Bohemia, New York (October - 2010) — Data Device Corporation (DDC) introduces a new line of PMC, PCI, cPCI/PXI and PCI Express MIL-STD-1553 cards (BU-672 Series) designed around its next generation AceXtreme® 1553 core, adding advanced test and simulation capability to DDC’s field-proven and reliable data bus technology. The BU-672 series adds Multi-Function capability allowing a 1553 Bus Controller (BC), up to 31 Remote Terminals (RT), and Bus Monitor (MT) to run concurrently per channel. The cards are available with up to four dual-redundant 1553 channels.
The AceXtreme® Multi-Function series also includes a powerful Test and Simulation Toolkit that delivers advanced hardware and software utilities. Enhanced test features include:
- Reconstruction (Replay) mode, allowing users to record 1553 data and replay it onto the bus in real-time
- Error injection
- Variable amplitude (PCI-Express only)
- Low inter-message gap support, providing advanced testing for out-of-bounds responses
These new cards, along with all other DDC cards, simplify application code development by utilizing a common API that can be used for test/embedded cards and components, so that software developed for any DDC 1553 solution can be easily reused in all other applications without costly and time consuming software programming. Software development time can be further simplified by utilizing DDC’s BusTrACEr™ software’s one-click application code generation feature, enabling software development in minutes rather than months.
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 and ARINC 429 data streams, and has the ability to bring in any other I/O. Interface Control Document (ICD) databases, describing avionics messages, can easily be imported into dataSIMS projects and used to create custom engineering-unit conversions and simulated data based on specific events. A LabVIEW® support package is also available, providing intuitive, high-level virtual instruments and samples.
“By creating a common design, development, and test platform with powerful monitoring, simulation, and test functionality, DDC’s new Multi-Function cards streamline 1553 development into one seamless, efficient work flow, saving significant time, cost, and effort “, 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.