GE Intelligent Platforms Announces Rugged Module for Demanding Avionics Test, Simulation and Embedded Applications


RXMC-1553 High Density MIL-STD-1553 XMC combines high performance with I/O flexibility

  • Choice of one or two dual-redundant channels 
  • RoHS compliant
  • Advanced API for faster time to market
  • VxWorks® and Windows® support
 
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, DECEMBER 16, 2009    GE Intelligent Platforms, a unit of GE Enterprise Solutions, today announced the RXMC-1553 High Density XMC module. Designed to provide unparalleled error detection and 100% monitoring of fully loaded buses, the RXMC-1553 delivers unsurpassed performance and flexibility for MIL-STD-1553 A/B Notice II applications. RoHS-compliant, it features either one or two dual-redundant channels, each of which is supported by 1 MByte of memory, and is conductively cooled for deployment in harsh environments. A conformally-coated version is also available. 
Time to market is significantly reduced by the provision of the source code of an advanced API (Application Programming Interface) for both Windows® XP/2000/NT and Wind River’s VxWorks®. For customers requiring access to the XMC’s 1553 functionality without the need to develop software, GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms’ BusTools/1553 bus analysis, simulation and data logging/monitoring solution is available. 
“The RXMC-1553 takes our long-standing expertise and experience in the avionics field and brings it to the XMC platform,” said Ben Daniel, Business Manager for Avionics at GE Intelligent Platforms. “This product offers a unique combination of high performance and advanced flexibility – and, even better, it’s available for immediate shipment.”
RXMC-1553 multi-function interfaces are easily configured to operate with simultaneous Bus Controller, up to 31 Remote Terminals and Bus Monitor functionality. Single-function RXMC-1553 interfaces have all the features and functionality of the multi-function versions, but only one major operational mode is enabled at a time. Each interface can emulate either a Bus Controller or up to 31 Remote Terminals or a Bus Monitor.
Standard features of the RXMC-1553 include 45-bit, microsecond message time tagging, triggers, extensive BC & RT link-list structures, error injection/detection, IRIG-B signal receiver/generator with GPS synchronization, automatic/manual RT status bit and mode code responses, along with advanced BC functionality. Avionics low and high side discrete channels, RS-485 differential discrete channels, or programmable I/O are factory configurable options. 
About GE Intelligent Platforms
 
GE Intelligent Platforms is an experienced high-performance technology company and a global provider of software, hardware, services, and expertise in automation and embedded computing. We offer a unique foundation of agile and reliable technology providing customers a sustainable advantage in the industries they serve, including energy, water, consumer packaged goods, government & defense, and telecommunications. GE Intelligent Platforms is headquartered in Charlottesville, VA and is part of GE Enterprise Solutions. For more information, visit www.ge-ip.com.
 
About GE Enterprise Solutions
 
GE Enterprise Solutions elevates customers' productivity and profitability with integrated solutions using sensors and non-destructive testing; security and life safety technologies; power system protection and control; and plant automation and embedded computing systems. Enterprise Solutions' high-tech, high-growth businesses include Sensing & Inspection Technologies, Security, Digital Energy, and GE Intelligent Platforms. The business has 17,000 problem-solving employees in more than 60 countries around the world.
 
 
 
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Contact:
Ian McMurray, GE  Intelligent Platforms
+44 (0) 1327 322821
 
 
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