One Two or Four Stream MIL-STD-1553A/B Test and Simulation Module

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Manufacturer AIM


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The ACX1553-3U-x is a member of AIM's new fourth generation family of advanced cPCI/ PXI (3U) bus modules for analysing, simulating, monitoring and testing MIL-STD-1553A/B databuses. The ACX1553-3U-x modules concurrently act as the Bus Controller, Multiple Remote Terminals (31) and Chronological/ Mailbox Bus Monitor. The ACX1553-3U-1/2-DS version known as MILScopeTM, has an onboard A/D Converter on the first MIL-STD-1553 channel. The MILScopeā„¢ 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 ACX1553-3U-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 ACX1553-3U-x offers an interface for 1, 2 or 4 dual redundant bus streams. All versions are 3U CompactPCI/ PXI card formats. The module can be installed in standard cPCI (3U) slots, legacy PXI slots and PXI hybrid slots. If installed in a PXI slot, PXI Trigger I/O and a PXI System Reference Clock (10MHz) based time tag mode are supported.

The ACX1553-3U-x card uses AIM's 'Next Generation Common Core' (NCC) hardware design utilising multiple RISC processors with up to 16MB of global RAM and 64MB 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 synchronisation on the system level using one or more ACX1553-3U-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 ACX1553-3U-x cards have the capability to stimulate/ monitor up to five General Purpose Discrete I/O (GPIO) signals on Front-I/O. The ACX1553-3U-x cards are available as Full Function, Single Function and Simulator Only versions.

Full function driver software is delivered with the ACX1553-3U-x cards in a comprehensive Board Software Package (BSP). The optional PBA.proTM 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 ACX1553-3U-x cards.

PBA.proTM software components are available to support the MILScopevā„¢ capability of ACX1553-3U-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, Multi RT (31) & Chronological Monitor
  • Full Error Injection/Detection (AS4112)
  • Complex Triggering, Data Capture/Filtering, 100% Bus Recording, Physical Bus Replay
  • IRIG-B Time Encoder/ Decoder
  • PXI Triggering and PXI System Clock Capabilities
  • 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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Bus 1553A / B  
Number of Channels 1 / 2 / 4  
Single/Multifunction Yes  
Ruggedised Option No  
Extended Temp Option No