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Multi-I/O Avionics PMC Card


Part Number(s): BU-65590F, BU-65590M
Package: PMC Card
Lead Free Information: B

The BU-65590F/M is a multi-protocol PMC card providing new levels of performance and flexibility for systems interfacing to a MIL-STD-1553 or ARINC 429 data bus. There are up to four dual redundant MIL-STD-1553 channels operating in BC, RT, MT, or RT/MT modes. Sixteen ARINC 429 receive channels and six ARINC 429 transmit channels operate in high/low speed with automatic slew rate adjustment. The card also contains up to six digital discrete I/Os, an IRIG-B time synchronization input, two RS-422/485 Serial I/O channels, and up to two RS-232 Serial I/O Channels. The combination of multiple I/O on one card saves valuable PMC sites on host computers.

Each 1553 channel uses DDC’s Extended Enhanced Mini-ACE® (E²MA) architecture which is fully backwards API compatible with DDC’s industry standard, field proven, Enhanced Mini-ACE®.  Each 1553 channel is individually configurable as a Bus Controller (BC), Remote Terminal (RT), Bus Monitor (MT) or combined RT / Monitor. The advanced BC architecture provides a high degree of flexibility and autonomy by improving message schedule control, minimizing host overhead for asynchronous message insertion, facilitating bulk data transfers, double buffering, message retry, bus switching strategies, data logging, and fault reporting. The RT architecture provides flexibility in meeting all MIL-STD-1553B protocols. The card has an intelligent hardware offload DMA architecture that dramatically reduces PCI bus and host CPU utilization while storing 1553 monitor data in a convenient and portable IRIG-106 Chapter 10 file format.  Storing data in the industry standard IRIG-106 Chapter 10 file format allows DDC’s cards to be used with digital flight data recorders.

Each ARINC 429 channel supports maximum data throughput on all channels while providing message scheduling, label filtering, and full error detection.  Received data can be stored in either FIFO buffers or system address label mailboxes. Each channel features independent selection of data rate and parity, and automatic transmit channel slew rate adjustment. Transmit data can be sent in FIFO mode or scheduled rate mode on each transmit channel.

The card includes the MIL-STD-1553 Enhanced Mini-ACE® (EMACE) Plus C Software Development Kit (SDK) and the ARINC 429 Multi-I/O C SDK with drivers for Linux®, VxWorks® and Windows® 2000/XP, including source code samples and detailed documentation.  These SDKs allow users to develop source code to simulate, monitor, or troubleshoot 1553 or ARINC 429 data buses with support for the latest versions of operating systems including VxWorks 6, Linux® 2.6, and Windows® 2000/XP.  This SDK allows you to quickly integrate DDC’s 1553 and/or 429 cards into your C source code applications.  A common SDK exists across all operating systems allowing the programmer portability across different 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 designed for harsh environments and can be used in either conduction or air-cooled applications.  The card is available with front panel I/O or rear I/O.  The card’s rugged construction and ability to operate from -40°C to +85°C at the thermal rail make it ideal for use in flight data recorders, display applications, embedded black boxes, mission computers, and avionics labs.


  • Conduction or Air-Cooled
  • Front or Rear I/O
  • Multiple Configuration Options:
    • (4) Dual Redundant 1553 Channels
    • (16) Receive 429 Channels
    • (6) Transmit 429 Channels (4 max for Front Panel "F" version)
    • (2) RS-232 Serial I/O Channels
    • (2) RS-422/485 Serial I/O Channels
    • (6) User-Programmable Digital I/O's
  • IRIG-B Time Code Input
  • 48-bit / 1µs Time Stamp
  • IRIG 106 Chapter 10 Monitor Format
  • DMA Engine for Low CPU and PCI Utilization
  • Shock and Vibration Tested
  • E²MA BC/RT/MT Architecture
    • API Compatible with Enhanced Mini-ACE® Library
  • 1 MB Memory w/parity per 1553 Channel
  • Built-In Self Test
  • VxWorks® 5.x/6.x, Linux® 2.6.x & Windows® 2000/XP Support
  • Applications
    • Displays
    • Flight Data Recorders
    • Embedded Systems
    • Mission Computers
    • Communication Links
    • Munitions



