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MIL-STD-1553 Single Slot Data Acquisition and Control Cube with PowerPC CPU

UEINet 1553


Dual-channel MIL-STD-1553 Interface

  • 2 independent dual redundant bus interfaces
  • Bus Controller (BC), Remote Term (RT), or Bus Monitor (BM)
  • Multiple RT simulation up to 31 RT's
  • Supports 1553A or 1553B protocols (including Notice 2)
  • Independent major and minor frame timing on each port
  • Transformer or direct coupling
  • 350 Vrms isolation between 1553 buses and chassis
  • Selective RT monitoring in BM mode
MIL-STD-1553 Single Slot Data Acquisition and Control Cube with PowerPC CPU
Software/Programming: How UEI solutions are used. Hosted - Connected to a PC with Windows, Linux, QNX, VxWorks, RTX, or similar OS. Hosted also is for OPC-UA, Modbus and EtherCAT. Standalone - Controller with Linux or VxWorks OS, Simulink I/O Target or UEILogger. Available options for this product are shown in the drop down menu.
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UEINet 1553

The UEINet 1553 is a high performance, two channel MIL-STD-1553 interface. Each port operates fully independently and provides a complete dual, redundant 1553 interface and may be set as 1553a or 1553b. The "b" interface fully implements specification notices 1 and 2. Each port is transformer coupled, though direct coupling is available as an option.

Many 1553 functions are implemented in an on-board FPGA. This greatly reduces the burden placed on the chassis CPU and ensures the 1553 functionality does not limit the the processor interface or the connectivity to the host PC.

Each port may be independently configured as Bus Controller (BC), Remote Terminal (RT) or Bus Monitor (BM). As Bus Controller, the board supports all standard BC-RT, RT-BC and RT-RT transfers. The Remote Terminal support allows the board to emulate up to 31 different RTs on the bus. Bus Monitoring (BM) mode provides the ability to monitor all activity, or selective activity based upon RT address. In addition to monitoring data, BM monitors time tags, error status and RT response time. Finally, each DNA-1553-553 channel may be set to simultaneously act as an RT and BM or BC and BM.

The UEINet is well suited for the harsh environments sometimes encountered in flight testing applications. The board is specified for operation from -40º to +85ºC, from 0 to 70,000 feet. The system is also fully tested for operation at 5g vibration and up to 100 g shock.

The UEINet 1553 includes a standard MIL-1553 cable interface. Also included is a helpful, self-test loop-back adaptor.

Software included with the UEINet 1553 includes our 1553 API, designed to offer simple, easy-to-use controls and yet maintain the ability to access all 1553 functionality. The software driver is compatible with all popular operating systems including Windows Vista and XP and Linux as well as most real-time OS's such as INtime, QNX, RT Linux and more. Software support is also included for all popular programming languages and data acquisition (DAQ) application packages including LabVIEW and MATLAB.

Related Media

UEI's Technical Master Class Series: Introduction to MIL-STD-1553: Getting started with programming

In this introduction to UEI’s 1553 offering, we provide an overview of the I/O board and begin to answer the question, "How do I use a variety of programming languages to access the full functionality of UEI’s MIL-STD-1553 I/O components?"

UEI Technical Master Class: MIL-STD-1553 RT/SAs

In this session, we cover the Remote Terminal/Sub Addresses element of 1553 system. This includes learning how to set data words in the RT/SA for a RT-BC command, and how to read data words from the RT/SA after a BC-RT command.

UEI Technical Master Class: MIL-STD-1553 Bus Controller

In this session, we take a detailed look at the Bus Controller in a 1553 avionics system. This includes the Frame-based vs Multi-rate commands, FIFO base bus writer and how to modify the code to get the data you want.

UEI Technical Master Class: Understanding the MIL-STD-1553 Bus Monitor

In this continuation of our MIL-STD-1553 Master Class, you will learn all the ways our Bus Monitor can help you with your applications. We will cover adding a Bus Monitor to a channel, 2 ways to use the Bus Monitor to help debug missing words and commands from the bus, Raw Mode vs Full Message Mode and a COTS application for recording what the Bus Monitor sees.

1553 Timing Precision

High-speed, precise timing on a UEI MIL-STD-1553 I/O board is not determined by the API you use but by the FPGA on the board itself.

