Single Dual or Quad Stream MIL-STD-1553A/B Test and Simulation Module

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Manufacturer AIM


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The APX1553-x is a member of AIM's new fourth generation family of advanced PCI-X bus modules for analysing, simulating, monitoring and testing MIL-STD-1553A/B databuses. The APX1553-x modules concurrently act as the Bus Controller, Multiple Remote Terminals (31) and Chronological/ Mailbox Bus Monitor. The APX1553-x-DS versions known as MILScope™, have an onboard A/D Converter on the first MIL-STD-1553 channel. The MILScope™ option provides a unique capability to test and verify the MIL-STD-1553 waveform and detect faulty bus conditions without the need of an external oscilloscope.

A full range of MIL-STD-1553 protocol errors can be injected/ detected. The APX1553-x cards can electrically reconstruct and replay previously recorded MIL-STD-1553A/B record files physically to the MIL-STD-1553A/B bus with excellent timing accuracy.

The APX1553-x offers an interface for 1, 2 or 4 dual redundant bus streams. All versions are short length PCI-X card formats. The module can be installed in PCI-X slots and legacy PCI slots (3.3V and 5V signalling voltage).

The APX1553-x card uses AIM's Next Generation 'Common Core' (NCC) hardware design utilizing multiple RISC processors with up to 4MB of Global RAM and 128MB of ASP RAM. An Application Support Processor (ASP) runs the driver software on the card minimising the host PC interaction. The use of onboard processing and large memory enables autonomous operation with minimal interaction with the host PC for real time applications. An onboard IRIG-B time encoder/ decoder is included with sinusoidal output and 'free wheeling' mode for time tag synchronization on the system level using one or more APX1553-x cards. The Physical Bus Interface (PBI) daughter board provides programmable bus coupling modes and variable Output Amplitude to the MIL-STD-1553A/B bus.

The APX1553-x cards have the capability to stimulate/ monitor eight General Purpose Discrete I/O (GPIO) signals. The APX1553-x cards are available as Full Function, Single Function and Simulator Only versions.

Full function driver software is delivered with the APX1553-x cards in a comprehensive Board Software Package (BSP).

The optional™ Databus Test and Analysis Tool (for Windows and Linux) and PBA-2000/ ParaView Databus Analyser/ Visualiser Software (for Windows) can also be purchased for use with APX1553-x cards.™ software components are available to support the MILScope™ capability of APX1553-x-DS cards to view and verify the MIL-STD-1553 waveform. Also off the shelf test scripts are available to support the automatic execution of the 'AS4112 RT Production Test Plan' Protocol and Electrical Waveform Tests.

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  • Concurrent BC, MRT (31) & Chronological Monitor
  • Full Error Injection/ Detection (AS4112)
  • Complex Triggering, Data Capture/ Filtering, 100% Bus Recording
  • •Physical Bus Replay
  • IRIG-B Time Encoder/ Decoder
  • Full function, Single function & Simulator only versions available
  • Driver Software included: WindowsXP/Vista/7, LabVIEW VI's, LabVIEW RT, Linux
  • Optional Databus Test & Analysis Software & RT Production Test Plan
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MIL-STD-1553 Bus Support Yes  

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ARINC 429/575 Support No  
ARINC 717/573 Support No  
AFDX / ARINC 664P7 Support No  
ARINC 708 Support No  
CSDB Support No  
No of Channels 4  
Ruggedised Option No  
Extended Temp Option Yes