- Simultaneous bus controller, remote terminal and bus monitoring operation
- Full error injection and detection
- VXI 'Plug & Play' driver including soft front panels
- Application interface supporting C, C++, C#, and LabVIEW development
The VXI1553 module is a versatile, full-featured C-size VXIbus board designed for testing,
simulation and monitoring MIL-STD-1553A/B avionics applications. Up to 8 independent,
dual-redundant MIL-STD-1553A/B databus streams can be configured on a single 1553
board. Each dual-redundant MIL-STD-1553 interface can simultaneously simulate a Bus
Controller (BC), up to 31 Remote Terminals (RTs). There are independent Bus Monitors (MT)
for each of the eight buses.
The VXI1553 board utilizes a simple, reliable, high performance FPGA-based hardware
architecture and the highest data throughput in the industry on a flexible platform that can
be easily adapted to meet a wide range of application needs. The architecture features an
onboard, 250 Mhz, PowerPC Application Processor that off-loads the host and supports
time-critical user application functions and interrupt service routines. The VXI1553 board
is configured with two 128 MBytes banks of onboard memory, providing ample capacity to
support high volumes of data and complex simulations.
An onboard IRIG-B time code decoder and generator allows users to accurately synchronize
single or multiple VXI1553 boards to a common time source.
The VXI1553 offers both software programmable transformer and direct coupling to the data
buses and there is an optional -T version that provides an additional set of Twinax BNC stub
connectors for compatibility with obsolete MIL-STD-1553 VXI products.
The VXI1553 is bundled with a VXI plug & play driver software developer’s package.
Application software can access the VXI1553 board using AIT’s high-level application
programmer’s interface supporting C/C++/C#, and LabVIEW/LabWindows development
The VXI1553 is a 100% form, fit and functional direct replacement product for the Tektronix
73A-455 and AIM AXI1553 VXI products enabling customers to continue building systems
with minimal engineering impact. The VXI1553-T features a connector front panel including
dual-redundant bus and stub twinax connectors. A compatibility level dll library is included
to allow user applications to directly link their existing AXI1553 based C-library API code to
run with the VXI1553. The benefits of the compatibility software plus the updated architecture
will enable existing customers to maintain their test library with an architecture that will be
supported for the next 10 years.
Single 1553 Channel on C-size VXI
Dual 1553 Channel on C-size VXI
Quad 1553 Channel on C-size VXI
Eight 1553 Channel on C-size VXI