Alta Data Technologies uses Holt MIL-STD-1553 Integrated Transceiver/Transformer combination on eNet2-1553 Device

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Mission Viejo, CA (April 3, 2014) – Holt Integrated Circuits, a world leader in data bus IC’s for the avionics and military industries, today announced that Alta Data Technologies (Alta) selected its integrated MIL-STD-1553 transceiver/transformer combination product, HI-2579, for use in the eNet2-1553™ real-time Ethernet MIL-STD-1553 converter device.

The HI-2579 is the World’s smallest 3.3V MIL-STD-1553/1760 dual transceiver with integrated dual transformers. The IC is hermetically sealed on a ceramic LCC substrate and dual transformers are mounted in the same package. The ceramic substrate allows extended temperature operation from −55oC to +125oC and achieves Moisture Sensitivity Level (MSL) 1.

The device operates from a single 3.3V supply and provides a single-component solution to interface an FPGA directly with a dual redundant MIL-STD-1553 bus.

“Holt is very happy Alta once again chose us for their latest product design,” said Anthony Murray, Director of Business Development at Holt. “This product provides them with a robust, compact product ideal for this application.”

“We have worked well with Holt for many years and have many of their parts designed-in to a majority of our products. The HI-2579 combined transceiver and transformer was a perfect fit for our new ENET2-1553™ real-time Ethernet MIL-STD-1553 converter device,” said Jake Haddock, CTO of Alta. “The combination of the transceiver and transformer to a single component allowed us to offer significant additional features and capability for our customers.”

Alta’s ENET2-1553 device represents a significant advancement for 1553 based computers that are integrated with Ethernet networks. The ENET2 implements a real-time UDP server FPGA design that eliminates traditional IP/UDP software stacks. This capability allows the customer to control 1553 messages via an Ethernet LAN with very little added (<10 µs) latency between the two different networks. In addition, the ENET product line can auto bridge 1553 and ARINC-429 (eNet-A429) network packets to Ethernet UDP packets for avionics monitoring without any client computer interaction. The ENET2-1553 device can be controlled multiple ways through the AltaAPI™ development software package, AltaView™ Analyzer or directly from a customer’s own UDP controller. The HI-2579 transceiver is available in industrial −40oC to +85oC and extended −55oC to +125oC temperature ranges, with optional burn-in available for extended temperature range devices. To request information on Holt’s ARINC 429, MIL-STD-1553 and other aerospace products, readers should contact Holt at (949) 859-8800, by email at [email protected], or visit the Holt website at About Holt Integrated Circuits Located in Mission Viejo, CA, Holt Integrated Circuits is a major supplier of ICs for avionics and military data bus and display applications. The company’s products are specified by more than 400 manufacturers worldwide and are employed in flight control, navigation, engine management, communications, safety equipment, and in-flight entertainment systems. Holt’s range of ICs supporting the ARINC 429 standard is the widest in the industry and its MIL-STD-1553 transceivers are recognized as the industry’s smallest, having the lowest power consumption. In addition, Holt MIL-STD-1553 integrated terminals offer the most compact, cost effective solution available, integrating protocol, transceiver and transformers in a single 15x15mm package. Other data bus products include ARINC 717, CAN (ARINC 825), RS-485/422 and analog switches. Select products are available to DSCC SMD specifications. Holt also offers product compliant to the European Union "RoHS Directive 002/95/EC". Holt Integrated Circuits is ISO 9001:2008 registered and is a STACK certified supplier and recipient of the STACK International 2012 Gold Supplier Award. About Alta Data Technologies Alta is a rapidly growing (500% sales growth in 5 years) private company that provides industry leading COTS avionics network products. Alta’s products are offered in high-density channel configurations, IRIG Time Code Decoder, Triggers, Discretes and the advanced API (AltaAPI) and SAE AS4111 5.2 AltaRTVal™ software packages. Interface cards for 1553 and ARINC include PCI, PCIe, PMC, XMC, PC104, cPCI/PXI, ExpressCard, PCCARD, Mini PCI Express, etc…Recent release of 1553 and ARINC real-time Ethernet converter and bridge products provide unparalleled LAN configuration and connectivity options for avionics systems and labs. Operating system platforms include MS Windows 32 and 64-bit, National Instruments’ LabVIEW & Real-Time, Wind River’s VxWorks, Green Hills Software’ Integrity, LynxWorks’ LynxOS, Linux x86 32 and 64-bit, IntervalZero’s RTX and Oracle’s Sparc Solaris 64. Trademarks are property of their respective owners.