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Revolutionary Cyber Resilient MIL-STD-1553 Component Unleashes Unprecedented Security in Aerospace & Defense Applications

Bohemia, NY March 2024 – Today marks a groundbreaking advancement in electronic component technology with the unveiling of DDC's latest innovation – a cyber resilient MIL-STD-1553 component that ushers in a new era of security and efficiency for aerospace and defense applications.

The newly introduced Total-ACE® CR component is a drop-in replacement for DDC’s industry leading BU-64863T8 Total-ACE®, and boasts an impressive array of features, positioning it as a game-changer in the industry. Packed with a robust 1553 protocol interface layer, integrated memory, dual transceivers, and transformers, all encapsulated in a cost-effective plastic BGA package, the addition of a Hardware Watchdog that mitigates inherent cyber weaknesses within the MIL-STD-1553 protocol takes this electronic component to unprecedented levels of reliability and security.

What sets this cyber resilient component apart is its integration of cutting-edge cyber resiliency directly within the 1553 protocol layer. This means that users can now fortify their systems against cyber threats without compromising on performance or incurring additional complexities. The cyber resilient features are seamlessly embedded, offering a secure and simplified method to add cyber mitigation to both existing and new design applications.

Key Features of the Cyber Resilient Component:

  • Integrated Cyber Resiliency
    • The 1553 protocol layer now comes fortified with advanced cyber resiliency features, ensuring a robust “baked-in” defense against evolving cyber threats without sacrificing performance.
  • Integrated Cost-Effective Plastic BGA Package
    • Integrated memory, dual transceivers and transformers, all within a cost-effective plastic BGA package, making it an economically viable and ideal solution for a wide range of applications.
  • Transparent Integration
    • The cyber resilient features operate in the background, completely transparent to the host processor. This means that users can enjoy heightened security without the need for complex system adjustments.
  • Backwards Compatibility
    • The Total-ACE® CR is designed to be a direct drop-in replacement for DDC’s industry leading BU-64863T8 Total-ACE®, ensuring a smooth transition for users looking to upgrade their systems without the hassle of rewriting code or undergoing extensive reconfiguration.

The Total-ACE® CR was developed in coordination with the U.S. Air Force Cyber Resiliency Office for Weapon Systems (CROWS). “DDC would like to thank CROWS for their leadership in partnering with industry on the definition of real-world solutions to a growing threat to national security and looks forward to contributing to the CROWS vision to “bake-in” cyber resiliency into new weapon systems and mitigate vulnerabilities in fielded systems”, stated Mike Hegarty, Product Line Manager for data bus components.

DDC's commitment to pushing the boundaries of innovation has resulted in a product that not only meets the stringent demands of the aerospace and defense sectors but also sets a new standard for cyber resilience in electronic components. This revolutionary drop-in replacement promises to elevate the security landscape, providing peace of mind to users in an ever-evolving threat environment.

Data Device Corporation (DDC) is a world leader in the design and manufacture of high-reliability Connectivity solutions (Data Networking Components to Processor Based Subsystems) for aerospace, defense, space, and industrial applications. With awards for quality, delivery, and support, DDC has served these industries as a trusted resource for more than 60 years... providing proven solutions optimized for efficiency, reliability, and performance. Data Device Corporation brands include DDC, Beta Transformer Technology Corporation, National Hybrid Inc., and North Hills Signal Processing Corp. DDC, headquartered in Bohemia, NY, has manufacturing operations in New York and Mexico.