Rugged MIL-STD-1553 avionics databus interface in XMC format introduced by Curtiss-Wright

OTTAWA, 5 Dec. 2010. Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing in Ottawa is introducing the XMC-603 rugged quad-channel MIL-STD-1553 avionics databus XMC interface mezzanine module for integrating dual-redundant ports of MIL-STD-1553 into military and aerospace embedded computing systems.

Dec 5th, 2010
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OTTAWA, 5 Dec. 2010. Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing in Ottawa is introducing the XMC-603 rugged quad-channel MIL-STD-1553avionics databus interface XMC mezzanine module for integrating dual-redundant ports of MIL-STD-1553 into military and aerospace embedded computing systems.

The XMC-603 is a single-width XMC module and is available in air- and conduction-cooled configurations. Designed to IEEE 1386 and IEEE 1386.1 specifications, the module supports carrier cards with the PMC J4 mezzanine connector for backplane IO and XMC J5, or XMC mezzanine connectors Pn5 and Pn6 for backplane IO. Front panel IO is not supported. The XMC-603 is also backward pin-compatible for 1553 support to Curtiss-Wright’s PMC-601 dual port MIL-STD- 1553 PMC mezzanine card.

The XMC-603 features as many as to four independent dual-redundant MIL-STD-1553 interfaces; support for MIL-STD-1553A, MIL-STD-1553B Notice 2, and STANAG 3838; support for transformer-coupled and direct-coupled interfaces; BC, RT, MT modes independently selectable for each channel; XMC form factor (the IEEE 1386/IEEE 1386.1); backplane I/O support; PCI Express Gen 1 interface; software support for Linux, VxWorks and Windows XP-E drivers.

“Delivering 1553 in an XMC format enables customers to upgrade existing systems, making use of next generation mezzanine formats that are becoming increasingly popular,” says Lynn Bamford, vice president and general manager of Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing. For more information contact Curtiss-Wright online at www.cwcembedded.com.

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