DDC introduces Total-Space radiation-tolerant MIL-STD-1553 components for space applications

BOHEMIA, N.Y., 8 April 2016. Data Device Corporation (DDC) in Bohemia, New York, introduces two new Total-Space +3.3-volt, integrated, radiation-tolerant MIL-STD-1553 terminals – including transceivers, transformers, protocol, and memory – designed to withstand the extreme environmental conditions encountered in mission-critical space applications.

DDC introduces Total-Space radiation-tolerant MIL-STD-1553 components for space applications
DDC introduces Total-Space radiation-tolerant MIL-STD-1553 components for space applications

BOHEMIA, N.Y., 8 April 2016. Data Device Corporation (DDC) in Bohemia, New York, introduces two new Total-Space +3.3-volt, integrated, radiation-tolerant MIL-STD-1553 terminals – including transceivers, transformers, protocol, and memory – designed to withstand the extreme environmental conditions encountered in mission-critical space applications.

Total-Space ACE offers full BC, RT, MT, and RT/MT functionality to interface directly to a host processor. Total-Space RT is an RT only terminal ideal for interfacing with systems without a host processor, such as field programmable gate array (FPGA) and simple logic.

Both versions feature an extended -55°C to +125°C temperature range, and 300 Krads TID (Total Ionizing Dose) and >85 MeV SEE (Single Event Effects) radiation hardening, required for the extreme environmental conditions encountered in mission-critical space applications.

“To support the expanding demand for greater power efficiency and space utilization in environments exposed to radiation, DDC introduces the first fully integrated, radiation-tolerant MIL-STD-1553 solutions. These compact single package designs offer highly efficient 3.3V operation, minimizing layout and power requirements,” DDC Data Bus Product Line Manager Mike Hegarty says.

Total-Space solutions deliver the following benefits, officials say:

  • Compact integrated design saves space, replacing two transceivers, two transformers, protocol, and memory (not in RT version)
  • Efficient +3.3V operation minimizes power consumption, compared to multi-component solutions
  • Single package simplifies layout and improves reliability (MTBF – mean time between failures)
  • Transformers and transceivers, trimmed and tested as a set, provide superior margin for MIL-STD-1553 compliance

Two configurations are available, in gull wing and flat package options:

  • BC, RT, MT, RT/MT (Total-Space ACE)
  • RT only (Total-Space RT)
  • DSCC MIL-PRF-38534 Class H or K Qualified

Data Device Corporation (DDC) designs and manufactures high-reliability connectivity, power, and control solutions (data networking; power distribution, control and conversion; motor control and motion feedback) for aerospace, defense, and industrial applications. With awards for quality, delivery, and support, DDC has served industry as a trusted resource for more than 50 years, providing proven solutions that are optimized for efficiency, reliability and performance. Data Device Corporation brands include DDC, Beta Transformer Technology Corporation, National Hybrid Inc., Pascall Electronics Ltd., and XCEL Power Systems Ltd. DDC is headquartered in Bohemia, N.Y., and has manufacturing operations in New York, Mexico, and the United Kingdom


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