An international defense prime contractor that specializes in aerospace electronic systems needed reliable, interoperable support for an avionics test system. Specifically, this test system is used for the calibration of the Boeing F-15EX Eagle II. The system must display consistent operation happens as part of the test and measurement process, well in advance of live deployment. Therefore the designated interfaces must also conform to those high-reliability standards. Beyond safety and performance, this extensive test and measurement process also reduces costs associated with damaged equipment.
For this application, the test system needed to incorporate a MIL-STD-1553 IP core for a wide range of implementations and achieve vendor and technology-agnostic architecture.
Specifically, this test system is used for the calibration of the Boeing F-15EX Eagle II.
Based on the program requirements, Sealevel specified the MIL-STD-1553 BC/RT/MT IP Core. In addition to meeting the immediate specifications, the solution offered a dramatic cost reduction as well as protection against obsolescence or supply chain issues as the core is not FPGA-specific. And, as the technology evolves, the functionality can easily be enhanced, future-proofing the solution.
- Suitable for any MIL-STD-1553 BC, RT, MT implementation
- Compatible with DDC® ACE® and Enhanced Mini-ACE® interface and functionality, works with existing software drivers
- Small FPGA area utilization
- Supports any clock frequency, reduces clock domains
- Modular architecture allows flexible implementations
- Based on vendor and technology-independent VHDL code
U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr