Military Embedded Systems

Holt's IP core product achieves formal MIL-STD-1553 validation


August 23, 2018

Mariana Iriarte

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

MISSION VIEJO, Calif. Officials at Holt Integrated Circuits received formal MIL-STD-1553 RT validation of its HI-6300 MIL-STD-1553 / MIL-STD-1760 IP core from Test Systems Inc., an independent Air Force testing service for MIL-STD-1553 hardware.

Validation was performed on a Xilinx KCU116 Evaluation Kit utilizing a Xilinx Kintex UltraScale+ FPGA. The tested terminal featured Holt IP for MIL-STD-1553 protocol and synchronous host interface. Xilinx IP for AXI4 PCIe Endpoint provided PCI Express compatibility for host PC read/ write access and power-up configuration purposes. A custom board was designed by Holt to interface the HI-1587 transceiver/security IC and MIL-STD-1553 bus to the Xilinx FPGA board.

The IP Core supports Bus Controller (BC), Monitor Terminal (MT) or Remote Terminal (RT) functions, with all options having a high-performance synchronous host interface allowing connection to AMBA AXI4 interface protocol or PCI-Express. Enabled terminals communicate with the MIL-STD-1553 buses through a dual bus transceiver, HI-1587, and external isolation transformer.

The Holt IP core product includes the HI-6300 IP Core, a Verilog test bench and supporting documentation, allowing designers to instantiate the core in a variety of FPGA implementations.


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