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MIL-STD-1553 PC104-Plus Interface Card

The PC104P-1553 interface module from Alta Data is a multi-channel (1-4) 1553 card supported by the latest software technologies.

The PC104P-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.


  • 1-4 Independent, Dual Redundant Channels
  • Commercial or Rugged/Ext Temp Models
  • 1553B, 1553A, 1760, Link-16, SADL Compatible
  • One MByte, 32-bit High Speed QDR 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 Discretes
  • 3.3 or 5 Volt PCI Signaling - PCI-X Compatible


  • 32-Bit PCI 33/66MHz/PCI-X Compatible
    • PCI-SIG PCI 2.1 Compliant
    • PC104-Plus 2.0 Compliant
    • ISA Pass Through Standard
  • One Megabyte RAM per Channel
  • Common Data Packets (CDPs) for all BC, RT and Monitor Functions – Industry First
  • MIL-STD-1553B Notice II & IV
    • MIL-STD-1760,1553A and Link-16
  • Weight: 4oz/120grams
  • Power (Estimated @ Max Bandwidth)
    • 1 chan@5.5W
    • 2 chan@6.5W
    • 3 chan@7.5W
    • 4 chan@8.5W
  • Parts Temp (C) : -55 to +120 Storage, 0 to +70 Commercial, -40 to +85 Extended
  • Locking Molex Connector for Each Channel and AUX I/O
  • 8 Avionics Discretes, 1 RS-485 Discretes/Trig/Clk, 1 Trig/Chan
  • 1 Channel 1760 Ext RT Address Power-Up
  • 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
  • Multi Channel and Multi Card Playback Clock Synchronization - 100 nSec Accuracy
  • Signal Vector Generation at 20 nsecs
    • 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

  • 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
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
  • Optional AltaView is Based on the Latest Windows MS Office User Interface Style with Ribbon-Bar
    • Full Analyzer Integration Tool
    • Multi Language Support
  • Optional AltaRTVal provides full AS4111/4112 5.2 RT Validation GUI and Reports

Technical documents

Ordering information

Please contact Sarsen Technology for more information.

Dual Function Models: BC/Mon or mRT/Mon
  • PC104P-1553-1D/2D/3D/4D
Full Function Models: BC, mRT and Monitor
  • PC104P-1553-1F/2F/3F/4F
Options: -E for Ext Temp Parts (-40 to +85C); Conformal Coated or Non ISA Pass-Through on Request