Avionics technology’s depth and breadth has risen to an all-time high, leaving Orville and Wilbur Wright’s comparatively basic flying machine technology in the proverbial dust. Though the brothers’ 1903 flight made history and serves as the basis of modern flight, that historic day would have undeniably occurred sooner had the Wright brothers had access to myriad embedded wares used today by Boeing, NASA, and others. One such technology is the XMC form factor, which was recently incarnated once again by GE Intelligent Platforms in the form of its RXMC-1553 high-density, rugged MIL-STD-1553 XMC module.
Ideal for avionics testing and simulation applications, the module provides 100 percent monitoring for fully loaded buses. Additionally, the conduction-cooled RXMC-1553 has either one or two channels. Each channel features 1 MB memory and is designed to flexibly accommodate MIL-STD-1553 A/B Notice II applications. RXMC-1553 also features multifunction interfaces that can work via a simultaneous bus controller, along with bus monitor functionality and up to 31 remote terminals. On the other hand, single-function interfaces do everything that the multifunction interfaces do; however, each major operational mode must operate one at a time. The RoHS compliant module also renders 45-bit microsecond message time tagging, error injection/detection, automatic/manual RT status bit and mode code responses, and an IRIG-B signal receiver/generator with GPS synchronization.