May 12, 2010 -- Actel Corp. today announced the new Core1553 Development Kit, providing a self-contained benchtop 1553 bus development system. This new development kit provides Actel's military and aerospace customers with an easy-to-use kit enabling development and testing of MIL-STD-1553B development using Actel's proven Core1553BRM IP core.
"As the MIL-STD-1553B standard has moved beyond military avionics into a wide variety of surface, air and space systems, more and more developers find they require flexible benchtop development and test resources," said Ken O'Neill, Actel's Director of High Reliability Product Marketing. "The new Core1553 Developer's Kit takes advantage of the ease-of-use and reprogrammability of Actel's flash-based Fusion mixed-signal FPGAs to make MIL-STD-1553B system designers' lives much easier."
The Core1553 Development Kit consists of a Fusion Advanced Development Kit board and a Core1553 daughter card, allowing users to exercise the functionality of Actel's Core1553BRM without having to create a complete MIL-STD-1553B-compliant system. Designers using the Core1553BRM source files included in the kit can implement two complete Core1553BRM cores into a single M1AFS1500 FPGA, and evaluate the bus controller, remote terminal and bus monitor (monitor terminal) functions of the 1553B core, all compliant with MIL-STD-1553B and associated international specifications. The design also allows monitoring of 1553B bus activity using Actel Silicon Explorer II hardware or the customer's logic analyzer.
Core1553 daughter card features
- MIL-STD-1553B transceiver with dual transformers and concentric twinax connectors, providing MIL-C-49142 compliant connectivity.
- Designers can evaluate and develop medium speed on-board data communications bus solutions for MIL-STD-1553B / UK DEF-STAN 00-18 (Pt.2) / NATO STANAG 3838 AVS / Avionic Standards Coordinating Committee Air-Std 50/2.
Availability and Pricing
The Core1553 Development Kit, part number CORE1553-DEV-KIT, is available today for $3620 from the Actel website and through Actel's worldwide sales team. The Core1553BRM core is licensed separately and is not included in the kit.
Go to the Actel Corp. website to find additional information.