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MIL-STD-1553, ARINC 429 & Ethernet Protocol Conversion

DDC offers convenient solutions to convert MIL-STD-1553, ARINC 429, and Ethernet protocol in any direction, in real-time, without a host computer, enabling seamless and cost saving multi-protocol connectivity for test applications.

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Avionics Interface Computer

Three modes of operation provide complete bridging capability for lab environments.

  • Remote Access Mode uses Ethernet as a virtual backplane between applications running on a host computer and 1553/429 interfaces located within the AIC, eliminating the need and cost of long cabling to onboard 1553/429 connections from the test lab.
  • Protocol Conversion Mode uses bridging SDK, which allows users to easily create embedded software on the AIC that will autonomously forward data between MIL-STD-1553, ARINC 429, and Ethernet interfaces.
  • Standalone Mode allows the AIC to operate as a user programmable computer system.

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Multi-Protocol Data Bus Boards

  • Multi-I/O (1553, 429, Serial, Discrete) - Test multiple protocols with one card
  • MIL-STD-1553 Multi-Function (BC + Multi-RT + MT) - Simplifies testing and saves procurement and assembly costs!
  • IRIG-B and External Time Clock - Synchronize all data to a common time source
  • IRIG-106 Chapter 10 - Records 1553 data in standard telemetry format
  • Error Injection - Send erroneous bus traffic to test for incorrect behavior
  • 1553 Reconstruction Mode - Record and playback bus traffic to reproduce unique system failures
  • Advanced Triggering - Easy-to-use event notification via software or external pins
  • Common API - Enables software reuse and prototyping

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Software Solutions

dataSIMS
Avionics Data Bus Test and Analysis Software

  • Accelerates development and deployment
  • Eliminates cost of learning and maintaining separate software programs
  • Easy-to-use and customize
  • Supports all data protocols and I/O formats

LABVIEW® & LABVIEW/LABWINDOWS® Real-Time Support Package
Easy and Efficient Development Software

  • Simple interface for quick startup and easy programming
  • Access real-time 1553/429/Synchro data using LabVIEW
  • Easily integrate data from different types of instruments and sensors
  • Create custom user interface from scratch or by modifying samples provided

BusTrACEr™
Data Bus Analyzer and Monitor Software

  • Generate or monitor live MIL-STD-1553 data without writing any code
  • Saves time and reduces development costs
  • Program in minutes with one-click ANSI 'C' source code generation
  • Rapid creation and setup of custom applications

Commercial Avionics Utilities
Data Bus Analyzer and Data Loader Software

  • Graphical ARINC 429 data bus analysis and simulation
  • Advanced filtering, message scheduling, and triggering
  • Graphical ARINC 615 data loader
  • Software interface to load data to and from airborne computers