News release

Date: 3rd June 2010

Sital Announces the Availability of Minuet™ - World’s smallest Mil-Std-1553 Component

Sital today announces the availability of the world's smallest 1553 bus controller based upon fully compliant and proven 1553 designs. Compatible with DDC legacy firmware while offering significant technology advantages, Minuet is the first in a family of 1553 products from Sital that will offer great flexibility and capability to avionics and space systems designers.

Kfar-Saba, Israel, June 3, 2010.

Sital Technology, the world leader in Mil-Std-1553 IP cores and products, announces the availability of the world’s smallest Mil-Std-1553 bus controller component– Minuet™.

Minuet™ is a family of compact, standalone, Mil-Std-1553B protocol terminals, which includes Bus Controller (BC), Remote Terminal (RT) and Monitor (MT). Depending on the configuration, Minuet™ can be configured as BC/RT+MT or RT+MT. Minuet™ is available in high-density packaging at 8mm square Chip Scale Ball Grid Array (csBGA) or at 17mm square in 1mm pitch ftBGA packaging.
Minuet™ devices are software compatible to DDC® Enhanced MiniACE® components and architecture, with 8K or 16K Words of internal memory.

A Minuet™ device is able to work in conjunction with any standard 1553 transceiver and transformer, or with Sital’s discrete transceiver. Combining the 8mm Minuet™ with National Hybrid™ Bus+™ products from API Technologies, offers the world’s smallest available complete solution for 1553. Sital and API Technologies will debut the solution June 3-4, at Military and Aerospace Electronics Forum in San Diego, California.

Each device can be configured for Local Bus or PCI interface, supporting PCI burst mode for very fast data transfer to and from the device. Operating Clock frequency is flexible, with a wide range of frequencies selectable by writing to a register within the device. This eliminates long bus cycles and multiple clock domains on board, simplifying timing requirements and reducing EMI and RFI problems.

Minuet™ is available in several configurations:
- BC/RT/MT or RT/MT with local bus interface.
- BC/RT/MT or RT/MT with PCI interface.
- 8K (csBGA, 8 x 8 mm package) or 16K (ftBGA, 17 x 17 mm package) Words of internal memory

“We are delighted to release this device now,” said Ofer Hofman, Sital’s founder and CTO, “With Minuet™ we are able to provide the smallest and the lowest cost solution for 1553, which is compatible to DDC® legacy interface,” he added.
Duli Yariv, Sital’s VP of Sales and Marketing said: “Our customers can now choose between a wide variety of components and IP core implementations to meet their performance and cost criteria. Minuet™ is the bridge between the proven legacy software developed in the past and the form-factor and flexibility that is required for the future.”

More information can be found at Sital Technology web site -
For pricing and availability please contact or call +972-9-7633300.

About Sital Technology
Founded in 1993, Sital Technology is a leading provider of IP cores, test units and products for Mil-Std-1553.
SITAL Technology's key quality resource is its creative, talented and professional staff. Most engineers in Sital are veterans of the Israeli Air Force, who served in the technical units of the F-16 avionics systems. They gained knowledge and experience with the MIL-STD-1553 standard from the bottom up, both as design engineers for MIL-STD-1553 components and as technicians working on the aircrafts.
Among Sital’s many customers you can find NASA, Honeywell, Israeli Aircraft Industries (IAI), Rafael, Elbit, Thales, Astronautics, Tadiran, the Israeli Ministry of Defense, Elta, BAE Systems, RADA and many others.

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