AIM-USA, manufacturer of Avionics Test & Simulation Products for Fibre Channel, MIL-STD- 1553, ARINC429, and AFDXproducts has developed a Test Product for AS5653 (aka HS1760) applications. The Test Product combines the AIM-USA APG-FC4-2GB Simulyzer hardware with developed HS1760 protocol software. The HS1760 Test Product is designed to fully test the hardware interface and protocol compliance to FC-AE-1553 as profiled by SAE AS5653. The product is capable of testing and emulating the following functions:
· Network Terminal
· Network Controller
· Network Monitor
The HS1760 Test Product includes an Analyzer display that decodes the HS1760 protocol. It also includes a fully documented Windows based API for integration into a larger test system.
AS5653 (High Speed 1760) is a recently published SAE International standard that defines communications between aircraft and weapons systems. AS5653 defines a digital data command and control interface similar to MIL-STD-1553 based on Fibre Channel protocol but operating at a 1-gigabaud data rate.
The AIM-USA HS1760 Test Product, according to Bill Fleissner, AIM-USA’s General Manager, "defines a baseline platform for companies developing aircraft/platforms and weapons stores to test compliance with the AS5653 high-speed Fibre Channel network." This product, he said, has been delivered to several companies so they can perform compliance testing of AS5653 data to weapon systems through new platforms.
AIM-USA was incorporated in October 2000, and is a U.S. employee owned company, based in Omaha, Nebraska.