Condor Engineering Introduces the World's First Multi-function RT Validated Intellectual Property Core for MIL-STD-1553 COTS Applications

Santa Barbara, CA – September 30, 2003 Condor Engineering, a leading provider of military and commercial avionics databus solutions, today announced that their multi-function MIL-STD-1553 intellectual property core, CORE-1553®, achieved full RT Validation when configured as a single-function RT. Providing a new level of functionality not previously available to 1553 system designers, it supports simultaneous Bus Controller, multiple (up to 31) Remote Terminals and Bus Monitor operational modes in a single PLD (Programmable Logic Device). "The RT validation of CORE-1553 is a major milestone in that it brings a state-of-the-art, flight validated, MIL-STD-1553 intellectual property solution to developers for use in their embedded military communication designs," stated John Gerngross, president of Condor Engineering. "Although MIL-STD-1553 has been around for 30 years, validation testing is essential in assuring standards compliance. With validation testing, the proper performance of a 1553 interface is assured," added Gerngross. Condor's single-function CORE-1553 product recently achieved full MIL-STD-1553 RT Validation at Test Systems Inc., an Air Force approved testing facility in Phoenix Arizona. "The RT validation test plan covered electrical tests, protocol tests and noise rejection tests essential for minimizing incompatibilities in system integration," stated Rich Wade, Condor Senior Field Application Engineer. In addition to allowing developers to integrate user logic with MIL-STD-1553 in the same PLD, Condor's CORE solutions offer reduced chip count with increased MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) and lower costs. Other important features of the CORE-1553 product are support for FPGA/PLD products from multiple manufacturers, a self-contained, customizable processor, 16 or 32 bit memory access and internal and external memory options. Condor also offers a core solution for the emerging Miniature Munitions Standard EBR-1553 databus which follows 1553 protocol and Manchester II encoding but applies the bus to a star topology, running at 10 MHz, using RS-485 transceivers. About Condor Engineering Condor Engineering is a leading supplier of avionics databus tools and solutions. The Condor product portfolio includes embedded, test, and simulation interfaces for Commercial (ARINC), and Military (MIL-STD-1553), avionics databuses. Condor is committed to total customer satisfaction, superior product quality and exceptional service as demonstrated by its ISO 9001:2000 registration. Founded in 1989, Condor Engineering is headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA, and is supported by a worldwide network of manufacturer's representatives and distributors. For more information please visit Condor Engineering's web site at CORE-1553® is a registered trademark of Condor Engineering. For further CORE-1553 product information, visit our website at