Sital Announces the Release of MINUET – the World’s Smallest MIL-STD-1553 Component

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Sital Technology, the world leader in Mil-Std-1553 IP cores and products, announces the availability of the world’s smallest Mil-Std-1553 bus controller component– Minuet™.

Minuet™ is a family of compact, 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™ is available in high-density packaging at 8mm square Chip Scale Ball Grid Array (csBGA) or at 17mm square in 1mm pitch ftBGA packaging.

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

A Minuet™ device is able to work in conjunction with any standard 1553 transceiver and transformer, or with Sital’s discrete transceiver. When used in conjunction with NHI’s Bus+™, a complete 1553 solution includes an 8mm Minuet™ component and 2 x Bus+™ components, making this the smallest available complete solution for 1553.

Each device can be configured for Local Bus or PCI interface, supporting PCI burst mode for very fast data transfer to and from the device. Operating Clock frequency is flexible, with a wide range of frequencies selectable by writing to a register within the device. This Eliminates long bus cycles and multiple clock domains on board, simplifying timing requirements and reducing EMI and RFI problems.

Minuet™ is available in several configurations:

  • BC/RT/MT or RT/MT with local bus interface.
  • BC/RT/MT or RT/MT with PCI interface.
  • 8K (csBGA, 8 x 8 mm package) or 16K (ftBGA, 17 x 17 mm package) Words of internal memory

“We are delighted to release this device now” said Ofer Hofman, Sital’s founder and CTO, “with Minuet™ we are able to provide the smallest and the lowest cost solution for 1553, which is compatible with DDC® legacy interface” he added.

Duli Yariv, Sital’s VP of Sales and Marketing said: “Our customers can now choose between a wide variety of components and IP core implementations to meet their performance and cost criteria. Minuet™ is the bridge between the proven legacy software developed in the past and the form-factor and flexibility that is required for the future.”

More information can be found at Sital Technology website –

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