Varisys VM1553 MilSTD 1553 PMC Module

The Varisys introduced the VM1553 MilSTD 1553 PMC module. The VM1553 is an IEEE1386 compatible PMC with up to four channels of STANAG 3838 or MIL-STD-1553 compatible connectivity. The VM1553′s compact, modular form factor is ideal for embedded solutions in both air and conduction cooled environments. When combined with a Varisys PMC carrier, The VM1553 can also used in a laboratory. The module is compliant with MIL-STD-1553A, MIL-STD-1553B and STANAG 3838 protocols. Each channel can be individually configured for Bus Controller (BC), Remote Terminal (RT), Bus Monitor (BM) operations, or Extended RT/BM.

Varisys VM1553 MilSTD 1553 PMC Module

Varisys VM1553 MilSTD 1553 PMC Module Features

  • Industry standard PMC module compatible with IEEE1386
  • Up to 4 x 1553 channels available, configurable as BC/RT/MT and extended RT/BM
  • Choice of 10, 12, 16 or 20 MHz clock
  • Direct or transformer coupled 1553 connection available
  • Extended temperature (-40ºC..+85ºC) and rugged options available
  • Timer option for accurate 1553 activity monitoring
  • Support for VxWorks, Linux, Lynx OS, Integrity, and Windows 2000/XP

The Varisys VM1553 can be configured for direct or transformer coupled interface via the same pins on the P14 connector. The PCI interface functions with either 3.3 or 5V signalling. The Varisys design has given the VM1553 a low power requirement of less than 2W for a single 1553 channel.

The VM1553′s ability to operate from -40°C to +85°C makes it ideal for use in data recording, monitoring, and display either in black box systems or embedded mission computers. Typical applications for the VM1553 include avionics, radar, sonar, data recording in hard real time environments such as aerospace, naval, or land based platforms.

The VM1553 is fully supported with an advanced high level Core Library Application Programming Interface (Core Library API) providing a flexible, cost saving solution. The design concept of the Core Library API is that it provides a consistent interface across all Operating Systems and hardware architectures. The Core Library API facilitates the porting of applications to new hardware solutions with very minimal changes. The software provides full device and board level Built In Test (BIT) functionality as well as full Endian management, hardware interrupt support, and chipset management. The Core API provides an optional high speed data offload engine, designed to gather bus monitor or remote terminal data from chipset memory to a host storage area.

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