for smaller and lighter systems as well as lower power consumption per channel”, said Mike Hegarty, DDC’s MIL-STD-1553 Marketing Manager.
The card includes DDC’s MIL-STD-1553 Plus “C” Software Development Kit (SDK), which allows users to develop “C” source code to simulate, monitor, or troubleshoot 1553 data buses with support for the latest operating system versions including VxWorks® 6, Linux® 2.6, and Windows® 2000/XP. This SDK enables users to quickly integrate DDC’s Eight Channel 1553 PMC into “C” code applications. A common SDK exists across all operating systems allowing the programmer portability across multiple embedded and test platforms. The easy-to-use high-level functions abstract all low-level hardware accesses and memory allocation such that specific hardware knowledge is not required.
Data Device Corporation (DDC) is recognized as a leading international supplier of high-reliability data interface products for military and commercial aerospace applications for over 40 years and MIL-STD-1553 products for more than 25 years. DDC’s broad product line consists of advanced data bus technology for high speed Fibre Channel networks, MIL-STD-1553 and ARINC 429 data bus boards/components, synchro/resolver technologies, and solid state power controllers and motor drives. The company's design and manufacturing facility is located in Bohemia, N.Y.