Microsemi Corp., a provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, announced the new release and certification of its Core1553BRT v4.0 and Core1553BRM v4.0 intellectual property cores.
According to a release, Core1553BRT v4.0 and Core1553BRM v4.0 now support the company's mainstream SmartFusion2 SoC FPGAs and IGLOO2 FPGAs and include enhancements for its currently supported FPGA families. Microsemi's Core1553BRT and Core1553BRM provide the highest quality communication bus interface for military, commercial aviation and space applications.
"Microsemi continues to provide aerospace solutions with the highest levels of quality and reliability by achieving certification and qualification not only for our devices, but also for the IP cores that help customers design with these devices," said Minh Nguyen, Microsemi's marketing manager, space and aviation. "The updated Core1553BRT and Core1553BRM solutions enable customers to implement efficient and low resource-utilization data handling interfaces in our latest technology."
Core1553 is based on MIL-STD-1553 supporting various bus protocols such as Remote Terminal, Bus Controller and Monitor Terminal. The updated cores were certified per the RT Validation Test Plan outlined in MIL-HDBK-1553 Appendix A. The certification was completed on SmartFusion2 SoC FPGAs.
Microsemi's Core1553 IP has been flown on the SOFIE scientific instrument of the Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere mission. Core1553 IP is also onboard the Commercial Orbital Transportation Service for the International Space Station. The company looks forward to having flight heritage for Core1553 IP on many more programs, including the James Webb Space Telescope and Joint Polar Satellite System.
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