Bohemia, New York (March - 2010) — Data Device Corporation (DDC) introduces a dynamic new line of rugged 1553/429 embedded and test cards designed around its next generation AceXtreme™ 1553 core, adding Multi-RT capability to DDC’s field-proven and reliable data bus technology. The cards feature a common API that can be used for test cards, embedded cards, and components to simplify application code development, shorten software development time and eliminate risk, while the unique I/O mix and high channel count of the hardware reduces space, power, weight and cost.
AceXtreme cards are designed to function in extreme environments, and a wide variety of form factors makes them an ideal choice for test/lab environments as well. AceXtreme cards are available in conduction-cooled or air-cooled versions, in the following form factors: PC/104-Plus, PCI-104, PMC, PCI, and cPCI. The cards are ideal for systems with limited space yet high I/O requirements, featuring a wide combination and mix of MIL-STD-1553, ARINC 429, Digital Discrete I/O, Avionics Discrete I/O, RS-232/422/485 Serial I/O, and IRIG-B input/output on a single rugged, space-saving card. Advanced features include IRIG-106 Chapter 10 on-board formatting, user selectable BC disable / TX inhibit for safety critical applications, and an onboard DMA engine for increased data throughput and low host CPU/PCI utilization.
The cards feature a common test/embedded API that minimizes software development time by allowing programmers to use the same software across products, platforms, and applications. For further savings, the optional BusTrACEr 1553 Monitor/Generator software package provides programmers with an easy-to-use interface, and one-click automated source code generation, to quickly and easily create custom application code. DDC also offers the dataSIMS Bus Analysis and Simulation software package for those users wanting to create a complete environment of simulation, acquisition, display, and storage of real-time data. dataSIMS simulates and concurrently monitors multiple mixed MIL-STD-1553, ARINC 429, and user I/O multiplex channels, performing real-time conversions of raw data to engineering-units, resulting in accurate, fast, and extensive numerical and graphical views of communications data. A LabVIEW support package is also available, providing intuitive, high-level virtual instruments and samples.
“Comprehensive form factor selection, advanced data bus functionality, and streamlined software development, make DDC’s new line of AceXtreme Multi-RT capable cards the most advanced and economical choice for embedded applications“, stated Sean Sleicher, DDC’s Data Bus Marketing Manager.
Data Device Corporation (DDC) is a world leader in the design and manufacture of high-reliability Connectivity, Power and Control solutions (Data Networking; Power Distribution, Control and Conversion; Motor Control and Motion Feedback) for aerospace, defense, and industrial applications. With awards for quality, delivery, and support, DDC has served these industries as a trusted resource for more than 50 years... providing proven solutions that are optimized for efficiency, reliability, and performance. Data Device Corporation brands include DDC, Beta Transformer Technology Corporation, National Hybrid Inc., Pascall Electronics Ltd., and XCEL Power Systems Ltd. DDC is headquartered in Bohemia, NY and has manufacturing operations in New York, California, Mexico, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit: visit:www.ddc-web.com.