Condor Debuts QcPCI-1553 cPCI Interface for Rugged Military Applications

8/16/2004 - Condor Engineering, a leading provider of military and commercial avionics databus solutions, announced that it has extended its line of high-performance, high-density CompactPCI modules for 1553 applications. The new QcPCI-1553 interface is available in commercial, ruggedized and 3U conductively cooled versions with one, two or four dual-redundant channels, making it ideal for deployment in ruggedized military applications.

"In addition to providing higher 1553 channel density, Condor's latest cPCI board offers new features such as 33/66 MHz PCI bus operation, discretes, conductive cooled configurations, optional IRIG-B support and optional variable output voltage" said Bill Weil, VP at Condor Engineering. "This interface offers our customers a wide range of functionality options in a compact package," added Weil.

Standard features include 1 Mbyte of RAM per channel, 45-bit message time-tagging, front I/O with transition cabling to standard 1553 cable jacks, discretes that support avionics-level voltages, I/O triggers, extensive BC & RT link-list structures, selectable transformer/ direct coupling, error injection/detection, automatic/manual RT Status Bit and Mode Code responses, along with advanced BC functionality. Optional features include an IRIG-B signal Receiver/Generator, rear (P2) I/O, variable output voltage and a range of environmental options. With the highest speed encoder/decoder in the industry, the QcPCI-1553 Bus Monitor provides unparalleled error detection and 100% monitoring of a fully loaded buses.

About Condor Engineering
Condor Engineering is a leading supplier of avionics databus tools and solutions. The Condor product portfolio includes embedded, test, and simulation interfaces for Commercial (ARINC and AFDX/ARINC 664), and Military (MIL-STD-1553), avionics databuses. Condor is committed to total customer satisfaction, superior product quality and exceptional service, as demonstrated by its ISO 9001:2000 registration. Founded in 1989, Condor Engineering is headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA, and is supported by a worldwide network of manufacturer's representatives and distributors. For more information please visit Condor Engineering's web site at

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