MIL-STD-1553 Two-Channel PCI Board

Part: BRD1553PCI-2   Model: PCI-2-1553

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MIL-STD-1553 Two-Channel PCI Board for RT, BC and Monitor Applications

The P-Orchestra™ is a two-channel MIL-STD-1553B PCI board, which includes Bus Controller (BC), Remote Terminal (RT) and Monitor (MT) capability for each channel. The board can be used as a hardware and software development kit for IP cores. P-Orchestra channels are software compatible to DDC® Enhanced Mini-ACE® components and architecture, with 8K word of internal RAM for Module 0 and 16K word of internal RAM for Module 1. Software drivers for Windows, Linux and QNX, along with high-level API, are available to ease application development. The Luthier™ program for MIL-STD-1553 bus simulation and analysis is also provided. This software includes an advanced GUI (Graphical User Interface) for controlling the board, generating MIL-STD-1553 traffic, monitoring and emulating a real bus environment.

P-Orchestra Functionality
The module is designed as a general purpose PCI bus based module with two single channels of MIL-STD-1553 communication.

Provided Software

API Drivers
All MIL-STD-1553 boards are provided with drivers for Microsoft® Windows®, Linux and a high level API, which is provided as source code.

Luthier software is a Windows application, which enables testing and verifying basic operation of the board and MIL-STD-1553 connections. It enables the user to configure the channels as BC, RT or Monitor, define MIL-STD-1553 messages and frames, monitor the traffic on the bus and validate the correct operation of the board. This easy-to-operate program also provides information about energy reflections on the MIL-STD-1553 bus, which are caused by bad connections or lack of terminations.

Flexible Configuration
P-Orchestra boards are based on FPGA and proven MIL-STD-1553 IP cores and transceivers. This combination provides flexibility in configuration, modes of operation and features. Users can request different configurations such as combination of single and dual-redundancy channels, data transfer from one channel to another (MIL-STD-1553 repeater functionality) and even support for other protocols such as H009 and PP194.

* DDC® and Mini-ACE® are registered trademarks of Data Device Corporation, Bohemia, NY, USA. There is no affiliation between Data Device Corporation and Sital Technology, Ltd or Sealevel Systems Inc. Sealevel is the licensed partner of Sital Technologies, Kfar-Saba, Israel, for distribution in the United States of Sital MIL-STD-1553 products and IP core products.


Additional information



Humidity Range

5 – 90% Relative Humidity, Non-Condensing

Host Interface(s)


Memory Space

8K and 16K Word RAM (per channel)

Operating Temperature

-40°C to 85°C (-40°F to 185°F)

# of Ports


Feature Summary:

  • MIL-STD-1553B Notice 2 compliant terminals
  • Software compatible with DDC® Enhanced Mini-ACE® architecture
  • Two dual-redundant channels
  • 8K and 16K Word RAM per channel
  • PCI Bus interface
  • Provided with software API for Windows, Linux, QNX and Windows GUI for easy operation
  • Low power consumption
  • Bootable RT option required for MIL-STD-1760
  • Simultaneous RT/MT Mode
  • Very low cost


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