Dy 4's SVME/DMV-182 Single Board Computer Available With On-board Dual 1553B Interface
The only product to support both legacy '1553 and latest Gigabit Ethernet interfaces
Kanata, Ontario, Canada---Dy 4 Systems, a division of Force Computers, a Solectron company, and a leading designer and manufacturer of COTS VME and CompactPCI (cPCI) products for harsh environments, announced today the availability of the its leading edge SVME/DMV-182 single board computer (SBC) with an integrated dual-channel MIL-STD-1553B interface.
For the first time, Dy 4 has integrated the popular MIL-STD-1553B interface without using a PMC mezzanine module. With the '1553 option installed, the SVME/DMV-182 still has two PMC sites available for use, offering the industry's highest functional density in a single slot, rugged VMEbus card. If the functionality offered by two PMC modules is not required initially, the unused site(s) are still a valuable asset to support future system upgrades.
"Many of our customers are upgrading aircraft with a MIL-STD-1553B infrastructure, which will be in service for many years to come," said Stewart Dewar, SBC product marketing manager. "Dy 4 is now able to offer the best of the old and the new with integrated '1553, Gigabit Ethernet and two free PMC sites for further I/O expansion in one powerful single-board computer."
Dy 4's unique Interface Personality Module (IPM) provides the breakthrough technology enabling dual '1553 channels to be integrated onto the SVME/DMV-182 without impacting the two PMC sites. The IPM allows backwards pin compatibility with earlier generations of PowerPC SBCs or the addition of new I/O interfaces. The MIL-STD-1553B IPM provides the '182 with one or two '1553 channels. Based on micro-ACE devices from DDC, the module supports Bus Controller, Remote Terminal and Bus Monitor (BC, RT, MT) modes, independently selectable for each channel. The IPM supports the full range of '1553 variants with support for 1553A, 1553B Notice 2, and STANAG 3838 protocols.
The '1553 interface is supported with Dy 4's proven driver software package that provides a simple, yet robust, application program interface (API) to the '1553 physical devices, thus hiding the complexity of the hardware. The driver software represents the culmination of approximately six years of continuous software development and four generations of SBCs. With more than a hundred customer projects already using the software, its backward compatibility with previous hardware and software provides customers with an upgrade path that preserves their software investment. Dy 4's 1553 driver software is supported for use with the VxWorks and INTEGRITY real-time operating systems.
The SVME/DMV-182 SBC features dual PowerPC 7455/7457 processors at up to 1.3 GHz, up to 1 Gbyte of DDR SDRAM with ECC, 128 MB Flash, six serial ports, two USB 2.0 ports and two 64-bit PMC sites on independent PCI buses, one supporting 66MHz and the other offering 133 MHz PCI-X.
The SVME/DMV-182 follows Dy 4's practice of providing slot compatibility with previous generations of SBC, so customers have a drop-in technology upgrade solution for older systems. Demonstrating the commitment to this long-term strategy, the SVME/DMV-182 is slot compatible with Dy 4's three previous SBC's, the SVME/DMV-178, 179 and 181.