Alta’s MIL-STD-1553 (AS15531) product line is second to none. The product line includes multi-channel interface cards for most computer backplanes and the industry’s only real-time Ethernet converters. The software developmenenet + cards + TUV - web sizet kits, AltaAPI and AltaAPI-LabVIEW(tm), provides the best designed, abstracted and portable resource to quickly and reliably integrate a 1553 network to your application. Also, the AltaView analyzer Windows software provides a low-level, network analyzer to greatly reduce integration and troubleshooting time.

Most cards/devices have signal capture and signal generation capability, and the Alta hardware are the only interface cards that can both execute and pass the SAE-AS4111 5.2 protocol tests. Another proven level of quality and innovation. All cards/devices are available with Dual Function (BC/BM or mRT/BM) for Full Function (BC/mRT/BM) configurations.

Most 1553 Cards and ENET devices have optional 1553 Jack and AUX I/O DB cable assemblies.  Please see the respective product pages part numbers tab.  Also the login-downloads area (login required) has hardware manuals for each product.

Feature Comparison Chart

  Interface Type Part Number Short Description PDF
PCI Express PCIE4L-1553 1-4 Independent, Dual Redundant (A/B) MIL-STD-1553 Channels. Standard Half Size PCIe PCIE4L-1553 Data Sheet
Thunderbolt™ 1553 and ARINC Thunderbolt™ 3 1-2 Dual Redundant, Independent MIL-STD-1553 Busses (channels) and/or 8 ARINC-429 Channels TBOLT-MA4 Data Sheet
PCI Express PCIE1L-1553 1-2 Independent, Dual Redundant (A/B) MIL-STD-1553 Channels - Low Profile PCIe PCIE1L-1553 Data Sheet
PCI PCI-1553 1-4 Independent, Dual Redundant (A/B) MIL-STD-1553 Channels. Half Size PCI. PCI-1553 Data Sheet
XMC XMC-1553 1-10 Independent, Dual Redundant (A/B) MIL-STD-1553 Channels! XMC-1553 Data Sheet
PMC PMC-1553 1-4 Independent, Dual Redundant (A/B) MIL-STD-1553 Channels PMC-1553 Data Sheet
XMC XMC-MA4 1-5 Independent, Dual Redundant (A/B) MIL-STD-1553 Channels and Optional 8 ARINC Channels XMC-MA Data Sheet
PMC PMC-WMUX 1-2 Independent, Dual Redundant PP194 WMUX Channels (Wings) PMC-WMUX Data Sheet
PCI/104-Express & PCIE/104 PC104E-MA4 1-2 Independent, Dual Redundant (A/B) MIL-STD-1553 Channels and Optional 8 ARINC Channels PC104E-MA Data Sheet
ENET Devices ENET2-1553 1-2 Independent, Dual Redundant (A/B) MIL-STD-1553 Channels. Real-Time Ethernet Converter eNet2-1553 Data Sheet
ENET Devices ENET-MA4: 1553 & ARINC 1-2 Independent, Dual Redundant (A/B) MIL-STD-1553 Channels and Optional 8 ARINC Channels - Lab or Rugged MIL-810G/461F eNet-MA4 Data Sheet
ENET Devices ENETX-MA4: Rugged 1553 and ARINC Ethernet Bridge/Converter 1-2 Independent, Dual Redundant (A/B) MIL-STD-1553 Channels and Optional 4 ARINC Channels - Rugged MIL-810G/461/704, DO-160 Sec 22 ENETX-MA4 Data Sheet
ENET Devices ENET-1553 1 Independent, Dual Redundant (A/B) MIL-STD-1553 Channel. Real-Time Ethernet Converter eNet-1553 Data Sheet
ENET Devices ENET-1553-EBR 10/100/1000 Ethernet Converter to EBR 1553 AS5652 Link and Spec Modes. BC, 8-RT, BM Single Function. eNet-1553-EBR Data Sheet
ENET Devices PMCE-1553 10/100/1000 Ethernet Interface to 1-2 Independent, Dual Redundant 1553 Channels. PMC Form Factor (P2 Power Only). PMCE-1553 Data Sheet
PC/104-Plus PC104P-1553 1-4 Independent, Dual Redundant 1553 Channels. Commercial or Rugged Ext Temp. PC104P-1553 Data Sheet
PC/104-Plus PC104P-MA4 1-2 Independent, Dual Redundant (A/B) MIL-STD-1553 Channels and 8 ARINC Channels PC104P-MA Data Sheet
Mini PCI Express MPCIE2-1553 1-2 Independent, Dual Redundant (A/B) MIL-STD-1553 Channels MPCIE2-1553 Data Sheet
Mini PCI Express MPCIE-1553 1 Independent, Dual Redundant (A/B) MIL-STD-1553 Channel MPCIE-1553 Data Sheet
CompactPCI/PXI 3U/6U CPCIC3/6-1553-PXI 1-4 Independent, Dual Redundant 1553 Channels. PMC on 3U or 6U cPCI Carrier. PXI Compatible. CPCIC-1553/PXI Data Sheet
PXI Express PXIe 1553, ARINC and WMUX One of the Widest Selection of Avionics Interfaces for PXI Express (PXIe) Utilizing Alta's PMC Interfaces on 3U Carrier PXI Express Data Sheet
CompactPCI/PXI 3U/6U CPCIC-MA4 3U/6U PXI 1-5 Dual Redundant 1553/1553B Channels and Optional 8 ARINC Channels: 4 Shared RX/TX & 4 RX. PMC on 3U/6U Carrier. PXI Compatible. CPCIC-MA4 Data Sheet
PCCARD / PCMCIA / ExpressCard PCCD-1553 and ECD54-1553 1 or 2 Independent, Dual Redundant 1553 Channels. PCMCIA/PCCARD or ExpressCard 54mm ECD54-1553 Data Sheet PCCD-1553 Data Sheet