Using LabVIEW to Interface with MIL-STD-1553

UEI hardware is designed to be software flexible which means it works with a variety of different languages and programs including National Instruments' LabVIEW.

UEINet™ MIL-STD-1553 Avionics Gateway System

The UEINet Avionics Gateway system gives you the following:

• Host or embedded control (Linux, VxWorks)

• Two independent Gigabit (1000/100/10Base-T) Ethernet Interfaces

(One port for Control, the second for diagnostics or

Both ports bonded/teamed for redundant network access)

• Ultra Compact: 2.7" x 4" x 4.1"

• Expandable to include over 60 different I/O configurations, including sensors, analog and digital I/O

• Rugged: 100 g shock, 5 g Vibration, −40 to +70 °C, 0 – 70,000 feet

• Complete Windows, Linux, VxWorks, QNX support and more!

• LabVIEW, MATLAB, C/C++, Java support and more!

1553 Status Word Error Injection

UEI's MIL-STD-1553 IO board not only runs all the components of a 1553 system, but also allows engineers to stress that system by injecting errors.

In a previous video we detail how you can also stress the system with bus errors:

1553 Bus Controllers | UEI Minute Video

There are different types of bus controllers in the UEI 1553 system. In this video we show you how to identify each one and why you would use one or the other.

Understanding the MIL-STD-1553 Scheduler

UEI's MIL-STD-1553 hardware arrives equipped with a "scheduler” which synchronizes the flow of data in the system. In this brief tutorial we demonstrate the major concepts behind the UEI 1553 major and minor frame scheduler.

MIL-STD-1553: Overview and Applications Tutorial

MIL-STD-1553 is a popular data transfer standard primarily used as an avionics bus since it's development in the 1970s. This tutorial provides a brief overview of 1553 - explaining how it works and why it continues to be as relevant and popular today as it was 40-years-ago.

Troubleshooting Your 1553 System | UEI Minute Video

Every UEI-1553 I/O board has a self-test feature which allows you to verify board functionality.

Find out more:

Getting Your MIL-STD-1553 Data Wirelessly

UEI Cubes and RACKTangles can be connected wired or with commonly available wireless interfaces. In this video we show you how flexible our wireless avionics capability can be.

Getting Your MIL-STD-1553 Data Quickly and Easily

UEI customers can use a variety of programming languages to access the full functionality of our MIL-STD-1553 components, but, to help get the data they need quickly, we’ve created a graphical utility we call PowerDNA Explorer. This video shows you how easy it is to set up and use.

Understanding The Raw 1553 Bus Monitor Data | UEI Minute Video

Each line of data output by the 1553 Bus Monitor packs a lot of information. This video breaks down data into its component segments and explains the meaning of each word.

A Complete 1553 Solution from United Electronic Industries (BC, RT and BM)

See how UEI's MIL-STD-1553 Solution works for a Bus Controller, Remote Terminal and Bus Monitor systems.

UEI's PowerDNA Cube seamlessly integrated in C130, F16, Apache Simulators using UEI MIL-STD-1553 products

UEI's customer success story from ZedaSoft, Inc. President, GW Estep, on how UEI's PowerDNA cube was instrumental in running their C130 aircraft, F16 Fighter aircraft, Piper Malibu aircraft, and Apache Helicopter simulators. UEI quickly and seamlessly integrated with real and and simulated aircraft hardware.

Options for using a UEI's 1553 Bus Monitor

UEI’s MIL-STD-1553 Dual Channel I/O board has a number of features that expand it's versatility including a bus monitor that you can use in a variety of ways.

Recording Data from a 1553 Bus

Need to record 1553 data? UEI has a COTs product with this functionality built in, as well as a host of other features that allow you to easily customize the output format of the data and optionally simulate Bus Controllers and RT/SAs at the same time.

Find Missing 1553 Data | UEI Minute Video

Missing data in your MIL-STD-1553 application? We have a simple solution.

MIL-STD-1553 Error Injection

While UEI’s MIL-STD-1553 allows users to simulate a complete and fully functioning 1553 system, it also provides you the ability to inject errors to fully test your system’s real world error handling capabilities.

VMap Plus: Fast & Flexible 1553 Data Word Control

UEI's VMAP PLUS allows you to quickly, flexibly set and read RT/SA data in your MIL-STD-1553 system.