DATA Device Corporation has announced the availability of prototype Space ACE II and Space RT II radiation tolerant MIL-STD-1553 terminals.
These have been designed to be form, fit and functional replacements for their popular BU-61582 Space ACE series and BU-65142 Space RT Series devices.
DDC launched the development of the new line of MIL-STD-1553 terminals when it became apparent that some of the radiation tolerant ASICs that were used in their widely used Space ACE and Space RT devices were not going to be available from their vendor any longer.
DDC were given an opportunity to make a last-time-buy of the radiation tolerant ASICS, and they acquired enough devices to the requirements of their customers for the time it would take to design, build and qualify these new parts.
The original devices are deployed in multiple satellite, space vehicle and launch vehicle systems.
DDC have been able to help their customers avoid redesign and re-qualification of many designs with this approach.
Available from Allied Data Systems , MIL-STD-1553 data bus systems continue to be the bus of choice in many space-based applications due to its mature, robust, fault tolerant, reliable, proven architecture.