WIXOM, Mich., 31 Oct. 2010. Acromag in Wixom, Mich., is introducing MIL-STD 1553avionics databus modules to interface avionics and weapons subsystems to an embedded control system. Two versions of the 1553 bus interface module are available: the IP570 IndustryPack ANSI/VITA-4 card that plugs into VME, CompactPCI, and PCI bus mezzanine carrier cards or high-performance single-board computers, and the IOS-570 models for use in Acromag's I/O server industrial PC.
Both 1553 bus modules offer one or two interface channels. A DDC Micro-ACE device controls the 1553 interface, and the MIL-STD-1553 databus interface modules operate in temperatures from -40 to 85 degrees Celsius.
The 1553 bus is popular for integration of flight control and vehicle management (electrical, hydraulic, environmental control) subsystems. This venerable communication standard is also regularly used for missile system testing, air traffic control system testing, on-board aircraft system monitoring, satellite test systems, and aircraft simulators.
All models feature a DDC Micro-ACE bus terminal that supports MIL-STD-1553 revision B and MIL-STD-1760 transceivers, as well as the STANAG 3838 protocol. Users can choose from models with one or two dual-redundant interface channels. Each channel can be wired for either direct or transformer coupled operation and operates at data rates as fast as 1 megabit per second.
The DDC Micro-ACE controller provides a host-side interface that is compatible with Mini-ACE or ACE architectures and supports multiple configurations (bus controller, remote terminal, or bus monitor). For more information contact Acromag online at www.acromag.com.