QuickLogic and Sital Partner in Developing Core for MIL-STD-1553

QuickLogic Corporation, the lowest power programmable solutions leader, is expanding its commitment to its military customer base by partnering with Israel-based avionics technology leader Sital Technology to optimize Sital’s MIL-STD-1553 controller design for QuickLogic’s ViaLink® programmable fabric. The MIL-STD-1553 bus is used in military and avionics applications such as heads-up displays, radar, and weapons systems. The controller design will become part of QuickLogic’s Proven System Block (PSB) library for military-grade solutions using the PolarPro family of programmable platforms.

The MIL-STD-1553 PSB manages all the communications on the bus to and from an attached device. The PSB can act as a bus controller, remote terminal, or monitor terminal interface to the bus, and offers a choice of interfaces on the back end. The PSB can provide compatibility with older chipsets that have interfaces targeting legacy controllers, replacing the legacy device in an existing design without requiring any software changes. For new designs a simpler, streamlined interface is available, allowing communications over the bus simply by reading and writing registers.

“Our long-standing military customers are looking for proven MIL-STD-1553 solutions that provide cost-effective flexibility with the long product lifecycles required by their market,” said Mehul Kochar, Business Development Manager at QuickLogic. “We chose to work with Sital for their expertise in these solutions and because their optimized PSB designed with flexibility in mind.”

“We are excited to be working with QuickLogic to make our technology more available to the US market,” adds Sital Marketing Director Duli Yariv. “Optimizing our design into a PSB for QuickLogic’s programmable fabric will help give a long life to military and civil aerospace designs by removing the risk of parts becoming obsolete as technology changes.” The partnership includes development of the PSB and will support interface customization for unique designs when needed.

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