RXMC2-1553 Interface

RXMC2-1553 High Density 1553 XMC Module



Avionics RXMC2-1553


Abaco Systems ’ RXMC2-1553 is the latest generation of performance and flexibility for MIL-STD-1553A/B Notice II on a XMC.0 Mezzanine Card. The 4 channel RXMC2-1553 includes advanced API (Application Programming Interface) software that reduces application development time. Standard features include 1 MByte of RAM per channel, 64-bit 25 nanosecond message time-tagging, triggers, extensive BC & RT link-list structures, error injection/detection, IRIG-B signal Receiver/Generator with GPS synchronization, 12

Avionics digital I/O discretes, automatic/manual RT Status Bit and Mode Code responses, along with advanced BC functionality. The RXMC2-1553 Bus Monitors provide unparalleled error detection and 100% monitoring of fully loaded buses. Conformal coating versions available.

Multi-function Interfaces
RXMC2-1553 multi-function interfaces are easily configured to operate with simultaneous Bus Controller, up to 31 Remote Terminals and Bus Monitor functionality.

Dual-function Interfaces
Dual-function RXMC2-1553 interfaces have all the features and functionality of the multi-function versions, with either Bus Monitor and Bus Controller or Bus monitor and 31 Remote terminals.

Abaco Systems provides our advanced 1553 API in source code along with support for Windows Vista, Windows XP (32- and 64-bit),Linux, Solaris and VxWorks. Contact your local sales person for additional operating system support. BusTools/1553, Abaco Systems’ MIL-STD-1553 bus analysis, simulation and data logging/monitoring solution is available.

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.

  • XMC.3 (1x PCIe) host interface
  • Simultaneous Bus Controller, up to 31 Remote Terminals and Bus Monitor
  • High-level API for Windows 7 8, 8.1, 10, Vista, XP, Server 2012 R1/R2, VxWorks, Linux, and Solaris included. Contact your local sales representative for additional operating system support.
  • 12 Bi-directional Avionics level discretes individually configurable as output trigger.
  • 4x dedicated per channel input trigger
  • Flexible hardware remote terminal addressing
  • Multi-function and Dual-function version
  • IRIG-B receiver/generator
  • 64-bit 25 nanosecond message time-tagging
  • External time-tag reset and clock input
  • RoHS compliant


Form Factor
Lab, Simulation, Test
Temp Range
Commercial XT
1553 # Channels
Operating Mode
IRIG Time Code Option
Variable Voltage


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