MIL 1553B


  • PCI bus compatible
  • DDC controller
  • Programmable as Bus Controller or Remote Terminal or Monitor Terminal
  • Up to 3 Dual Redundant MIL-STD-1553B channels
  • 31 Remote Terminal Controls
  • Direct or Transformer Coupled
  • Software Driver support for a host of Operating systems / Environments

The AT-PCI-1553 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 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 single function architecture can emulate as a Bus Controller or 31 Remote Terminal or Monitor Terminal modes. Polling and interrupt generation is also provided. The card is fully compliant to PCI Spec-Rev 2.2.

Transformer and Direct Coupling
The card can be configured to work either in the transformer-coupled mode or in the direct-coupled mode. A jumper is provided on the card to select the mode. It is configured to work in the transformer-coupled mode by default.


The AT-PCI-1553 software includes:
> Drivers & APIs
> Bus Monitor

Bus Monitor

  • Record and replay of data
  • Replay with rate selection
  • Message identifier
  • Multi console at a time
  • Bus ideal time analyzer
  • Filtering option up to sub address
  • Message sampling option

Drivers & APIs
The card comes with a powerful set of library functions to access the entire MIL-STD-1553B functionality. The drivers are designed in a modular fashion consisting of component functions and 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 XP and Windows 7 are available. Linux, RT-Linux, LabVIEW are optional. Sample programs for BC, RT, MT modes are included.


MIL-STD-1553B Interface

  • Programmable as Bus Controller or Remote Terminal or Monitor Terminal
  • Up to 3 Dual Redundant MIL-STD-1553B channels
  • 31 Remote Terminal Controls
  • Message formats BC-RT, RT-BC, RT-RT, Broadcast, System Control
  • Direct or Transformer coupled
DDC Controller

Bus Controller

  • 64K words of SRAM per channel for DDC controller
  • Automatic retries on alternate bus
  • Inter-message gap times up to 65.5ms
  • Programmable response timeout up to 130µs

Remote Terminal

  • Programmable command illegalization
  • Programmable Single Message or double buffering or circular buffering
  • BUSY Bit programmable by sub address
  • Alphanumeric message ID

Monitor Terminal

  • Word monitor per word basis
  • Selective message monitor & time stamping
  • Dynamic data update
  • Message Periodicity
  • Bus error status
  • Busload
  • Unique Message identifier
  • Record and Replay option
  • Message identifier

Software Support

  • Driver and high-level API libraries for Windows XP, Windows 7 / Windows 10 – 32 bit and 64 bit provided
  • Linux, RT-Linux and LabVIEW – Optional
  • Sample applications provided
  • Contact sales for Windows 98/2000/NT/ME operating system


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


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


  • +5 VDC
  • Maximum Power Consumption <20W


  • 1 year limited warranty
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