Bohemia, New York (March 2008) Data Device Corporation (DDC) introduces new multi-protocol PC/104-Plus and PCI-104 boards (BU-65590Cx) that provide up to two dual redundant MIL-STD-1553 channels, sixteen ARINC 429 receive channels, eight ARINC 429 transmit 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 provides a unique solution for applications that require both MIL-STD-1553 and/or ARINC 429 interfaces and allows box manufacturers to save space and weight by combining multiple protocols on one card”, said Mike Hegarty, DDC’s MIL-STD-1553 Marketing Manager.
The card is available with DDC’s newly enhanced Software Development Kits (SDK) for MIL-STD-1553 and ARINC 429 data bus applications. The SDKs allow users to develop “C” source code to simulate, monitor, or troubleshoot 1553 and/or 429 data buses simultaneously or independently with support for the latest operating system versions including VxWorks® 6, Linux® 2.6, and Windows® 2000/XP. These SDKs allow users to quickly integrate DDC’s multi-protocol avionics card 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.
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. Each ARINC 429 channel supports high/low speed operation, message scheduling, label filtering, and full error detection. Received data can be stored in either FIFO buffers or system address label mailboxes. Transmit data can be sent in FIFO mode or scheduled rate mode on each transmit channel.
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.