First MIL-STD-1553 IP Core to Offer Safe State Machines and 100 Percent Code Coverage
LOS ANGELES, ACTEL SPACE FORUM, Nov 01, 2005 -- Underscoring its leadership in the military and aerospace market, Actel Corporation (Nasdaq: ACTL) today announced Core1553BRT version 3.0, the latest version of Actel's popular MIL-STD-1553B remote terminal core. Architected to meet the stringent requirements of military and aerospace applications, the Core1553BRT v3.0 intellectual property (IP) core is designed for use with Actel's radiation-tolerant and firm-error immune field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), and adds an additional level of redundancy by incorporating the use of protected state machines. The Core1553BRT v3.0 also includes an increased level of software and hardware verification, with code coverage now at 100 percent. Actel will discuss Core1553BRT v3.0, along with other products in its high-reliability portfolio, at the first annual Actel Space Forum, which takes place today in Los Angeles (See today's press release, "Actel Holds First Annual FPGA Space Forum").
"As failure is not an option in the military and aerospace industry, Core1553BRT v3.0 provides an answer to customer requests for 'safe' state machines and perfect code coverage," said Ian Land, senior manager, IP solutions at Actel. "Additionally, by discussing this product and others at events like the Actel Space Forum, Actel can build upon its dialogue with military and aerospace customers in an effort to continually improve our contributions to this community."
About Core1553BRT v3.0
Actel's Core1553BRT is MIL-STD-1553B compliant and certified to meet all requirements of MIL-HDBK-1553, Appendix A and has the most extensive heritage of any state-machine based MIL-STD-1553 IP. It is a complete 1 Mb/s dual- redundant remote-terminal that can interface to standard external transceivers and legacy systems, enabling designers to replace existing components and easily reuse current software drivers. The Core1553BRT supports ten message types, including RT-to-RT and broadcast BC-to-RT data transfers, and provides low-power operation from a 12 MHz, 16 MHz, 20 MHZ or 24MHz system clock.
Delivering a complete solution, Actel provides everything needed to incorporate a 1553B remote terminal into a system design, including development tools, documentation and software drivers. In addition, Actel offers fully verified MIL-STD-1553 evaluation and development boards that comply with MIL-STD-1553B to help simplify design execution and test.
Price and Availability
The Core1553BRT v3.0 is available now and is priced at $8,000 for a single-use netlist. Additional information on the core is available at http://www.actel.com .
Actel Corporation is the leader in single-chip FPGA solutions. The company is traded on the NASDAQ National Market under the symbol ACTL and is headquartered at 2061 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, Calif., 94043-4655. For more information about Actel, visit http://www.actel.com . Telephone: 888-99-ACTEL (992-2835).