Holt Integrated Circuits Introduces Development Kits for Worlds Smallest MIL-STD-1553 Remote Terminal Solution

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Mission Viejo, CA (December 9, 2009) – Holt Integrated Circuits, a world leader in data bus IC’s for the avionics and military industries, today announced the availability of development kits for the recently released HI-6120 and HI-6121 MIL-STD-1553 Remote Terminals. These devices provide a single-chip, 3.3V solution, including dual transceivers and 64K bytes RAM, in compact surface-mount plastic packages. 

The HI-6120 uses a 16-bit parallel host bus interface in a 100-pin PQFP package.  The HI-6121 uses a 4-wire Serial Peripheral host Interface (SPI) and comes in a 52-pin PQFP or 64-pin QFN (currently the world’s smallest remote terminal solution, at only 9mm x 9mm x 1mm).  Each device has its own kit and provides the user with a reference design board, power supply, USB cable, and CD containing complete software and User’s Guide. The devices interface to an on-board Zilog® ZNEOTM microprocessor which can be programmed over a USB using the supplied Zilog® “Smart Cable”. The board also includes two external flash EEPROM devices for optional automatic initialization and bus interface transformers for easy connection to a MIL-STD-1553 bus.

“These kits will enable first time users to plug into an existing MIL-STD-1553 bus and receive valid messages right out of the box,” said Anthony Murray, Director of Business Development at Holt.  “In addition, the included software may be used as the basis for a new design and is easily ported to other microprocessors, reducing product development cycles and time-to-market”.

The included software demonstrates all key features of the devices, including auto-initialization, Descriptor Table setup, message illegalization, mode code handling, data buffering and interrupt management. In addition, documentation on memory mapping the Zilog® ZNEOTM microprocessor and tips on using the Zilog® ZDSII Debugger for ZNEOTM are provided. 

To request a Development Kit, readers should contact Holt at (949) 859-8800, by e-mail at info@holtic.com, or by visiting the Holt Web site at www.holtic.com.

About Holt Integrated Circuits

Located in Mission Viejo, CA, Holt Integrated Circuits is a major supplier of ICs for avionics and military 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 information systems.

Holt’s range of ICs supporting the ARINC 429 standard is the widest in the industry, and its display drivers offer high-voltage operation as well as innovative design features to enhance ease of use and testability.  Holt’s transceivers for MIL-STD-1553 applications are recognized as the industry’s smallest and have the lowest power consumption.  In addition, Holt also offers MIL-STD-1553 protocol ICs, Manchester encoder/decoders and interface transformers.  Select products are available to DSCC SMD specifications.  Holt also offers product compliant to the European Union "RoHS Directive 002/95/EC".

Holt Integrated Circuits is ISO 9001:2008 registered and also holds STACK and PURE certifications.