Application Development Kits for MAMBA MIL-STD-1553 BC/RT/MT Solutions

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Mission Viejo, CA (August 5, 2015) - Holt Integrated Circuits today announced the availability of four new application development kits for the recently released MAMBATM family, the world’s smallest MIL-STD-1553/1760 integrated solution. All MAMBATM devices have on-chip dual bus transceivers, 8K words static RAM (16-bit plus parity) and a 40 MHz Serial Peripheral host Interface (SPI).

Kits are offered for four different combinations of MIL-STD-1553 terminal modes: ADK-6138 has BC/RT/MT, ADK-6137 has BC/RT, ADK-6136 has RT/MT and ADK-6135 has RT only.

Each kit provides a fully functional out-of-the-box platform for evaluating concurrent operation for any combination of the included 1553 terminal modes. Kit hardware consists of two boards; an upper MAMBATM board has configuration DIP switches, MAMBATM programmed self-configuration EEPROMs and two transformer-coupled MIL-STD-1553 bus interfaces. The lower microprocessor board has the ARM Cortex M3 16/32-bit MCU, JTAG debug interface and regulated 3.3VDC power supply. The MAMBATM board can be separated from the MCU board for connection to a user-supplied alternate microprocessor or FPGA platform.

All kits include a working software reference design written in ANSI C. The project source code is easily customized, encompassing all aspects of single or concurrent multiple terminal operation, including auto-initialization, flexible BC message sequencing, MT message storage, RT message illegalization and mode code handling, data buffering and interrupt management.

“These kits provide a complete reference design for many common MIL-STD-1553 application requirements,” said Anthony Murray, Director of Marketing Communications at Holt. “Holt is excited about the MAMBATM family. Offered in 6 mm QFN or 9 mm QFP, MAMBATM provides customers with the smallest MIL-STD-1553 terminal size and lowest cost on the market today.”

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

All four kits are available now on request from Holt.




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 (ARINC 825), 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 and recipient of the STACK International 2012 Gold Supplier Award.













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