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Part Number(s): BU-65553
Package: Type II PCMCIA Card
Lead Free Information: B

The BU-65553 is a complete MIL-STD-1553 interface for portable test and monitoring equipment, such as laptop computers. The BU-65553 1553 test card provides a Type II PC-card (PCMCIA) form factor based on DDC's field-proven and industry-standard Enhanced Mini-ACE. The advanced bus controller architecture gives the 1553 test card superior flexibility and autonomy. Resulting advantages include improving message scheduling control; minimizing host overhead for asynchronous message insertion; facilitating bulk data transfers and double buffering, message retry and bus switching strategies, and data logging and fault reporting.

The 1553 test card's remote terminal architecture meets all common MIL-STD-1553 protocols. RT data buffering and interrupt options offer robust support for synchronous and asynchronous messaging while ensuring data sample consistency and supporting bulk data transfers. The BU-65553 MIL-STD-1553 card features a mating connector with a metal backshell and jackscrews for superior durability.

Free BU-65553 software supports all modes of operation, including DOS, Windows 3.1, Windows 9x/NT/2000 and Linux device drivers (including source code). An optional dataMARSsoftware package for systems integration and simulation is also available. This package incorporates real time data acquisition and display, high-level graphical interfaces, triggering capabilities, unit conversion and mathematical manipulation, dynamic modeling, and report generation.

The BU-65553 enables portable 1553 test card interfacing for laboratory, test, and flightline applications.


  • Type II PCMCIA 2.10 Compatible PC card
  • Dual Redundant MIL-STD-1553 Interface
  • Enhanced Mini-ACE BC/RT/MT Architecture
  • Highly Autonomous 1553 Bus Controller Architecture
    • Asynchronous Messages
    • Message Timing Control
    • Bulk Data Transfers
    • Retries and Bus Switching
    • Data Block Double Buffering
  • RT Buffering Options
    • Single Buffering / Double Buffering
    • Subaddress Circular Buffering, Global Circular Buffering
  • Selective Message Monitor with Address/T-R bit/Subaddress Filtering, Interrupt Status Queue, and 50% Rollover interrupts
  • Mating Connector with Metal Backshell and Jackscrews
  • Drivers and Run-Time Library support for DOS, Linux®, and Windows® 3.x/9x/2000/XP, and Windows NT® including LabVIEW™ and LabVIEW™ Real-Time, LabWindows™ /CVI, and Visual Basic® support
  • GUI Menus for Windows® 3.x/9x/2000/XP and Windows NT®
  • Optional dataMARSMonitoring Software
  • Compatible with dataMARS



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