Rugged mini MIL-STD-1553 embedded computing avionics databus modules introduced by Acromag

WIXOM, Mich. – Acromag in Wixom, Mich., is introducing two rugged AcroPack MIL-STD-1553 communication modules based on the PCI Express mini (mPCI) card standard -- the AP571 and AP572 -- for commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) military and commercial avionics applications.

By Intelligent Aerospace staff
By Intelligent Aerospace staff

WIXOM, Mich. – Acromag in Wixom, Mich., is introducing two rugged AcroPack MIL-STD-1553 communication modules based on the PCI Express mini (mPCI) card standard -- the AP571 and AP572 -- for commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) military and commercial avionics applications.

These mPCI Express mezzanine modules deliver a SWaP-optimized solution for avionics test, simulation, and monitoring applications.

The AP571 provides single-function MIL-STD-1553 communications, while the AP572 provides full multi-function databus communications. Both models provide one dual redundant channel with four open/ground avionics level discrete I/O signals in addition to IRIG-B I/O and Trigger I/O.

A high-performance system-on-chip (SoC) architecture for the avionics databus interface has dual-core RISC processors tightly coupled to large programmable logic for host CPU offload and real-time functionality. With 128 megabytes global RAM on-board for data scheduling and buffering, the modules can operate dependably at full bus rates.

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A variety of carrier cards are available to host a mix of as many as four AcroPack I/O modules on PCI Express, VPX, or XMC embedded computing form factors.

AcroPack mezzanine modules improve on the mini PCI Express architecture by adding a down-facing 100-pin connector that routes the I/O through a carrier card without any loose internal cabling involved with the MIL-STD-1553 avionics databus interface .

Carrier cards in PCI Express, VPX, and XMC formats enable designers to combine as many as four I/O function modules from more than 25 available models in one computer slot. Software tools support embedded applications running on Linux, Windows, or VxWorks operating systems.

For more information contact Acromag online at www.acromag.com.

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