ADK-6139: MAMBA Family HI-6139 Application Development Kit For MIL-STD 1553A




Evaluation Kit Contents

  • User Guide. 

  • Holt MAMBATM HI-6139 Project Software and Documentation on USB flash memory drive.

  • Installation for IAR Systems Embedded Workbench® for ARM (32KB KickStart.). A version 7.1 IAR download link is provided in the installation guide.

  • Plug-in DC power supply.

  • USB debug interface cable.

  • RS-232 serial cable, DB-9M to DB-9F for console I/O using a connected computer.

  • 2-board assembly comprised of:

    • Upper DUT board with MAMBATM device and dual transformer-coupled MIL-STD-1553 bus interfaces. Numerous DIP switches configure board operation.

    • Lower MCU board with ARM Cortex M3 16-/32-bit microprocessor, debug interface and regulated 3.3VDC power supply. Two versions of the CM3 board exists, one with a 144LQFP or a BGA144 device. One or the other may be used.


The Holt MAMBATM Evaluation board demonstrates the broad feature set of Holt’s MIL-STD-1553A MAMBATM HI-6139 which includes a BC, RT and MT in a single device similar to Holt's well known MIL-STD-1553B HI-6138.

The MAMBATM HI-6139 supports both MIL-STD-1553B and MIL-STD-1553A bus communication, containing protocol management and physical bus interface circuitry. The 2-board assembly and C project reference design provides a ready-to-run evaluation platform demonstrating concurrent operation for any combination of Bus Controller, Bus Monitor and Remote Terminal. For convenience, this kit includes IAR Systems Embedded Workbench® for ARM, and a fully integrated debug interface for the ARM Cortex M3 microcontroller. 

Additional support material and all required project software are found in the included Holt Flash memory drive. A version of the demonstration software is already programmed into the microcontroller flash; the board is operational right out of the box without installing or running the provided software development tools.