MIL-STD-1553 Eight-Channel PMC Board

Part: BRD1553PMC-STD-8   Model: PMC-8-STD-1553

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Multi-Standard PMC Card for Avionics Interfaces Including MIL-STD-1553, H009, WB-194, ARINC 429, Digital and Avionics Discrete I/Os, and RS-485 Applications

The PMC HyperBoard is a multi-standard PCI Mezzanine Card that contains eight channels of MIL-STD-1553 communication. The board is compatible with MIL-STD-1553B and MIL-STD-1760. Each channel can be configured independently to work with H009 and WB-194 in conjunction with MIL-STD-1553. Other protocols, like French DigiBus, are also available upon request.

The PMC HyperBoard is based on proven MIL-STD-1553, H009 and WB-194 (WMUX) IP cores and transceivers. Prior to shipment, the board can be programmed to support various configurations and protocols using the exact same hardware. The PMC board includes eight generic I/O pins that can be used as RS-422, RS-485, ARINC-429 (2 transmit and 2 receive channels) or eight avionics I/O ports. The board also includes eight digital I/O channels and IRIG-B time-tag input and output channels.

The PMC HyperBoard can be used for onboard avionics systems and for lab testing equipment. The multi-standard interface board is software-compatible with DDC® Enhanced Mini-ACE® components and architecture, enabling fast and easy integration with existing or new systems. Tester versions are available with capabilities such as RT Simulation, Multi-RT, Error Injection and more.

Software drivers for Windows and Linux, along with high-level API, are available to ease application development. 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.

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.

* 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


MIL-STD-1553B, MIL-STD-1760

Electrical Interface

RS-422, RS-485

Humidity Range

5 – 90% Relative Humidity, Non-Condensing

Host Interface(s)


Memory Space

32K or 64K Word RAM (per channel)

Operating Temperature

-40°C to 85°C (-40°F to 185°F)

# of Ports


Feature Summary:

  • All channels are compatible with MIL-STD 1553B Notice 2, MIL-STD-1760, and each channel can be configured as BC or RT+MT
  • Software compatible with DDC® Enhanced Mini-ACE® architecture
  • Configured as 8 dual-redundant MIL-STD-1553B channels
  • 32K or 64K word RAM per channel
  • 4X RS-422/RS-485 or ARINC-429 I/Os (depending on card model)
  • External Time Tag Clock input and output (through IRIG B)
  • 8X avionics discrete I/Os
  • 8X digital discrete I/Os
  • 32-bit PCI 33/66MHz compatible
  • Very fast PCI access; works from PCI clock and supports PCI burst
  • Conduction or air-cooled PMC
  • Provided with drivers, software API for Windows and Linux
  • Low power consumption and low heat dissipation


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