Holt launch new MIL-STD 1553 dual transciever

Holt launch new MIL-STD 1553 dual transciever

Holt release world’s first 3.3V MIL-STD 1553 dual transceiver

Available in the UK from APC Hi-Rel, Holt Integrated Circuits have released the world’s first 3.3V MIL-STD-1553 dual transceiver with 1.8V, 2.5V and 3.3V compatible digital I/O.

The HI-15850 gives users more flexibility to interface with a broad range of FPGAs, avoiding the use of level shifters and other additional circuitry.

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  • Compliant to MIL-STD-1553A and B, MIL-STD-1760 and ARINC 708A
  • 3.3V single supply operation
  • 1.8V, 2.5V and 3.3V compatible digital I/O
  • Tail-off compensation control
  • Receiver output pulse-width extension control
  • Smallest transceiver footprint available in 6mm x 6mm 48-pin plastic chip-scale package (QFN)
  • Input data synchronisation

This new device is based on Holt’s popular HI-1585, providing the same unique features of bus tail-off compensation and receiver output pulse extension. Tail-off compensation provides a means to actively compensate for bus tail-off, which is an undesirable temporary DC offset on the terminal’s bus stub resulting from non-optimal board design and layout. The receiver output pulse extension feature ensures receiver output pulse widths remain above 180ns, improving receiver sensitivity for designs operating close to the minimum receiver input response amplitude and ensuring proper decoding.

The HI-15850 is packaged in the industries smallest MIL-STD-1553 transceiver package, a 48-pin plastic 6 x 6mm QFN with an exposed heat sink pad, which may be soldered to the PCB ground plane for optimal thermal dissipation. The device is available in industrial −40oC to +85oC and extended −55oC to +125oC temperatures, with optional burn-in available on the extended temperature range.


  • MIL-STD-1553 interfaces
  • Smart munitions
  • Stores management
  • Sensor interfaces
  • Instrumentation
  • Test equipment

To find out more about the Holt ICs or other high reliability components, get in touch with the technical specialists at APC