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DDC Announces New Software Development Kits for use with Multi-I/O Avionics PMC

Bohemia, New York (March 2008) Data Device Corporation (DDC) introduces 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 enable users to quickly integrate DDC’s multi-protocol avionics PMC (BU-65590F/M) into their “C” code applications. A common SDK exists across all operating systems allowing the programmer portability across multiple 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.

The BU-65590F/M is a multi-protocol PMC card that provides up to four dual redundant MIL-STD-1553 channels, sixteen ARINC 429 receive channels, six ARINC 429 transmit channels, six user programmable Digital Discrete I/Os, two RS-232 Serial I/O channels, two RS-422/485 Serial I/O channels, and an IRIG-B time synchronization input. 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 can be ordered with either rear or front panel I/O and is available for convection or conduction cooled applications.

“The combination of multiple protocols on one board saves valuable PMC slots for applications that use a combination of 1553, 429, and serial data buses”, said Mike Hegarty, DDC’s MIL-STD-1553 Marketing Manager.


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.

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