MIL 1553B


  • PCI bus compatible
  • MIL-STD-1553B
  • IPC1553 – Next generation 1553 core
    > 3 Dual Redundant MIL-STD-1553 Channels
    > Each channel is independently programmable as either Bus
  • Controller, Remote Terminal or Bus Monitor
    > Complete message programmability
    > Direct or Transformer Coupled Bus Interface
  • Optional 8 discrete inputs and 8 discrete outputs
  • Software Driver Support for Windows 7 is available
  • Contact sales for other OS support

The AT-PCI-1553-3 card provides a flexible, Single function, dual redundant MIL-STD-1553B interface to the PCI backplane. It provides the highest level of performance & flexibility for MIL-STD-1553B protocol on the PCI bus. The AT-PCI-1553-3 offers Simulation and Monitoring functions. The card comes integrated with powerful software that reduces application development time. All data bus functionality is supported by our advanced API (Application Programming Interface).



The AT-PCI-1553-3 is the latest generation of high performance and flexibility for MIL-STD-1553B functionality. The AT-PCI-1553-3 offers full-function test, simulation, monitoring, and data bus analyzer functions for MIL-STD-1553B applications. Standard features include Programmable coupling and bus termination, extensive BC frame structures, error detection, RT Status Bit and Mode Code responses, along with advanced BC functionality. Polling and interrupt generation is also provided.
The advanced BC architecture provides a high degree of flexibility and autonomy by providing Major and Minor frame schedule control, streaming data interface, asynchronous message insertion, bulk data transfers, double buffering, message retry, bus switching strategies, and data logging, and fault reporting.
The RT architecture provides flexibility in meeting all common MIL-STD-1553 protocols while emulating up to 31 RT addresses on 1553 channel. The card includes a message monitor mode where the MT will monitor all 1553 communications on the bus, including the 1553 channel’s assigned RT addresses.
The Bus Monitor mode provides complete error detection on100% fully loaded buses, advanced error detection to isolate faults at a particular word with in a 1553 message.

Transformer and Direct Coupling

The card can be configured to work either in the transformer- coupled mode or in the direct-coupled mode. Jumpers are provided on the card to select the mode. It is configured to work in the transformer-coupled mode by default.


The AT-PCI-1553-3 software includes Drivers and APIs. The card comes with a powerful set of library functions to access the entire MIL-STD-1553B functionality. Source code is provided for samples, and detailed documentation. The drivers are designed in a modular fashion consisting of component functions & application functions. The user’s test program can be developed with few calls to the driver, by using the set of Application functions provided. Driver and high-level API libraries for Windows 7 is available.


MIL-STD-1553B Interface

1553 Bus Controller (BC)

  • 64K Words of memory per channel
  • Automatic retries on alternate bus
  • Inter-message gap times up to 65.5ms
  • Programmable response timeout up to 130µs
  • Major and minor frame content and timing
  • Modify messages, data or setup while card is running
  • Detects and reports 1553 errors
  • Synchronize BC operation to external time source
  • Programmable BC timeout values
  • Flexible support for data streaming or bulk data transfer

1553 Remote Terminal (RT)

  • 31 Remote terminal control
  • Programmable response time and status word bits
  • Programmable command illegalization
  • Selectable interrupts upon multiple conditions
  • Support for all 1553B mode codes
  • Programmable Single Message or double buffering or circular buffering
  • BUSY Bit programmable by sub address
  • Alpha numeric message ID

1553 Bus Monitor (MT)

  • Word monitor per word basis
  • Selective message monitor & time stamping
  • Dynamic data updation
  • Message Periodicity
  • Bus error status
  • Bus load
  • Unique Message identifier
  • Record and Replay option
  • Advanced Bus Error Detection to Isolate Bus Failures
  • 100% data capture at full bus rates
  • Programmable data logging to file
  • Sequential record includes: command/status/data words,time-tag, errors, bus, and response time(s)

Discrete I/O

  • Optional Eight Discrete Inputs & eight Discrete Outputs
  • Software Support
  • Driver and high-level API libraries for Windows 7 / Windows 10 – 32 bit and 64 bit
  • Sample applications provided


  • Standard PCI card size (7.4” x 3.8”)


  • Operating Temperature: 0°C to +50°C
  • Storage Temperature: -20°C to +70°C


  • Maximum Power Consumption is less than 10W


  • 1 year limited warranty
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