Product category: Intellectual Property Cores
News Release from: Actel Europe | Subject: Core1553BBC
Edited by the Electronicstalk Editorial Team on 30 May 2003

IP core puts military
databus on latest FPGAs

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A new MIL-STD-1553B bus controller core aims for space, avionics and military applications in which high reliability and system redundancy are essential

Actel has developed a MIL-STD-1553B bus controller core for space, avionics and military applications in which high reliability and system redundancy are essential. Designed for use with Actel's FPGAs, including the new space-qualified RTAX-S products, the Core1553BBC intellectual property (IP) core is the only single-chip, FPGA-based, radiation-tolerant MIL-STD-1553B bus controller currently available.

The second core in Actel's MIL-STD-1553B product offering, the Actel solution speeds time-to-market and reduces design and assembly costs when compared with available fixed-semiconductor 1553B products that require separate board components.

The company has also introduced a fully validated Core1553BBC evaluation board to help simplify design execution and test.

"Building on its long history of delivering industry-leading solutions that meet the highest standards of quality, Actel continues to push forward with its involvement in and development of programmable logic technologies for mission-critical, high-reliability applications", stated Yankin Tanurhan, Senior Director of Actel's Applications and IP Solutions Group.

"Our new Core1553BBC, implemented in our new nonvolatile RTAX-S FPGAs, provides designers with a versatile, cost-efficient, single-chip solution for a broad range of military, space, aircraft and other severe environments.

Further, when used with our existing Core1553BRT core, designers have the ability to dynamically choose a bus controller or a remote-terminal solution on one FPGA".

The second core in Actel's MIL-STD-1553B product offering, the Core1553BBC is a complete dual-redundant bus controller that CAN interface to standard external transceivers.

Actel's new bus controller solution provides low-power operation at 12, 16, 20 and 24MHz.

Delivering a complete solution, Actel provides everything needed to incorporate a 1553B bus controller into a system design, including an evaluation board, development tools, documentation and software.

As reliability is essential for this application, the core has been thoroughly verified in simulation and on a certified MIL-STD-1553B evaluation board.

Programmed with both CorePCI and Core1553BBC functionality, the Core1553BBC evaluation board is a PCI addon card with a dual-coaxial connection, which allows the personal computer to communicate via the 1553B bus.

Included on the evaluation board are an Actel FPGA, synchronous SRAM memory, a 1553B transceiver, two 1553B transformers and a serial port.

The Core1553BBC is available now with documentation accessible from Actel's website.

Pricing for the Core1553BBC is $9995 for a single-use netlist.

The Core1553BBC evaluation board is priced at $1800 and is expected to be available in June 2003.

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