Holt Integrated Circuits Introduces Application Development Kits for 3.3V BC/MT/RT Single Chip MIL-STD-1553 Solutions

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Mission Viejo, CA (September 20, 2011) – Holt Integrated Circuits, a world leader in data bus IC’s for the avionics and military industries, today announced the availability of an application development kit for the recently released HI-6130 MIL-STD-1553 multi-terminal device. This device provides a single-chip, 3.3V BC/MT/RT MIL-STD-1553 solution, including dual transceivers and 64K bytes RAM, in a compact surface-mount 100-pin PQFP package.

This kit gives the user an out-of-the-box evaluation platform demonstrating concurrent operation for any combination of Bus Controller, Bus Monitor and one or two Remote Terminals. The hardware includes a 2-board assembly, comprised of an upper HI-6130 board with dual transformer-coupled MIL-STD-1553 bus interfaces and a lower microprocessor board with ARM Cortex M3 16/32-bit microprocessor, debug interface and regulated 3.3VDC power supply. The detachable upper HI-6130 board can be separated from the provided lower MCU board for connection to a user-supplied alternate microprocessor or FPGA board. All host interface signals are available through the inter-board headers for compatibility with generic prototyping boards.

These kits include a complete software reference design written in ANSI C. Example software supports concurrent operation for Bus Controller, two separate Remote Terminals and a simple or IRIG-106 compatible Bus Monitor. The example project software is easily customized, supporting any subset of the four terminal devices to suit any MIL-STD-1553 application requirement, including BC message sequencing, IRIG-106 message storage and packet generation, auto-initialization, message illegalization, mode code handling, data buffering and interrupt management.

The kit includes an IAR Embedded Workbench® for ARM® evaluation version  CD from IAR Systems®. IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM is a fully functional integrated development environment including project management tools, optimizing C/C++ compiler and debug interface for all ARM and Cortex A/R/M variants. The ARM Cortex-M3 microcontroller board includes a “J-Link On Board” debug interface, providing easy connectivity to the IAR Systems tools via a standard USB cable provided with the kit.

“These kits provide a fully contained reference design for many common MIL-STD-1553 application requirements,” said Anthony Murray, Director of Business Development at Holt.  “The included IAR Systems software and source code demonstrates the ease of use of Holt’s MIL-STD-1553 component solutions and may be easily ported to other microprocessors as the basis for new designs.”

The HI-6130 Application Development Kit is now available. To request a 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 entertainment 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 is a STACK certified supplier.