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Quicklogic and Sital announce development partnership for MIL-STD-1553 CORE
Article Type: Industry news From: Microelectronics International, Volume 25, Issue 3
QuickLogic is partnering with Israel-based avionics technology leader Sital Technology to optimise Sital’s MIL-STD-1553 controller design with QuickLogic’s ViaLink programmable fabric. The MIL-STD-1553 bus is used in military and avionics applications such as head-up displays, radar, and weapons systems. The controller design will become part of QuickLogic’s Proven System Block (PSB) library for military-grade solutions using the PolarPro family of programmable platforms.
The MIL-STD-1553 PSB manages all the communications on the bus to and from an attached device. The PSB can act as a bus controller, remote terminal, or monitor terminal interface to the bus, and offers a choice of interfaces on the back end. The PSB can provide compatibility with older chipsets that have interfaces targeting legacy controllers, replacing the legacy device in an existing design without requiring any software changes. For new designs a simpler, streamlined interface is available, allowing communications over the bus simply by reading and writing registers.
“Our long-standing military customers are looking for proven MIL-STD-1553 solutions that provide cost-effective flexibility with the long product lifecycles required by their market,” said Mehul Kochar, Business Development Manager at QuickLogic. “We chose to work with Sital for its expertise in these solutions, and because their optimised PSB is designed with flexibility in mind.”
“We are excited to be working with QuickLogic to make our technology more widely available,” adds Sital Marketing Director Duli Yariv. “Optimising our design into a PSB for QuickLogic’s programmable fabric will help give a long life to military and civil aerospace designs by removing the risk of parts becoming obsolete as technology changes.” The partnership includes development of the PSB and will support interface customisation for unique designs when needed.
The MIL-STD-1553 interface PSB will be available for QuickLogic’s PolarPro family of solution platforms in Q3, 2008. PolarPro platforms are already available with full military temperature, shock, and vibration rating. For more details, please contact: www.quicklogic.com