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New Software Development Kits from Allied Data Systems

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Data Device Corporation (DDC), represented in Australia by Allied Data Systems , have introduced newly enhanced Software Development Kits (SDK) for MIL-STD-1553 and ARINC 429 data bus applications.

The SDKs allow users to develop ‘C’ source code to simulate, monitor or troubleshoot 1553 and/or 429 data buses simultaneously or independently with support for the latest operating system versions including VxWorks 6, Linux 2.6 and Windows 2000/XP.

These SDKs enable users to quickly integrate DDC’s multi-protocol avionics PMC (BU-65590F/M) into their ‘C’ code applications. A common SDK exists across all operating systems allowing the programmer portability across multiple platforms.

The easy-to-use high-level functions abstract all low-level hardware accesses and memory allocation such that specific hardware knowledge is not required.

The BU-65590F/M is a multi-protocol PMC card that provides up to four dual redundant MIL-STD-1553 channels, sixteen ARINC 429 receive channels, six ARINC 429 transmit channels, six user programmable Digital Discrete I/Os, two RS-232 Serial I/O channels, two RS-422/485 Serial I/O channels and an IRIG-B time synchronisation input.

Each 1553 channel supports new standard features such as 1Mb RAM with parity per channel, 48-bit/1µs or 100ns time tag and built-in self-test. An intelligent hardware offload engine provides low PCI bus and host CPU utilisation while storing 1553 Monitor data in a convenient IRIG-106 Chapter 10 format.

The IRIG-106 Chapter 10 format is commonly used for digital flight data recorders. The card can be ordered with either rear or front panel I/O and is available for convection or conduction cooled applications.

Mike Hegarty, DDC’s MIL-STD-1553 Marketing Manager states that the combination of multiple protocols on one board saves valuable PMC slots for applications that use a combination of 1553, 429, and serial data buses.

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