Board Product Families

Sabtech Board Families - Swift™

Swift™ (NTDS) Family


Sabtech's Swift family of interface boards connects MIL-STD-1397C (NTDS) systems to various PCI form factors. The NTDS version supports standard PCI, PCI Mezzanine Card (PMC), CompactPCI (cPCI), PC/104-Plus, and PCI Express (PCIe). They share an impressive set of standard features, are easy to program and offer a variety of input and output modes to support any NTDS protocol. All boards in the Swift family are software compatible making it easy to work with different NTDS types and hardware form factors.

Swift boards can be used for passive tap applications as well as normal NTDS I/O. An onboard time-stamp generator tags individual input words with 125 ns resolution. Time-stamping is software selectable and can be used with active or passive communications.

For maintenance and reliability, Swift NTDS Parallel boards use short-circuit-protected outputs to prevent failures due to improper cabling or NTDS type mismatch. An internal loop-back path allows the Swift™ to be tested without disconnecting cables. Swift Type E Serial boards support all System Integrity Features (SIFs) specified in MIL-STD-1397C. The Swift can be updated in the field by reconfiguring its FPGA logic to add features or compensate for non-compliant interfaces. Using FPGA technology reduces component obsolescence, enabling the Swift to be deployed and supported for years to come.