 Product Brief

Multi-I/O Avionics PMC & PCI Cards


EMACE PLUS SDK Software Manual

Hardware Manual for the BU-65590F/M/I Multi-I/O PMC Card

MN-42992SX-001 Software User's Manual for ARINC 429 Multi-IO Cards for use with Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10, Linux, VxWorks and Integrity

 Application Note

#45 Integrating the BU-69092S2 Package with any VxWorks 6.x BSP

#48 DDC MIL-STD-1553 Rate Group

#51 VxWorks Porting Guide for BU-69092X2

#57 Using IRIG 200-04 Time Codes with DDC Data Bus Devices

dataSIMS Avionics I/O Support

Lightning Protection for Discrete Logic I/O


IRIG 106 Chapter 10 Standardizes MIL-STD-1553 Data Recording

 Generic Document

Data Bus Boards and Components Flyer

Data Bus Boards, Modules, and Software Flyer

E2MA/AceXteme Flash Utility Instructions

MIL-STD-1553 Designer's Guide

PMC Avionics Card Quick Start Guide

PMC Board Capabilities Brochure

DDC Custom Solutions Brochure

DDC Product Catalog

DDC Corporate Overview





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Description: BusTrACEr for Windows. 60-day full functional trial (requires DDC hardware). (Note: Certain products are compatible with BusTrACEr® software.)
Operating System: Windows XP (32 bit) & Vista/7/8/10 (32/64 bit)
Rev: 2.1.3 [icon] 2.1.3
File Size: 40 MB

Description: MIL-STD-1553 AceXtreme C SDK for Windows
(.NET Support Available - Contact Factory) (for Legacy Devices)
Operating System: Windows XP (32 bit) & Vista/7 (32/64 bit)
Rev: 3.5.3 [icon] 3.5.3
File Size: 71 MB

Description: MIL-STD-1553 AceXtreme C SDK for Linux (for Legacy Devices)
Operating System: Linux 3.x.x
Rev: 3.7.2 [icon] 3.7.2
File Size: 35 MB

Description: MIL-STD-1553 AceXtreme C SDK for VxWorks
Operating System: VxWorks 6.x
Rev: 3.3.1 [icon] 3.3.1
File Size: 26 MB

BU-69093 LabVIEW & LabVIEW/LabWindows Real-Time Support Package
Description: MIL-STD-1553 and ARINC 429 LabVIEW Support Package for Windows. 60-day full functional trial (requires DDC hardware). (Note: Certain products are compatible with this software.)
Operating System: Windows XP (32 bit), Vista/7/8/10 (32/64-Bit) & IntervalZero ETS
Rev: 2.5.0 [icon] 2.5.0
File Size: 35 MB

Operating System: Windows XP (32 bit) & Vista/7/8/10 (32/64 bit)
Rev: 4.5.1 [icon] 4.5.1
File Size: 98 MB

Description: ARINC 429 Multi-IO C SDK for Windows
(.NET Support Available - Contact Factory) (for Legacy Devices)
Operating System: Windows XP (32 bit) & Vista/7 (32/64 bit)
Rev: 3.5.3 [icon] 3.5.3
File Size: 54 MB

Description: ARINC 429 Multi-IO C SDK for Linux (for Legacy Devices)
Operating System: Linux
Rev: 3.7.1 [icon] 3.7.1
File Size: 26 MB

Description: ARINC 429 Mulit-IO SDK for VxWorks
Operating System: VxWorks
Rev: 3.3.1 [icon] 3.3.1
File Size: 14 MB

Description: ARINC 429 Multi-IO SDK for Integrity
Operating System: Integrity
Rev: 0.0.4 [icon] 0.0.4
File Size: 68 KB

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