PMC card for avionics interfaces with configurable channels
Sealevel’s PMC HyperBoard is a multi-standard PCI mezzanine card (PMC) that is compatible with MIL-STD-1553B and MIL-STD-1760 networking and interface standards. As well, each channel can be configured independently to work with H009 and WB-194 interfaces in conjunction with MIL-STD-1553. Other protocols, including French DigiBus, are also available upon request. The PMC HyperBoard is based on proven MIL-STD-1553, H009, and WB-194 (WMUX) IP cores and transceivers. Prior to shipment, the board can be programmed to support various configurations and protocols using the exact same hardware. The PMC board includes eight generic I/O pins that can be used as RS-422, RS-485, ARINC-429 (2 transmit and 2 receive channels), or eight avionics I/O ports. It also includes eight digital I/O channels and IRIG-B time-tag input and output channels.
The PMC HyperBoard – which can be used for onboard avionics systems and for lab testing equipment – is software-compatible with DDC Enhanced Mini-ACE components and architecture, which the company says eases integration with existing or new systems. Tester versions are available with capabilities such as RT simulation, multi-RT, error injection, and more. Designers can use the board’s software drivers for Windows and Linux, along with high-level API, perform application development. This software includes an advanced graphical user interface (GUI) for controlling the board, generating MIL-STD-1553 traffic, health monitoring, and emulating a real bus environment.