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OmniBus PCI/cPCI

cPCI Interface for MIL-STD-1553

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cPCI Interface for MIL-STD-1553
  • Single/multiple MIL-STD-1553 terminals
  • For use in rugged industrial applications
  • Concurrent Bus Controller, Remote Terminal and Monitor
  • Error injection
  • Extensive monitoring capability
  • Programmable 32-bit time stamp
  • API and Driver software
  • Easy Plug-and-Play cPCI interface
  • Compatible with MIL-STD-1553B
  • CoPilotŪ 1553 databus analyzer software available

Legacy Product

This is a legacy product and should not be specified for new programs. For replacements of this product and for all new applications please consider the "Possible Replacements" at left, or browse our other products.


The LC1553-3x is a family of dual-redundant MIL-STD-1553 interface boards for CompactPCI computers. This family of MIL-STD-1553 cPCI products provides a range of capabilities from basic single-terminal emulation to multi-terminal simulation and error injection. Models can be upgraded in the future to meet changing requirements. The powerful features and upgrade paths make Ballard Technology's cPCI MIL-STD-1553 family of boards an ideal solution for hardware and system development, testing and simulation.

Family of Products

  • Choose functionality suited to immediate needs
  • Upgrade later as requirements change
  • Ongoing release of features and products
  • Select from several standard configurations and a variety of options
  • Can be customized for special needs
  • Exceptional value

Levels of functionality

Features Models
A B4 B32 C
Number of Simultaneous Terminals 1 4 32 32
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  On-Board Static RAM 256KB 256KB 256KB 1MB
  True Dual-Port RAM 64KB 64KB 64KB 64KB
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The easiest way to use the card is with CoPilot 1553, the powerful databus analyzer software available as an optional package. CoPilot 1553 supports and greatly simplifies tasks associated with defining and scheduling bus controller commands, defining BC and RT data values, and capturing and analyzing data. The CoPilot 1553 system, with CoPilot 1553 and a LC1553-3x board is an exceptional value.

Alternatively, software developers can use the bundled Application Program Interface (API) that enables quick and easy development of custom applications. Driver software is included for Windows. Linux drivers are available.

cPCI system

ARINC 429, ARINC 708, ARINC 717, and MIL-STD-1553 cards are also available through Ballard Technology as part of an integrated cPCI system. Every CompactPCI system is uniquely configured to meet the requirements of the customer and is tested and certified for immediate use. CoPilot software support is available.

Call Ballard Technology for details on single or multi-protocol cPCI systems.

  Datasheet LC1553-3 Datasheet 5/14/2010
X Product Manual LC1553-3 Manual 5/14/2010
X Driver 32-bit Windows Driver Installer 8/12/2015
X Driver 64-bit Windows Driver Installer 8/12/2015
X API - Drivers - Test Program LC1553-3 WIN32 7/30/2012
X Linux Lx1553-3 Libraries for Linux 5/20/2015
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Databus Analyzer & Simulator

MIL-STD-1553 Bus Connectivity Kit 2 (dual stub)

6-ft. twinax cable (PL75 connectors)

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