Data Device Corporation (DDC) introduces a new multi-I/O 1553/429 AMC card that provides up to four dual redundant MIL-STD-1553 channels operating in BC, RT, MT, or RT/MT modes, eight ARINC 429 receive channels, four ARINC 429 transmit channels, six user programmable digital discrete I/Os, two RS-232 serial I/O channels, two RS-422/485 serial I/O channels, and an IRIG-B time synchronization input.
The BU-65590A AMC card provides a unique solution by combining multiple protocols on one card saving valuable space, power and weight in a micro-TCA or ATCA system. These features make it ideal for use in navy applications, flight data recorders, ground vehicles, and other embedded systems that require an AMC card. The card has a PCI-E back end interface and provides front panel I/O using a rugged micro-miniature D connector.
“DDC’s introduction of 1553 and ARINC 429 multi-I/O on a single AMC board expands our already extensive line of PC/104-Plus, PMC, and USB multi-I/O products, affording optimum design functionality and fit across several data bus formats,” stated Mike Hegarty, DDC’s MIL-STD-1553 marketing manager.
Each 1553 channel supports enhanced features such as 1MB RAM with parity per 1553 channel, 48b/1µs time tag, and built-in self-tests. An intelligent hardware offload engine provides extremely low host CPU utilization, while storing 1553 monitor data in a convenient IRIG-106 chapter 10 format. The industry standard IRIG-106 chapter 10 format is commonly used for digital flight data recorders.
The card comes with software development kits (SDKs) for MIL-STD-1553 and ARINC 429 data bus applications. The SDKs allow users to develop “C” source code to simulate, monitor, or troubleshoot 1553 and/or 429 data buses simultaneously or independently with support for the latest operating system versions including VxWorks 6, Linux 2.6, and Windows 2000/XP. These SDKs enable users to quickly integrate DDC’s multi-protocol avionics AMC (BU-65590A) into their “C” code applications. A common SDK exists across all operating systems allowing the programmer portability across multiple 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.
DDC is an international leader in high-reliability data networking interface solutions (MIL-STD-1553 / ARINC 429 / fibre channel), cards and components for military and commercial aerospace applications, utilized in both laboratory simulation and in-flight environments. DDC’s wide span of technology encompasses multi-protocol (1553/429) and USB data bus interfaces, gigabit AFDX/Ethernet and fibre channel network access controllers, synchro/resolver/LVDT converters, and remote power controllers and motor drives.
The company’s design and manufacturing facility is located in Bohemia, NY.