SANTA CLARA, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—August 9, 2007— Advanced Knowledge Associates (AKA) - the leader in miniaturized, reconfigurable, fully self-contained and high-performance system-on-module technology - today announced that it has achieved certification for its MIL-STD-1553B remote terminal (RT) core. First published as an Air Force standard in 1973 to define certain data bus requirements for information transfer, MIL-STD-1553 continues to be used heavily today in mission-critical systems, such as in avionics, space and defense.
AKA offers the MIL-STD-1553B RT core integrated within its
broadening range of Prepackaged Reconfigurable Integrated
Systems-on-Modules (PRISMs). AKA's PRISMs combine standard CPU
subsystems including memories, boot devices, and standard interfaces
with an FPGA fabric in one miniaturized package with a single rail
voltage supply. These building blocks are fast replacing other custom
and standard platforms as they reduce system size, cut costs, avoid
obsolescence issues and minimize time to market.
Comments AKA's CEO, Guy Marom: "One of the most significant
benefits offered by our modules is that they simplify system design.
Now that our MIL-STD-1553B RT core has been validated by Test Systems
Inc, - a company that is solely focused on 1553 testing - our
worldwide customers in the defense, space and avionics industries can
be assured that systems based on our modules will communicate in
accordance to this standard, ensuring seamless integration and high
In addition to MIL STD 15553B, AKA's PRISMs also support the
following interfaces: Dual CAN, Dual Ethernet 10/100Base-T, and USB.
About Advanced Knowledge Associates:
Advanced Knowledge Associates (AKA) is a major supplier of
Prepackaged Reconfigurable Integrated Systems-on-Modules (PRISMs) that
enable and accelerate advanced embedded system design. AKA's
miniaturized and high-performance PRISMs ensure that customers get to
market as quickly, easily, and cost-effectively as possible while
protecting themselves from obsolescence issues. The company is
headquartered in Santa Clara, California and provides
design-to-manufacturing services for companies across a range of
markets including Mil/Aero, Defense, Medical, Industrial, Automotive