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Milspec IP core provides single-chip remote-terminal FPGA solution

23 October 2002 Programmable Logic

Actel has developed a MIL-STD-1553B remote-terminal core for space, avionics and military applications in which high-reliability and system redundancy are essential. Designed for use with Actel's FPGAs, the Core1553BRT intellectual property (IP) core enables a flexible system solution with the Core1553BRT and a peripheral on a single chip.

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. Verified by both Actel and Test Systems International, an independent MIL-STD-1553B test house, the core meets all the requirements for dual-redundant remote-terminal operation.

Core1553BRT is a complete dual-redundant remote-terminal bus that can interface to standard external transceivers and legacy systems. It supports ten message types, including RT-to-RT and broadcast BC-to-RT data transfers, and provides low-power operation from either a 12 MHz or 16 MHz clock. Delivering a complete system solution, Actel provides everything needed to incorporate a 1553B remote terminal into a system design, including development tools, documentation and software. In addition, Actel plans to offer a fully verified development board that complies with MIL-STD-1553B to help simplify design execution and test.



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