Abaco Introduces Low Price, Easy to Use, Rugged Monitor and Analysis
Tool for MIL-STD-1553 Users
• BT3-USB-MON combines three tools into one easy-to-use
• Sets new price/performance benchmark for 1553 testing
Abaco Systems introduced the innovative BT3-USB-MON Bus Monitor
that is designed to make the monitoring and analysis of MIL-STD-1553
signals significantly easier, more convenient and more affordable.
It is designed
to help users easily visualize and record 1553 bus traffic for
development, testing, trouble-shooting and debugging. Uniquely
at its price point, it
includes built-in scope outputs, further simplifying the process.
The BT3-USB-MON will receive its first public showing
at AUTOTESTCON (Schaumburg, Illinois: September 11-14) on the booth
(303) of Abaco
avionics partner TEVET.
The BT3-USB-MON is a monitor-only device
that combines three tools into one easy to use product: 1553 visualization
monitoring hardware; and scope outputs for electrical analysis – providing
a complete, integrated, ready-to-run solution that is simple to
order and available on very short lead-times. Additionally, the
BT3-USB-MON does not
have any transmit or receive functionality, making it safe for
secure bus monitoring.
It derives its unparalleled ease of use from
the provision of Abaco’s
industry-leading BusTools GUI to simplify 1553 bus monitoring,
significantly reducing the steep learning curve often associated with the
MIL-STD-1553 protocol – but
also providing the extensive functionality and flexibility required
by experienced 1553 users. The BT3-USB-MON also benefits from customer support
its design team.
“The BT3-USB-MON is truly a ‘must-have’ tool for engineers and
developers working in the 1553 environment because, like the Swiss Army Knife,
it contains virtually all the functionality they will ever need in an integrated,
easy to use package,” said Mrinal Iyengar, Vice President, Systems & Services
at Abaco Systems. “It is also sets a new price point for this level
of capability – a price point that will enable many customers to expense
it rather than CAPEX it. ”
The BT3-USB-MON’s integrated differential-to-single-ended
10:1 scope provides output for each bus, together with programmable
allowing data and waveform capture of specific bus events.
functionality includes the ability to capture 100% fully loaded
bus traffic with IRIG synchronized time-tagging, error status,
word status and message status. Extensive filtering and triggering
options include by individual RT/sub-address; transmit, receive
or broadcast mode
codes; internal or external triggering; and trigger output on user-specified
data. Rugged packaging makes the BT3-USB-MON ideal for use on the
flight line, in the lab, or even in the field.