Abaco Introduces Low Price, Easy to Use, Rugged Monitor and Analysis Tool for MIL-STD-1553 Users


HUNTSVILLE, Ala.— September 5, 2017 Abaco Systems today 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 and recording software; 1553 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 direct from 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 on-board triggers, allowing data and waveform capture of specific bus events.

The BT3-USB-MON’s 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.

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About Abaco Systems

With more than 30 years’ experience, Abaco Systems is a global leader in open architecture computing and electronic systems for aerospace, defense and industrial applications. We deliver and support open modular solutions developed to upgrade and enhance the growing data, analytics, communications and sensor processing capabilities of our target applications. This, together with our 800+ professionals’ unwavering focus on our customers’ success, reduces program cost and risk, allows technology insertion with affordable readiness and enables platforms to successfully reach deployment sooner and with a lower total cost of ownership. With an active presence in hundreds of national asset platforms on land, sea and in the air, Abaco Systems is trusted where it matters most. www.abaco.com


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Ian McMurray

Communications Manager

Abaco Systems