BT3-USB-MON Bus Monitor

MIL-STD-1553 Bus Monitor with Differential Scope Output

BT3-USB-MON Bus Monitor


The BT3-USB-MON is like a Swiss Army Knife for MIL-STD-1553 users making it a must have, easy to use lab tool for anyone developing, troubleshooting, or maintaining a system that uses MIL-STD-1553. The monitor only bundle combines three tools into one easy to use product: 1553 visualization and recording with user friendly GUI BusTools/1553-BM; 1553 monitoring hardware; and an integrated differential scope output for electrical analysis - all available at an accessible price point. 

Using BusTools/1553-BM, which is designed for inter-activity, you can quickly monitor and analyze bus traffic as well as display multiple parameters in real-time, either in engineering unit values or user formatted graphs. Additional features include error detection and rapid filtering of live or recorded data. 

The integrated differential-to-single-ended 10:1 scope provides outputs for each bus, together with programmable on-board triggers, allowing data and waveform capture of specific bus events, while a built-in 1553 traffic test generator allows for easy self-test.  Ruggedly packaged, the BT3-USB-MON will provide many years of trouble-free service in the lab and on the flight line.


  • Capture 100% fully loaded bus traffic with:
    • Time-tagging
    • Error status
    • Word status
    • Message status
  • Extensive filtering and triggering options
    • By individual RT/sub-address
    • Transmit, receive or broadcast mode codes
    • Trigger output on user specified data
    • IRIG/GPS synchronization

Differential-to-single-ended scope probe

  • 10:1, 1 MΩ single-ended scope output via BNC


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Form Factor
Development, Lab, Simulation, Test, Portable
1553 # Channels
IRIG Time Code Option
Commercial/ extended temperature

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