The BusTools/1553 analyzer software and the BusTools/1553-API store Bus Monitor data in binary files with a â€œ.bmdâ€ file extension. These are called â€œBMD filesâ€, or â€œBus Monitor Data filesâ€. The purpose of this document is to explain this file format to allow users to write their own programs to read and process these files.
This Application Note assumes a basic knowledge of 1553. For information on the MIL-STD-1553 protocol refer to the "MIL-STD-1553 Tutorial" document available from Condor Engineering Inc. Additional information can also be found in MIL-HDBK-1553A.
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