BOHEMIA, N.Y., 30 Nov. 2008. Data Device Corp. (DDC) introduced a new multi-I/O PCI Card. The BU-65590I card that provides as many as four dual redundant MIL-STD-1553 channels, sixteen ARINC 429 receive channels, four ARINC 429 transmit channels, six user programmable digital discrete I/Os, two RS-232 serial I/O channels, two RS-422/485 serial I/O channels, and an IRIG-B time synchronization input.
DDC provides technology for military and commercial avionics applications.
Each 1553 channel can emulate a bus controller, remote terminal, or a bus monitor. The card includes a combined RT/Monitor mode to monitor all 1553 communications on the bus including the 1553 channel's own RT address. It has an intelligent hardware offload DMA architecture that reduces host CPU and PCI bus utilization while storing 1553 monitor data in a convenient and portable IRIG-106 Chapter 10 file format. Each ARINC 429 channel supports high/low speed operation, message scheduling, label filtering, and full error detection. A standard version of the card is available with just ARINC 429 to interface with as many as sixteen receive and four transmit ARINC 429 channels.
"By combining 1553 and 429 on one PCI card, the BU-65590I resolves the problem of diminishing PCI slots in new desktop computers," says Mike Hegarty, DDC's data bus marketing manager.
The card is available with "C" Software Development Kits (SDKs) for 1553 and 429, along with optional Windows-based graphical bus monitoring and analysis software (dataMARS). The dataMARS monitoring software allows for advanced monitoring through real-time displays and provides post analysis capability through recorded data replay, report generation, and advanced search capability for ARINC 429 and MIL-STD-1553 data buses. The SDKs allow users to develop "C" source code to simulate, monitor, or troubleshoot 1553 and/or 429 data buses simultaneously or independently with support for the latest versions of operating systems including Windows 2000/XP, Linux 2.6 with SMP support, and VxWorks 6. A common SDK exists across all operating systems allowing the programmer portability across different platforms.