Condor Engineering Qualifies PMC Board for Rugged, Military Applications

Santa Barbara, CA – July 28, 2004 Condor Engineering, a leading provider of military and commercial avionics databus solutions, today announced that it has completed one of the most rigorous environmental test sets for commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) embedded PMC MIL-STD-1553 interface cards. These tests were conducted using Condor’s QPMC-1553 board. The successful qualifications were guided by MIL-STD-810 requirements and included extended temperature tests from -40ºC through 90ºC (well beyond normal industrial temperature ranges) and vibration levels for both fixed and rotary wing environments. "These tests verified the QPMC-1553 card for the harshest environmental applications and provides our customers with a cost effective, feature rich 1553 product for airborne or land vehicle requirements," says Bill Schuh, Military Product Manager. The QPMC-1553 card provides one to four channels of dual redundant 1553 Bus Controller, RT and/or Monitor interface busses with multiple avionics-level discretes. The card is available in commercial to conduction cooled grades, offers a high speed 66 MHz PCI interface and conforms to the MIL-STD-1553 Notice II, MIL-STD-1760 and Link-16 requirements. An extensive API is provided at no-cost with source code and includes device drivers for Windows, Solaris, Linux and most RTOS operating systems (such as VxWorks, LynxOS and QNX). 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, AFDX), 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 -##-