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MIL-STD-1553 Mini PCI Express Interface Card

The MPCIE-1553 interface module from Alta Data is a single channel, dual redundant 1553 card supported by the latest software technologies.

The MPCIE-1553’s BC capability, including variable message framing/subframing with transmission scheduling provides the most advanced BC control operations. RT, Monitor, Playback and Signal Generator functions also include industry leading functions to meet the most demanding requirements.


  • One Dual Redundant Channel
  • Single Lane Full-Mini PCI Express Type F2
  • Commercial, & Extended Temp
  • 1553B, 1553A, 1760, Link-16, SADL Compatible
  • One MByte, 32-bit High Speed RAM per Channel
  • Dual Function Model: BC/Mon or mRT(1-32)/Mon
  • Full Function Model: BC/Mon and mRT(1-32)/ Mon
  • Advanced BC Framing/SubFraming/Aperiodic
  • Start-up, Loop-Back, User and Periodic BIT
  • Dual Temperature Sensors
  • Full TX Loop-Back Verification for BC and RT
  • Digital Signal Generator - Bi-Phase Testing
  • Full Error Injection Capability
  • Full RT Protocol Validation Support
  • Advanced AltaAPI and AltaView Analyzer GUI
  • Contact Factory for Latest VxWorks/RTOS
  • Avionics and RS-485 Discrete


  • Mini-PCI Express – PCI Express 1.1
  • Full-Mini PCI Express Type F2 Card
  • One Megabyte RAM
  • Common Data Packets (CDPs) for all BC, RT and Monitor Functions – Industry First
  • MIL-STD-1553B Notice II & IV
    • 1553A and Link-16
  • Power Estimates at Full Bandwidth:
    • Estimated @1.5W
  • Parts Temp (C) : -55 to +120 Storage, 0 to +70 Commercial, -40 to + 85 Extended
  • One RS-485 Discrete/Clk/Trg and One Trigger
  • Loop-Back & User BIT, Dual Temp Sensors
  • IRIG-B RX PAM and TX/RX PPS Time Sync
  • IPC Class 3 and ISO 9001:2008 Processes
BC Features
  • Simple One-Shot Lists to Advanced Message Framing and Subframing
  • Message Timing with 100 nSec Accuracy
  • Infinite Linked CDP Data Buffers
    • 64-Bit, 20 ns Time Tags, Interrupts, Triggers
  • Low and High Priority Aperiodic Messages
  • Multi Branching Per Message, No-Ops, Delays, Ext Trigger In/Out, Interrupts etc…
  • Up to 15 Retries Per Message
  • Legal and Reserved Mode Codes
  • 1553A and 1553B Support
  • Full Error Injection/Detection
Playback/Signal Vector PHY TX
  • Real Hardware Playback from Archive Files
  • Signal Vector Generation at 20 nsecs **INDUSTRY FIRST**
    • Construct 1553 Bit Signals at 20 nsecs
    • **AS4111 5.2 RT Val Protocol Capability
    • Advanced BC, RT or any 1553 PHY Signal TX
RT Features
  • Infinite Linked CDP Data Buffers
    • 64-Bit, 20 ns Time Tags, Interrupts, Triggers
  • Legal and Reserved Mode Codes
    • 1553A and 1553B Support
    • Full Buffering of All Mode Codes
  • Full Error Injection/Detection
  • Sequential and RT Mapped Monitoring with Infinite Linked CDP Data Buffers
    • Available with All Card Models
    • 64-Bit, 20 ns Time Tags, Interrupts, Triggers
    • Full Error Detection
  • 8-bit, 50 nSec A/D Waveform Signal Capture with Trigger on Words or Errors
Software: AltaAPI, AltaView, AltaRTVal
  • Multi-Layer AltaAPI Architecture to Support Windows (.Net 2.0) and ANSI C Linux, VxWorks, Integrity, etc…
    • Contact Factory For RTOS Platforms
    • LabVIEW & RT Support
    • Provided at No Cost with Card
  • Optional AltaView is Based on the Latest Windows MS Office User Interface Style with Ribbon-Bar
    • Full Analyzer Integration Tool
    • Multi Language Support
  • AltaRTVal provides full AS4111/4112 5.2 RT Validation GUI and Reports (on two channel cards – not MPCIE)

Technical documents

Ordering information

Please contact Sarsen Technology for more information.

Dual Function: BC/Mon or mRT/Mon
• MPCIE-1553-1D
Full Function: BC, mRT and Monitor
• MPCIE-1553-1F

Options: -E for Ext Temp Parts (-40 to +85C); -A for AltaView