OPAL-RT provides an MIL-STD-1553 driver for serial communication of data between the simulator and all devices in a typical 1553 bus network. The solution is based on a GE/Abaco QPCX-1533 PCI board and can be configured to interface with and access all functionalities, for any type of device:
- Remote Terminals (RT): passive devices used as interfaces between the bus and the hardware that should interact and connect to it.
- Bus Controller (BC): a unique device that manages transfers to the bus and preserves the deterministic aspect of 1553 transactions.
- Bus Monitor (BM), a passive device that simply listens to the 1553 transactions. The validation of a single device, in a loopback configuration, is also possible without the need for extra RT, BC or BM devices.
Product Selection Guide
The OPAL-RT MIL-STD-1553 solution is built upon the Abaco MIL-STD-1553 PCI module, and supports 1, 2 or 4 channel options of this hardware. One OP5320 software license is required per installed module. Note that the real-time simulator must have at least one available PCI slot for these modules.
|Type||Product Number(s)||Description||Simulator Compatibility||Additional requirement(s)|
MIL-STD-1553 software license. One license is required per board QPCX-1553 board. See below.
|Add-on Module||QPCX-1553-1MW||Abaco QPCX-1553 MIL-STD-1553 multi-function, 1 dual-redundant channel, variable voltage PCI interface.||Available PCI interface required. Requires one OP3520 license per board|
|Add-on Module||QPCX-1553-2MW||Abaco QPCX-1553 MIL-STD-1553 multi-function, 2 dual-redundant channel, variable voltage PCI interface.||Available PCI interface required. Requires one OP3520 license per board|
|Add-on Module||QPCX-1553-4MW||Abaco QPCX-1553 MIL-STD-1553 multi-function,4 dual-redundant channel, variable voltage PCI interface.||Available PCI interface required. Requires one OP3520 license per board|