PMCE-1553

The PMCE-1553 interface card is a next generation product that provides 1-2 channels of MIL-STD-1553 networks on a PMC form factor, but with an Ethernet backplane interface verses PCI. An incredible technology advancement!

PMCE-1553™ is an innovative product that provides 1553 operations via 10/100/1000 Ethernet IP/UDP local area networks (LAN) backplane. PMCE-1553 is a standard PMC form factor card, but instead of PCI backplane, PMCE-1553 uses the P4 connector for Ethernet based control and communications.
Alta has combined the industry’s most advanced 32-bit 1553 FPGA protocol engine, AltaCore™, with a real-time IP/UDP thin server. The customer can implement their application with the same feature-rich application programming interface, AltaAPI™, as used with standard cards – often without even recompiling - the utlimate in code portability.
For systems that require DO-178 level compliant software, PMCE-1553 is ideal because you can utilize the operating system’s compliant IP/socket level functions.
Last updated July 18, 2017
Overview
  • 10/100/1000 Ethernet Interface to 1-2 Independent, Dual Redundant 1553 Channels. PMC Form Factor (P2 Power Only).
  • Thin-Server, Real-Time IP/UDP Ethernet to/from 1553 **
  • Full BC, mRT, BM, Signal Capture Capability
  • Auto BM Mode for 1553->Ethernet Bridging
  • 1-2 Dual Redundant 1553 Channels ***
  • Auto Load BC, RT and BM Images for Fast Startup

PMCE-1553™ is an innovative product that provides 1553 operations via 10/100/1000 Ethernet IP/UDP local area networks (LAN) backplane. PMCE-1553 is a standard PMC form factor card, but instead of PCI backplane, PMCE-1553 uses the P4 connector for Ethernet based control and communications.

Alta has combined the industry’s most advanced 32-bit 1553 FPGA protocol engine, AltaCore™, with a real-time IP/UDP thin server. The customer can implement their application with the same feature-rich application programming interface, AltaAPI™, as used with standard cards – often without even recompiling – the utlimate in code portability.
For systems that require DO-178 level compliant software, PMCE-1553 is ideal because you can utilize the operating system’s compliant IP/socket level functions. PMCE-1553 can be flash programmed with 1553 predefined buffers and the application code simply performs standard socket access to 1553 BC, RT or Monitor buffer. No need to have extra compliant level application or driver stack!

**NOTE: PMCE-1553 (server) is a real-time Ethernet/1553 device, but your computers’ (client) IP stack may not be! The PMCE-1553 device provides real-time UDP receive and transmit requests to 1553 buffers, but the SBC/client’s IP/UDP stack will induce path delays as compared to PCI backplane cards.  For most applications, this is not an issue, but feel free to contact Alta to discuss your computer’s path delay impact.
***Contact Atla for two channel configurations.

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Specifications

Key Features

  • 10/100/1000 Ethernet Interface to 1-2 Independent, Dual Redundant 1553 Channels. PMC Form Factor (P2 Power Only).
  • Thin-Server, Real-Time IP/UDP Ethernet to/from 1553 **
  • Full BC, mRT, BM, Signal Capture Capability
  • Auto BM Mode for 1553->Ethernet Bridging
  • 1-2 Dual Redundant 1553 Channels ***
  • Auto Load BC, RT and BM Images for Fast Startup
  • P2 Power Only. P4 or Front Panel Ethernet and I/O.
  • IRIG-B RX Decode, PPS, Triggers, Discretes
Documents

Here you can find documentation pertaining to the PMCE-1553. For additional documentation and software, please visit our secure download area.

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White Paper – 1553 Ethernet Appliances404 kB White Paper – 1553 Ethernet Appliances
Software

AltaAPI
Alta’s 1553 and ARINC cards include the most advanced Application Programming Interface (API) library tools in the avionics industry, AltaAPI. The API architecture is a properly OSI modeled development package that provides an extremely flexible design to provide quick porting to various operating systems (such as VxWorks 5.X/6.X/7/MILS, Integrity, LynxOS RTOS), Linux 2.4-3.X 32/64, Solaris 10, LabVIEW and Windows XP/2003/Vista/7/8/8.1/10

Accessories
 Part NumberDescriptionPicture
BusKit-1B4T-0012 x Dual Stub Couplers
2 x 78 Ohm Terminators with 3-Slot Male Connectors
5 x 15ft Lab Grade Cables with 3-Slot Male Connectors
Part Numbers
 Part NumberDescription
PMCE-1553-1D-TPMC to 10/100/1000 BaseT Ethernet Interface (via Front I/O or P4) with One Channel of Dual Redundant MIL-STD-1553 with Dual Function (BC/Mon or mRT/Mon) Capability. Included: Thumb Screw SCSI I/O Connector (Must Use -T Series Mating Connector) and AltaAPI Software.
PMCE-1553-1F-TPMC to 10/100/1000 BaseT Ethernet Interface (via Front I/O or P4) with One Channel of Dual Redundant MIL-STD-1553 with Full Function (BC/mRT and Mon) Capability. Included: Thumb Screw SCSI I/O Connector (Must Use -T Series Mating Connector) and AltaAPI Software.
OptionsExample: PMCE-1553-1-AET
AAltaView SW Full Functionality Enabled
CConduction Cooled/Conformal Coated/Extended Temp/Rear I/O (Remove "T" from P/N)
DDirect Coupling (Price Per Channel)
EExtended Temp (-40 to 85 Indust Components)
FConformal Coating
NNVRAM Write Disabled
RRugged