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Quad-Channel MIL-STD-1553 in XMC Module

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Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing (CWCEC), a business group of Curtiss-Wright Controls and a leading designer and manufacturer of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) VME, VPX, OpenVPX and CompactPCI products for the rugged deployed aerospace and defense market, has announced the availability of the XMC-603.

This new rugged quad-channel MIL-STD-1553 XMC interface module speeds and simplifies the integration of dual redundant ports of MIL-STD-1553 into military and aerospace embedded computing systems. The XMC-603 from Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing is a single-width XMC module and is available in both air-cooled and conduction-cooled configurations. 

Designed in accordance with the IEEE 1386 and IEEE 1386.1 specifications, the module supports carrier cards with the PMC J4 mezzanine connector for backplane IO and XMC J5, or XMC mezzanine connectors Pn5 and Pn6 for backplane IO. Front panel IO is not supported. The XMC-603 is also backward pin-compatible for 1553 support to CWCEC’s PMC-601 dual port MIL-STD-1553 PMC mezzanine card.

Key performance features include up to four independent dual-redundant MIL-STD-1553 interfaces along with support for MIL-STD-1553A, MIL-STD-1553B Notice 2 and STANAG 3838 and support for both transformer-coupled and direct-coupled interfaces. The module uses the XMC form factor (the IEEE 1386/IEEE 1386.1). BC, RT, MT modes are independently selectable for each channel and there is a PCI Express (PCIe) Gen 1 interface and backplane I/O support. Software support includes drivers for Linux, VxWorks and Windows XP-E operating systems, sold separately.

Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing, Ottawa, Canada. (613) 254-5112. [www.cwcembedded.com].