The folks at QuickLogic are expanding their commitment to their military customer base by partnering with Israel-based avionics technology leader Sital Technology to optimize Sital's MIL-STD-1553 controller design for QuickLogic's ViaLink programmable fabric.
The MIL-STD-1553 bus is used in military and avionics applications such as heads-up displays, radar, and weapons systems. The controller design will become part of QuickLogic's Proven System Block (PSB) library for military-grade solutions using the PolarPro family of programmable platforms.
The MIL-STD-1553 PSB manages all the communications on the bus to and from an attached device. The PSB can act as a bus controller, remote terminal, or monitor terminal interface to the bus, and offers a choice of interfaces on the back end. The PSB can provide compatibility with older chipsets that have interfaces targeting legacy controllers, replacing the legacy device in an existing design without requiring any software changes. For new designs a simpler, streamlined interface is available, allowing communications over the bus simply by reading and writing registers.
The MIL-STD-1553 interface PSB will be available for QuickLogic's PolarPro family of solution platforms in Q3, 2008. PolarPro platforms are already available with full military temperature, shock, and vibration rating. For more information, go to QuickLogic's web site at www.quicklogic.com