Posted by John Keller
BOHEMIA, N.Y., 3 March 2010. Data Device Corp. (DDC) in Bohemia, N.Y., is introducing a line of rugged MIL-STD-1553 and ARINC-429 embedded and test avionics databus cards designed around its next generation AceXtreme 1553 core, which adds Multi-RT capability to DDC's data bus technology.
The cards have a common API that can be used for test cards, embedded cards, and components to simplify application code development, shorten software development time, and mitigate risk, while the I/O mix and high channel count of the hardware reduces space, power, weight and cost, DDC officials say.
AceXtreme cards are available in conduction-cooled or air-cooled versions, in PC/104-Plus, PCI-104, PCI Mezzanine Card (PMC), PCI, and CompactPCI form factors. The cards are for systems with limited space yet high I/O requirements, with a combination and mix of MIL-STD-1553, ARINC 429, Digital Discrete I/O, Avionics Discrete I/O, RS-232/422/485 Serial I/O, and IRIG-B input/output on one rugged.
The cards have IRIG-106 Chapter 10 on-board formatting, user selectable BC disable/TX inhibit for safety critical applications, and an onboard DMA engine for increased data throughput and low host CPU/PCI use.
The cards have a common test/embedded API that minimizes software development time by enabling programmers to use the same software across products, platforms, and applications.
For more information contact DDC online at www.ddc-web.com.
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