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MIL-STD-1553 66MHz PMC Card

Discontinued Product. Please contact the factory for the latest replacement.


Part Number(s): BU-65566
Package: PMC
Lead Free Information: B

The BU-65566 PCI Mezzanine (PMC) card offers a comprehensive solution for interfacing between embedded PCI and MIL-STD-1553 buses. The card features a robust design with thermal vias, a heatspreading plane, and copper strips providing primary and secondary thermal interfaces to baseboard rails.

The BU-65566 includes up to four channels of DDC's field-proven, industry-standard, Enhanced Mini-ACE™ MIL-STD-1553 interfaces for commercial or military environments. The advanced bus controller architecture provides a high degree of flexibility and autonomy: 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. In addition, the PMC 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 FREE BU-69090 series software includes the Enhanced Mini-ACE C API library and drivers to support all modes of operation for VxWorks, Linux, and Windows 9x/NT/2000/XP, including source code, samples, detailed documentation, and an offline development environment.


  • 32-Bit/66 MHz PMC Card
  • Operates in 3.3V or 5V PCI Signaling Environments
  • (1) to (4) Dual Redundant MIL-STD- 1553 Channels
  • Conduction Cooled with Primary and Secondary Thermal Interfaces
  • Shock and Vibration Tested
  • Only 5V Supply Required, All Other Supplies Generated Locally
  • Enhanced Mini-ACE BC, RT, MT, RT/MT Architecture
  • Transformer-Coupled 1553 Channels (Consult Factory for Direct Coupling)
  • 64K-word RAM per Channel
  • 1MB Flash Memory
  • Highly Autonomous Bus Controller Architecture
    - Message Scheduling
    - Bulk Data Transfers
    - Asynchronous Messages
    - Retries and Bus Switching
    - Data Block Double Buffering
  • RT Buffering Options
    - Single Buffering
    - Double Buffering
    - Subaddress Circular Buffering
    - Global Circular Buffering
  • Selective Message Monitor
  • Supports PCI Interrupts
  • Software Support for VxWorks®, Linux®, Integrity®,
    Windows® 9x/2000/XP and Windows NT®
  • Compatible with dataMARS



 Product Brief

MIL-STD-1553 PMC Card


BU-65566 MIL-STD-1553 66MHz PMC Card


EMACE PLUS SDK Software Manual

EMACE RTL Software Manual

Hardware Manual for the BU-65565/66

 Application Note

#41 Converting from a BU-65565 Card to a BU-65566 Card

#43 Integrating the BU-69090S2 Package with any VxWorks BSP

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

#51 VxWorks Porting Guide for BU-69092X2

dataSIMS Avionics I/O Support

Lightning Protection for Discrete Logic I/O

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DDC Corporate Overview

DDC Product Catalog

DDC Custom Solutions Brochure





BU-69066S0 BusTrACEr for Windows
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: Enhanced Mini-ACE Software Toolbox
Operating System: Integrity
Rev: 0.1.3 [icon] 0.1.3
File Size: 295 KB

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

Description: 32-Bit ACE Menu
Operating System: Win 95/98/NT
Rev: 3.6.2 [icon] 3.6.2
File Size: 2 MB

Description: 32-Bit ACE Menu
Operating System: Win 2000/XP
Rev: 3.6.6 [icon] 3.6.6
File Size: 6 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

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