Drop-In Replacements for DDC® MIL-STD-1553 Terminals

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Mission Viejo, CA (March 19, 2019) – Holt Integrated Circuits today introduced several new families of MIL-STD-1553 terminals offering both pin and software register level compatibility with many Data Device Corporation (DDC®) MIL-STD-1553 terminals. All families provide complete form, fit, and functional replacements allowing users to drop-in to existing 1553 designs with no changes required to the existing board layout or software.  

This new family of devices are fully register-level software compatible and fully pin compatible with the DDC® Mini-ACE®, Enhanced Mini-ACE®, Micro-ACE® TE, Micro-ACE, Mini-ACE® Mark3, Total-ACE®, and Simple System RT (SSRT) families of MIL-STD-1553 Terminals. The single-chip monolithic design allows Holt to offer reduced cost and lower lead times over the older traditional hybrid or multi-chip module approach. The higher maximum junction temperature of the Holt devices supports extended temperature (-55°C to +125°C) operation with no limitations on transmit duty cycle or special heat sinking required.

“These new drop-in devices offer users the option to realize significant cost savings, reduced lead-times, and potential obsolescence mitigation when compared to existing hybrid or multi-chip module solutions” said Sean Sleicher, Director of Business Development for Holt Integrated Circuits. “Given the cost of re-design and qualification, providing our customers with an equivalent, reliable, and cost effective second source just makes sense”.

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 info@holtic.com, or visit the Holt website at www.holtic.com.


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.