Data Device Corporation (DDC) represented in Australia by Allied Data Systems has introduced a multi-protocol USB 2.0 Interface (BU-65590U) with newly enhanced graphical bus analysis tools for MIL-STD-1553 and ARINC 429 data bus applications.
The Windows based integrated software package allows users to effortlessly simulate, monitor and troubleshoot 1553 and 429 data buses simultaneously or independently without the need for time and cost prohibitive custom software coding. The BU-65590U is a small, lightweight, rugged USB 2.0 Interface that provides two dual-redundant 1553 channels, four ARINC 429 receive channels, two ARINC 429 transmit channels, seven user-programmable Digital Discrete I/Os, an IRIG-B time synchronization input and a +5V output.
Powered directly from the computer’s USB port, the BU-65590U eliminates reliance upon a dedicated power source, providing a truly portable solution suitable for use with virtually any laptop, desktop, or tablet computer.
“The addition of the new graphical bus analysis tools further enhances the BU-65590U as an ideal common interface for avionics labs, field service, flight-line test equipment and flight instrumentation applications utilising MIL-STD-1553 or ARINC 429 data buses,” said Mike Hegarty, Data Device Corporation’s MIL-STD-1553 Marketing Manager.
Based on Data Device Corporation’s field-proven, industry standard enhanced Mini-ACE architecture, the new BU-65590U includes high level C API (Application Programming Interface) library software that supports all advanced architectural features and driver support for Windows 2000 and Windows XP for MIL-STD-1553 and ARINC 429 functionality. Sophisticated yet user-friendly library functions abstract all register accesses and memory allocation; no specific hardware knowledge is necessary.