MIL-STD-1553 PCI and cPCI cards feature eight dual-redundant channels
Data Device Corp.’s BU-67X10i/T card series contains as many as eight dual-redundant MIL-STD-1553 channels and is targeted at military and aerospace applications. The PCI and cPCI versions offer front-panel I/O and include a cable to interface to all 1553 channels. The I/O mix and high channel count on a single card, says the company, saves space, power, weight, and cost. The cards include the AceXtreme MIL-STD-1553 C Software Development Kit (SDK) and drivers to support all modes of operation for Linux, VxWorks, and Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7, including source-code samples and detailed documentation.
A common SDK exists across all operating systems for all cards enables the programmer portability across different platforms. The BusTrACEr graphical user interface, available as an option, has point-and-click application source-code generation capability to reduce risk and shorten development cycles. Additional features include a rugged PMC design for harsh environment, shortened developmental cycle, and IRIG-106 Chapter 10 onboard formatting. Applications for the PCI and cPCI versions include mission computers, displays, radar systems, and simulators.