8 X 8 mm or 17 X 17 mm MIL-STD-1553 BC/RT/MT Controller


Minuet™ is a family of 8mm or 17mm Square, standalone, Mil-Std-1553B protocol terminals, which include Bus Controller (BC), Remote Terminal (RT) and Monitor (MT). Depending on the configuration, Minuet can be configured as BC/RT+MT or RT+MT.

Minuet™ devices are software compatible to DDC® Enhanced MiniACE® components and architecture, with 8K or 16K Words of internal memory.

Operating Clock frequency is flexible. A wide range of frequencies are available, and selectable by writing to a register within the device. This Eliminates long bus cycles and reduces EMI/RFI problems, often caused by multiple clock domains on boards.
When using PCI intreface then Minuet™ uses the 66 or 33MHz clock provided by the PCI bus, so no additional clock is required.

Customers can select between Local Bus or PCI interface, supporting 32 bits PCI burst mode for very fast data transfer to and from the device.
The family contains internal address latches and bi-directional data buffers to provide a direct interface to a host processor bus. The memory management scheme for RT mode provides three data structures for buffering incoming and outgoing data. Combined with the extensive interrupt capability, these structures serve to ensure data consistency while off-loading the host processor.

The devices can optionally boot-up as RT with the busy bit set for 1760 applications. The BC mode implements several features aimed at providing an efficient real time software interface to the host processor including automatic retries, programmable inter-message gap times or message rate, automatic frame repetition and flexible interrupt generation.

The OCTAVA™ devices are pin-to-pin replacement devices for the DDC® BU-65178 and BU-61688. These replacements offer a software and electrical compatible solution. A board designed with the DDC® BU-65178 and BU-61688 can work seamlessly with the OCT-65178 and OCT-61688 without hardware or software changes.

OCTAVA™ is introduced in partnership with National Hybrid Inc. (NHi), who designed the transceiver and manufactures the device in USA.also includes 2 transformers, eliminating any need for any additional 1553 components.Using BRD1553XVR makes the IP Core evaluation and 1553 applications simple and easy.

P-Orchestra™ channels are software compatible to DDC® Enhanced MiniACE® components and architecture, with 8K word of internal RAM for Module 0 and 16K word of internal RAM for Module 1.

P-Orchestra™ is provided with software drivers for Windows, Linux and QNX, along with high-level API, which ease application development.

Sital’s Luthier™ program for 1553 bus simulation and analysis is also provided. This software includes an advanced GUI (Graphical User Interface) for controlling the board, generating 1553 traffic, monitoring and emulating a real bus environment.

  • MIL-STD-1553B Notice 2 compliant terminals
  • Software compatible to DDC® Enhanced MiniACE®
  • Smallest solution available – 8x8mm or 17x17mm BGA
  • PCI or Local Bus interface
  • 3.3V and 1.2V operation, very low power consumption
  • Operates from wide range of clock frequencies
  • Flexible pinout configuration for easy PCB Layout
  • Very fast access 8Kx16 or 16K x 16 bits Shared RAM
  • Bootable RT option required for MIL-STD-1760
  • Simultaneous RT/MT Mode
  • Very low cost
  • PCI Evaluation board available

Select a Document below to view a PDF:

Product Overview Minuet Hardware Manual BRM1553DO254-HSID_Ver85

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8 X 8 mm or 17 X 17 mm MIL-STD-1553 BC/RT/MT Controller

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Sital’s cutting-edge, innovative “SnS” Technology is designed for IP Core’s physical layer. Our solutions offer unprecedented cyber security and DataBus fault finder capabilities.


We supply our products with DO-254 and DO-178 certifiability, including DAL A. Our partners: Logicircuit and ConsuNova provide the DO-254 and DO-178 artifacts. Through enhanced physical layer monitoring, the patented “SnS” analyzes all DataBus messages and provides 2 unique capabilities.

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