Application Development Kit for MIL-STD-1553A/B/C Solution

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Aliso Viejo, CA (December 21, 2022) – Holt Integrated Circuits today announced the release of a new application development kit (ADK-6139) for its HI-6139, a new device with a software-controlled MIL-STD-1553A mode, but otherwise functionally identical and drop-in compatible with Holt’s existing HI-6138 MAMBATM device. It therefore provides the possibility of adding 1553A capability to any existing MAMBATM terminal design with minimal software changes. The MAMBATM family is currently the world’s smallest MIL-STD-1553 integrated solution, with a minimum footprint of only 6mm x 6mm.



The hardware consists of two boards; an upper HI-6139 board with configuration DIP switches, programmed self-configuration EEPROMs and two transformer-coupled MIL-STD-1553 bus interfaces. The lower microprocessor board has an ARM Cortex M3 16/32-bit MCU, JTAG debug interface and regulated 3.3VDC power supply. The HI-6139 board can be separated from the MCU board for connection to a user-supplied alternate microprocessor or FPGA platform.

The kit includes a software reference design written in ANSI C, illustrating operation of the device in 1553A mode. The project source code is easily customized and may be used as a starting point for customer application development, including MIL-STD-1553B or C terminal design.

“This kit provides customers with a complete reference design for MIL-STD-1553A applications,” said Anthony Murray, Director of Marketing Communications at Holt. “The included source code may be customized for specific customer application use, and provides the possibility of adding 1553A capability to any existing MAMBATM terminal design.”



About Holt Integrated Circuits

Located in Orange County, CA, Holt Integrated Circuits is a major supplier of ICs for avionics and military aircraft data bus and display applications. The company’s products are specified by more than 400 manufacturers worldwide and are employed in flight control, navigation, engine management, communications, safety equipment, and in-flight entertainment systems. 

Holt’s range of ICs supporting the ARINC 429 standard is the widest in the industry, and its MIL-STD-1553 transceivers are recognized as the industry’s smallest, having the lowest power consumption. In addition, Holt MIL-STD-1553 integrated terminals offer the most compact, cost effective solution available, integrating protocol, transceiver and transformers in a single 15x15mm package. Holt also offers its MIL-STD-1553 protocol as a DAL A, DO-254 Certifiable IP Core. Other data bus products include ARINC 717, CAN (ARINC 825), Ethernet, RS-485/422, discrete-to-digital and analog switches. 

Select products are available to DSCC SMD specifications. Holt also offers product compliant to the European Union "RoHS Directive /95/EC". 

Holt Integrated Circuits is AS9100D:2016 and ISO 9001:2015 registered.





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