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SAE AS15531

Revision A, March 1, 2017

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Digital Time Division Command/Response Multiplex Data Bus

Includes all amendments and changes through Stabilization Notice (No longer revised / updated) , March 2017

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  • Revision: Revision A, March 1, 2017
  • Published Date: March 2017
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: SAE International (SAE)
  • Page Count: 49
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

Description / Abstract:

This SAE Aerospace Standard (AS) contains requirements for a digital time division command/response multiplex data bus, for use in systems integration, that is functionally equivalent to MIL-STD-1553B with Notice 2. Even with the use of this document, differences may exist between multiplex data buses in different system applications due to particular application requirements and the options allowed in this document. The system designer must recognize this fact and design the multiplex bus controller (BC) hardware and software to accommodate such differences. These designer selected options must exist to allow the necessary flexibility in the design of specific multiplex systems in order to provide for the control mechanism, architectural redundancy, degradation concept, and traffic patterns peculiar to the specific application requirements 


This document establishes requirements for digital, command/response, time division multiplexing (Data bus) techniques. It encompasses the data bus line and its interface electronics illustrated on Figure 1, and also defines the concept of operation and information flow on the multiplex data bus and the electrical and functional formats to be employed

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When invoked in a specification or statement of work, these requirements shall apply to the multiplex data bus and associated equipment which is developed either alone or as a portion of a system or subsystem development The contractor is responsible for invoking all the applicable requirements of this document on any and all subcontractors he/she may employ
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