Actel Core1553 Development Kit

Actel introduced the Core1553 Development Kit, which is essentially a self-contained benchtop 1553 bus development system. The kit enables the development and testing of MIL-STD-1553B development using Actel’s Core1553BRM IP core. The Core1553 Development Kit (part number CORE1553-DEV-KIT) is available now for US $3620. The Core1553BRM core is licensed separately and is not included in the kit. The Core1553 Development Kit is ideal for military and aerospace engineers.

Actel Core1553 Development Kit

Core1553 Development Kit Content

  • Fusion Advanced Development Kit with power supplies
  • Core1553 Daughter Card
  • Quickstart Card

The Core1553 Development Kit consists of a Fusion Advanced Development Kit board and a Core1553 Daughter Card, allowing users to exercise the functionality of Actel’s Core1553BRM without having to create a complete MIL-STD-1553B-compliant system. Designers using the Core1553BRM source files included in the kit can implement two complete Core1553BRM cores into a single M1AFS1500 FPGA, and evaluate the bus controller, remote terminal and bus monitor (monitor terminal) functions of the 1553B core, all compliant with MIL-STD-1553B and associated international specifications. The design also allows monitoring of 1553B bus activity using Actel Silicon Explorer II hardware or the customer’s logic analyzer.

Core1553 Daughter Card Features

  • MIL-STD-1553B transceiver, two transformers and two concentric twinax connectors included on the Core1553 daughter board
    • MIL-STD-1553B concentric twinax connectors are center pin signal high and cylindrical contact signal low
    • Connectivity is MIL-C-49142 compliant
    • Evaluate and develop medium speed on-board data communications bus solutions for MIL-STD-1553B / UK DEF-STAN 00-18 (Pt.2) / NATO STANAG 3838 AVS / Avionic Standards Coordinating Committee Air-Std 50/2
  • CAN bus interface support — DB9 connector and connectivity supporting CAN bus development
  • 9 V power supply connector jack — On-board 5 V and 3.3 V power supplies
  • Connector to Fusion Advanced Development Kit (M1AFS-ADV-DEV-KIT)
  • Connector to ARINC429 Daughter Board (CORE429-SA)

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