Bohemia, New York (July 18, 2006) Data Device Corporation (DDC), an international leading supplier of highreliability data interface products, introduces a new BU-65578C PC/104-Plus MIL-STD-1553 card that provides up to four dual redundant 1553 channels, five user-programmable digital discrete I/Os, and an IRIG-B time synchronization input. This ruggedized card is a COTS solution that can be used in both convection and conduction cooled applications. Enertec America, a leading designer and manufacturer of mission video and data recorders, selected DDC’s new card. “We have selected DDC’s PC/104 cards for use in our flight data recorders that require a MIL-STD-1553 bus due to the product’s high quality and proven reliability”, states Marcella B. Mitchell, Enertec America’s President.
The PC/104-Plus card utilizes DDC’s new Extended Enhanced Mini-ACE (E2MA) Architecture. “Our new E²MA Architecture is based on our field proven, industry standard, Enhanced Mini-ACE and adds many new capabilities while maintaining full software compatibility with previous generations of our products”, states Todd Decker, DDC’s MIL-STD-1553 Marketing Manager. The architecture supports new standard features for each 1553 channel such as 2 MB RAM with parity per channel, 48-bit / 1 micro-second time tag synchronized to an IRIG-B input, low CPU utilization, and built in self test. Each 1553 channel can emulate a Bus Controller, Remote Terminal, or a Bus Monitor and also includes a combined RT/Monitor that can monitor all 1553 communications on the bus including the channel’s own RT address.
The BU-65578 includes High-Level C API (Application Programming Interface) Library Software that supports all advanced architectural features, and driver support for VxWorks, Linux, and Windows for MIL-STD-1553 functionality. The high-level library functions abstract all register accesses and memory allocation so that no specific hardware knowledge is required. PC/104-Plus versions of the BU-65578 series are currently available and a PCI/104 version is planned for later this year.
Data Device Corporation is recognized as an international leading supplier of high-reliability data interface products for military and commercial applications since 1964 and MIL-STD-1553 products for over 25 years. DDC's design and manufacturing facility is located in Bohemia, New York.