QPM-1553 Interface

1-, 2- or 4-channel MIL-STD-1553 Module


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The QPM-1553 provides the highest level of performance, flexibility and interface density for MIL-STD-1553A/B on a PMC (PCI Mezzanine Card) module. The QPM-1553 is integrated with powerful software that reduces development time. All 1553 databus functionality is supported from our advanced API (Application Programming Interface).

Standard features include 1 MB RAM per channel, real-time bus playback, aperiodic message insertion, error injection/detection, conditional BC branching, 64-bit, 25 nanosecond message timetagging, and "one-shot" BC operation. Options include IRIG-B Receiver/Generator, ruggedized, extended temp and conductive cooling configurations. The Bus Monitor mode provides 100% bus monitoring of a fully loaded 1553 buses.

The Abaco Systems MIL-STD-1553 product line is significantly enhanced to meet the varying requirements of end users. The internal MIL-STD-1553 Local Processing Unit (LPU) has undergone a major update to improve and expand performance, functionality and modularity. 

The LPU version is 4.XX or 5.XX (V4/V5) on legacy firmware and version 6.XX (V6) on the new enhanced firmware. In addition to these LPU improvements, multiple other changes were added to enhance firmware and software modularity across multiple platforms.

V6 firmware is highly recommended for all new developments. Previous V4/V5 firmware has been deprecated and will no longer be actively developed but will continue to be supported.  Any future 1553 product features or enhancements will only be developed for the V6 firmware.

Using V6 firmware will require updating to BusTools/1553-API version 8.x or later.

  • Carrier options available: PCI (-X), 3U cPCI (-3), PCI Express (-U), and Thunderbolt 3
  • Multi-function or dual-function versions
  • High-level API for Windows®, VxWorks® and Linux included (contact the factory for supported operating system versions)
  • Simultaneous Bus Controller, 31 Remote Terminals and Bus Monitor
  • 1, 2, or 4 dual-redundant MIL-STD-1553 A/B Notice II channels


Form Factor
Lab, Simulation, Test
Temp Range
Commercial XT
1553 # Channels
1, 2, or 4
1, 2, 4
Operating Mode
# Discretes
IRIG Time Code Option
Variable Voltage
Conduction Cooled


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