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Parvus boards include support for Windows, DOS 6.2

Posted: 16 Apr 2004 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:parvus? pc/104 1553 board? windows? dos 6.2? visual c?

The two PC/104 1553 boards from Parvus Corp. now include device driver support for Windows 9x/2000/NT/XP and DOS 6.2, as well as source code for C and Visual C, which can be ported to Linux, VxWorks, QNX or other real-time operating systems (RTOS). A Windows-based test utility is also included.

The new software support package is available for both single- and dual-channel MIL-STD-1553 communication interfaces, which are designed for a wide array of military electronics applications utilizing MIL-STD-1553B multiplexed serial databus designs.

The company's SpacePC single board computers (SBCs) or other PC/104 form factor processors can be used with the dual-redundant 1553 communication protocol cards to access and configure the 1553 databus for all three modes of 1553 operation: Remote Terminal (RT) mode, Bus Control (BC) mode, or Monitor Terminal (MT).

Meeting all the requirements of MIL-STD-1553B Notice II, the PC/104 modules are built around the Aeroflex UTMC's S?MMIT 1553 processor, which offers automatic message handling, message status, general status polling and interrupt capability. According to Parvus, this register-based interface architecture provides four/eight 16-bit register locations for complete access to interface functions through PC/104 I/O space.

Both 1553 interface cards are extended-temperature rated, and are engineered for use in airplanes, tanks, missiles, satellites and helicopters to process data for navigation and altitude, weapon status indications, target tracks and electronic warfare lines.

Pricing starts at $1,680 each in volume orders of 100+ units for the single-channel version, which includes an NE2000-Plus compliant Ethernet controller. The dual-channel model is priced at $3,080 each.

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