Single-board computer (SBC) maker Parvus Corp. (Salt Lake City, Utah) announces that its existing PC/104-compatible MIL-Std.-1553 boards now include device driver support for Windows 9x, Windows 2000, Windows NT, and Windows XP operating system platforms.
The company also supports the legacy DOS v6.2 operating system, and provides source code for C and VisualC codesmiths.
Code can be ported to Linux, VxWorks, QNX, and other popular realtime operating systems, too. A Windows-based test utility is also included in Parvus's package.
Support For Two Boards
The new software support package is available for both of the company's existing single-channel and dual-channel MIL-Std.-1553B communication interfaces.
Parvus' SpacePC SBCs, or other PC/104 form-factor processors, can be used with these dual-redundant 1553 communication protocol cards to access and configure the 1553 data bus. The system supports all three modes of operation (Remote Terminal, or RT mode, Bus Control, or BC mode, and Monitor Terminal, or MT mode).
Satisfying all requirements of MIL-STD-1553B Notice II, these PC/104 modules are built around the Aeroflex UTMC's SµMMIT 1553 processor. It confers automatic message handling, message status, general status polling, and interrupt capability. This register-based architecture provides four/eight 16-bit register locations for access to interface functions through PC/104 I/O space.
Extended Temp-Range Applications
Both of Parvus's new MIL-Std.-1553 interface cards are extended-temperature rated (-40°C to +85°C), and therefore meet Army, Navy, Air Force, and space agency applications.
Pricing starts at about $1,680/ea. in volume orders of 100+ units for the single-channel version, which includes a Novell NE2000-Plus-compliant Ethernet controller. The dual-channel model is priced at about $3,080/ea. in 100-unit volumes.
For more info, contact Parvus Corp., Corporate Headquarters, 3222 So. Washington St., Salt Lake City, Utah 84115-3426. Phone: (801) 483-1533. Fax: (801) 483-1523. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vist Parvus's Web site for more info.