Development Kits and API Software for New MIL-STD-1553 Family

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Mission Viejo, CA (December 6, 2018) – Holt Integrated Circuits today introduces new development kits for its recently announced MIL-STD-1553 family: ADK-62003 (BC/RT/MT terminal functions) and ADK-62023 (RT-only terminal). Both kits provide a complete reference design and development platform for Holt’s newest family of MIL-STD-1553 Terminals.

Holt’s HI-6200 family offers register-level software compatibility with the DDC® Mini-ACE®, Enhanced Mini-ACE®, Micro-ACE®, Mini-ACE® Mark3 and Total-ACE® families of MIL-STD-1553 Terminals. The compact single-chip monolithic design in a 12mm x 12mm plastic package offers a significant space and cost saving over traditional hybrid or multi-chip module approaches. An improved and simplified high-performance 16-bit host interface provides faster access time to shared ECC RAM, significantly reducing latency and CPU utilization. 


The development kits also include Holt’s MIL-STD-1553 API runtime library, included as executable object code. The API Library provides standard functions for configuration, control, status, and message processing, isolating the programmer from low-level register, RAM and discrete I/O operations. The software library provides compatibility with existing applications developed using the competitor’s API with minimal porting effort. Full source code is available on request with a signed Software License Agreement. 

“These new kits and API provide an excellent development platform for customers looking to leverage existing software while utilizing Holt’s new HI-6200 family of MIL-STD-1553 products” said Sean Sleicher, Director of Business Development for Holt Integrated Circuits.

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 

Note: DDC®, Mini-ACE®, Enhanced Mini-ACE®, Micro-ACE®, Mini-ACE® Mark3 and Total-ACE® are registered trademarks of Data Device Corporation, Bohemia, NY, USA. There is no affiliation between Data Device Corporation and Holt Integrated Circuits Inc.

About Holt Integrated Circuits

Located in Mission Viejo, 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.  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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