GUI for MIL-STD-1553 Remote Terminal Setup

Monday, July 15, 2013

Mission Viejo, CA (July 2, 2013) – Holt Integrated Circuits announced the introduction of a new Graphical User Interface (GUI), designed to provide customers with an interactive tool for MIL-STD-1553 remote terminal (RT) configuration. The GUI will be included free with Holt’s MIL-STD-1553 development kits and will greatly simplify RT setup. The RT GUI User Guide is available for download from Holt’s website.

The GUI specifically targets configuration of MIL-STD-1553 Remote Terminals based on the following Holt protocol devices: HI-6120/HI-6121 RT, HI-6130/HI-6131 single or dual RT, or HI-2130 BC/MT/RT terminal products. The top-level setup screen enables the user to select device type and configure global terminal requirements such as illegal command detection, broadcast command handling, RAM buffer configuration and RAM error detection and correction. Front end choices narrow the presentation of following GUI screens so the user only sees relevant data input screens.

“This free interactive Windows program greatly simplifies MIL-STD-1553 Remote Terminal device configuration and coding for software engineers,” said Anthony Murray, Director of Business Development at Holt. “Alternative configurations can be evaluated in minutes, not hours or days.”

Following completion of the configuration screens, the user is presented with numerous options to save project and output files. The output files convey the necessary RT Descriptor Table, RT Command Illegalization Table and initial settings for configuration registers of supported devices. The text output files present the tables as C-language compatible declarations that can be directly imported as header files into the compiler design environment. Saved projects can be reloaded and edited later. Projects designed for HI-6120/21 are transformed for HI-6130/31 (or vice versa) with just a few clicks.

The GUI executable is available on request and is shipped free with Holt MIL-STD-1553 development kits.

To request information on Holt’s ARINC 429, CAN, MIL-STD-1553 and other product lines, readers should contact Holt at (949) 859-8800, by e-mail at, or visit the Holt website at

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 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. Other data bus products include ARINC 717, CAN, RS-485/422 and analog switches. 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.





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